ABOUT US, OUR CLIENTS, TAKING A PRIVATE TOUR, & THE STYLEWALK PHILOSOPHY
MEET STYLEWALK MX
Stylewalk MX specializes in exclusive private tours & one-of-a-kind experiences for modern travellers who are seeking a more intimate and authentic understanding of Mexico City.
New Zealander, Laura Ainscough, has handpicked her team of upbeat professional local guides based on their fluency, personality, worldliness, and the depth of their expertise.
Airbnb Hosts is great, but what happens if you are a dedicated guide with a unique area of knowledge, but you don't have an airbnb listing? You simply can;t get a look in! And that is precisely where Stylewalk open doors. Our carefully selected team are not fly-by-nighters. They have unique, standout careeer profiles, are 100% professional in their delivery service, and have been groomed to care for an international audience.. Laura loves her guides and their professionalism. That is why they are on the team. Every one makes Mexico City come alive for our visitors and that can make a hugely positive difference to your next holiday or business visit.
If you'd like to know more about Director, Laura Ainscough, please click here
WHO COMES ON TOUR WITH STYLEWALK?
Our tour guests are people who love life....
and from time to time,
we host international celebrities,
and Fortune 500 corporate heavyweights too....
Popstar Gotye loved the La Roma Tour, which included vinyl shopping, a glass of Mexican wine, and contemporary art.
Whether they be celebrities or first-time travellers, all of our guests seek an up-close, authentic experience of Mexico, without the hassle of research, language barriers, or safety risks. Be it a business trip or holiday, we make your experience of Mexico City smooth and easy!
Stylewalk MX has hosted a variety of VIP guests ranging from Embassy officials through to celebrities such as Gotye, and Fortune 500 executives. But regardless of whether you are high-profile or no-profile, you will receive VIP service and attention to detail.
When L' Oreal brought on a new HR Director for Latin America his private tour served as a general orientation into Mexico's particular consumer market.
Stylewalk MX visitors seek unique experiences and local authenticity. They are NOT after package deals, and being herded en masse. They are not interested in set spiels or robotic tour guides who treat their job as a way to pay the bills . Nor do Stylewalkers seek the cultural safety of eating at McDonalds all over the world,
The Facebook Latin America Comms and Policy escape the boardroom and tour with Stylewalk MX in Mexico City.
Fortune 500 alcohol giants, Constellations Brand, came on tour to investigate local tequila marketing and style of life factors.
Stylewalk MX tour guests seek unique experiences & local authenticity.
GLBTi FRIENDLY MEXICO CITY TOURS
Every sexual, religious, or political orientation is welcome on tour with us.
We are a LGBTI friendly company. Every sexual, religious, or political orientation is welcome on our Mexico City tours. We only work with tour guides who relate well to new people and different lifestyles. They are are open minded, cosmopolitan guides, who know that colour and diversity make the world a better place!
What can we say! Happy, gorgeous clients. Mario and Patrick we love you!
Take a gay friendly Mexico City tour with us!
IS A PRIVATE TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU?
Check out the overview of our rather (a)typical client profile!
- You are NOT interested in set spiels or robotic tour guides
- You are NOT after package deals, and being herded en masse.
- You do NOT seek the cultural safety of eating at McDonalds all over the world. You are prepared to live life a bit and break out of the bubble, in a measured realistic way.
- You love meeting real local people, but hanging out in bars hoping for a chat is not your style!
- You're happy to spend a day in a museum, but you want to sample real life too.
- You realise that a few days of travelling without the hassle of research, language barriers, or safety risks has its upsides!
- Time poor, and prepared to invest in order not to lose time as well!
- You like doing some things on your own. But you know there are some things that are 100% better if you have someone there to explain, share, and translate!
Stylewalk clients don't want package tours, but they realize they don't have the time (or inclination) to perform a thesis length Mexico City investigation either!
STYLEWALK'S PRO-COMMUNITY PHILOSOPHY
Find out more about the financial 'nuts and bolts' of what we do in terms of supporting local community initiatives.
Being part of the community is what makes us so successful. We love supporting local designers, local furniture makers, local crafts people and local food suppliers. We never take a cut on taking a client to a local business because well....frankly.... that, as Charles Bukowski would say, lacks style. And is unnecessary. We only work with guides who are committed to keeping our tours honest and straight-down-the-line.
We are not interested in taking commissions, bonuses, or little secret handshakes from the businesses with whom we collaborate.
The reverse is also true. If we don't like the attitude of a provider (no matter how cool or uncool they may be), or we have had negative reports about their integrity or innovation, then we won't take you there. That is our raison d'etre after all!! We stay active in our local Mexico City communities, and we enjoy doing this. That is why we LIVE here and why we love to showcase the best of what we see!
This being said, there are a lot of heavy socio-political issues going on in greater Mexico City and Mexico as a nation. With the economic divide getting alarmingly bigger in Mexico, Stylewalk MX likewise chooses to be responsible to its larger pond of brothers and sisters.
That's why we proudly support Oxfam Mexico. They have awesome grassroots projects focusing on water provision, community-level education and operate from an autonomy-empowerment model. We love the fact they use their massive sponsorship list to petition for policy change at a national government level.
To find out more, or to make a donation, click here
OXFAM: Grassroots projects that make a real difference.
NONE of our guides will take you into a shop or restaurant because they have third party benefits coming from your visit.
That, as Charles Bukowski would say, lacks style.
We respect your time AND your intelligence.
STYLEWALK WORKS WITH A VERY SPECIAL LOCAL NGO
Giving back to our immediate local community is built into our business.
Aside from our OXFAM donations, a percentage of all our Street Art & Graffiti Tours goes directly to the local, non-religious school called Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola Vizcaínas, whose neighborhood we tour in.
As an educational NGO, this organisation has been delivering education to young girls from all sectors of society for 250 years without a pause in services - not even stopping during multiple revolutions! They have nothing to do with the government, and that is precisely why their services have been able to continue, unfettered and without compromise, since the 1700s. The funds we send from your tour helps provide educational scholarships for local children, of either sex, from disadvantaged backgrounds. The school is one of the few that has a traditioon of combining pupils from priviledged backgrounds with students from lower socio-economic families.
IN THE PRESS
We have been delighted to receive glowing reviews from the Mexican and international press.
Chic and soulful, Tara is on a lifelong pilgrimage to see and understand the world. Stylewalk was her link for Mexico City.
International Vlogger team, husband and wife Josh and Ashley Brown, learned about mezcal with Stylewalk guides, Paco and David.
Mexico City newspaper giant, El MIlenio, wrote a feature on the Stylewalk Street Art Tour for their Arts and Culture readers.
The Conexion Destinos series on the México Travel Channel come on tour in La Roma as part of their Mexico City series.