The Hartwood by The Selby in Tulum, Mexico


700 {Photos by The Selby}

So as many of my readers know, we are heading to Tulum in just 11 days. A few friends mentioned that there was a new restaurant that was run by New Yorkers. A chef from Vinegar Hill House was transplanted into the tropics of Tulum, cooking with local food. Then today the New York Times showed The Hartwood shot by The Selby. Incredible shots of this amazing restaurant. I cannot wait to eat and shoot! I most def will be taking photos like these, probably like 2,000 of them, so be prepared. I am so super excited.

Via the New York Times :

Two New York refugees set up a rustic cocina on the Mexican coast.

Most people keep their New Year’s resolutions simple: exercise, save money, volunteer. Mya Henry and Eric Werner took on something more challenging — they made a pact to leave New York and open a restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. Last December, after seven months of planning, building and traveling around the country in search of antiques, they opened Hartwood, which they describe as ‘‘Mexican farmhouse rustic.’’ Werner, who cooked at Peasant in Manhattan and Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn, helms the kitchen, while Henry, who worked for the Soho Grand Hotel, runs the front of the house. Henry blames her naïveté for fueling their project. ‘‘I’ve never worked so hard in my life — despite being in this paradise.’’

See all the photos on The Selby and read The New York Times article.

Visit The Hartwood Website


  1. We're off to Mexico in June and Tulum is one of the places we're looking into! These photos are amazing, thank you so much for sharing this! I love this story, Mexican farmhouse rustic resto sounds heavenly and such a beautiful story. I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip and taking any tips that you may have!!

  2. eek! I love all this!! The photo's are fab!!
    Great post!!

  3. i was just there at the hartwood tonight!!! it was amazing!!! delicious!!! sooo gorgeous, sooo rustic, minimalist, tulum!!! i took some great iphone photos too...i wanted to move right in! have fun!!! you will be in heaven, enjoy! la vida is buena for sure! thanks for sharing here!!

  4. To all New Yorkers population that are starting to come to this beautiful place in Mexico, theres more and more people coming form your country to discover this amazing place.I just want to tell you please respect the soul and natural spirit of the place, This restaurant is an example of doing a big effort for not to change the soul, culture, heart of Tulum. Please dont come and try to buy properties or see wich projects you can develope in here. This a place that deservers to be respected and everybody has the right to know it, enjoy it and learn from it. So help keep it the way it is, you wont be regret if you come 10 years later and the place will keep the same it is now. Im just saying this because more and more people is coming, unconcient people also. If you love this place, please dont change it. Thanks.

    1. beautifully said.....

    2. If you want to respect Mexico and Tulum stop charging those prices. They pay 1/8 for their produce, employees and taxes! Stop ruining Mexico!

  5. We can't wait to try it in October

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