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Blog Published: February 08, 2022 By Fernanda Cardoso

Blog: Department Store Offers Shoppers a Calming, Biophilic Space

The subject of Covid and its seemingly endless variants and resulting changes to protocols elicits groans, eye-rolls and sighs of exhaustion.  The pandemic has changed our lives, our habits, our ways of existence and our ways of thinking. We have gained, and we have lost. How we live and do business may never be the same. When Covid was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, m... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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