Nicki Cooper

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Nicki Cooper moved to Sayulita in 2008 from Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She has a degree in writing and computer technologies and is a certified English teacher.  She has taught children in the community and continues to teach adult ESL, but her focus is animals.  She currently runs the Sayulitanimals' office and is a happy mother to two dogs and two cats.  Writing is her true passion.  She has written several published pieces in magazines but dreams of being a professional novelist.  To have a little fun she likes to play on the beach with her dogs and sail as often as possible.

Stories from Nicki Cooper

Friday, February 15th, 2013

It all started 8 years ago when I visited Sayulita and met Sara Briner. We became friends, and I learned of her precious Sayulitanimals organization. All the animals that have been saved, fostered, healed, spayed, neutered and found new homes are due to my beautiful friend´s motivation and determination.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Valentine’s Day is many things to many people, and to some nothing at all. Much applause to Sayulita for embracing everyone with a vibe to fit every mood.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The primary school held an enormous skate boarding event on Thursday, February 14, 2013 to help raise $20,000 pesos to build a new technology center at the school.  Recently 15 new computers were donated, but there was not a room with enough wiring or desks to set it up.  After getting the estimate, the parent association, with president Borrego leading the group, put together a day of skate boarding, food, and music for the community.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

 

Sayulita Café Chile Relleno is my favorite place to go eat, and I love their tortilla soup!”

“A mi favorito se llama Sayulita Café Chile Relleno y me encanta su sopa de tortilla.”

-Zoey Glavicich, Sayulita

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Sayulita business is growing fast, and staying ahead of the curve will make all of the difference. Javier Chavez, owner of Wildmex, knows smart business equals success. Chavez is a member of AMTAVE, a Mexican association for adventure and eco-tourism, and was given the opportunity to attend a business training course with a focus on organization for small businesses.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
For those who don’t know, Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is one of the finest private educations available with a focus on advanced learning and ecofriendly lifestyles.  The dedicated teachers, staff, and volunteers share a passion for child education beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic.  They are committed to a full life education including dance, exercise, art, and saving our planet one person at a time.  If money did not dictate quality, these amazing people would never ask for it; unfortunately, it is the only way to offer higher education.  For this reason, CVIS is holding their sixth annual scholarship fundraiser.
Friday, February 1st, 2013

We’ve all heard about canine vaccinations, but is it really that important?  Life here seems ideal, so why should we worry about shots for our dogs?  Let me tell you.  Sayulita has had an increase in tragic deaths for our furry friends due to canine distemper.  The last few months has brought much sadness to many dog owners and pain to many owned and street dogs.  You can prevent this with a basic, inexpensive, and harmless vaccine for your dog.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

On Thursday night, the book store held an art exhibition, Making Waves, for Ed Rinas, one of the owners, and Jim Starkey.  The event was a success both for those who wanted to view the amazing pieces and for those who wanted to know the processes for each type of art work.  All the art was Sayulita inspired pieces from waves to plaza, land to culture.  The exhibit was only for the evening but you can still find their work around town, if something catches your eye.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Some of you may know Renee Torres, a local surfing instructor and resident of Sayulita for the last fifteen years.  For those of you who don’t, Renee is a quiet man with a calm and kind demeanor who is often seen riding his bike or riding a wave.  A couple weeks ago Renee was in a motorcycle accident and was rushed from hospital to hospital to get the treatment he needed.  He went through three surgeries within ten days to repair all the internal organ damage.  He has been released, but now owes $12,000 U.S. dollars for all the medical expenses.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

 

Casa de la Cultura offers so much to the town of Sayulita, for children and adults of all social and ethnic status.  This is a place for people to learn, grow, and expand their Sayulita experience.  February will be a very full month with events and projects open to the public including their regular schedule of classes.

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Anyone who passes Las Gaviotas and Avenue Del Palmar will be drawn down the tiny street by dazzling tables of jewelry, accessories, and unending colors. This little beach alley has quickly become home to an amazing group of artisans from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Canada, and around the world. Every Saturday and Sunday morning they arrive around 8:30 with friendly greetings and brooms ready to clean the street.

Friday, January 25th, 2013

"I read your Spanish edition of the Sayulero, and I feel the translation is important because it's a publication written in Mexico about a Mexican town. I think it would be a big mistake and offensive for many people that live in this town and aren't fully bilingual to not have the translation."

"Yo leo el Sayulero, en su edición en Español y siento que es importante porque al ser una publicación que se edita en Mexico y sobre un pueblo mexicano. Pienso que seria un gran error, e incluso, una ofensa para muchas personas que viven en este pueblo de Sayulita, y que no dominan."

-Patricia Conde, Spain

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Sayulita is a small community surf town, and that is the idea that Marilee and Joshua have embodied in Quiverito surf shop. They offer a personalized service renting and selling collector, retro, and high performance boards. As one of their guests, they will get to know you because they believe building relationships is the key. They want people to be happy, have fun, and tell their friends. They want their guests' time in Sayulita to be memorable.
Friday, January 25th, 2013

Whether it's to decorate your things, give to a friend or to a family member, stickers have been a favorite for generations. Stickers bought at Revolución del Sueno always delight with fresh graphics, sharp colors, and encouraging phrases. Now you can go and buy your sticker and have yet another reason to enjoy your purchase.
Friday, January 18th, 2013

Sayulitanimals has been offering free spay and neuter clinics and weekly operations every year. In 2009 there were 360 surgeries, in 2010 361, in 2011 410, and in 2012 466. The impact in Sayulita has been so profound; they are now able to branch out to other surrounding towns.
Friday, January 18th, 2013

If you've realized Sayulita seems even more exquisite lately, it's likely due to the fresh paint drying on walls, surf boards, and canvases across the town. What once were solid colored walls now flash with brilliant colors and haunting art work full of soul, imagination, and visible love of the brush. The walls in front of Quiverito surf shop, up from Don Pedros take you on a journey from free spirited woman, to ancient culture, followed by magic in the waters, and ending with a liquid sunset. Thanks to Joaquin, Mikaela, Guy, and Tim for contributing their skills and passion to the town.
Friday, January 18th, 2013

Dekker Photography began over 25 years ago in Sydney, Australia and has now become one of the most well known styles of photography in portraits today. Dekker was considered Australia's number one wedding photographer and ranked as one of the top ten photographers in the world by Kodak. Beth Berman began training under Dekker in 2002 as his studio manager and one of his principal photographers until 2005 when Dekker retired and Berman became the new head of Dekker Photography.
Friday, January 11th, 2013

PAEZ Sayulita shoes warm the soles of our feet and keep us walking in comfort and style. Winter has finally come to Sayulita, and the standard sandal is simply not enough with the nighttime chill. So what do you do if you didn't pack those closed toed shoes, or like so many who live here, only have various flip-flops in the closet? Take a quick walk down the right side of Revolution past the plaza, and you will find PAEZ shoe store on the left. When inside, you will be sure to find something you like amongst the widely varied patterns and styles!
Friday, January 11th, 2013


After a considerably warmer December, Sayulita's temperature has dropped 10 degrees since last Sunday, which recorded 84 F to yesterday's high of 74 F. Being perfect weather for those acclimated to northern climates, this change has put a chill over Sayulita locals. Walking the streets it's easy to see who is on vacation versus who spends the year here by noticing swim suits and sandals or jeans and sweaters!

Friday, January 11th, 2013

 

"I'm not cold at all. I'm from Canada. This is just heaven for me."

"No tengo frío. Soy de Canada. Esto es simplemente paraíso para mi."

-Karol, new owner of Chocobanana

 

 

 

"Watch TV, listen to music, and read."