This past weekend my husband and I got to get away from the kids for two whole days, so I decided we should hop over to Mexico City to check it out. Normally I would have gone to Palm Springs, but the idea of hanging out in a bathing suit was terrifying, so I knew that was out. I have always wanted to visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan and Mexico City was only a slighter longer flight then going to Texas, so I figured why not?
I found this really cool boutique hotel called Condesa DF which is located in the Condesa section of Mexico City (hence the name of the hotel). The neighborhood was built in the 1930s so the buildings were very beautiful. It reminded me quite a bit of Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The best thing about the hotel was the dominant color was turquoise! How cool is that? And yes, that is pretty much the only reason I picked it.
Here is the room we stayed in. It turns out we were directly underneath the rooftop bar and it was LOUD! The good news is I happen to be able to fall asleep easily to a deep baseline, and my husband wore earplugs. But I can’t say I would stay there again because it was insanely noisy. But it really was beautiful to look at.
On Saturday my husband and I walked around Condesa. It had a beautiful tree lined boulevard but I expected there to be more boutiques and art shops but it was really all about the nightlife- every other building was a bar.
We also went to the National Anthropologie Museum for a few hours. Because we both grew up in California, we had a pretty good knowledge of ancient Mexico history including all about the Mayans, so it was cool to see what I learned about in elementary school.
I happen to love anything a little out of the ordinary or arcane, so I was fascinated with the Mayan skull shaping. Nobody really knows why the Mayans would manipulate their baby’s skulls to elongate them, but I always enjoy watching Ancient Aliens and they say it was to mimic the aliens that gave them the technology to build their pyramids. Seems as good a theory as anything else, *wink.
Did you know they also were the first to inlay their teeth with jewels? Bet you thought Kanye was the first, but nope- it was the Mayans!
I also learned that this is not the Aztec calendar! It turns out they really don’t know what it is or what it was used for. I’ve spent my whole life believing in a lie! First Pluto isn’t really a planet and now this is just decoration and not actually a calendar! What will be next?
I leave you with my daily outfit. I can’t say I packed for a very glamorous trip because I knew there was going to be a lot of walking. I started the day in these heels, which are pretty comfortable but after a few hours I had to switch to a pair of tennis shoes (not pictured). I did wear a pretty dress to dinner, but totally forgot to take a picture of it. Oops!
Tomorrow I will have pictures of Teotihuacan which was pretty spectacular. Why bore you with one post when I can stretch it out to two posts? LOL!