Mexico

Vamanos a Tulum!

Let's go to Tulum!

On the tip of the Riviera Maya, the rustic town of Tulum has become Mexico's most stylish beach destination. 

Its authentic and cool and easy to navigate. The town is sprinkled with beautiful places to stay and perfect artisan shops. Not only is it a perfection source of inspiration but it's next on my travel list.

Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Teak Bowl : One Kings Lane, Vintage  Kilim Rug : Mille  French Country Table :  Chairish, Cicim Kilim Pillow : Loaded Trunk,  Looping Apasra Chair : Anthropologie,  Pharaoh Stoneware  Urn: Bliss Home,  Mexican Leather Chairs : One Kings Lane,  Mexican Serape : One Kings Lane,  Vintage Bench:  Jayson Home

Teak Bowl: One Kings Lane, Vintage Kilim Rug: Mille French Country Table: Chairish, Cicim Kilim Pillow: Loaded Trunk, Looping Apasra Chair: Anthropologie, Pharaoh Stoneware Urn: Bliss Home, Mexican Leather Chairs: One Kings Lane, Mexican Serape: One Kings Lane, Vintage Bench: Jayson Home

Las Casas de Cabo San Lucas

Homes in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is a place I have traveled to often and know well. Although I don't love all the tourist attractions and crowds of spring breakers, there are some amazing places to stay! George Clooney and Cindy Crawford share an amazing beach casita there as well as other famous folk. It's hard no to be inspired by these amazing homes and makes Cabo San Lucas not only a great place for fish tacos and shunshine, but a perfect place for a hacienda. 

Viva la vida and do it with Estilo!

Director Chair:  Serena and Lily,  Vale Dinning Table : One Kings Lane,  Basket Pendan t: Bliss Home,  Pushkar Pillow : Anthropologie,  Sirena Lantern:  Bliss Home,  Palais Silver Bowls : Jayson Home,  Banded Teak Trunk : One Kings Lane,  Blue Stem Cup : Jayson Home

Director Chair: Serena and Lily, Vale Dinning Table: One Kings Lane, Basket Pendant: Bliss Home, Pushkar Pillow: Anthropologie, Sirena Lantern: Bliss Home, Palais Silver Bowls: Jayson Home, Banded Teak Trunk: One Kings Lane, Blue Stem Cup: Jayson Home

Textiles Mexicanos

Mexican Textiles

On my recent trip to Mexico, I purchased enough textiles for every room in my house and then some, I love the beautiful bright colors and knew I could find a way of incorporating them into every corner. Textiles is one of Mexico's more important crafts as it represent the continuation of tradition as well as its blend with contemporary design and techniques. Both pre-Hispanic and colonial era style textile are still made in Mexico. In addition, many of the textile factories use machine base on old foot pedal looms from the colonial period. 

Most handcrafted textiles are produced by the sixty or so indigenous ethnic groups in Mexico, who mostly live in rural areas in the center and south of the country, I love the traditional indigenous designs and patters. 

 

http://www.thehandmadehome.net/2011/07/otomi-textiles-and-mexican-design-for-the-home/

Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Mexican Blanket : Mille, Otomi  Table Runner : Loaded  Trunk, Red Pattern Pillow:  Loaded Trunk,  Geometric Pillow:  Loaded Trunk,  Vintage Kilim Rug : Mille  Geometric Pillow : Loaded Trunk,  Otomi Bedspreads and Fabrics : Laviva Home

Mexican Blanket: Mille, Otomi Table Runner: Loaded Trunk, Red Pattern Pillow: Loaded Trunk, Geometric Pillow: Loaded Trunk, Vintage Kilim Rug: Mille Geometric Pillow: Loaded Trunk, Otomi Bedspreads and Fabrics: Laviva Home

Vamanos a Sayulita

Let's go to Sayulita

I love Mexico and have visited more times than I can count. To me, the smaller towns are my favorite. I love looking at the quant churches and exploring the culture and traditions of each town. 

Sayulita is hailed as a popular off-the-beaten-path travel destination and next on my travel list. Not only is it a gorgeous mecca for both surfers and sunbathers, but offers adventure and culture for any traveler. I love that it is so close to Puerta Vallarta but still a hidden gem. 

Thank you to Jessica Dalene for these beautiful pictures of Sayulita!

Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Compras: 

Double Hammock:  One Kings Lane ,  Square Pillow:  One Kings Lane , Mahogany Bowl:  The Loaded Trunk , Star Lantern:  World Market , Senegalese Knitting Basket:  Mille , Beaded Zeng Cloth:  The Loaded Trunk , Lobi Stool:  The Loaded Trunk

Double Hammock: One Kings Lane,  Square Pillow: One Kings Lane, Mahogany Bowl: The Loaded Trunk, Star Lantern: World Market, Senegalese Knitting Basket: Mille, Beaded Zeng Cloth: The Loaded Trunk, Lobi Stool: The Loaded Trunk

Vamanos a Oaxaca

Let's go to Oaxaca!
 
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's most charming cities and is next on my travel list!  Not only is it known for it's amazing cuisine, but has recently been discovered for it's rich architecture, culture and arts.   The cobblestone streets are lined with galleries, local markets and craft fairs making it a paradise for art enthusiasts!  If you are interested in more sights, there are also Indian ruins just outside the town making it a true cultural experience. 
 
I love finding hidden cities in México that are rich in century old traditions and folkore.  Not only are they fun to visit, but give me incredible inspiration for design & estilo! 

Here are some of my favorite photos and colors.

Viva la vida and do it with Estilo!

Compras:

Oaxaca Mexico handwoven rugs:  Escalante Rugs , Dona Rosa Studios black clay vase:  Dona Rosa Real de Nieto's Workshop , Handmade Talavera plates:  Zinnia Folk Arts , Handwoven place mats:  One Kings Lane , Lux church candels:  Zinnia Folk Arts , Hand embroidered pillow:  JM Drygoods

Oaxaca Mexico handwoven rugs: Escalante Rugs, Dona Rosa Studios black clay vase: Dona Rosa Real de Nieto's Workshop, Handmade Talavera plates: Zinnia Folk Arts, Handwoven place mats: One Kings Lane, Lux church candels: Zinnia Folk Arts, Hand embroidered pillow: JM Drygoods