A visually and culturally rich weekend get-away.
I've found that with a demanding work schedule, quick weekend trips are my means of escape for staying sane. A 2.5 hour flight from DFW to MEX, and you're in a different world when you touch down. Upon landing, our AirBnb's house assistant picked us up from the airport and drove us to our townhouse on Calle Chihuahua in Mexico City's charming La Roma neighborhood. The house was designed with an interesting blend of rustic and refined finishes- this design guru was instantly captivated.
It didn't take us long to find food after we settled in. One of the fabulous things about Mex City is that there are restaurants and eateries everywhere. Food is never far away.
The climate is surprisingly cool, with temperatures around 75 degrees during the day, dropping into the mid 60's at night. Sunny and perfect every day of the trip- really the perfect weather for walking around town. The city is very walkable, which is a good thing, because the traffic is twice as bad as LA, and so is the smog!
The architecture is a beautiful blend of ancient and modern- I was hooked!
There are so many beautiful structures to admire, but it's impossible to ignore the grandeur of Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico with it's massive Tiffany stained glass ceiling. How can you not stand in amazement of this (insert heart eye emoji here)?
We took some time to visit the museum district. The Andy Warhol exhibit that was on display was the largest and most impressive collection I have ever seen in one place.
This brings us to the food. The fare is not what we Texans are accustomed to when we head out to Joe T's for Mexican food. The food in Mexico is much lighter, and for the most part, very fresh.
The most remarkable meal of the trip was my very first Michelin rated dining experience at Chef Enrique Olvera's restaurant, Pujol- A meal so incredible that I kept the wax sealed and date stamped menu.
What do you do in Mexico City after waking up from a Mescal hungover food coma? You take a trip out to a remote part of the city to Xochimilco to ride the boats down the river. Pro tip- bring someone who is well versed in spanish. My team didn't fare too well on this particular excursion, but an adventure is an adventure!
On the last leg of the trip, we gathered at the Four Seasons to relax with some drinks to calm the pre-flight jitters. As always, the Four Seasons never disappoints!