Founder and CEO of Vayista, Mexico.
Yoga or hiking Both
Tea or coffee Coffee
Book or movie Movie
Summer or Winter Winter
Mexican designer José Sánchez
Place for brunch The Breakfast, Roma
Dessert Krispy Kreme / pie de plátano de Contramar
Guilty pleasure Cassava Roots royal milk tea
Musical Anthony and the Johnsons
Character Michael Gary Scott & Dwight (The Office)
Blog People you may know by Ana Hop
Fashion period or movement 20´s – 50´s
Michelle Philippe is the founder and CEO of Vayista, a platform that allows the user to create and live new experiences through incredible activities in Mexico. “I created Vayista with my partner Sam Galewicz,” she said. “It’s a project that started with the idea of discovering Mexico’s richness. We connect passions. We create new experiences through experts and unique places that go from an urban graffiti artist and a top mixologist, to artists, chefs and curators, among others. We discover personalities whose experiences and passions add something authentic and special to our lives.”
Traveler, lover and passionate about Mexico, Michelle is a natural communicator. She is constantly looking forward to living new adventures, meeting new personalities and discovering new destinations. The opportunity of discovering Mexico through scouting and hunting of talents is why she loves her job. “I enjoy that through my job I can meet incredible people,” she said. “People who appreciate and love what they do. People who follow their passions.”
When talking about her style, comfort is her priority. “I don’t pretend to have a defined style, neither do I follow a specific trend,” she said. But after analyzing her incredible looks, effortless bohemian is how we define her style. Inside Michelle’s closet, boots in all shapes and colors are everywhere. She loves Emmanuel Alt’s relaxed and cool style and is a true client of Naked Boutique. But she confessed her new obsession is interior design. She loves Rococo, a boutique that offers 100% Mexican furniture designs and also offers unique finds of antique furniture in which different artists do interventions and create authentic art pieces.
For Michelle, her husband Gonzalo is her biggest inspiration. With him, she has lived her greatest adventures like an exciting road trip through Turkey. But her most valuable experience has been traveling without an itinerary, not worrying about time and getting lost through Chiapas. Her recommendations include visiting the “Tras Bambalinas” at Oaxaca and the book “Los renglones Torcidos de Dios” by Torcuato Luca de Tena.
The Fancy Archive is a true fan of Vayista. We admire Michelle Phillipe’s journey as an important entrepreneur. She is a key element for the diffusion and positioning of Mexico as one of the most enriching destinations in the world.