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Stylist Nausheen Shah’s Glamorous Trip to Cuixmala

Jet-setting taken up a notch.

nausheen shah trip to cuixmala mexico
The first time I met Nausheen Shah, stylist, jewelry designer, and all-around glamour girl, we were both staying at Silvia’s Tcherassi’s Mansión Tcherassi in Cartagena. I remember descending downstairs for dinner one evening wearing white pants, a pair of espadrilles, and a silk top by Silvia—an outfit I felt quite proud of. Minutes later, Nausheen emerged in a purple floor-length silk gown, which she “picked up” from Tcherassi’s boutique earlier that day. “I had another dress in mind, but I put this one on, and it just felt more me.” Because of course. I quickly realized that my version of “jet-set” didn’t stand a chance next to Nausheen’s, who is the living embodiment of Slim Aarons glamour.

Her recent trip to Cuixmala in Mexico’s Costalegre was no less glamorous. “Five years ago, I started seeing images of an azure checkered pool with no defined location in the most picturesque setting. Soon followed more pictures of a terracotta mosque-looking structure with extravagant, palatial rooms and roaming zebras. I needed to know where this place was immediately.” Cuixmala, she quickly learned, was formerly a private estate within a private nature reserve once owned by British-French billionaire Sir James Goldsmith and is now a luxury hotel notably frequented by celebrities like Madonna, Mick Jagger, and Emily Ratajkowski. Nausheen decided it would be the perfect place to celebrate her golden birthday with family—and clad in Jacquemus full looks, suffice it to say, she fit right in.

Aside from how aesthetically beautiful the property is, Shah was most impressed with Cuixmala’s respect for nature and its preservation of the biosphere. “Ninety percent of the ingredients used at their restaurants come [from] their biodynamic gardens and farms between Cuixmala and their sister property, Hacienda de San Antonio.” Among all her extravagant travels, Cuixmala exceeded her expectations at every turn. “If I were to escape the world and live in one place forever, it would be Cuixmala.”

Below, Nausheen shares pictures from her glamorous visit to Cuixmala.

“Cuixmala is set in 30,000 acres of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and there are several magical corners to visit on the property.”
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