mexico city: insider's guide

© nowness / photography: douglas friedman - the popular contramar restaurant in roma norte for globetrotting urbanites as ourselves, mexico city has long been on our travel wish list. this sprawling megalopolis of approx. 20 million inhabitants is one of the planet's biggest cities. perhaps best known for rampant congestion, pollution and crime, it's also a leading economic and cultural hub in latin america. and did you know that measured by gdp, it ranks in the top 10 of the planet's richest cities? lifestyle website nowness got in touch with in-the-know mexico city native and maestra tequilera bertha gonzález nieves to reveal some of her fav spots. she proudy claims that the enormous push by its creative citizens makes the city a coveted, must-explore cultural destination of any world traveler. click [here] to view gonzález nieves' hot list.
© nowness / photography: douglas friedman - discover contemporary mexican art at kurimanzutto gallery