Where to begin with Jessica Alba? Perhaps we start with me at 19 years old. (We’re going way back, friends.) I’m sitting in my dorm room, watching some new show called “Dark Angel,” and I see a girl who looks like me.
I am often asked about my favorite places in the world, and nary a conversation occurs where I don’t mention my beloved Mexico. The culture, and food, the people and varied landscapes make it a favored destination of mine year after year.
Being a native Angeleno, annual trips to Mexico were not uncommon given the close proximity from the City of Angels. My mom and I would venture to Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, taking in the cultural revelry and chewing more chiclets than my mouth could fit.
Chef Eric Werner, of Hartwood in Tulum, has done the unthinkable – and done it well. After serving up delicious bites to Manhattan’s finest, he and his wife Mya, closed up shop and moved to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to open their jungle-side, open air restaurant in Tulum.