Vibrant Mexico City

March 1st, 2012

Museo Soumaya HERE

Rodin’s sculpture ‘The Thinker’ in the vestibule of Soumaya.

Hola!  Mexico was spectacular and The SC is happy to be home with a renewed sense of wonder. Mexico City was big, bold, colorful!  I was in awe from dawn to late at night thanks to the abilities and the knowledge of our delightful tour guide Monica, who informed us that we were in the middle of a city of 22 million.  Every minute was filled with new experiences; the distance and the activity created distraction and a softening,  yet provided the welcomed awareness that Nelson is with me always. Traveling requires focus and concentration as everything in the environment is new, which in this case for me included the language.  I was able to stay in the moment, but there were incidents that brought the reality of loss to my consciousness. The gifts that I spotted for Nelson. Pulling out my passport and remembering our trip to Panama four years ago.  A ‘mouth watering’ and unusual item on the menu that I knew he would love to try. Watching couples walk hand in hand or public displays of affection. But the moment would pass as I found myself attending to the beauty displayed before me, or the step in front of me that came out of nowhere.

The SC waits outside a restaurant for lunch!  The food in Mexico City was magnificent and many times we were serenaded as we dined, as shown in the photo above.  The salsas, the cactus paddles, the interesting and unique combinations of flavors.  And the best coffee that I’ve ever tasted in my life! I fell in love with the history of the city and the country, its people, the art, the architecture and museums, the markets, the parks and neighborhoods, the food, the pedestrian walkways, the music and everything that awakened my senses.  And the ever abundant display of scarves and shawls that enticed and entranced every step of the way. Head wrap inspiration had never been more abundant!

22 Responses to “Vibrant Mexico City”

  1. Jean

    WELCOME HOME!!!!! So very happy you’re back. Thank you for the vicarious pleasure of the trip. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspired headwraps etc.

    Much love,


  2. déjà pseu

    Welcome back, and glad your trip was enjoyable and enlivening. It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve visited Mexico City, need to go back!

  3. déjà pseu

    Actually, make that 30 years. Whoa!

  4. Catherine

    You are beautiful and I love your description of Mexico City; a warm welcome home to you

  5. Debbi

    I am so glad you had a nice time in Mexico. The colors always seem so intense in tropical areas.

  6. rose

    Hello Judith, so, so, so glad you’re back. The photos were wonderful and as always, you bring so much into your writing that we are there with you. Many thanks too for your comment on my blog about my lace-up boots.

    Much love from England,

  7. Corinne

    So glad you are back and had a good time. I can imagine the new experiences mixing with memories making this a very special occasion. Your photo’s are great.

  8. Shelley

    Welcome back Judith (and thanks for your comment)! I’m so glad you enjoyed Mexico City. I was there about 10 years ago, and remember being in sensory overload. Did you go to the Archeology Museum or the Pyramids of Teotihuacan? I loved the food there, especially the cactus (nopalitos) salad, and the people were so warm and friendly, and immediately made you feel like part of their family. Looking forward to seeing some Mexican-inspired outfits!

  9. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Welcome home – I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. The photos are wonderful, and you look beautiful as always, in hat and scarf!

  10. SizzleandZoom

    You are coming more alive with your memories of Nelson. It seems you are enjoying life more and easing into a good new life. These are beautiful words about Mexico City. Welcome
    home beautiful lady.

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  12. Rebecca

    Mexico remains one of my all time favorite vacation spots and I had the pleasure of visiting it 3 times many years ago. There is so much to see and I absolutely loved the silver jewelry which I continue to wear and receive many compliments on.
    I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hearing more about this trip.
    Welcome home – We all missed you!!

  13. WendyB

    Looks like a great trip. I’ve never been to Mexico!

  14. Melanie

    Oh yes, you ARE home! Welcome back! I enjoyed reading about your trip and I look forward to seeing all the inspirations you picked up while you were there, spirit-wise, clothing-wise, other-wise.

  15. Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle

    Sounds absolutely wonderful. Mexico is still a country I would love to see. Perhaps I can combine it with my next USA trip…. Hopefully you will have some more images with us to share…

  16. carolyn

    Que Viva!!

  17. Terri

    You have some beautiful photos. I know the trip was a bit of a challenge for you, but it sounds as though–you were aware and handled them well. How many hats did you pack? And did you find that any women in this city 0f 22 million (I can’t imagine) were also wearing hats?

  18. Judith Boyd

    I did go to the National Museum of Anthropology, but didn’t get to the Pyramids. Next time!

  19. Judith Boyd

    I must have packed about 10 packable hats, because I never know which direction I will go. I saw very little ‘hat wearing’ in the city!

  20. janet kay skeen

    So glad you enjoyed your holiday in Mexico City. Color–I need some color. I shall welcome spring in this cold and snowy (Denver) climate.

  21. Janine

    Here you are wearing my favorite of all your hats. the hat you were wearing in that post on ARC’s blog when I first glimpsed the magnificent SC style! Hope this trip fed your spirit. Beauty, music, dance, architecture, land, color – they all do that so well, yes?

  22. Susan Tiner

    That first photograph is amazing. Your description of Mexico City makes me go there. It must be so hard trying to stay in the moment.

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