Mexico City Design with Architectural Digest

Mexico’s colorful metropolis has shot to the top of every design lover’s list, with one of the highest concentrations of museums and galleries in the world, an innovative restaurant scene that stands out on the global stage, and a profusion of one-of-a-kind boutiques and hotels. And behind the city’s colonial and concrete walls lies a hidden world defined by evolving design movements—from indigenous and Spanish roots to the ferocious Brutalist and Modernist eras, which inform today’s contemporary inspiration. You can experience behind-the-scenes access to top sites and exclusive invitations into the galleries, studios and private residences at the forefront of this diverse scene, on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico City—in the company of Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley.

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What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Architectural Digest to give you unmatched access to Mexico City. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy curator- and artist-led visits of top contemporary art galleries, collectives and studios in Mexico City, with opportunities for guided shopping in stylish neighborhoods like Polanco and Roma, and the chance to meet the creatives that are shaping the city’s current design scene. Gallery highlights include Kurimanzutto, LABOR, Fernando Laposse, Ago Projects and more!
  • Discover Mexico’s indigenous heritage with private, after-hours visits to the National Anthropology Museum, a staggering collection of precolonial artifacts and a significant cultural center, and the Anahuacalli Museum, artist Diego Rivera’s personal collection of prehispanic works.
  • Explore the most interesting and iconic homes designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán, including viewings of spaces that are closed to the public with an expert guide.
  • Dive into the world of Mexico’s most talented artist couple, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, with private tours of their former homes and studios.
  • Meet Mexico City’s leading designers, curators and local insiders through private apartment and studio visits and meals at top tables—including the enchanting private residence of AD100 designer Rodman Primack (the founder of the design firm RP Miller and former chief creative officer of Design Miami/). Plus: Explore in the company of AD Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley, as well as Indagare Vice President of Sales Elise Bronzo.
  • Enjoy five nights’ accommodations at Las Alcobas, one of the city’s top boutique hotels.


Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    February 12 - 17, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Style Mavens , Foodies

This Journey's Host


In addition to overseeing all editorial content, Astley is committed to furthering the reach of AD’s design authority. Along with developing AD Access Insider Journeys in partnership with Indagare, AD now boasts a rapidly expanding social footprint, a hit video series on YouTube, and digital-only verticals AD PRO, a membership service featuring authoritative design-industry coverage and breaking news, and Clever, which offers design advice for real life. Prior to ADAstley was the founding editor of Teen Vogue. She has spent a great deal of her career immersed in art, design, and fashion, including five years at House & Garden and nearly a decade at Vogue.


During her time at Indagare, Elise has collaborated with various institutions to provide exclusive access and special experiences for Indagare members, hosted Insider Journeys to Mexico City, Marrakech, India and Egypt and scouted such locales as Jordan, Israel, India, Peru, Botswana and Tanzania. Insatiably curious, Elise seeks out local markets everywhere she goes and has a particular interest in indigenous religions, artisan crafts and wellness methods across cultures. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @ebronzo.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    February 12 - 17, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley and Indagare's Elise Bronzo


  • Five nights’ accommodation at Las Alcobas. Indagare can arrange upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions included in the itinerary
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout Mexico City to all activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your hosts and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Air transportation to and from Mexico
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses, including any Covid-testing fees
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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