Most tranquil flat in Polanco, mexico

Most tranquil flat in Polanco, mexico


Oct 2019

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Location, location, location. On the beautiful, jacaranda-lined Lope de Vega, our flat is in the posh Polanco neighborhood where you will find the best restaurants, boutiques, museums, and hotels, a quiet corner where you can walk almost anywhere worth visiting. Within 15 minutes walking distance you will find: Parque Chapultepec, our version of Central Park; The Anthropology Museum, the Modern Art Museum, Carlos Slim´s new Soumaya Museum; the best gyms and workout places, like Siclo, Sports World, etc.; the best restaurants like Enrique Olvera´s Pujol, Quintonil, Contramar, and, for a contrast, Tacos El Farolito; and, of course, Shopping, Mexico´s Champs Elysees called Mazarik, Palacio, Antara, etc.
Inside, you will discover an oasis for reading, cooking and enjoying a tranquil life.


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More about us

  1. We are a couple in our golden years. We travel a lot, splitting our travels between adventure and the pleasure of learning about different cultures. We love Nature as much as the Liberal Arts. We want to spend next October in Lucca or Sicily

  2. Born and raised in Mexico city, I am a lover of literature and have taught courses on the Modern Novel for many years. I am fond of my library.
    Julian has the heart of an explorer and adventurer, but now, in his retirement, he has become a writer . He is from Kenya and has travelled throughout Africa.

  3. We love languages. We both speak English, French and Spanish, and we are working on Italian. We love writing and discussions about the art of writing. We love to hike and bike and sail. We spent most of last year sailing in the French Polynesian islands

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Where is it?


Annie Fitzimmons in her National Geographic Article describes perfectly my neighborhood:

I FEEL AT home in Mexico City. This isn’t something I expected to encounter while exploring one of the world’s largest cities. I thought I would feel exhilarated and up for an adventure. But at home?

Part of the reason I feel this way is because of where I’m staying: in Polanco, an elegant Mexico City neighborhood with a storied history. I wake up, walk to the local coffee shop, Noisette, then poke into shops on unassuming side streets. I walk to tranquil Parque Lincoln and watch the parade of dog walkers making their laps.

Polanco is the center of the good life in Mexico City. I stroll down Avenida Presidente Masaryk, sometimes called the Mexican Champs-Élysées. But the Champs-Élysées is so imposing and intimidating. Instead, this thoroughfare, though dotted with world-class brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, feels like the heartbeat of a small community beating within a much larger metropolis.

Situated just north of Chapultepec Park on the edge of the Las Lomas neighborhood with its mansions and embassies, Polanco was originally farmland that belonged to Hacienda de Los Morales — what remains one of the city’s classic restaurants to this day.

My home base is Las Alcobas, a boutique hotel with a charming hotelier named Samuel Leizorek who understands that details — like sweet treats at turn-down and a menu artisan soaps made with local ingredients — make all the difference. Even though it has been open for business for more than three years, Las Alcobas is the hotel everyone is still talking about.

With just 35 rooms, natural light filling the corridors, artwork and rugs by contemporary Mexican artists, and signature spa treatments derived from indigenous traditions, this home away from home strikes the perfect balance of friendly and refined.

Regardless of where you stay, what draws visitors back to Polanco is its growing international dining scene. “Local, organic, and farm-to-table is still a story here,” a friend in Mexico City told me. “It really is trending in the city and new.”

Anatol, one of Las Alcobas’ restaurants, is leading the charge with this philosophy along with Dulce Patria, the hotel’s other eatery known for its chef, Martha Ortiz, who has dedicated her life to elevating Mexican cuisine.

But perhaps the most famous of all of Mexico City’s restaurants is Pujol, and for good reason. I won’t soon forget the smell of smoking corn husks brought to my table inside a gourd, the truly exceptional margaritas, or the quiet elegance of the navy interior.

But not every restaurant in Polanco is high-end. You’ll also find quesadillas and hamburgers at Butcher & Sons, classic brasserie fare at Brassi, great Japanese at Tori Tori, and even Yorkshire pudding in a house straight out of rural England at Sir Winston Churchill’s. Ivoire, with its black-checkered floor and old-home charm, is another perennial favorite.

The neighborhood’s charm isn’t limited to food. Shopping at Tane, I found things I didn’t even know I could want. The store, which first started making leather handbags in the 1940s, is now Mexico’s premier silversmith, making jewelry, trays, and more. On display was the progression of a single slab of silver hand pounded into a one-of-a-kind spoon. And don’t miss picking up a colorful silk scarf at Pineda Covalin.

Buzzy restaurants
Jacinta, La barra de Piedra, Quintonil , El Chanclas
Cool bars
El Jaleo, Limantour, Capri
Cozy cafés
ENO, Cafe Garat, OJO de AGUA, Le Pain quotidien
Bit of culture
Anthropology Museum, Museo Jumex, Museo tamayo
Walks in the park
Castillo de Chapultepec, Gandhi Park
Spot of exercise
Siclo, Sports World, Beatness
Day tripping
Sunday Bike ride along Reforma Avenue to Historical Downtown

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