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Count your blessings, Mexico City, for master chocolatier and pastry chef Luis Robledo has returned to his native country and opened Tout Chocolat in Condesa. This small shop offers handcrafted chocolates, other fine candies, and pastries conceived by Chef Luis, previously executive pastry chef at Le Cirque 2000 and Four Seasons Hotel in New York. Glass cases display delicately assembled cakes so fresh that the owner recommends calling the shop a half hour in advance to make sure your treats are ready when you arrive. Basil-lime and ginger-mango are two of the unique chocolate combinations.
Known for being home to various film stars in the Golden Age of cinema in the 1940s, this charming neighborhood features art deco and modern architecture, lush parks and hip cafes, restaurants and boutiques. This urbanized and trendy area of the city is popular amongst musicians, young professionals and families. A weekend must visit.
Founded by Carmen Cordera who has dedicated more than 20 years to design, the Mexican Gallery of Design began operating in 1991. The gallery takes a fresh approach towards researching, supporting, and marketing designed objects while expanding the scope of industrial design in the country. With a view toward achieving a universal identity for Mexican designers the gallery avoids a uniform concept of a national design abroad. The global market is approached using Japan, Italy and the United States as models. Admission : Free
Recently named a barrio magico (magic neighborhood) by the secretary of tourism, San Ángel is located southwest of the city center. Populated by historic cobblestone streets, fragrant gardens and grand estates this neighborhood is flush with Colonial history. Many of the city's popular attractions are located near the San Ángel neighborhood including the Bellas Artes Palace, Templo Mayor and many art galleries, markets, open-air restaurants, boutiques and more.