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CITY GUIDES: BLACK CDMX & PUERTO ESCONDIDO

BLACK is heading back down to the DF to celebrate New Years Eve in the heart of the city - featuring acclaimed international musical acts and contemporary artists. In partnership with the DF’s finest nightlife curators, Sicario, BLACK will be an occasion for locals and travelers alike.

BLACK unifies music, design, and contemporary art in a singular aesthetic. It transforms a space into an orchestration of form, sound, and culture.

Below are some of our favorite flavors, relics, and sights in one of the words largest metropolis, Mexico City, and the surfers paradise, Puerto Escondido.

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LA ROSETTA

LA ROSETTA

This the place for refined Italian fare, plated in a minimalist aesthetic- best for lunch or dinner. Do head over to their sister restaurant,
Panderia for pastries and rich Mexican coffee. It won’t be hard to find, simply follow the tantalizing aromas of baked bread.

Address: Calle Colima, 166, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, Col. Roma Norte, 06700 Ciudad de México
Photo: Ana Hop on travelandleisure.com

EL PARNITA

EL PARNITA

This is the place for authentic Mexican cuisine— their creative tacos are Instagram-worthy — in a lively atmosphere filled with Funky décor.

Address: Av Yucatán No.84 Local E2, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México
Photo: www.gourmadela.com

CAFÉ PARAÍSO

CAFÉ PARAÍSO

A paradise of glowing red lights and tropical plants— Think 80's Miami meets contemporary fashion.

Address: Plaza Villa de Madrid 17, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México
Photos: Café Paraíso

DEPARTMENTO BAR

KURKIMANZUTTO

Description: One of the coolest, most transformative spaces specializing in showcasing installation art, the space alone is a major reason to visit.

Address: Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, 11850 Ciudad de México
Photos: www.kurimanzutto.com & www.rodrigo-hernandez.net

MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO

MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO

The museum is hard to miss with its brilliantly colored cobalt blue walls, and, this exhibit needs no explanation—  go and see the largest collection of Frida Kahlo’s work.

Address: Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, 04100 Ciudad de México
Photo: www.museofridakahlo.org.mx

PUERTO ESCONDIDO


Post BLACK, we head West, to Oaxaca. On January 4th we take over the surf town of Puerto Escondido to host our moonlit beach soiree, La Luna, with our Mexico City confidants, Dorado. Click the flyer below for more info.

PLAYA CARRIZALILLO

Description: Gorgeous coral based sand beach. Well sheltered with lots of surfers and simple bars/restaurants right on the sand along the half moon shaped cove framed by rocks.

Address: Focas, Carrizalillo, 71983 Puerto Escondido, Oax., Mexico
Photo: www.trover.com

SATIVA

Well known for their ceviche, guac and good food in general. Locals call it a must.

Address: El Morro, Playa Zicatela, 70934 Brisas de Zicatela
Photo: www.garciacantu.com

LYCHEE

Lychee is the place that will make you think that trying Thai food in Mexico was the best idea you’ve ever had.

Address: Alejandro Cárdenas Peralta S/N, Brisas de Zicatela, 70934 Brisas de Zicatela, Oax., Mexico
Photo: Lychee

EL ALQUIMISTA

To stay, dine, drink, do yoga, or spa. El Alquimista is an all time favorite.

Address: Camino hacia Shambala, Roca Blanca Zipoliite, 70902 San Pedro Pochutla, Oax., Mexico
Photo: www.flickr.com

CASA WABI / CASA DE TADAO

Fundación Casa Wabi Builds Out an Idyllic Artist's Retreat with 8 Esteemed Architects. It is an ideal environment for an artist residency. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the foundation sits isolated on a serene beach.

Address: Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Photos:https: www.cntraveller.com

MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARTE

Head over to BLACK Mexico for more information about the festival.

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