Mama Rabbit Arrives on the Las Vegas Strip

The largest collection of mezcal and tequila in Vegas is at Bricia Lopez's new spot

On a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, Bricia Lopez looks across the vast dining room of Guelaguetza, her family’s James Beard Award-winning restaurant. Soon Lopez will be heading to Las Vegas to celebrate the opening of her new collaboration with MGM Grand and the Sydell Group, a bar and lounge featuring the largest collection of agave spirits on the Strip. The name for the new …

Tulum’s Tranquil Casa Violeta Expands Their Offerings

A Riviera Maya institution bolsters its culinary and wellness offerings

Casa Violeta embodies the ethos that Tulum tourism was once built upon. With 16 rooms, two of which are new garden-facing palapa-style options, there’s an elegant intimacy to the independent hotel. Directly on the beach, along Carretera Tulum, there’s no better location to access the local splendors. Karla Gutierrez founded the eco-friendly boutique 14 years ago as a reprieve. And while the Mexican destination as …

Bright Pink Seesaw Unites People at US-Mexico Border

A set of neon pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border (in Sunland Park and Ciudad Juárez, respectively) have been installed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello—who work together as Rael San Fratello. The installation—called “Teetertotter Wall”—is playful and powerfully defiant. Rael calls it the “literal fulcrum for the US-Mexico relations” where it’s blindingly clear that “the actions that take place on one side have …