At the end of February I went to visit my cousin Carolina Kopeloff in Mexico City and explore a little bit of the Pacific beaches in Oaxaca!!!
My cousin Carolina founded a fair of handmade items by designers and artists, called Fusion. The fair grew and now is located in a renovated schoolhouse, a perfect location for the collection of designers. Walking through the building feels like you are in the most fantastic special secret mall of one of a kind items, from custom made shoes, ponchos, jewelry, and kids backpacks decorated with chihuahuas.
The ground level has a coffee shop, were I sat drew the surrounding plants and architecture. Fusion hosts monthly special events and different designers every weekend to keep it fresh!
It is a one of a kind place in Mexico City and worth seeing the collection of local artists and designers. I am very impressed!!!
Daniel Mendez Donis, a very knowledgeable guide, taught me a mountain of information about pre-colonial Mexico and we went to the pyramids of Teotihuacan!
Then I took an overnight bus to Puerto Escondido and then made my way to Mazunte, a small hippy beach town one hour away. It was so very hard to leave Mazunte, a town of stories and friends:
Para placticar el chido con Vertin and Scarlett, el conejo y la cara en la luna, los puestos del sol, y siempre siempre con el sonido del mar.
I stumbled upon OceanoMar, a hotel and cafeteria with the most gorgeous view and chill vibe. The cool breezes and strong coffee relieved the burning tropical midday sun - la hora de la siesta!
I am in love with Mexico, la gente, los colores, los picosos, la historia y cultura indigena. It was wonderful to stay with my cousin, who I have not seen since I was 6 years old!!!
Below are some sketches I made through out the trip!!!