More amazingness from Tsimáni Studio

Again, Tsimáni Studio, blows me away….

I want this Calaca so bad it hurts! How amazing would it look on my Day of the Dead altar?? Price $7,500 pesos…just a little more than my rent. *sigh*



One thing checked off the list

I am happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of my very own maguey plant. He stands from root to tip about a foot tall and is a beautiful bluish-green colour.

We stopped to look at plants in Cuernavaca this weekend. I was beginning to give up hope that I would find a healthy plant that was a good price (others I’d found ran anywhere from 150 to 300 pesos in the city).

As I began looking around at the other offerings I found it, hiding under some long grasses that had fallen over. The maguey was a beautiful colour and really well-formed. Bracing myself for the bad news I asked the price…

30 pesos!

Of course I bought it and have since brought it to its new home in Mexico City.

I’ve also given it a name. From here on out it shall be called Juan Vázquez Peréz Dominguez de la Rosa Henriquez y Castilla, or Juanito for short!


Maguey Pulquero

I realize that this may not be the most realistic thing to have on my wish list, especially seeing as how these plants grow to become enormous and I live in a little apartment with a teensy tiny balcony! I don’t care! I want it!

I think it’s dusty bluish-green colour is gorgeous and I can’t think of a more enduring symbol of Mexico. The Maguey is found from the very north of the country to the south.

The particular variety that I want is where the alcoholic drink Pulque comes from. Though I’m not a fan of Pulque, the Maguey suits me just fine.

Isn’t it beautiful? Would you put one in your home? Am I crazy? lol


Xoloitzcuintle – Mexican Hairless Dog

I want one! I’ve heard it said that “they’re so ugly they’re cute”, but I just see them as adorable. Xoloitzcuintles are known to be loyal and intelligent pets and are ideal for those who suffer from pet alergies (as they have no hair or dander) .

A fixture in Mexican society since time immemorial, at one time the Xoloitzcuintle was bred specifically as a source of food. Thankfully those days are gone and the proud Xolo (as they’re known in short) is reclaiming its position as an emblem of Mexico.

Have you ever met a Xolo?