Mexico City, Te Amo

Back to Mexico… Before we get to deep into Summer, I have to share some Mexico City images.

Following our April visit to Oaxaca we spent a long weekend in Mexico City, which I found incredibly cool and inspiring. Infamous for its population (nearly 22 million in greater Mexico City) and pollution, we happily discovered a city that was remarkably clean with green spaces throughout the city, chic neighborhoods, a great sense of design and excellent cuisine.

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Apolonia was a terrific host and we fell in love with her beautiful apartment in the Polanco neighborhood:

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 A sanctuary with cacti potted in terra cotta urns, beautiful pottery and lots of wood accents, Apolonia has completely infused her home with her natural, sophisticated beauty.

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In addition to visiting museums (we loved Jumex) and eating non-stop (Maximo was incredible!), our visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum, “Casa Azul”, was an absolute highlight of the trip.

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The Frida Kahlo Museum “Casa Azul”, image via

Located in the artsy Colonia del Carmen neighborhood in Mexico City, the cobalt blue house is where the Mexica artist was born, lived with Diego Rivera, and later died. It contains a large collection of both Kahlo’s and Rivera’s artworks as well as the contents of their home – dishes, utensils, furniture, photographs, and folk art.

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I was so inspired by the history, colors, and exquisite details of the house and have been referencing it as I design Spring Summer 2015.

Some more snapshots of the city:

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Apolonia, we can’t thank you enough for introducing us to your home and making us fall in love with your wonderful city!