Courtesy of Lauren Louise Photography

This new series of ladies-only jaunts to Mexico City by outfitter Wild Terrains has us pretty psyched

Luke Sykora  – February 22, 2019 | Updated March 5, 2019

It’s no secret that Mexico City is a lightning rod for cutting-edge design and thrilling culinary innovation. So that’s where Lauren Bates, former chief marketing officer of UrbanStems, decamped a few years ago to decompress from her demanding start-up gig. Her big takeaway: Creative, talented women across the city were launching some pretty cool businesses. Her new venture, Wild Terrains, shines a light on those female entrepreneurs, introducing intimate eight-person groups of women to buzzing female-run restaurants, shops, and experiences. On their calendar in 2019: an International Women’s Day trip in March, a mother-and-daughter adventure in May, and a tempting Día de Los Muertos immersion at the end of October. From $1,850 for 5 days/4 nights; wildterrains.com.

Scenes from the Ciudad

Settle in, hit the street, then chill out.

Lauren Louise Photography

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