Modern Minimalism + Historical Opulence at Mexico City’s Círculo Mexicano

An oasis within CDMX's bustling Centro Histórico neighborhood

Located opposite the stunning Catedral Metropolitana in CDMX’s downtown Centro Histórico neighborhood, Grupo Habita‘s 25-room Círculo Mexicano (which opened in 2020) combines 19th-century architecture with minimalist modern design, creating an effortless feeling of juxtaposition. The building (once home to renowned photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo) has been expertly renovated by architecture firm Ambrosi | Etchegaray‘s Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriele Etchegaray, who successfully play with light, tonality …

Word of Mouth: Galleries + Shops in Colonia Roma, Mexico City

Some of our favorite places to explore in the charming CDMX neighborhood

Split into two colonias (or neighborhoods)—Roma Norte and Roma Sur—Colonia Roma in CDMX bursts with places to stay, eat and drink, but there’s also myriad small galleries, boutiques and stores to enjoy. Among the historical buildings and leafy streets, visitors do well when just wandering and exploring. Whether you’re looking to gaze upon dynamic contemporary art or dig through vintage T-shirts, here are six spots …

CDMX’s Chava Studio Crafts Garments From an Archive of Deadstock Fabrics

Meticulously made clothing that's luxurious but intended for everyday wear

For many years, when visiting Mexico City, Olivia Villanti would visit Gilly e Hijos—the 30-year-old shirting and fabric studio owned and run by her husband’s family—to trawl through the immense archive of beautiful deadstock fabrics her husband’s uncle, Bruno Gilly Armand, collected over three decades. The treasure trove in the studio, located just steps from CDMX‘s sprawling Bosque de Chapultepec, provided Villanti with an abundance …