Courtenay Semel, Joe Francis and Kourtney Kardashian

Courtenay Semel, Joe Francis and Kourtney Kardashian

Longtime friends Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, joined Joe Francis, as he headed down to the warm waters and white sandy beaches of Casa Aramara located in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple lounged along the Mexican Riviera and for the first time ever brought along their new 6-month-old baby Penelope. The proud parents took their newborn whale watching where they spotted humpback whales and other exciting sea life.   “It was great being able to introduce Penelope to Mexico for the first time”, said Joe. They are regular visitors to Casa Aramara and are sure to return soon.



Joe Francis was a guest at Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez’s amazing wedding on December 4th at Casa Aramara. Joe brought along his personal camera to snap some candid photos. The wedding weekend started off with Joe and Mario jetting off on a private plane to Mexico with some of their closest friends. The next day, the groomsmen had some fun in the sun out in the beautiful waters of Punta Mita. Just before the ceremony, Joe’s snapshots give us a peek at the glowing bride right before she walked down the aisle. Following the magical wedding, Joe captured some great shots of the amazing celebration. Click through the gallery to see the rest of Joe Francis’ personal photos of Mario, Courtney and some famous faces you just might recognize.


Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza walked down the aisle during a spectacular wedding ceremony that was held beachside at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico on December 1st. The bride wore a stunning white gown while the groom was dressed in a traditional black and white tuxedo. Among the celebrity guests were Robin Antin and  Eva Longoria who was draped in a stunning blue gown. Playing the role of flower girl was two-year-old daughter Gia who wore a dress matching her mom’s gown. Among the 200 friends and family in attendance was Joe Francis, pictured above with model Abbey Wilson, who witnessed the lovely couple’s romantic union. He said, “It was a beautiful wedding weekend and an even more entertaining reception. By 1am the entire party ended up in the pool fully clothed.” To experience the wedding like Joe you can watch a 2-hour TLC special titled “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” airing on December 8th. Also check out Extra’s footage of their late night pool party HERE and video of Courtney’s designer dress HERE.


The countdown begins! In just 3 days Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are scheduled to walk down the aisle to exchange wedding vows. The couple will be getting married on December 1st, in front of their family, friends and of course their darling 2-year-old daughter, Gia. The Wedding festivities will be held at longtime friend Joe Francis’ favorite vacation spot, Casa Aramara, in Punta Mita, Mexico. They felt the beach front estate is the most spectacular venue for their upcoming nuptials.  Joe Francis said, “I’ve been friends with Mario for more than a decade and I met Courtney on one of their very first dates over 4 years ago.  I have never seen a couple more in love and committed to each other and their family.  I love them both very much and I’m honored to be a part of their special day.”    The Lopez’s wedding called “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” will be filmed by TLC for a 2-hour television special airing on Saturday December 8th.


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Million Dollar Decorators Renewed for Second Season

31 October 2011 3:45 PM, PDT

In Season 1 of Million Dollar Decorators Joe Francis’ favorite vacation spot, a 40,000 square foot beachfront estate in Punta Mita, was featured in Bravo’s hit interior design series. The show gave viewers an intimate look into design details for the estate Casa Aramara.  Today the Hollywood reporter announced that the hit show has been renewed for an additional season.

“Bravo has just renewed Million Dollar Decorators, its reality series featuring high budget interior designers and their clients, for Season 2.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned all five of the Los Angeles-based designers from Season 1 will return for the second season. They are Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, and Nathan Turner.

Production is gearing up for next season, though a premiere date has yet to be set.”

Joe Francis Has Style

meetjoefrancis.com - The Man Has StyleJoe’s favorite vacation spot, a 40,000 square foot beachfront estate in Punta Mita, is featured in Bravo’s new series “Million Dollar Decorators,” which gives viewers a look into the affluent world of high-end interior designers. In the episode, Joe consults with the series’ breakout star Martyn Bullard on design details for an estate, called Casa Aramara. The home is designed for entertaining, with guest quarters, spas, game room, a screening room, an enormous palapa-roofed living room, endless patios and lanais with several swimming pools. Bullard and Joe chose a tropical/Indonesian theme with an extraordinary collection of custom-made furnishings from around the world. “Joe has an impeccable eye,” Bullard says. “Every aspect of this house is a reflection of his great taste.” “Million Dollar Decorators” airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on Bravo. Click here to watch Joe Francis and Martyn Bullard on Million Dollar Decorators.