Last month, our designer Lyndsay, visited Mexico City to check on our production at our factory there. This is her report from her visit.
Off to my happy Place…Mexico City!
First stop, Tepeji! 30 miles north of the city lies a charming, little town called Tepeji. This is where Lime Ricki’s sewing and cutting facility resides. I love my production family. Our cutting facility is a sight to behold, and comes complete with a Lucha Libre fighter named the “Dark Knight”. (True story.)
Next, off to the sewing facility. Jared is the plant manager, with a truly heartwarming story. As a child he spent days playing among the rows of machines while his mother worked. As he grew, so did his responsibilities. He managed to work his way up the ladder, from working odd-jobs to becoming the boss.
After a long day, the team meets up for dinner. I cannot begin to describe the adventures I’ve had at the dinner table. Every time my amigos trick me into eating something “interesting.” Grasshoppers, Mescal worms (nicknamed the “King’s Dish”, ant eggs (which I call “Mexican Caviar”), snails, bone marrow. If it’s an insect, I’ve probably eaten it. Mexico is full of fresh juice stands. I’ve recently discovered a lime with cucumber juice, and it is heaven! However too much Mexican juice=the entire week in the restroom.
I am obsessed with the different types of architecture and design Mexico City has to offer, and as a result, I am constantly snapping pics. There’s this crazy mash-up of early Spanish Colonial, Art Deco, and Modern architecture, to only name a few. I am happiest while sitting in Frida Kahlo’s courtyard patio among the lush greenery and abundant history. (I’m going to have someone secretly spill my ashes there.)