Tropicana Laundry

By Morgan Bricca October 30, 2012
Tropicana Hacienda

I am no expert in laundromats, but I would venture a guess that the new Tropicana Laundry opening in San Jose is the most impressive laundromat in the country. The investors in this new business did everything right: The location, the equipment, the surfaces, and the mural; it’s all set up for a great customer experience. I have no doubt that this location will be attracting customers for a long time to come.

This client envisioned a beautiful hacienda that overlooks the Sierra Madres. I imagined the location to be about 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. This villa has a view of both the pristine mountains that run along the coast, as well as a quaint fishing village down at the far end of the store. Some of the finer details include hand carved wood beams, parrots and several tropical plants with delicate flowers. You can actually see the fishmongers selling their wares on the marina pier if you have sharp eyes!

Quaint Fishing Village

When the client came out for the first site check, he was so enthused about the progress he yelled up to me on the scaffold, “Hey Morganangelo, it looks great!” Made my day. The clouds took a sudden turn for the better.

Tropicana Laundry Ocean

That pesky seagull is always stealing the day’s catch.

Tropicana Seagull

Paradise: perfect surf and yet it is so remote there are no gringos to compete with to catch the waves.

Tropicana Surfing

I think I want a vacation home there. What is the name of that town again?

Tropicana Fishing Village

Does that path lead down to the beach? I heard there is a hammock under a palapa down there.

Tropicana Hacienda Path

I feel the breeze on my face just sitting here at my computer.

Tropicana Cliff Close Up

Blessings to you!

Morgan Bricca
Morgan Mural Studios

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came to my annual gala art show! The Menu provided the perfect venue, and great food. I loved sharing Lily’s musical gifts with my friends and clients. It was a really a thrill for me to show off my latest fine art pieces. Thanks to everyone who showed up and made the night great!


The mind determines what is possible. The heart surpasses it.

– Pilar Coolinta

Three Rules of Work: out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

– Albert Einstein

Always do what you are afraid to do.

– Emerson

Maybe the Hokey Pokey is what it is all about.

-My new favorite philosopher

Current Show

I have a show currently hanging at the Los Altos library through the end of the month. Every time I stop by I am struck by what a busy place that is. I have to hunt for a parking spot. The layout and the resources there are great. I can easily spend hours just browsing the magazine racks. I love the library. Apparently lots of Los Altans feel the same way!


Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.