The next stop on our Global Traveller tour? Mexico’s cool beachside city. Sheila McKain-Waid, our Creative Director of Womenswear, reveals how it helped to inspire our latest arrivals...

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El Castillo at Tulum
Tulum Textiles

“The small markets of Tulum were a treasure trove of vintage textiles and prints”

Tulum Sea

“We referenced old Mexican design techniques with intricate print placements”

Tulum Textiles

“Loose, care-free silhouettes mirror Huiplis: traditional dress originally from the Southern region of Oaxaca”

Coqui Coqui

Where to Stay: Coqui Coqui

With views of the jungle on one side and the shimmering Caribbean Sea on the other, this is one of those hotels that will quite literally take your breath away. The design of this boutique limestone retreat draws inspiration from its famous neighbouring ruins (read on below to find out more) and strikes a light, dreamy, breezy balance between contemporary and rustic. With just six chic rooms, it’s perfect for those looking for an intimate (iPhone-free) escape. Our absolute favourite thing? Rooms are lit by candlelight after dark. Heaven.
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Tulum Ruins

Where to Visit: Tulum Ruins

If you like a side of sun, sea and sand with your culture then Tulum’s Mayan ruins need to be at the top of your itinerary. Standing pretty on 12-meter cliffs, overlooking the brilliant beach and crystal clear waters below, it (along with the rest of the walled city) was built in the late 13th century by the Maya, and is one of the best-preserved sites in the world. Top tip: make sure you visit early in the morning to avoid the throngs of tourists that descend with their giant-lensed cameras. Then sit back, and watch the sun rise...
tulumruins.net

Hartwood

Where to Eat: Hartwood

It may not be new, but this eco-friendly eatery is still the best restaurant in town. Opened in 2010 by husband-and-wife Brooklynites Eric Werner and Mya Henry, it prides itself on sustainability ‒ think solar panels, organic compost and local Mayan produce ‒ and a roaring open wood fire, which cooks its daily-changing dishes to perfection. Brilliantly laidback and bohemian (much like the town itself), you’ll find it nestled amongst fairy-lit palm trees just off Tulum’s spectacular jungle road. Of course, like most in-demand restaurants you can’t book, so make sure you arrive early to beat the queues.
hartwoodtulum.com

Paisley Print Dress

Paisley Print Dress

£150

Silk Wide-Leg Culottes

Silk Wide-Leg Culottes

£125

Crochet Trim Detail Top

Crochet Trim Detail Top

£110

Linen A-Line Dress

Linen A-Line Dress

£125

Silk Paisley Print Trousers

Silk Paisley Print Trousers

£125

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