Sometimes an idea pops out of the blue, in the middle of the night, and suddenly reinforcements start appearing all over the place. Has this ever happened to you?
A few weeks ago I casually said, “Se me antoja ir a Oaxaca otra vez.” It’s been a while since I last visited.
All of a sudden, Oaxacan culture, food, Mezcal, and colors have begun manifesting (to use a “new agey” term) in my realm of thoughts and materializing in photos and invitations.
Case in point: I was just casually browsing the October issue of Condé Nast Traveler and found it has a beautiful 6 page spread/ article of los mercados de Oaxaca.
It includes photos and tips for the well traveled traveler, someone who appreciates the mundane, the everyday experience en un pais diferente and understands cultures that are not her/his own. (Did I just make an advertisement for the magazine? Les juro que no me pagan, pero es de mis favoritas para soñar con viajes fuera de lo común.)
If you want to take a look online, go to cntraveler.com and it will be under “Mercado Madness.”
I’m also pleased to hear that Bricia Lopez, the most influential advocate of Mezcal and Oaxacan cuisine in LA (and also one hell of a cool lady) is opening up a new bar at her family’s “Guelaguetza” restaurant in Koreatown.
I just read this link from Urban Daddy and suggest you do too: “Mezcal of the Wild. A Legit Mezcalería in Koreatown.”
So Sign me up to try the Mezcal, Bricia! Mucho éxito!