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Luciana Suarez on Mexico, Motherhood & Cozy Sundays

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BRANDS WE LOVE

There's a common theme with the designers I've carried in the shop, I would be best friends with all of them. They are all so cool, living interesting lives ( a lot of them in Mexico) and just generally amazing and talented women following their daydreams. I am so inspired by each of them, so lets meet Luciana. I met her at a market in Venice and loved her style.  You've seen her USHU Salvation towels in the shop for years. Luciana just moved back to Sayulita and opened her own shop following in the footsteps of her parents who have both owned beautiful shops in Mexico. You can visit Project Artefakto in Sayulita filled with Artisan crafted home decor & textiles~

1. CURRENTLY DAYDREAMING? 

My consistent daydream these days is about owning a home. It’s something I’m slowly manifesting. I talk about it with my partner everyday. I really hope that I can make this daydream a reality in the near future.

2. CREATIVE ZONE? 

Mexico is my ultimate inspiration. Yes it’s the colors, the landscapes, the people, it’s raw beauty but more then that it’s the feeling of Mexico that inspires me. 

All the Mexico lovers out there know what I’m talking about. When I’m here my heart is full and when I’m away I crave the feeling.

3. ZEN ZONE? 
This past year has been wild! Besides Covid and the political climate I moved countries, started a new business and had a baby.

I find my peace at home with my family next to my two loves. Away from the noise of the world outside. This is when I feel the most at ease 

4. BEAUTY RITUALS? 
Right now I’m trying to work on beauty from the inside out with different herb medicines, one of my favorite products after giving birth is YIN POWER by Sun Potion. I use this in a tea every morning. I’ve noticed a change in my skin, my mood, my energy levels. I highly recommend this for any woman who is searching for overall balance.

5. SCENT MEMORY? 
Oh I have so many of these ...

The ones that are most prominent are associated with fire elements.

The smell of Marlboro reds will always remind me of my dad.

The smell of burning brush takes me back to being a child road tripping through Mexico. I love that smell.

My mom is the salsa queen so the smell of roasting chili’s, onions and tomatoes take me back to her kitchen.

6. SUNDAY MORNINGS?

Mornings are my favorite! These days I take my time getting out of bed. I try and lounge around with my family as long as time permits. Making breaky and listening to some good tunes. I’m a big proponent of “cozy”

7. LIFESTYLE? 

I have spent my entire life between Mexico and the US and specifically my entire adult life between Sayulita and Los Angeles. Right now home is Sayulita, its where my daughter was born and where I plan on raising her. I still plan on visiting LA when I can but home is Mexico.

8. LOCAL GUIDE? 

Sayulita~

Hotels:

Hotel Hafa

Teitiare Estate Sayulita Nayarit Mexico

Hotel en Sayulita | Hotel Boutique en Mexico | Hotel Don Bonito Sayulita

Eats: 

Miscelánea
Barracuda 
Don Pedros
Itacate
Acharra

Shops:

Pacha Mamá 
Evoke 

Sayulita Wines

And of course Project Artefakto :)

9. BOOKSHELF? 

To be completely honest I haven’t read a book since Tula was born but while I was pregnant I read so many books on birthing and nutrition. My favorite was a book called The First 40 Days about nourishing a new mother. I recommend this to any postpartum mama out there.

10. STYLE MUSE? 

Tasya Van Ree just does it for me as far as style goes. I wish she picked my outfit everyday.

11. HOTEL CRUSH? 
Hacienda San Gabriel de la Palmas is an Hacienda in central Mexico that is dear to my heart and what I think is one of the most beautiful hotels on earth.

Pictures don’t do it justice. You have to see it to believe it.

Hacienda - Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas - Amacuzac - Mexico 

12. COLOR CRUSH? 

Yellow Is what I’ve been feeling these days. A turmeric shade of yellow. It’s a color recurring throughout the shop. It’s a feel good color. 

13. WORDS OF WISDOM? 

If I have learned anything on balancing a small biz and motherhood it is to surrender to the moment. No point in trying to control anything at all when you have a baby. If you don't surrender you'll miss out on all the magic happening right in front of you.

You can find Luciana here~

PROJECT ARTEFAKTO~Calle Revolution 56, Sayulita, Nayarit

@projectartefakto

@lucys_castle

SHOP USHU Salvation towels in the shop here ~

https://www.daydreamerswanted.com/collections/summer-love/products/beach-towel-blanket-1?variant=36731308671126