I was lucky enough to find myself in Mexico City earlier this month to speak at the pedestrian advocacy conference Ciudad Péaton. While there, I fell in love.
Mexico City is like nowhere else on earth in that it’s both European and American, Colonial and Contemporary, Formal and Casual—and it wears all the sides of its personality so well. And the colors. OH THE COLORS. Each block revealed a combination of shades and textures I couldn’t dream up. Although I stumbled upon many special interiors—like Frida Kahlo’s garden, a transcendent chocolate factory, and the Camino Réal hotel—I would say that most of the beauty of Mexico City is how much of the action happens right there in the street, from eating pastor tacos to sipping mezcal to watching musicians to simply seeing a colorfully dressed couple stroll the leafy sidewalks. The residents of D.F. really know how to live, and it shows on every corner.
Thanks to The Lab for inviting me to be part of such an incredible event (500 young people there to talk about walking!) and for showing me around my new favorite place on earth.
More photos here.