Author Lydia Carey will present her book Mexico City Streets La Roma at Librería Moebius Books on Saturday the 20th of August at 6pm. Free entrance.
Do you know La Roma, this elegant and full-of-life central neighborhood of Mexico City or CDMX (the new denomination to Mexico DF)? You might have walked on the beautiful planted with trees Street of Orizaba or sat down on a bench on majestic Parque México. Maybe you have already visited one of the cutting-edge art galleries of the area (OMR, Arroniz, Toca…) and had lunch at fancy restaurant Delirio owned by chef Monica Patiño at the corner of Monterrey and Alvaro Obregon. But do you really know La Roma? Do you know La Roma had been developed by an English circus owner who built the colonias Roma and Condesa at the beginning of the 20th century? Do you know La Roma had been strongly hit by the earthquake of 1985? Have you ever wanted to know how to use the Ecobici (the city’s bike-sharing program), or where to find the best 80’s-like nightclub in town? All of that and much more is to be found in “Mexico City Streets La Roma” guide, written by Lydia Carey.
Carey is a former San Miguel resident. But the appeal of the great city made her move to barrio La Roma 4 years ago. “I have fallen dangerously in love with the motion, radiance and utter chaos that is this place where I live. The city is a bubbling stew of stories and I am determined to taste them all”, she says. Since Lydia is a writer (her work has been published in The Latin Kitchen, LuxuryLatinAmerica, The Expeditioner and The News among others) she soon began to write about her new home town in a blog: www.MexicoCityStreets.com. Her guidebook to La Roma has been released a few months ago. It is a comprehensive, nicely illustrated bilingual publication where she gives the curious reader all the clues to understand the neighborhood. With its useful maps and tips, Mexico City Streets La Roma allows you to know the best and the hidden of this part of the city.