Since I've been talking so much about my trips to Mexico City... I finally had a reason to write it all down, thanks to our friends over at Bay Area Made who invited me to share my favorite spots in that beautiful city.
Have you ever thought of planning a trip to Mexico City and didn't know where to start? Well... this is your guide to get a head start and make it a bit less overwhelming.
I fell in love with Mexico during a one year study abroad exchange program I attended at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in the north of Mexico, fourteen years ago. A long winter break between semesters gave me the opportunity to pack up my backpack and travel across this huge country and one of our many stops was Mexico City, or D.F. as it used to be called.
One of my first stops when in Mexico City is always the Centro Histórico. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is one of the most captivating and busiest areas in the city, with street vendors and stores filled with curiosities everywhere. Take the metro directly to the Zócalo, the main square and heart of the city.
Next door is Puntanera, a seafood restaurant with a little store in the entrance area where homemade whole wheat bread and delicious pastries make it impossible to walk by. Find a spicy cold chocolate drink at Que Bo on the second floor and across the courtyard one of my favorite shopping destinations for contemporary Mexican fashion, the Carla Fernández boutique.
Leaving the historic downtown area, I often stroll along Avenida 5 de Mayo towards Palacio de Bellas Artes and take my obligatory photos of the blue and white tiled facade of Casa de los Azulejos, the House of Tiles.
One of my favorite stops in that area is the Museo de Arte Popular, which showcases a big variety of Mexico's folk art and handcrafts, and has a beautiful gift shop right next to the entrance.
...for a successful Renegade weekend!
We know there are so many talented creative spirits at Renegade so we are extra grateful for everyone who came by, said hi and supported us during this fun summer event!
You all inspire us every day and help us to do what we love to do - making the best products that are long-lasting and comfortable to wear and use.
We will be around for a few more events in the Bay Area later this year. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and see you all soon again!
SS – 17
With our first ever capsule collection SS – 17 we wanted to celebrate our multicultural approach to fashion and bring together the things we most appreciate about the cultures we're constantly immersed in - the minimal, almost rigid and clean lines remind a bit of the German way of living, whereas comfortable fit and chosen materials play off the more laid back West Coast approach to life. As always, our main concern is the long-lasting quality of our garments so you will find nicely finished seams inside and out on all of our pieces.
Nicole W. Kelly - Designer. Maker. Traveler. Owner of YOLOTLI.