Having just returned from a trip to Mexico City with her family, our style contributor Lara Einzig is overflowing with inspiration and recommendations...
She says, “I have fallen completely in love with Mexico City. A dynamic, vibrant metropolis undergoing a rapid cultural renaissance. The food, art, history, design, architecture – an abundance of creative energy fuelling one of the most exciting travel destinations. We took a four-day sojourn which was not enough time, but every stop was a veritable feast…” Here’s Lara’s list for the month, for anyone ready to book a flight to Mexico City, or those simply looking to create a little piece of the colourful, creative culture at home. For more from Lara, go to www.aquadorium.com
The late (long!) lunch at Contramar is a Mexico City institution and you should believe the hype. Seafood is the focus (and every dish is exceptional) but it was the wait-staff spectacle that was the main event – dozens of them sprinting about in loud, organized chaos ensuring every desire, every whim was met. http://www.contramar.com.mx
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
A must-see space not only for the world’s largest collection of archaeological and anthropological artefacts, but also for the architectural brilliance of the building and surrounding gardens. Spend a day here, awe-inspired by Mexico City’s ancient stories and jaw-dropping artefacts for a true taste of what Mexico was like before the invasion. https://www.mna.inah.gob.mx
Nima House Hotel
Idyllic boutique hotel in Roma Norte with an emphasis on quality, details and personal service. The luxurious home-from-home has only 4 rooms and is located in the heart of the cities best restaurants and bars. There’s also a small but satisfying food and beverage offering – a hot breakfast is served in the stunning indoor courtyard and sundowners are on the roof courtesy of an honesty bar. http://nimalocalhousehotel.com