Travel Guide: Mexico City

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:


Food

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

  

Art

SO many but make the slightly out-of-the-way trek to UNAM, book timed-entry tickets to Frida’s Blue house, don’t skip the small OMR, and visit all of the museums in Chapultepec Park.


Accommodations

AirBnB had so many great spots on many price tags. I recommend the Condessa or Roma neighborhoods and definitely check out their city guide. I also really liked the Goop guide for the city.

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

Entertainment

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.


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