I will meet the guests at our meeting place, and we will hop into our prearranged transportation that will take us to Mercado Jamaica, my favorite floral market in CDMX. I will provide them with water prior to the trip, and talk to them about the market along the way and find out what they are looking for. We will be dropped off and I will lead them through the different parts of the market, stop for a snack, and help them speak to the vendors to negotiate their floral purchases. We will stop at the hand-made glass shop, stores with vases, stands for baskets, and the corridor with the more luxurious floral vendors that import from abroad, and walk through the open air floral market and stands with plants and greenery. We will also go into the area of the market that sells fruits and veggies. I can advise the guests which elements are important to create the arrangements they are envisioning, and educate them on how the market works according to my experience. Once we finish the tour I will transport the guests back to our meeting place for an after- tour refreshment!
Twelve years ago I began arranging florals in private homes in Los Angeles, having received technical training from a high-end LA florist that created gift baskets for celebrities including Oprah and Beyonce, and styling events in celebrity homes. I began freelancing for a designer that was featured on HGTV, and was head of decor behind the scenes and worked on interior design installations. Eventually, I moved to Cabo to work for her exclusively, and continued to work on HGTV shows and style photoshoots. After Cabo, I became Catering Manager at a boutique event agency in Miami , further honing my skills in floral design for clients like Chanel, Prada and D&G. Life led me to Mexico City, where I have been for more than 4 years, happily producing high-profile events and learning the ins-and-outs about the fantastical CDMX market.
I will provide a bottle of water before the market tour, a quesedilla during the tour, and a cocktail, beer or iced tea to…
We will explore Mercado Jamaica, one of the best known floral markets in Mexico City, and the one I frequent the most. We will visit various vendors to include: glass, basket, floral, plant, wood, vases, food and various types of decor vendors, and pass my favorite quesedilla vendor for a snack. After I chat with the guests on the way to the market, a custom route can be arranged!
最多可有10位年满18周岁的参与者参加。家长也可携带2岁以下的儿童参加。 The market is a bit dirty and hectic, but full of life and an amazing look into this part of Mexican culture. Just be ready for a bit of noise and lots of people, but stick with me and I will take you everywhere…
Casual wear with tennies or comfy shoes recommended, bring Mexican pesos if you would like to make purchases, bring your phone charged and ready to take pictures!
Private Mercado Jamaica Floral Tour