Located in the affluent neighborhood of Polanco in Mexico City is a two-story Concept Shop and a Champagne Tea Room known as Celeste House.
Founded by Vanesa Fernandez and Aldo Chaparro, creators of Celeste and BabyBabyBaby magazines (cult pubilcations in their hometown of Mexico City) they are both pioneers in creating a concept store offering unique and unusual objects from around the world- Antique, modern and contemporary.
As original as they are varied, the items for sale include among other things: books, music, fossils, jewelry, household items, stationary and office supplies, hats, lingerie, cigars, orchids, fine and rare handcrafts, antiques, contemporary design elements, taxidermy and silver. The store also carries fashion apparel and accessories, hailing from young designers who have created special collections especially for this project, as well as from recognized couturiers like Christian Louboutin, who will present his limited editions in Celeste Shop. There will also be a wide variety of personalized services available to patrons from embossers customized for the client to hats tailor-made to the client?s size and specifications.
The first story is dedicated to Celeste Shop which stocks unique and unusual objects including taxidermy, home goods, books, music and more. Clothing and accessories by some of Mexico City?s most influential designers are also carried in the shop, as well as exclusive designs from Carla Fern?ndez, Julia y Renata, Alejandro Carlin and more. Limited edition collections by well-known designers such as Christian Louboutin and Chanel can even be discovered.
During certain times of the year, artexhibitions are held, such as the current exhibit featuring large-scale minerals and fossils. The second story is where some of Mexico City?s most stylish hang out for afternoon tea and champagne, accompanied by desserts and sandwiches in the traditional English style.
Set on a terrace with skylights, Celeste Champagne Tea Room is a traditional english tea room to sample a diverse variety of champagnes. The d?cor alone is worth checking out, with black and white striped tiles covering the room and cozy benches tucked in the corners underneath open windows. Taxidermy hangs on the walls and Chinese ceramic lamps sit on small tables, both the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Colonial meets English setting.
At night, the space takes on the atmosphere of a bar, accompanied by tasty delicacies from home and afar and the best music el D.F. has to offer.
May 22, 2012
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