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FOOD-DRINK
Serene Accommodations and Fresh Produce at Flora Farms, San José del Cabo
Founded back in 1996, Flora Farms is positively ancient when it comes to the current farm-to-table movement. The working farm—located in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San José del Cabo, Mexico—was started in order for Gloria...
CULTURE
RHA Festival, Punta Mita
by Nicolas Stecher With boutique music festivals now a booming business, Mexico's four-day RHA Festival organizers knew there had to be something more. Of course, the musical talent was carefully selected for the stunning location, but RHA...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp: RHA Festival Edition
This edition of ListenUp is made up of songs by artists who will be performing at this weekend's RHA Festival taking place on the sands of Punta Mita, Mexico. RHA’s goals are simple: to offer cultured house music enthusiasts a sublime location and...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2016: Travel
Even though travel can be exhausting, it's something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about...
CULTURE
Oaxacan Stonecutter and Dressmaker Tiburcio Sánchez
by Max La Frenais Maestro Tiburcio Sánchez was born in San Juan Teitipac in 1945 and has been stonecutting metates and molcajetes for the past 55 years. (A metate is a large, carved stone with a curved surface used to grind maize; a molcajete is...
TRAVEL
Hotel Azul, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais When arriving at Oaxaca's Hotel Azul, its soft blue facade is lit up by overhanging, fluorescent pink bougainvilleas. It exists as a welcome oasis, away from the buzzing, wired-up carnivalesque city. Constructed in 1874 as a large...
TRAVEL
Thompson Beach House, Playa del Carmen
Over the years, Playa del Carmen, Mexico has picked up a reputation for two things: it's the hipper, more nightlife-centric destination for those who want to avoid the Cancun crowd, and it's adjacent to beautiful beaches. The brand new Thompson Beach...
TRAVEL
Casa Malca, Tulum
There tend to be two schools of thought when addressing Tulum, Mexico as a destination: those who have been there and done that, and those who dream of the tiny hotel-lined street sat between calm seas and a dense jungle. Remarkably, Casa Malca, situated...
DESIGN
The Palm Project's Natural Bags and Baskets
Mexico City-based designer and CENTRO university professor Moisés Hernández has been dedicated to forwarding design in his native country. His curatorial shop Diario is stocked with unique products made in Mexico (like this two-toned bright blue...
TRAVEL
Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais It's hard to imagine that the luxury Hotel Cosijo actually exists in the small town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which although home to a stunning 16th century convent (with accompanying 16th organ) is most definitely off the...
TRAVEL
City Guide: Mexico City
Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven...
SHOPS
Barrio Alameda
For a sample of Mexico City’s shops in eateries in one convenient location, head to Barrio Alameda, a newly renovated multi-story arcade in Centro Histórico (and a stone's throw from Taquería El Caifán). Here you'll find the outpost of Utilitario Mexicano...
SHOPS
Casa Bosques Librería
Tucked away from the bustle of Calle Córdoba in the hip Roma neighborhood is conceptual bookshop Casa Bosques Librería. With its calming whitewashed interiors, this is a space designed to let magazines stand out and for you to sit down and enjoy. But...
CITYGUIDES
Mexico City
Topping numerous travel destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven. From the...
CULTURE
Museo Nacional de Antropología
Mexico is steeped in ancient history, and there's no better way to understand its significant heritage than by visiting The National Museum of Anthropology. The institution is home to the most complete Mesoamerican collection, including Aztec treasures...
FOOD-DRINK
Hanky Panky
The brainchild of American expat Berit Jane Soli-Holt, Hanky Panky is an impeccably appointed speakeasy with an equally well-considered bar program. And it's no wonder; this hidden gem is inspired by Ada Coleman—head bartender in the 1900s at the Savoy...
FOOD_DRINK
Pasteleria Ideal
Allow a few minutes for a spin through another one of Mexico City's unique establishments, Pasteleria Ideal. Originally built in 1927, this two-story bakery borderlines on ridiculous with its towering quinceañera cakes, thematic jelly treats and layers...
FOOD_DRINK
Taquería El Caifán
At first blush, Taquería El Caifán looks like a Manhattan lunch spot; it's perhaps a little too spacious and sparkly for it to seem like an authentic Mexican taco joint. But don't let its bright interior fool you, because this is where you can get...
FOOD_DRINK
Lalo!
Burgers don't typically top most Mexico City culinary tours, but Lalo!'s burger isn't your average rendition. Then again, Lalo! isn't your average restaurant. Helmed by Mexican top chef Eduardo García (also behind the city's award-winning Máximo Bistrot...
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