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Mexico Design with Architectural Digest

EXPLORING MEXICO CITY AND SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE WITH AD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AMY ASTLEY

Mexico’s colorful metropolis has shot to the top of every design lover’s list, with one of the highest concentrations of museums and galleries in the world, an innovative food scene that rivals that of Copenhagen, and a profusion of high-design shops and hotels. Just a few hours’ drive away, the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende provides the perfect contrast to Mexico City’s action, with its charming UNESCO-protected architecture and artisan studios. You can experience the best of both places with behind-the-scenes access to top sites and exclusive invitations into private homes on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, hosted by the editor-in-chief of AD and the founder of Indagare.

A spot on this trip may be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $4,500, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by January 5, 2020.

What to Expect

  • Enjoy curator- and artist-led visits of top contemporary art galleries, museums and studios in Mexico City, with opportunities for guided shopping in design neighborhoods like Polanco.
  • Gain after-hours access to the National Anthropology Museum, a staggering collection of precolonial artifacts and a significant cultural center.
  • Explore the most interesting and iconic homes designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán, including viewings of spaces that are closed to the public with an expert guide.
  • Dive into the world of Mexico’s most talented artist couple, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, with private tours of their former homes and studios.
  • Meet Mexico City’s top designers and insiders through private apartment and studio visits and meals at top tables like Contramar.
  • Discover the beauty of one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns, San Miguel de Allende, through guided history and gallery tours, a cooking class and a reception at a dazzling private home featured in the pages of AD.
  • Enjoy three nights’ accommodations at the buzzy Four Seasons Mexico City and two nights’ accommodations at the beautiful Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, two of the region’s most luxurious hotels.
  • Explore two of Mexico’s top design centers with AD editor-in-chief Amy Astley and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, as well as top curators, designers, city insiders and more.
  • When
    March 30 - April 4, 2020
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Foodies , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host

Amy Astley is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, joining the brand in 2016. In addition to overseeing all editorial content, Astley is committed to furthering the reach of AD’s design authority. Along with developing AD Access Insider Journeys in partnership with Indagare, AD now boasts a rapidly expanding social footprint, a hit video series on YouTube, and digital-only verticals AD PRO, a membership service featuring authoritative design-industry coverage and breaking news, and Clever, which offers design advice for real life. Prior to ADAstley was the founding editor of Teen Vogue. She has spent a great deal of her career immersed in art, design, and fashion, including five years at House & Garden and nearly a decade at Vogue.

On this journey, you will also be hosted by Indagare founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    March 30 - April 4, 2020
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD editor-in-chief Amy Astley and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    $9,800

Includes

  • Accommodations at the Four Seasons Mexico City (three nights) and the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (two nights). Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • Breakfast and lunch daily, as well as three dinners (including welcome and farewell dinners in private homes).
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions included in the itinerary (three full days of activities in Mexico City and two half days of activities in San Miguel de Allende).
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout Mexico to all activities and between cities, in small luxury vehicles.
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your hosts, AD’s Amy Astley and Indagare’s Melissa Biggs Bradley.
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included) to Oaxaca, Puebla, LA and beyond.

Excludes

  • Air transportation to and from Mexico
  • Airport transfers outside of scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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