Where do you go to see beauty and people?

On the days I need to be in front of the laptop, HAAB is a co-working space catering to Mexico City’s creative industry. Amsterdam avenue is my refuge. Go for a walk and wander into Parque, Mexico, to buy fresh mangos from the street vendors. One of my favorite spots for inspiration would be Parque Quetzalcoatl. Architect Javier Senosiain’s brainchild will take you on a ride of colors, curves, and nature. I would stop for the best coffee in La Roma, called Costela Cafe, on the way back. Then, stop at the Tienda MAP to shop for some hyper-local talent, and Cineteca is a great movie theater for some R&R. 

For a dose of culture, visit  Museo Jumex, Tamayo Museum, and the National Museum of Anthropology. Check out the opening nights at  Kurimanzutto Gallery in the San Miguel Chapultepec, where you will most likely run into the city’s most fantastic group of artists and curators. Kurimanzutto’s roster includes some of the most profound artists in Mexico.

Start with dinner at Botanico in la Condesa for a fun night out, set in a luscious garden. This spot is perfect for a fun dinner with plenty of people watching; once dinner is over, it is time to “brillar baldoza” — polish the dance floor. For me, the mandatory first stop would be the Club San Luis, an authentic Salsa, and Cumbia spot, and end the night at M. N. Roy, just half a block from Club San Luis. 

The images below are from Tigre Escobar’s project ‘Proud Humans,’ shot in Mexico City

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