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Delightful Season Ending Becas Breakfast
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April 9, 2012

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - On Wednesday, April 18, Coco’s Kitchen, located at Calle Pulpito 122, will be the scene of the last Becas Breakfast of the Season. Coco Iñiguez, Cassandra Shaw and Pat Bendix are planning an event worthy of a season of outstanding and fun breakfasts that support scholarships for almost 400 bright students who have everything one needs to be successful in life, except the money to fund their educations.

Coco has concocted a varied menu that will surely satisfy the most particular of palates: Coffee, Tea or Juice, and Home Made French Toast served with Fresh Fruit or American Omelet with Ham, Cheese, Bell Peppers and Onions or Huevos Rancheros with Two Fried Eggs over Two Fried Tortillas covered with Red Salsa Ranchera and a choice of Sweet Breads. Omelet and Eggs are served with choice of: Mixed Green Salad with Guava Dressing or Refried Beans.

Cassandra, a long time supporter and friend of Becas Vallarta, and Pat Bendix, Vice President of Becas Vallarta, are assembling a treat for all attendees. With fellow business people they are putting together gift bags that will include great discount cards from many of Vallarta’s finest businesses including:

$100 pesos off Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, 10% off Sebastian Hair Salon, Buy one and get one free breakfast at Dee's Diner, 10% off Andales, 20% off Fusion Restaurant, Free initial consultation and 10% off design fees Umberto Interior design, a 50 peso Coco Kitchen Coupon, and more to be added. You can’t beat that in these strained economic times.

They are also planning an unparalleled type of style show featuring easy to wear original designs by local designer Antonio Gradilla and Cassandra’s novel jewelry. The combination of clothing and jewelry will be modeled by prominent women and their dogs.

Strutting their stuff will be Carmen of El Arrayán with Coco, Cheryl Schrean with Sprinkles, Darlene with Bon Bon, Kerri Rivera of the Autism Clinic with Juanito, Cathy Gordon with Sierna, Colette from Langostinos with Bonnie and Kari Saldana with Maxmilliano.

As always, the raffle prizes will be from the Vallarta’s best businesses and restaurants, including: Archie’s Wok, Café des Artistes, Casa Isabel, Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Coco’s Kitchen, Daiquiri Dick's, El Arrayán, Flowers to Go, June Rosen Lopez, La Palapa, Los Bambinos, Lucy’s Cucú Cabaña, Marcelo Mico Pilates, Nacho Daddy, No Way José!, Polo’s, River Café, Tony’s Please, Teresa Luna Reyes Massages, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Xocodiva and more.

The Silent Auction will feature items from Villa Maria, Gallería Dante, Galería Contempo, Stefan Lokos, Florart, Lalo Morales, and Marta Gilbert among other super objects de arte.

Tickets are limited, so please get yours now so you won’t miss this fun filled breakfast and another chance to help improve young people’s lives through education. You may pick up tickets at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry on Basilio Badillo or Coco’s Kitchen on Calle Pulpito 122. You may also reserve your tickets with me at (322) 223-1371 or at phvicars(at)

See ya'll there?

Polly G. Vicars and her late husband, Hubert (a.k.a. "Husband") retired to Puerto Vallarta in 1988 and soon became active members of several charitable organizations. Polly is the author of "Tales of Retirement in Paradise: Life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico" [a sell-out!] and "More Tales of Retirement in Puerto Vallarta and Around the World." Proceeds from the sale of her books go to the America-Mexico Foundation, a scholarship foundation that is their passion.

Click HERE for more articles by Polly Vicars, or click HERE to learn more about Becas Vallarta and the America-Mexico Foundation.