As I mentioned earlier this week, Kenn and I were in Mexico City last month. We were thrilled to be able to get there for Dia de Los Muertos, which was breathtaking. The flowers, the colors, the costumes, the ofrendas, the music, the food were all unbelievable. I highly recommend a trip. If you’re on the west coast of the US like we are, it’s a shorter flight than going to New York!
The city itself was beautiful too, and though it’s sprawling it’s incredibly easy to get around on public transportation. I’ve now added Mexico City to perhaps my top five cities that I’ve been.
I love these popsicles that come in a million flavors. This one was tamarind.
This was one of my favorite moments of the trip. We wandered into this old courtyard garden with flowers and skulls everywhere, and there was this amazing live music. I could have sat there all day.
Here are some links for your weekend reading. There are some really good ones this week.
- Love this post on ethical consumption that challenges the “experiences over objects” dogma in a thoughtful way. This is my favorite bit: “So basically, if the things we owned or did involved others, they were more likely to make us happy than if they were bought or experienced alone.”
- This came up in the discussion on fashion and disability the other day, and I thought I’d link it here: The ensemble and false legs created by Alexander McQueen for athlete Aimee Mullins is very reminiscent of Frida Kahlo.
- What are the real costs of the low prices you see at holiday time?
- Lauren made a festive tree skirt that can be worn by people!
- This is all kinds of brilliant. Dear Kate makes cute panties specially designed for your ladytimes.
- The Uniform: A Philosophy of Dress is a great read on a subject I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.
- Closet Case Files has an extensive review of this lovely-looking book on draping.
Have a great weekend. And don’t forget that 20% off all digital patterns ends today!