On Film | La Condesa & Roma Norte, Mexico City
Vyniles, Vintage and quesadillas
Mexico City… didn’t quite know what to expect from it. My days pretty much summed up as lusting over vintage clothes, listening to vinyles into record stores, writing while eating pasteles at la Panaderia Rosetta and walking many miles a day in the beautiful lush streets of the city, analyzing every detail of the sumptuous colonial Spanish/Art Deco homes.
It was like I stepped into the moodboard of my dreams. The culture, the arts, the architecture, the people, the fashion, the nightlife, the music scene, the restaurants. Everything about it was perfect. People in Mexico City have the ability to make everything look good. And everything look chill and relaxed. Everyone looks like they’re one a holiday, but they’re not. Yeah, I’m talking about the vibe of certain neighbourhoods like Roma and La Condesa, but I explored many different areas of the city and I was totally charmed by it’s diversity. There certainly are two sides to la ciudad de Mexico but they both are authentic, unique, and go hand in hand with each other.
I stayed with a Mexican family, who shared everything with me. Their stories, their mezcal, their quesadillas and their family. They were knowledgeable on so many subjects, curious, generous, and incredibly funny. They treated me like a daughter and it felt pretty amazing after spending two months by myself.
I also got to hang out with the Mexican president’s entourage, which was a pretty unique. Heard a lot of great stories that night. That’s what happens when you travel by yourself, and you’re open to share a conversation with a stranger. Most of the time, things turn out to be pretty epic and you leave the destination with new, unconventional friendships. Maybe I’ll share this story another time.
Hope you enjoy these pictures. <3