Friday, 11 November 2011

FOOD & DRINK REVIEW · The Green Park Express in Bath Launches a Mexican Panini!

Inspired by the traditional Mexican breakfast of "molletes", The Green Park Express in Bath's Green Park Station launches a delicious toasted sandwich filled with refried beans, melted cheese and homemade pico de gallo salsa (onion, tomatoes, coriander, green chillies and lime juice with a dash of garlic). Deliciously creamy and filling, yet zingy. A fantastic choice for a veggie lunch as well. 

Saturday, 20 August 2011

PHOTO · New mom Selma Blair wears a lovely "huipil"-like embroidered dress!

About the Huipil:

"A huipil (from the Nahuatl uipilli, meaning "blouse"`- "dress") is a form of Maya textile andtunic or blouse worn by indigenous MayanZapotec, and other women in central to southern MexicoGuatemalaBelizeEl Salvador, and western Honduras, in the northern part of Central America. The elaborate design and patterns of a traditional woman's huipil may convey the wearer's village, marital status, and personal beliefs. They are usually made from two or three woven panels joined with decorative stitching, then doubled over and a hole cut in the center panel for the neck (unless woven in during the weaving) and decorated with stitchery. The sides are joined together with more decorative stitching, allowing openings for the arms and in the more ceremonial pieces, ribbons run down the length of the sides of the middle panel, sometimes with the ribbon forming a serrated collar ornament with two loose lengths of ribbons in the front, often in two colors. The length of the huipil varies from a simple sleeveless top extending to the waist or slightly below to a knee- or calf-length tunic forming draping scapular sleeves because of the width"

via Wikipedia

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

VIDEO · Mexican Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat (also known as Pop Tart Cat) is an internet meme, referring to an 8-bit animated gif of a cat with the body of a cherry Pop-Tart flying through space, leaving a rainbow trail behind the cat. But I digress, here's the Mexican version complete with the body of a burrito and "El Mariachi Loco" playing in the background. Adorable!

VIDEO · Mariachi Connecticut Serenades a Beluga Whale

Mariachi Connecticut, "Los Trovadores de América" performing for a beluga whale at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, where they were performing during a wedding.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

FASHION · Frida and La Virgen de Guadalupe, trendier than ever

Two icons of Mexican culture recently spotted in a couple of window displays in Italy.

Reminiscence, the French jewellery boutique is using Frida's image in their Venice branch windows.

Spotted in the shop Sisley, in Verona, Italy

Saturday, 14 May 2011

ART · Top Ten Mexican Contemporary Artists

A  tattoo artist living in Oaxaca, Dr. Lakra alters magazine tear sheets of wrestlers and pin-up girls, as well as anatomical illustrations and found objects, with cartoon drawings that reference sex, death, demons, and historical themes.

An exciting mix of contemporary Mexican artists who are becoming world renowned. Rooted in folklore, social issues, and popular culture, these artists — ranging from Gabriel Orozco, who’s been canonized at MoMA, and Damián Ortega, a standout at London’sWhite Cube, to Julieta Aranda, a rising star who has tricked out the Guggenheim — turn the local into the conceptual for international appetites.

Vía @

Thursday, 28 April 2011

CULTURE · Dita Von Teese refashions the traditional Mexican cocktail: who wants some 'Margaditas' (chipotle included)?

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the summer soirée season with the Cointreau MargaDita – the latest collaboration from Dita Von Teese, International Queen of Burlesque, and Cointreau, the original French triple sec. As the global Cointreauversial ambassador since 2007, Dita Von Teese proudly introduces her latest namesake cocktail, the Cointreau MargaDita, a bold and seductive reinvention of the classic Margarita, the #1 selling cocktail in America. Dita Von Teese’s tasty new libation is a homage to Margarita Sames, the bon vivante Dallas socialite who created the original recipe in 1948 while vacationing at her Acapulco cliffside hacienda. According to Dita Von Teese, "The Cointreau MargaDita is a tantalizing haute-cocktail with a spicy twist."
“Margarita Sames was clearly a strong, confident, and stylish woman well known for her entertaining prowess - qualities that I both admire and, hopefully, embody,” says Dita Von Teese. “Her Margarita recipe has been enjoyed for over 60 years and it seemed only natural for me to create my own cocktail as a tribute to this glamorous and charismatic woman.”
Dita Von Teese toasts this alluring woman, who unfortunately passed away this past year, by using the classic margarita ingredients as a base for her Cointreau MargaDita cocktail: Cointreau, tequila and fresh lime juice. “I wanted to keep the integrity of the original margarita recipe, but add a personal touch of my own. The juxtaposition of floral notes with spicy elements makes for a seductive twist: aromatic Monin Rose Syrup for a hint of floral, feminine perfume, and a dash of chipotle powder for an unexpected spicy smack. I think Margarita Sames would approve,” says Dita Von Teese.

Cointreau MargaDita
  • 1.5 oz Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup
  • 1 pinch Chipotle Spice
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with floating organic yellow rose petals. For an added kick, add a chipotle and salt rim.