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MODERN CINCO DE MAYO INSPIRATION

An authentic Mexico City fiesta, full of bold color-blocking and simple elegance.

Right now I’m dreaming of Mexico City modern and bold color-blocking in warm hues. When I came across this dinner party in Bon Appetit, I fell in love with the simple elegance of the event. I’m getting ready to put together a modern Cinco de Mayo tabletop, and I wanted to share this drool-worthy inspiration from the dinner party above and the fabulous Frida Kahlo, both of which I’ve been keeping in mind as I design the table. I’ve been feeling a strong pull towards the sun-faded warmth of Mexico’s palette and I wanted to bring a fresh look to Cinco de Mayo with a simple tabletop broken up by solid colors. See more inspiration and a sneak peek of the products I’m using below… And see more Cinco de Mayo recipes and products from this post’s sponsors Old El Paso and Avocados from Mexico.

Frida Kahlo Taco bar in a bold Mexico City fiesta celebrating the city's modern aesthetic. Warm-hued inspiration for a modern Cinco de Mayo celebration, inspired by Mexico City's contemporary color-blocking.

(Marta glasses, blush salad plates, red dip martini glass, neon peach taper candle, orange pillow, yellow pillow, orange stripe napkin)

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4 Comments

  1. Love this! I’m getting excited for Cinco de Mayo! Great inspiration!

    Posted 4.30.15
    • Thanks Natalie! I think this is the first year I’m really getting excited, but with the right inspiration I’m getting pretty pumped 🙂

      Posted 4.30.15
  2. María wrote:

    The first picture is so fantastic!
    Lots of love, xx

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    Posted 5.4.15

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