The View from Mexico: News, Insights, Inspiration.
¡Felices fiestas! Happy Holidays!
As a design-build-project management agency specializing in retail, hospitality and workspace, we look for and find inspiration in the people, places and things we encounter everyday. With the holidays approaching I am excited to share some of the inspiration we see around us as retail and the country begins to celebrate the season. Please feel free to reach out anytime to talk about projects, trends, the world, or really anything at all. And of course if you are looking to bring your brand to Mexico, let's start a conversation!

Fernanda Cardoso
CEO/Founder FCardoso

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Project Spotlight:  Cimaco Culiacán
Architecture and Design, Fixture Design and Development, Construction, Project Management.
The 7th location of this iconic family-owned and operated department store, featuring 52 global brands in their own shops, delayed due to the pandemic, finally opened it's doors in October of 2021. This 15,000 sq. meter project is a feast for both the stomach; with a gourmet shop, restaurant, and bakery, and the eyes; with spectacular store design and visual merchandising. Check out the finished project!
I am proud to be included in VMSD's group of industry leaders from around the world sharing thoughts and insights on all things retail. Find my  blog library on VMSD's website. I will return after the holidays with a new article on the trials of opening retail during the pandemic. See you then!
Off the beaten path: For stylish holiday shopping and design-forward boutiques featuring handcrafted jewelry and hand-stitched blouses, come to Mexico City. Here is a list of 10 of the best spots to snag great gifts for the holidays. 
Holiday inspiration: In Mexico, Christmas isn’t a one-time event. It’s a full month of celebrations, marked with family feasts and lots of piñatas. Starting on 12 December and lasting until 6 January, Christmas celebrations in Mexico have their own flair. There are candle-lit processions, elaborate nativity scenes, Spanish Christmas carols, dancing and fireworks. While traditions like Christmas trees and Santa Claus have found a place in Mexican festivities, the holiday celebrations are firmly rooted in Spanish and indigenous culture. Read More

Maison Diez  is an amazing showroom located in Mexico City. Visit to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty of lighting.
Visit Fernanda's Instagram. to find more beauty of all kinds and @diezcompany for more lighting inspiration.
Speaking of lighting: There is nothing that delights more than holiday lighting. This beautiful tree filling the atrium at Antara Fashion Mall in Mexico City is just one in a fantasy of light installations created for the holidays around the world by MK Illuminations.  See more here.
Things we love: At Moda Intramuros's annual fashion show, sustainability and inclusion are the watchwords. Featuring emerging designers from around the world, this highly anticipated annual fashion show also features the youth of Campeche as the runway models. Read More.


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