Perfect Day: Getting ready for your Mexican Party
By Jade Arroyo
To share with your friends and throw yourselves a big party, here we propose some ideas of places where you can get yourself ready for the Mexican party of your dreams.
What to wear?
Juana Cata Textile Art Recreo 5A, 152-6417
This shop offers a fine selection of typical clothing from Oaxaca region, in Mexico. Hand loomed shawls, embroidered blouses, skirts and filigree jewellery. For the gentlemen, there are shirts only.
What to drink?
Casa Cofradía, Recreo 8A, 154-4538 lun/Mon-vie/Fri, 11am-9pm, sáb/Sat-dom/Sun, 10am-8pm
This shop offers 25 different types of high-end tequila plus flavoured tequila (commonly known as creams or liquors), this tequila is artisanal, and comes in beautiful ceramic bottles, the perfect gift to bring to the party for your host or hostess. The price range goes from 200 to 1,500 pesos.
Where to fix your hair “Mexican style”?
Carmela, Salón de Belleza, Canal 9, 152-1346, lun/Mon-sáb/Sat, 9:30am-7pm
The oldest beauty parlor in San Miguel, open since 1957. It is necessary to make an appointment a day ahead. Try one with braids and touched with fresh flowers. Hairdos cost 200 to 300 pesos. They also offer nails, haircuts, etc.
To decorate you party
Mercado Ignacio Ramírez, Colegio (entre/between Umarán y Homobono)
Además encontraras flores frescas para tus arreglos y banderillas de colores.
In this market you can find the colorful piñatas, the traditional star-shaped ones and another in different figures. And fresh flowers to do your floral arrangements and multicolor flags.
Mercado Artesanal, Andador Lucas Balderas (entre/between Loreto y Reloj)
Colorful market filled with popular art, offers typical Mexican crafts at very reasonable prices: brass, wood carvings, papier mâché, wool, hand-blown glass, cast iron, pottery, jewelry, and clothing.
Plásticos Castañeda, Mesones 66, 152-0757, 10am-2pm, 4pm-6:30pm
Here you will find paper flowers, fake braids, garlands, and all sort of patriotic trimmings.