Eat.Drink.Cook.Mexico. // Wine Tasting in Valle de Guadalupe

Join us for a full day of eating and drinking in Baja California’s wine country. Our small group provides a social and light-hearted way to savor the best experiences offered in Valle de Guadalupe. We’ll start the day off visiting a few of Valle's top wineries where we'll have our tastings. After we have had our fill of Baja wines we'll head on over to our dear friend's restaurant where they'll have prepared us a spread for us to feast on. During our meal we'll have a chance to chat with the owners and Executive chef. More INFO.

Eat.Drink.Cook.Mexico. // TJ Tacos & Beer

Join us as we eat and drink our way through Tijuana's best of the best! We'll take you to our favorite food spots where you'll get try a variety of seriously delicious eats and after we'll make our way to a few of the local breweries for craft beer tastings. Yum! More INFO.


Sal de Gusano Deliciousness

My recent travels to Oaxaca have introduced me to some very interesting ingredients, sal de gusano being one of my all-time favorites.  Sal de gusano, or "worm salt", is quite literally ground up sea salt, worms and chiles.  These aren't just any worms, they are maguey worms which are actually caterpillars that feed on maguey and agave plants.  I know it sounds a wee bit scary but I promise it's really very good.  I've been adding it to just about everything.  Its smoky and spicy flavor paired perfectly well with my burrata and strawberry dish.  Serve it as a salad or dessert - either way  your guests will love it!


Sliced strawberries
Sal de gusano
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic glaze

  1. Cut burrata pieces into halves (or quarters depending on the size) 
  2. Top the burrata with strawberries slices
  3. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze on the cheese and strawberries
  4. Sprinkle on the sal de gusano and serve!


Oaxaca // National Geographic

We are so excited to see that Oaxaca was named number 2 in National Geographic's article "100 Places That Will Change Your Life".  They're not kidding, Oaxaca is seriously magical


Party Favors // Toilet Paper Rolls

Who doesn't love a good party favor?!  I know I do.  They take me back to my childhood when you'd be handed a goodie bag at the end of a birthday party. I couldn't wait to see what was in mine!  They'd be filled with stickers, candy, toys, confetti and such.  They weren't ever anything fancy but it didn't matter - it was a goodie bag!!  Luckily for my guests I love to give them just as much as receiving them.  Goodie bags can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make them.  Either way your guests will love them.

A customer reached out to us this week requesting Mexa-themed party favors for her Cinco de Mayo fiesta.  She wanted something colorful, festive and affordable.  For the vessel we decided to use toilet paper rolls.  They're free, durable and a fun alternative to bags.  We filled them with a variety of items ranging in price from $1-$10.  Most were filled with the $1 items and just a handful had the $5-$10 items.  By doing this we kept costs down and made it more exciting for her guests.  Once they were filled it was time to decorate them.  Check out how easy it is to make these toilet paper roll party favors using crepe and tissue paper!
Interested in having Casa Artelexia make your custom party favors? Contact us.


Claudio Limon

We may be a wee bit obsessed with artist Claudio Limon's works. The pink Otomi mural he recently did for Hotel Matilda in San Miguel is leaving us swooning over his whimsical Mexican pop-art style. Check out some of our favorite insta pics of the hotel and a handful of his illustrations. See more of his works here and here!