Paper and plastic banners traced with festive silhouettes, such as fruit, masks, and exotic flowers, make the party. Tie ’em on before you tie one on. Available at mexicansugarskull.com, $7-$18 per string.
Taste one of the many reasons our HQ editors hit Tacombi at Fonda Nolita for lunch every chance they get. Get the recipe here.
The Mexican designer’s outdoor-friendly seat packs and transports flat but folds out (and stays firm) when stuffed with cast-off newsprint, packing filler, or towels. The insides wipe clean in a snap, too.
San Francisco chef Joanne Weir tips us off to a spicy, summery twist on ho-hum shrimp cocktail. Get cooking here.
Our Dallas editor stumbled upon spicy small-batch peppers and toppings earlier this season. We’ve been licking our fingers (and dabbing our eyes and noses) ever since. Meanwhile, you’ll be tempted to hang a Chiapas woven tablecloth on the wall rather than layer it with chips. Striped, beaded coverings come courtesy of Mexico’s Jolom Mayaetik women’s cooperative.