Thursday, March 11, 2010

Part Oaxaca Dos: Oh the Markets You'll See






Sorry pretty amazing French markets, swirling Moroccan and Turkish bazaars, Indian free-for alls, I think Oaxaca wins for best mercados, even the indoor ones. Especially the indoor ones with the seeping natural light seeping and the beautiful people who come to work everyday. The colors just blew me away, and like the obsessive I keep turning out to be, all I can think about is going back and maybe I should have gotten more clay cups and maybe I should start drinking chocolate everyday, get a juicer, relax a little more while I work even harder.

And from a display standpoint, bravo to all the merchants who enticed me with their awesome displays (you know who you are jugo lady).

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

This trip looks amazing - the color is intoxicating, after all the winter brown and gray. And now I really want to go to Mexico to see the jugo lady!

hmstrjam said...

i hope you brought back the sun miss bon! love the colors!

TERI REES WANG said...

Bountiful!
...I need to find out what to do with those hibiscus petals. Any idea? Tea?
And, what health benefits?

lazysundae said...

ooh the colors!! i can't wait to see more. i'm so glad you had a good time, we missed you!

heidi said...

welcome home, deb! thanks for the burst of color, xxooh

cindy* said...

so beautiful...definitely on my list of places to go!

erin said...

gorgeous! and now i have the travel bug.

Marie said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy I gotta go are. Hibiscus petals? I've always wanted to cook with them - they are really tart. I thought they were roses petals until your clever commenter said nay. Thank you for zooming in on the green things that Jim is staring at so helpfully. Aloes. What for? The chiles. Argh! Buckets of mole. It's killing me.

Anonymous said...

Whoa who for Oaxaca's Mayordomo hot chocolate cafes

Des said...

Excellent photographs.

molly said...

juicy, juicy, juicy!
so envious!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Yes Marie, Terees, A relative of hibiscus..they call it Hamaica I think---make a tea out of it-supposed to be good for dieters but it's the total zinger in red zinger--very tart...i've been brewing it with some agave but you can use sugar or honey too to delicious effect!

and don't get me started about the molés....

cindy said...

looks wonderful and full of happy distractions and inspiration. i should be sleeping, but waiting for target at liberty. i'll give them until 12:10 and then i'm outta' there! enjoy your sunday!

Ashley said...

Wow! Oaxaca is on my must-must-go list. Thanks for amping the anticipation.

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