Mexico City, Mexico
Lorena, 33
Event Coordinator
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an event coordinator, I do it because I always wanted a job where my creative and restless self could keep excited about the next project, you never know who is going to be your client and which are going to be their demands, beside I get to travel and discover cool places.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I think I could make a 3 day playlist for all the times I've been broken hearted, but here are the favs: 1. The Melody of a Fallen Tree - Windsor for the Derby, 2. Skinny Love - Bon Iver, 3. Bad Habbit- Foals, 4. Love Like a Sunset Part II - 5. Phoenix, 6. Hellhole Ratrace - Girls, 7. Wait - M83, 8. The Moon - Cat Power, 9. Harvest Moon - Cassandra Wilson, 10. Always For You - The Album Leaf, 11. No Distance Left to Run - Blur, 12. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses, 13. Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Beck

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Geeks and Freaks, Misfits, Skins, Girls and Are you afraid of the dark?

Name some spots in Mexico City that are good for a Tinder date.

Rule #1: Always have Tinder dates on public spaces, just in case you don't feel comfy or safe. 1. Cineteca Nacional, you can chill before the movie starts and if you feel like keep the date going after the movie, you can grab a drink from La Chicha, located in the same complex or go to Coyoacán to one of the bars or cafes. 2. Museo Jumex, there's always a good exhibition you can disccuss after in one of the many restaurants around Polanquito. 3. Comedor Lucerna, the cool thing about thi place is that you sit on communal tables and there is more that one option to munch in a relax atmosphere.

Who’s your hero and where in Mexico City would you take them out for a serious hang?

I have no heros at the moment.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Most of the times If I see something I really love I'll buy it, it can be a boutique, a market or the average store in the mall.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Coapa

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Going to Las Trajineras in Xochimilco, is so cool when you go with a big group of friends, so, I have to wait to the starts to align.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Mexico City and where did you get it?

There is this a taco place called El Borrego Viudo, it's a good place to go after a night of party, cause they serve you in your car on their parking lot but I discovered that if you go without some alcohol in your system, they're just bad, bad taste and make you sick.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Mexico City that you particularly like?

Hanky Panky, it's a speakeasy bar in Colonia Juárez, you need a membership to get in but you can contact them on their FB (Hanky Panky Cocktail Bar) and make a reservation for your first visit.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Mexico City? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

My finest meal has been in Pujol, one of the top restaurants in Mexico City. It was a six course meal for around 160 USD with drinks.

What restaurant in Mexico City looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

There're a lot of little restaurants (fondas) and street vendors that can look not worthy, but I can assure wherever there's people, the food is good, look for La Esquina del Chilaquil.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Mexico City? Which one do you like?

Licorería Limantour is the place, especially the one in La Roma. My favorite cocktail is Jamaica Mezcal.

Where would you take your partner in Mexico City if you wanted to really pamper them?

To have a little staycation in Distrito Capital hotel, where you can have an amazing views of the city and chill on the terraza-bar pool.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Well one of the things that foreigners freak out about mexican snacks is that most of them are spicy, even the candies. My favorite one is chamoyada, a drink made with shaved ice, mango syrup and chamoy. An all ages favorite is corn cob with mayo, lime, fresh cheese and chili powder. A healthier one is jícama, it's a really common vegetable you can get from a street vendor prepared with lemon, chili powder and salt.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Mexico City?

I've always thought that Mexico City has been for many years an underrated destination, I cannot think about a place or attraction that could make you feel disappointed.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Mexico City?

Desierto de los Leones is a National Park located in the limits of Mexico City, there is a beautiful convent and it's pretty easy to access, but not much foreigners go.

What are the Mexico City spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Chapultepec Castle, Anthropology Museum, Angel of Independence, Palace of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Cathedral, The Zocalo, Xochimilco and Coyoacán.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Mexico City. How do you spend it?

I'd get up early and go for a run in Chapultepec Park so by the time I hit Reforma I could see the sunrise. I'd return to my place to get ready for the day. At lunch time I'd go to Balcón del Zócalo to have some mexican food looking over the center of the city. By the end of the day I'd go to La Roma to grab a cocktail in Limantour bar.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Barcelona in the summer, just cause it has everything, the beach, the museums, the night life, the food, the culture, the architecture, the people, I don't know, is one of those places you just don't want to leave.

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