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Lydia Carey Presents New Guidebook to Colonia La Roma

By Marie Moébius

Do you know La Roma, the elegant and full-of-life central neighborhood of Mexico City or CDMX (the new denomination for Mexico DF)? You might have walked on beautiful Orizaba street planted with trees or sat down on a bench in majestic Parque México. Maybe you have already visited one of the cutting-edge art galleries in the area (OMR, Arroniz, Toca…) and had lunch at the fancy restaurant Delirio, owned by chef Monica Patiño, at the corner of Monterrey and Alvaro Obregón. But do you really know La Roma? Do you know that an English circus owner who built the colonias Roma and Condesa at the beginning of the 20th century developed La Roma? Do you know that La Roma was strongly hit by the earthquake of 1985? Have you ever wanted to know how to use the Ecobici (the city’s bike-sharing program) or where to find the best 1980s-like nightclub in town? All of that and much more are to be found in Mexico City Streets La Roma, a guide written by Lydia Carey.

Book Presentation
Mexico City Streets La Roma
By Lydia Carey
Sat, Aug 20, 6pm
Librería Moébius Books
Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20, Centro

Carey is a former San Miguel resident. But the appeal of the great city made her move to barrio La Roma four years ago. “I have fallen dangerously in love with the motion, radiance, and utter chaos that is this place where I live. The city is a bubbling stew of stories, and I am determined to taste them all,” she says. Since Lydia is a writer (her work has been published in The Latin Kitchen, LuxuryLatinAmerica, The Expeditioner, and The News, among others), she soon began to write about her new hometown in a blog: Her guidebook to La Roma was released a few months ago. It is a comprehensive, nicely illustrated bilingual publication in which she gives the curious reader all the clues to understand the neighborhood. With its useful maps and tips, Mexico City Streets La Roma allows you to know the best and the hidden in this part of the city.

Don’t miss Lydia Carey’s presentation of her book at Librería Moébius Books inside Instituto Allende on Saturday, August 20, at 6pm. Join her for a cocktail and a short talk about “Mexico City and why you need to visit now!” Be careful, her enthusiasm is contagious, and you might fall in love with La Roma as well! The presentation will be in English.


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