Have you booked a summer holiday yet? a quick 5 day get away?
Now you'll want somewhere with beautiful beaches but more to do
than just sunbathe. Somewhere with adventure and culture and
covetable crafts. If so I have just the destination for you, for I
have just returned from the only place I immediatley want to return
back to- Mexico.
A delicious paradox of a paradise just like the salt lining your
margarita, danger and pleasure seem to sinfully harmonise in this
culture-rich country. I steered clear of Cancun ( beside Le Blanc
Spa) and headed to the spiritual magnet of Tulum, to the Papaya
Playa Project a pop up hotel from the Design Hotel Group. Raw in
every sense of the word including food and materials, this
cast-a-way life was one for the daydreamers so I headed up to the
Coqui Coqui Perfumery in Valladolid. A luxuriously spanish colonial
style hideaway where fragrances such as tobacco and orange blossom
were combined to poetic effect.
Talking of Poetry, in nearby Guatemala a small group of women
have been traditionally weaving a range of Poetry Bracelets
featuring lines from young brit poet Greta Bellamacina's debut book
Kaleidocope. In an exclusive, fairtrade and charitable
collaboration with MYFLASHTRASH.COM
the limited edition poetry bracelets with empowering lines ('A
Runaway of Glory' is a personal favourite) will be sold at various
festivals this summer. Just as illustrators have come back into the
fashion spotlight, this marks what we hope will be a fashionable
poetry revival. So bring a little bit of South American poetic
passion to your wrist this summer, you may not be in Mexico but
hey, the Margarita you're holding will be just as delicious!