Olli Otomi

The first time I fell in love with Otomi fabric was while visiting the folk art markets of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. These vibrantly colored textiles are hand embroidered by the Otomi women, in the…

Casa de Aldo Chaparro

Where do I even begin with the incredible details in artist Aldo Chaparro‘s home in Mexico City. The indoor and outdoor plants, the Casablanca lilies, the George Nelson saucer pendant lamp, Mario Testino’s book on…

Mayakobá

We’re only 3 days into the new year and I’ve already got...

A World Of His Own

Renowned artist and sculptor Jorge Pardo spent 6 years building his home on 740 acres of land, deep in the northern Yucatán jungle in Tecoh. Combining Mayan culture and modern design, Pardo embraces the jungle with open doors and…

Cuixmala

Set on a vast private estate along the Pacific Coast in Mexico sits Cuixmala. Among the many things that set Cuixmala apart from other boutique hotels are an exotic animal preserve, a turtle sanctuary, a coconut…

L’Otel

L’Otel, a colonial mansion turned boutique hotel, is another reminder of how much I truly miss San Miguel del Allende and how badly I’m itching to return. Nestled on a quiet side street, the four bedroom…

Las Pozas

Las Pozas is a surrealist garden created by Sir Edward James, a British poet and major supporter of the Surrealist art movement. In 1949 James chose the tropical jungles near Xilitla, San Luis Potosí in Mexico for his garden of Eden. 35…

Les Gazelles

I have admired this image, of the Mingot sisters twirling around on the beach, the moment I read Gypset Style. And it wasn’t until now that I finally discovered that the stunning dresses, which are made in…

Desert Surface

Believe it or not, what look like photographs of microscopic moss or trees laid against a snowy landscape are actually aerial shots of dried up, spiny rivers in Baja California, Mexico. The images, taken by…