Last year, I went on a New Years trip to Mexico City and fell in love. I returned in the summer for a month with just a carry-on and wanted to share my experience.
Mexico City is a crazy place. It is luxe and grit, love and violence, ease and complication. If I’m visiting a city, the two things I care about most are food and art. Mexico City has the most museums of any city in the world (150+) and an amazing, global, and affordable food scene. In the spirit of mimimalism, here are just a few of my very favorites:
Mercado Roma - for an upscale food court with global options
Sud 777 - for a fancy prix-fixe for a super affordable price tag (<$100 with wine pairings!)
Nanche - for an amazing breakfast/lunch menu in the cutest spot with a former Pujol chef
Downtown Hotel - if you can splurge a bit, you get a cool historical building with great restaurants and shopping, complete with a rooftop bar and pool
Make no mistake, Mexico City is a complicated place. Here are a few easy-to-digest resources on some of the social, political and governmental realities of this amazing city: watch Ingobernable, Frida, and read Midnight in Mexico.
A couple of insider tips: the city can have a lot of smog, especially in the summer months. Our V by Viscera skincare line helps keep things simple and is sized for travel. Also, the “dress code” tends to be a bit more formal and traditional, especially for women. If you don’t want to look like a tourist, wear closed toe shoes even when it is hot and avoid wearing shorts. Our midi dress and our newly launched travel line will be perfect.