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.
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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.
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.
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.