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Irene sent a loogie to Mexico

August 28th, 2011 1 Comment

What I’m trying to say:

It rained all day, but I can’t complain about a downpour in Mexico when my friends in the Northeast are under water (tweeting incessantly about Neo and Gaga and whatever else is happening at the VMA’s right now).
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I got all sundressed up for the trip south to see Frida Kahlo’s house, tour the Cayoacán plaza, and enjoy a long Comida at the famous San Angel Inn.  One museum in and the rain came.

Quick Cheap and Chic Head to Toe:

— H&M feather necklace, cotton skirt worn as dress, $8 gold ring that looks like $800
— Target Merona sandals
— Ziega & Zambos faux croc bag

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Loved Frida’s house. (Sorry not to have pictures of the art and photos in the museum’s collection; the attendants were very…well, attentive.)

The woman is an idol in Mexico. In the surrounding neighborhood, anyone who could afford to build and paint their house with Frida’s contemporary style did so.

Because the rain started to get really heavy after we left her house, we only drove around The Coyoacán plaza. The stores and restaurants that circle around the park would be fun to browse on a sunny day. Gibran was teasing us with the best coffee in Mexico, the most unique tacos in the city, the most amazing this and that to the point I said, “Basta!” because we couldn’t get out and experience it all.

Our final destination was The San Angelo Inn in Alta Vista, a wealthy neighborhood of old money and good taste. It’s not somewhere a tourist MUST go, but a lovely upscale place to live and work.

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That would be the gorgeous terrace at the San Angelo Inn where Renee had planned for us to enjoy our final meal in Mexico City. She used to hang out here years ago, and it’s still popular. Classics never die.

As you would expect we feasted on traditional Mexican dishes, a bottle of wine, and appreciated the delightful atmosphere.

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Busted taking a little siesta on the drive home :)

It’s been an amazing trip. I have more to show you from the museums, but I think I’ll hold off so I don’t over do it.

You’ll read my final thoughts and city guide in the upcoming weeks. Let me put it to you this way, Mexico City isn’t a MUST, but should you be visiting, the city will make you feel silly for setting your expectations so low. It’s truly amazing in so many ways. The Mexicans have yet to let me down.

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  • M

    What a great post, brought back lovely memories. When i was a kid my aunt took me Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacán. Don’t you love the fabulous bohemian feeling of Coyoacán?

    ~M