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Published: December 24, 2021 By FCardoso

Newsletter: Mexico celebrates the season!

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Blog Published: December 14, 2021 By Andrea Gil

Blog: Time for passion

I began dancing when I was very young, and haven’t stopped since. Not only is it my outlet, but it is also a way to express myself.   As years go by, the activities you used to do as a kid are sometimes left behind. Some people turn them into a career, but others stop doing them because they “have no time.”  When I became an undergraduate stu... Read more

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Articles Published: December 08, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Christmas in Mexico

In Mexico, Christmas isn’t a one-time event. It’s a full month of celebrations, marked with family feasts and lots of piñatas. Starting on 12 December and lasting until 6 January, Christmas celebrations in Mexico have their own flair. There are candle-lit processions, elaborate nativity scenes, Spanish Christmas carols, dancing and fireworks. While traditions like Christmas t... Read more

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Articles Published: December 08, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Christmas Shopping in Mexico City

For stylish shopping and design-forward boutiques featuring handcrafted jewelry and hand-stitched blouses, come to Mexico City. Here is a great list of 10 of the best spots to snag great gifts for the holidays. ... Read more

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Articles Published: December 08, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Fashion show focuses on sustainability and Inclusion

While at first glance it may seem that there is little place in haute couture for sustainability and social inclusion, the fifth annual Moda Intramuros (Fashion Within City Walls) show in Campeche aimed to prove that there can be plenty of room for such ideals — with some commitment from those in the fashion industry. The fashion show, which features the longest catwalk in Mexic... Read more

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Published: October 21, 2021 By FCardoso team

Newsletter: Redefining Dining; Food, Culture, Color and Design

Please enjoy this edition of our newsletter featuring lots of color, food and more inspiration. ... Read more

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Blog Published: October 20, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Redefining Dining: Food, Color, Culture, Deisgn

It would be an understatement to say that food is important in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is known worldwide for its distinct flavors, thick aromas and also for the vibrant colors of our dishes. Traveling to the various regions around the country reveals culinary differences in flavors and ways of preparation and presentation. We are so protective of our food heritage that family recipes can be ve... Read more

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Articles Published: September 28, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Design Week Mexico!

Since 2009, Design Week Mexico has been an organization that promotes and contributes to the local design scene. ... Read more

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Articles Published: September 28, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Where to Shop!

If you want to see what is trending in retail, Take a look at some of the hippest places to shop in the La Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. ... Read more

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Articles Published: September 28, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: A Different Kind of Retail

In Cholula retail is bouncing back. It may not look like the retail you are thinking about but this tianguis, the traditional Aztec market, possibly the oldest in Mexico, returned this month after closing for COVID. It was the first time this ancient market has closed in it's long history. That the art of buying, selling and bartering ... Read more

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Articles Published: September 28, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Synthesizing Color

Combining so many of the things that inspire us, We Eat Color seeks a synthesis of the senses, fusing gastronomy, art, music, performance, and philanthropy, to create an exceptional experience. ... Read more

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Articles Published: September 28, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Google Arts and Culture site features Tastes of Mexico

Our newest favorite website explores the Tastes of Mexico and so much more!  Take some time and explore! ... Read more

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Articles Published: September 27, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Exploring Mexico on Foot!

If you are an outdoor enthusiast Mexico offers more than just great beaches. Climb into the incredible culture, exotic terrain, and unbelievable beauty of volcanoes, mountains, valleys and forests on a hiking adventure in Mexico! Our fav... Read more

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Published: September 09, 2021 By FCardoso team

Newsletter: Delights for the Heart, Soul, and Stomach!

Enjoy our latest newsletter featuring tasty treats for all the senses. ... Read more

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Blog Published: September 07, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Expand Globally, Hire Locally.

The path to expansion in global markets is littered with potholes and land mines. The potholes are easy to see and can usually be avoided or at least mitigated with proper planning. The land mines are more evasive and can blow a hole in your project without warning. Logistics, manufacturing, quality control, ins... Read more

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Articles Published: September 01, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Magic Town‘s Mosaics

Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) tourism promotion program has been a phenomenal success, introducing city dwellers to small rural towns. Zacatlán de las Manzanas, in the north of Puebla, is home to quaint houses and a massive church and monastery complex. One thing that sets it apart is that it is home to a growing series of mo... Read more

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Articles Published: August 26, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Hanging on by a Thread

As cauldrons boil on the open patio, Juana Gutiérrez creates visible magic as fibers, along with her hands, turn all kin... Read more

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Published: July 29, 2021 By FCardoso team

Newsletter: From Mexico with Love-Retail on the Rise

Enjoy our Newsletter's 3rd edition as we share more of what Mexico has to offer.  ... Read more

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Articles Published: July 26, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Intermoda signals recovery

  Intermoda, one of the largest fashion trade shows in Latin America, returned last week signaling the revitalizing of the industry. This event, taking place in January and July, features over 500 conpanies and 700 global brands.  READ MORE &... Read more

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Articles Published: July 26, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Mexican Retail on the Rise.

  Mexico's retail sector grew 2.3% in the first half of 2021, compared to the same period last year. However, sales remain 6.3% below the same period in 2019, prior to the pandemic.  Read More   ... Read more

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Blog Published: July 24, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Detour to Inspiration

As a designer or creator of experiences, be it retail, hospitality, workspace, or any other space really, finding the spark needed to draw on for the next environment you design might mean taking a detour. I find that traveling to unexpected places usually surprises me with a new way to look at things. Translating those experiences into the next project or design is the ability the designer nee... Read more

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Articles Published: July 24, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Art as the Messenger

Her art has a message. Paola Delfín uses her large scale murals to spread cultural, environmental and social commentary. Read more about how her creations help lift up the communities where they are created.  ... Read more

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Articles Published: July 24, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Tourism Rebounds-Hotel Industry Grows

The tourism economy in Mexico is rebounding and the hotel industry remains optimistic that post-covid travelers will continue to flock to Mexico. Hilton is one chain betting on the growth.  ... Read more

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Articles Published: July 24, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Mexico exports the things you love

Mexico is known for many things. Art, culture, color, beautiful beaches and historic cities. But no surprise that the foods you love come from here too.  Tequila, Avocados, beer and peppers top the list of goods Mexico shares with the world!  ... Read more

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Published: June 22, 2021 By FCardoso team

Newsletter: Mexican Inspiration-Architecture, Chocolate and The Coyotes

Mexico is a country of many beautiful places, with historic architecture and rich culture.  We hope to introduce you to the many reasons Mexico is a great place to live and work. ... Read more

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Articles Published: June 14, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Hyatt expanding Mexican footprint

In the next year or two, the company plans to open a Thompson complex in Monterrey and two hotels in Mexico City and Los Cabos belonging to its ultra-upscale brand Park Hyatt. Another Unbound Collection hotel is planned for Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, by 2025. ... Read more

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Articles Published: June 14, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: A Haven for Chocolate and Coffee

In beverage form, Cholocate has had an important place in Mesoamerican cultures long before the arrival of the Spanish. After the... Read more

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Published: June 04, 2021 By FCardoso team

Newsletter: Sustainability, Color and Meatballs

We hope you enjoy the view from Mexico as we share our brand new newsletter.   ... Read more

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Articles Published: May 19, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Organic Inspiration-Design by Senosiain

Architect Javier Senosiain, 73, is Mexico’s leading proponent of so-called “organic architecture,” a concept popularized in the U.S. in the early 20th century by Frank Lloyd Wright, sought to place his buildings in a harmonious balance with their natural habitat. Senosiain’s work anticipated the interest in bi... Read more

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Blog Published: May 06, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: One Good Reason to Stay

My father’s birthday is this week, so my son wanted to buy a book for him. Normally he would go to the bookstore in our neighborhood. I know that ordering books online has long been a challenge to this type of experience, but this is one that holds a traditional place in my family. I always loved lingering in bookstores, sipping coffee and browsing. The feel and smell of the paper was all... Read more

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Articles Published: May 05, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Crowdfunding Hospitality?

We may associate crowdfunding with independent projects in the arts and music industry, and in campaigns for social causes. Production companies, artists and non-profits use this type of platform to raise money for their sometimes hard to underwrite projects.  But actually the biggest winner ... Read more

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Articles Published: May 04, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Logistical issues, Sustainability and Swedish Meatballs

IKEA opened its first every location in Mexico which had its challenges, and its perks! The store includes 570 solar panels, a rainwater collection system and all LED light systems and has obtained the LEED Gold certification.  The first store opening for a brand is always a big undertaking but they did it while navigating COVID.  ... Read more

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Articles Published: May 03, 2021 By FCardoso team

Articles: Reaching the Mexican Shopper

Mexico's online shopping is growing during the pandemic.  Retailers will need to step up the CX game if they intend to compete. The Mexican shopper is extremely loyal so brands have an opportunity to capture and keep the growing middle class shopper if they learn their habits and preferences.  According to Santander Trade, price quality and practicality are still the drivers of th... Read more

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Blog Published: March 09, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Life returns to Polanco

A month ago, I shared my impressions of the high street of Mexico City retail, Masaryk.  I was dismayed to see that during the mandated shut down due to Covid, retailers just boarded up, with a few exceptions, without concern for the effect on the community. Now, after months of being locked up, to the voice of "open or die", the restaurants, boutiques and stores managed to obtai... Read more

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Blog Published: January 27, 2021 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Retailers, remember, you are more than just a place to shop, you are part of our communities.

A mile of luxury with the most exclusive brands and restaurants in Mexico City, Masaryk could be compared to Fifth Avenue, Rodeo Drive or Michigan Avenue. It is one of the most notable shopping districts in Mexico City and is known around the world. Between 2015 and 2017 we spent almost 500 million pesos remodeling the street to create a better place to shop, window shop and walk, sur... Read more