A Design-Minded Guide to Mexico City—From a Native, No Less
You might have flown through Mexico City on your way to Tulum, but if you haven’t stayed for more than a layover, you’re seriously missing out. L.A.-based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas would know—the colorful, chaotic city is her hometown, and she and her sister (and biz partner) Teresita go back as often as possible. Here’s what they don’t miss when they do.
“Start your day with treats from here. It’s in a beautifully decorated, classic French building, and you can smell the heavenly scent of freshly baked bread from blocks away.”
“The perfect dinner and drinks spot. It’s a cantina with open ceilings and gorgeous lighting, and the menu is based on the owner’s mother’s authentic recipes.”
“If you want to score some killer vintage, stop here. They have the absolute best furniture you could ever hope to find! Plus, it’s set in the neighborhood of San Angel, which is all cobblestone roads and amazing colonial houses with fountains.”
“An excellent stop for a huge selection of art books and magazines.”
“For homewares, check out this modern and minimal, Nordic-style design store.”
“My sister and business partner Tere and I love to go to the sculpture garden for creative inspiration. It’s calm, tranquil, and surrounded by giant prism statues.”