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Shop Latitude's City Secrets | Mexico City

The multi-brand concept store, Celeste House, typifies the ?new cool? permeating Mexico City. Neighborhoods like La Roma and Condesa offer safe and trendy places to hang out (think Soho and Nolita), while hip exclusive nightspots, such as M.N. Roy make Paris? Le Baron seem provincial. Read L-atitude?s guide for spending an action packed 24 hours in Mexico City.

The multi-brand concept store, Celeste House, typifies the ?new cool? permeating Mexico City. Neighborhoods like La Roma and Condesa offer safe and trendy places to hang out (think Soho and Nolita), while hip exclusive nightspots, such as M.N. Roy make Paris? Le Baron seem provincial.  Read our guide for spending an action packed  24 hours in Mexico City.

 

 

Alisa Ng and KellyTalamas, Fashion Editor of Vogue Mexico

 

Kym Canter outside Condesa DF

 

Ashley Wick at Carla Fernandes Studio

 

Celeste House

This is the mother ship of all things hip, hot, and happening in Mexico City. Founded by art critics and owners Vanesa Fern?ndez and Aldo Chaparro, Celeste House is part hangout, groovy store, and party space. Think 10 Corso Como in Mexico City instead of Milan. Celeste House carries all the latest Mexican designers; ManCandy, Carla Fernandez, Dieppa Repestro, as well as featuring such unique products as Byzantine gold and silver coins turned into exquisite pendants by the owner?s father, one-of-a-kind antique furniture, and its own art magazine. If you have only one hour in Mexico City, spend it here relaxing in the English tearoom or browsing the unusual selection of goods; rumor has it Vanessa is about to open an organic spa on the second floor.

 

Celeste House

Darwin at the corner of Kepler, Del. Miguel Hidalgo,

C.P. 11590, M?xico, D.F.

http://celeste.com.mx/

 

 

 

Magistral

This kooky concept store is a mixture of kid-robot and  the hot Parisian boutique Colette. This may be the only place on earth where you can buy a Swarovski crystal covered scooter and a Jason Wu dress, while listening to Belle and Sebastian on Hello Kitty headphones. 

 

 

 

Magistral

Masaryk 495

Chapultepec Park & Polanco

Mexico City

 

 

 

Punto I Coma

An ode to over indulgence, this high-fashion concept store would appeal to the likes of all of Bravos? famous housewives. It is located in the ?Beverly Hills? of Mexico City and it  is comprised of a series of mini boutiques that sell opulence on steroids?everything from high-priced leather goods, to deluxe jewelry, exotic flora, and much more. Punto I Coma was started by two very ?telegenic? girlfriends, Lucia Tellez and Maria Jose Ortega, together  they have produced what we would refer to as ?retail theatre? that trumps their competition.  

 

 

 

Punto I Coma

Monte Himalaya 815, Lomas de Chapultepec,

Del. Miguel Hidalgo

 

 

By Appointment Only:

Chic by Accident

Don?t let the name fool you. This design and architecture showroom is anything but an accident. Started by French interior designer Emmanuel Picault, the showroom is a kaleidoscope of magical spaces and objects that will render you awed, inspired, and craving more. The owner Emmanuel Picault is responsible for the design of the latest Christian Louboutin boutiques worldwide.  Be careful, everything you encounter  here will not only dazzle you not just with it?s look but with it's price tag.

 

Chic by Accident

Colima 180  Roma, 06700 Cuauht?moc,

Distrito Federal, Mexico

http://www.chicbyaccident.com/

 

 

Frida Kahlo Museum

 

The museum contains most of Frida?s personal belongings (tons of clothes) and paintings. She spent so much of her life isolated in this home that it is such an honor to be able to see her life and work. It?s interesting to see how she became famous and her love for Mexican independence and her pride. Anyone with an appreciation for Mexican culture, art, and history should spend a few hours here. 

 

Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoac?n

04100 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico 

 

 

Lunch:

Contramar

This is the chic lunch place to see and be seen. You can enjoy your meal inside or have it caf? style on the street. The ceviche and the tuna tortillas are extraordinary. Don?t forget lunch in Mexico City starts around 2:30 pm and can usually last as long as three hours. 

 

 

 

Contramar

Durango 200  Roma, Cuauht?moc,

06700 Distrito Federal, Mexico

 

 

Snack:

Neveria Roxy

Neveria Roxy is Mexico City?s oldest original ice cream parlor. Although you might have to queue up a while for your cone, it?s worth it; this is real old-fashioned creamy ice cream?delicious and revitalizing.

 

 

 

Neveria Roxy

Mazatl?n 80, Cnr Montes de Oca,

06140 Distrito Federal, Mexico

 

 

Dinner:

 

Pujol

A ?fantastico? restaurant that actually reinvents Mexican cuisine as a modern culinary treat, Pujol is a must for any foodie.

 

Pujol

Francisco 11570  Petrarca, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City,

Distrito Federal, Mexico

 



After Hours:

 

M.N. Roy

This late nightspot is so exclusive, don?t bother going unless you have a membership card or an arty local friend that does. Designed by Chic by Accident owner Emmanuel Picault, M.N. Roy is so slick and well-designed it rivals the newest Aman or Four Seasons resort hotel. This private hang out for MC?s beautiful people pulses with electro music, and only starts getting going at 1:00 a.m. don?t be fooled by the understated pink storefront entrance, the action inside is definetly red hot. 

 

 

 

M.N. Roy

M?rida 186, Col. Roma,

06700 Distrito Federal, Mexico

 

 

Sleep:

 

The Condesa DF Hotel

Long on style and short on towels, this is your typical boutique hotel. For location it is the axis mundi; it even has bikes out front that you can borrow to enjoy the neighborhoods of Condesa and La Roma. The terrace bar hosts a happening late-day cocktail scene and there is a generous Sunday brunch in the hotel courtyard designed to remove the sting from too much tequila on Saturday nights.

 

Condesa DF Hotel

Avenue Veracruz 102, Col. Condesa,

06700 Distrito Federal, Mexico

http://www.condesadf.com/

 


 

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