Guide to Mexico City secret spots
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In Roma, we met up with Nicole Alejandra Pierpont, a former restaurant owner and curator with a background in antiques. Those divergent interests inform the direction of her recently opened shop, Casa Mimi, a cabinet of curiosities that stocks a mix of vintage and local designers. In her tiny two-floor space, we discovered ceramics and textiles by M.A. — including Wu’s favorite rug — bags and silver pieces by Alma, forged at William Spratling’s studio; El Salvadoran “sorpresas picaras” (miniature figurines hidden inside tiny fruits and vegetables, usually humping); and handwoven wool zapatos and slippers.