Lil'Libros - Bilingual Books for Children

We are so in love with these adorable children's bilingual books by Lil' Libros.  Learn to count with Frida, your colors with Zapata and your first words with Loteria. All three available in store and online
Check back this Fall for the three new additions to the Lil'Libros collection, La Llorona, Lucha Libre and Guadalupe.

Workshop and Wine Wednesdays: Mexa-themed Nicho Collages

Make it a ladie's night or a evenign out with your date for our next Workshop and Wine Wednesday! We'll be building and painting nicho collages. Choose from various Mexa-themes - Frida, Lucha Libre, Loteria, Day of the Dead or Virgen de Guadalupe.
DATE: July 8th, 2015
TIME: 6-8pm
BYOB - Bring your own snacks and drinks!
21 and over only please
COST: $20 Early-bird TICKETS

Eat Mexico: Book Signing and Tasting!

Come join us to meet Lesley Téllez - author, food blogger and owner of Eat Mexico - a culinary tour operated in Mexico City that focuses exclusively on street food, markets and fondas. We'll have tasty treats from her new cookbook for you to taste and delicious Mexican cocktails for you to sample as you meet and greet with the author!
About the Book: EAT MEXICO is much more than a culinary travelogue. Lesley dishes out solid, practical Mexican cooking advice, offering tips on what makes a great salsa, how to nixtamalize your own corn, how to properly fold tamales and tlacoyos, how to make an extraordinary pot of beans, and even how to line a basket for tacos de canasta.

This book will be savored for years by anyone who enjoys the rush and excitement of the big city, and likes to use food as a lens to explore a foreign culture.

About the Author: Lesley Téllez is a writer, home cook and culinary guide living in New York City. In 2010 she co-founded the tourism company Eat Mexico, which offers street food and market tours in Mexico City and Puebla. She still runs Eat Mexico today, with frequent trips to Mexico's Distrito Federal.


“Reading through Lesley’s evocative Eat Mexico I could smell the crisping chicharrón, the pots of herbaceous green mole, the toasty corn masa crisping on the comal. This is a delicious work of tender, first-hand exploration…you’ll be immediately drawn into a world of honest, irresistible flavors.”

—Rick Bayless

DATE: June 25th, 2015
TIME: 6-8pm
COST: $5 Entry fee or free with purchase of book

Strange like me

Check out the original photos and full comic strip over at Zen Pencils. Artwork by Gav

Etsy Craft Party at Casa Artelexia

Last weekend we had our first ever Etsy Craft Party - it was AMAZING!!! What did our day consist of? 4 Craft stations, 4 hours, 30 students, delicious Frida Kahlo cupcake cake by Roni's Sugar Creations and goodie bags!! Tania Fischer taught her super popular DIY paper flower class, Ashley taught us her tips and tricks to modern calligraphy, Carly the paper weaving project and I showed everyone my newly acquired skill of hand carved stamp making. It was like speed dating for crafters. Check it out!


Frida Kahlo Is Having a Moment by the NYTimes

According to the NYTimes, Frida Kahlo Is Having a Moment.  See the full article here. 

3 Meals & A Bar

Thanks Urbanist for including me in your 3 Meals & A Bar feature!!  Here are a few of my San Diego faves listed below.  What are yours?  I'd love to hear!!
See the full article here!