Friday, January 29, 2016

PROMENADE






Amanda wore...

Black turtleneck: Zara
Little black dress: Zara
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke
Booties: Zara
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Somebody once told me that moving to a new city is a lot like falling in love: You are just excited all the time!
 I have found this to be quite an accurate analogy (at least for us). And having been moving for a long period of time, we have now been settling in Mexico City and have found the experience to be very interesting. 
Right now though, we are past that "honeymoon stage". It is the make it or break it point! Where you are finally coming face to face with the reality of things, and while the love goggles are fading away and you are experiencing all kinds of challenges; you are still connecting on deeper levels with the city. You are understanding the city, and accepting it as it is, with virtues and with flaws. And as you keep learning about the inner workings of the city, you also discover a lot about yourself.

We shot this post in front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes because even though we have been here an insane amount of times, we always see and appreciate different things in the most unexpected ways. And we do love this about Mexico City, there is always an element of surprise even in the places that you think you might know already. 

What are your thoughts on moving to new cities? We'd love to hear them in the comments below!

xx Amanda + Cynthia 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

HOUSE OF TILES







Cynthia wore...
An all Zara Outfit

We decided to go visit the House of Tiles today, and it is by far one of the coolest places to go for breakfast and to take pictures of its wonderful decor. The House of Tiles used to be an 18th Century palace that was built by The Count del Valle de Orizaba family. People have often wondered where the idea of the tiles came from, but this house has passed through so many different owners, that it is uncertain which one of them was the one who decided to cover it with blue tiles. My favorite version of the story is, that when Rodrigo de Vivero y Aberrucia lived here with his family many years ago, he became fed up with his son's lack of responsibility and told him: "if you do not get your act together you will never build a House of Tiles." (meaning you will never do anything significant). 
His son didn't take his father's words lightly and stopped fooling around. When the house was finally passed down to him, he ordered it to be re-built with both the fa├žade and the interiors covered in tiles, as an act of defiance. 

Nowadays, you can admire the beautiful sight, and also enjoy a nice mexican meal at the the Mexican restaurant chain: Sanborns  

Hope you enjoyed the story and the pictures! 

xxx

Cynthia + Amanda

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