Good things come in threes: bookshops

Good things come in threes: Bookshops

Ride public transport in Buenos Aires and you’ll see quite a surprising number of people reading bound books the old school way, with nary an e-reader in sight. It’s because of Buenos Aires’ undiminished love affair with books that the city boosts well over 700 bookshops, or about 25 for every 100,000 residents. Here are three of our favourites, plus a shout-out for an English language bookshop in San Telmo.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Google the world’s greatest, most beautiful or most famous bookshop, and El Ateneo will always snap up a top spot on lists. And the fact is, this bookshop is breathtaking. Housed in the ornate Teatro Grand Splendid, a former theatre that’s steeped in nostalgia, the store’s four levels of books under glorious ceiling frescoes are, well, splendid. Stroll along the mezzanines for book browsing and a fantastic view, or sit in one of the theatre boxes or the crimson-curtain framed stage café and peruse a tome.

Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta; open daily.

Falena

Located on a quiet corner in Chacarita neighbourhood, Falena bookshop could easily skip under the radar except for its small distressed-brick building that looks from an earlier time. In fact, other than a small sign, there’s no way to know it’s even a bookshop. And even though it’s not a box, Falena is something of a Tardis: it’s a whole bigger on the inside. With distressed brick continuing into the interior, Falena opens to an open, airy patio that ranks it, for us, as one of the prettiest in the city. It’s not just about aesthetics; there’s also a great selection of classic and contemporary literature as well as non-fiction plus art and design books. Come for the literature, stay for the coffee or wine list.

Charlone 201, Chacarita; open noon to 8pm daily except Sundays.

Eterna Cadencia

Start with some old bookshop shelving and clutter, toss in both funky and modern design elements, eclectic lighting, a café/wine bar and a sunny terrace, and you’ve got Eterna Cadencia. One of the best bookshops in Palermo Hollywood, and just three blocks from Home, Eterno Cadencia is also a meeting place for booklovers, a driving force for introducing new writers and hosts readings by established Argentine authors.

Honduras 5574, Palermo Hollywood; open daily except Sundays.

Bonus track: Walrus Books

Small but filled to the tusks with new and used books, Walrus serves the English-reading community well. Most of the used mass market titles go for about 100 pesos and trade paperbacks from 200 pesos. Estados Unidos 617, San Telmo; open daily noon to 8pm except Mondays.

3 Great Palermo Wine Stores

Three great Palermo wine stores

Pain & Vin

Enter this bright, airy shop and you're warmly welcomed by the aroma of freshly baked bread. Along one wall of this wine bar and café is a collection of some of the country's terrific but lesser-known wines, expertly selected by sommelier Eleanora Jezzi. The sourdough bread is made by her husband, Ohad Weiner, and together they've created a most comfortable place to enjoy some wines-by-the-glass, cheeses, salads and that heavenly bread. Need help selecting a bottle? Ask Eleanora. She has intimate knowledge of her wares as winemakers are invited to divulge their secrets at the shop's frequent wine tastings.

Gorriti 5132; Tuesday - Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-7pm

Lo de Joaquín Alberdi

As you approach this wine store, you'll notice the "JA!" (pronounced Ha!) sign on the front that perfectly reflects the nature of the exuberant owner of this eponymous emporium. Home to one of the best collections of wines in Palermo, you'll find some Argentina's most sought-after boutique wines happily co-existing with the big boys. But curiously tucked into one corner of the shop is a refrigerated display case chock full of cheeses by Cabaña Piedras Blancas, one of the best makers of artisanal cow-, sheep- and goat-milk cheeses in the country. Ask friendly staff to help you select the perfect bottle to go with your crottin.

Jorge Luis Borges 1772; Monday - Saturday, 11am-9.30pm; Sunday, noon-9pm

Facon

Walk in past a kitchen that most home cooks would covet that's the cooking school/club part of the establishment, called Salú; four rooms serve as a gallery for art objects as well as casually displaying beautifully hand-crafted goods from all parts of the country. Nestled in a corner is a small selection – perhaps just 15 labels – of excellent boutique wines chosen by Facon's sommelier. While that number may seem small now, their new tasting room set to open at the end of August will expand the selection and offer wine by the glass. This is a great place to find gifts for your return home.

Nicaragua 4880; Monday - Saturday, 11am-11pm (closed Sundays)

Best Polo in the world just steps from Home Hotel

Argentina’s Polo Open 2016

With blooming jacaranda trees and clear blue skies setting the scene for spring, one of the most exciting events in the sporting calendar also takes place in Buenos Aires’ best season: Argentina’s Polo Open. Now in its 123rd year, the Abierto showcases the world’s best players across 10 captivating dates, 10-goal professionals at one with their steed effortlessly proving why Argentina dominates the sport of kings. And almost as magical is just how accessible it is to catch a match: tickets cost from 130 pesos (US$10).

Buenos Aires is the only city in the world to house its own polo stadium within the city limits – and our very own Palermo is home to La Catedral (the cathedral) grounds. Top teams to watch out for include Ellerstina, La Dolfina, La Aguada Las Monjitas and Washington, but the former two are the sport’s true big guns.

A family affair formed of 10-handicapped Pieres brothers and cousins, Ellerstina is young, feisty and well-organised with a string of titles to their name. Their toughest rival, however, is La Dolfina, headed by the man widely regarded as the world’s best player, Adolfo Cambiaso, who tends to leave other riders eating dust. It’s these two teams that have dominated the local polo scene for years that will likely come head to head on 10 December in the eagerly anticipated final.

Unmissable!

Weekends until December 10th

Argentine Interior design Casa Foa 2016

CASA FOA

Built in 1935, the Colonial Revival-style Palacio Cabrera was a residence for senior citizens that fell into disuse and disrepair years ago but is now strutting its limited-time rebirth as Casa FOA, a showcase for residential and commercial interior/exterior design. Throughout the sprawling building, 50 very distinct areas have been created as model apartments, workspaces, cafés and public spaces, every detail designed by different architectural firms eager to express their creativity and show what they can do. And they do it well.

Casa FOA, which runs until 4 December, is a must-see for anyone interested in modern Argentine design, especially for those remodelling or redecorating their homes. Visitors can discover Argentina’s newest furnishing, textiles, fixtures and, of course, designers as every inviting-to-touch surface, all the furniture, fixtures, appliances – everything – is identified by its manufacturer on each space’s brochure. This is definitely the place to pinch an armful of decorating ideas.

This edition of the exhibition was created by real estate developer BrodyFriedman and Casa FOA in 1985 to benefit the Argentine Ophthalmological Foundation (FOA in Spanish), a research, educational and community eye-care organisation. Three decades on and it has become a much-anticipated annual Buenos Aires cultural event. In March 2017, BrodyFriedman will begin developing Palacio Cabrera – a stone’s throw from Home Hotel – as a 35-unit luxury apartment building, leaving the façade of the old beauty intact but topping it with three additional levels. With all its architectural inspiration, it promises to be a crowning jewel in Palermo Hollywood.

Casa FOA at Palacio Cabrera José Antonio Cabrera 5653 Sundays-Thursdays 1-9pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 1-11pm Entrance (benefits FOA) 150 pesos, Mon-Thu; 170 pesos Fri-Sun Until 4 December 2016

The unmissable Masticar steps from Home Hotel!

Masticar, the most important gastronomy fair in the country comes back this weekend, and it promises to be bigger and better! It is a great chance to taste the cuisine of some of the best chefs and restaurants in Argentina all under one roof and at affordable prices. The venue is again The Dorrego in Palermo Hollywood, the neighborhood considered the gastronomic hub of Buenos Aires and only a couple of blocks from Home Hotel Buenos Aires.

Some of Argentina's biggest star chefs will be present including German Martitegui (Tegui), Mitchelin star chef Mauro Colagreco (Carne, Mirazur Fance), Fernando Trocca (Sucre, Santa Teresita), Donato Di Santis (Cucina Paradiso), and and restaurants such as La Mar, Chila, Helena amongst many others.

There will be foodtrucks (our last edition´s favourite Guido Tassi and Fernando Mayoral, Paraje Arevalo and plenty more), parrillas (Don Julio, El Pobre Luis and La Cabrera), an artisan beer garden and wineries. The Market will offer produce from all over the country so you can also take some goodies home!

Entry is $80 (Argentine Pesos), and dishes will be $50, $70 and $80.
Thurday May 5 from 2pm to 11pm
May 6, 7 and 8 from midday to 11pm.

The unmissable Masticar steps from Home Hotel! (2)

Masticar, the most important gastronomy fair in the country comes back this weekend, and it promises to be bigger and better! It is a great chance to taste the cuisine of some of the best chefs and restaurants in Argentina all under one roof and at affordable prices. The venue is again The Dorrego in Palermo Hollywood, the neighborhood considered the gastronomic hub of Buenos Aires and only a couple of blocks from Home Hotel Buenos Aires.

Some of Argentina's biggest star chefs will be present including German Martitegui (Tegui), Mitchelin star chef Mauro Colagreco (Carne, Mirazur Fance), Fernando Trocca (Sucre, Santa Teresita), Donato Di Santis (Cucina Paradiso), and and restaurants such as La Mar, Chila, Helena amongst many others.

There will be foodtrucks (our last edition´s favourite Guido Tassi and Fernando Mayoral, Paraje Arevalo and plenty more), parrillas (Don Julio, El Pobre Luis and La Cabrera), an artisan beer garden and wineries. The Market will offer produce from all over the country so you can also take some goodies home!

Entry is $80 (Argentine Pesos), and dishes will be $50, $70 and $80.
Thurday May 5 from 2pm to 11pm
May 6, 7 and 8 from midday to 11pm.

Editor Market: A New Retail Experience

EDITOR Is a unique shopping experience, a dynamic retail space that is constantly moving and evolving. Editor is a dual-Channel project where the online and offline experience integrate innovation, design and technology. A unique and distinctive selection, curated by experts in each category: Ladies, Men, Apartment, Beauty, Kids, Hobbies, Coffee Shop and Take Away.

9 floors of the best fashion, deco, gadgets and entertainment brands.

A new store worth seeing. A pick from Home Hotel Buenos Aires #‎recommended

“It’s not uptight, it’s not pretentious, it’s real, it’s the street, inside and out.”

  • Downtown: Avenida Corrientes 503, esquina San Martin 
  • Palermo Hollywood: Dorrego 2133, esquina Nicaragua
  • www.editormarket.com.ar

 

Palacio Barolo

The Palacio illustrates and pays tribute to the "Divine Comedy" written by Dante  Alighieri.

This building shows a unique architectural style, mingling the neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic appearance. It has a lighthouse on top, where you’ll have a 360º panoramic view of Buenos Aires city, the spectacular Congress and the "Casa Rosada".

Although it’s an office building, you can visit it since special tours are offered both during the day and also Night Tours, where you can reach the lighthouse and from its dome see the city illuminated.

A special tour for New Year is also offered: The tour starts at 11 pm. It will last about 2 hours. During the tour you’ll be able to visit the main floors of the building where you’ll see all the allegories of the "Divine Comedy” and reach the lighthouse (100 meters high). Watch the fireworks of the city and receive the New Year drinking champagne with traditional delicatessens.

For further Information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://palaciobarolotours.com.ar/en/ 

 

Buenos Aires Market at Night

This coming Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th, the first edition of Buenos Aires Market at Night will be held at Hipódromo de Palermo. 

Starting 7pm drinks and snacks will be available, and from 9pm the best food trucks in the city will serve dinner: La Cabrera, La Mar, Donato de Santis, Don Julio, Paraje Arévalo, Nómade, Inés de los Santos, Compañía de Chocolates, Haru Sushi y Peugeot Lounge are some of the restaurants that will participate on this first Buenos Aires Market at Night. An interesting option to enjoy these cool summer nights we are having in the city.

Hipódromo de Palermo: Av del Libertador and Dorrego. Free entrance.

Open House Buenos Aires

Open House Buenos Aires is the architecture festival of the city of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires was the first Latin American city to adopt the Open House concept in 2013. There are about 90 buildings, both public or private, that usually remain closed to the public and over this weekend they will be open to be visited.

This festival can be enjoyed in several ways: 

-Open Bike

Is a different way to visit the city by bike. You'll find special rides designed for Open House Buenos Aires that will be led by different personalities who will have details of the works. 

-Open House Walk

Urban walks are specially designed for this coming weekend, to tour the city in a different way.

  • 10 a 12, “South of the Cathedral”. Meeting point: May Pyramid (at Plaza de Mayo)
  • 2pm to 4pm , “Origins of Buenos Aires City" Meeting point: Banco Nación, (Rivadavia and 25 de Mayo). 
  • 5pm to 7pm , “Avenida de Mayo, the Belle Époque street”. Meeting point: May Pyramid (at Plaza de Mayo) 

-Open Muro

Open House Open Wall in Buenos Aires stops in urban art, an art that recovers and revalues the walls of our city. We see the process of making a painting in real time.

It is a weekend to enjoy and rediscover the city. More information: http://www.openhousebsas.org

Home wine tastings

Home Hotel is launching a series of wine tastings with sommelier Bertie Goddard every Monday evening (except bank holidays). An opportunity to sample and learn about the booming Argentine wine scene in a relaxed ambiance with an English speaking sommelier. The tasting will consist in 4-5 wines of several grapes from small boutique wineries only.

Cost: A$330 (cash only) 
When: All Mondays except bank holidays 
October dates: 5th, 19th,26th 
Time: 6pm 
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes 
Place: Home Hotel Bar

*Please note that availability is limited to 8 people and places must be booked with at least 24hs in advance on a first come first served basis. Must be paid in full at the time of booking. 
The tasting may be canceled by Home Hotel with due warning should it not reach the 4 persons minimum.

Polo season is on!

 

 

They say that “polo follows the sun”…and it is quite true. Now that summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, Polo season is starting in Argentina.

High handicap Polo tournaments are starting: The first one is the Tortugas Polo Open Championship. This tournament, together with Hurlingham and Palermo tournaments are part of the Triple Crown of Argentine Polo.

Teams with the greatest handicap in the world will participate. All matches will be played on fields at Tortugas, ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5, and will finish on October 17th.

The second High handicap Polo tournament is Hurlingham Club Open that will begin on October 20th. The final match will take place on November 8th. The last and main one is the Palermo Polo Open Championship, from November 21st until December 12th.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of each game. Don’t wait until the very last moment, they get sold out pretty quick. Make reservations ahead with our Concierge.

Another interesting option is to be a polo player for a day. Argentina Polo Day offers a full Polo Day program, specially designed to become a polo player for the day. Hosted at La Carona Polo Club, you can learn and practise this exclusive sport. For further information, ask our Concierge staff.

Copetin porteño

“Copetín” is a word that comes from the Genoese cuppetin, and in Buenos Aires is a snack that is often consumed in the afternoon. 

The typical “porteño copetín” consists on one or two alcoholic drinks, accompanied by pretzels, corn sticks, cheese balls and fried salted peanuts. 

In order to maintain this tradition, there will be a special “Copetin Week” in Buenos Aires, from October 3rd to October 12th.

You’ll be able to try different drinks in Historic bars, as well as traditional ones. Further information: https://www.facebook.com/semanadelcopetinporteno/

And of course, you can always taste these and more drinks at our Home Bar.

 

Little Italy at Palermo Hollywood

 

This coming Sunday, the third edition of Al Dente! Festival will be held along three blocks on Gorriti street, between Arevalo and Bonpland. There will be a main stage and an alternative one, a circus tent, recreational and leisure activities for children, food trucks and the world's largest tower of pizza. Buenos Aires Market will be also held as part of these celebrations, on Ravignani and Carranza streets, featuring special Italian-argentinian gourmand specialties.

Taking over the streets of #palermohollywood to celebrate italianhood! Save the date: Sunday September 27th, from 10 to 22 hours

 

Gallery Nights: the large outdoors vernissage of Buenos Aires

Gallery Nights is the must-see art event of Buenos Aires. The 2015 third edition will take place on Thursday, September 10th, between 7 and 10 pm. The galleries from Retiro, Recoleta and Barrio Norte (from San Martin to Ayacucho and from Tucuman to Av. Libertador) will keep their doors open to welcome thousands of visitors interested in checking the works of established and promising young artists of the local scene. 

Gallery Nights can be conceived as a journey, for those wishing to have an overview of what is happening in the art scene in this part of the city, or as an opportunity to visit a particular exhibition in extraordinary conditions. 

This edition will include the brand new ECOBICI service, the Public Transportation System of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, which will be available exclusively for visitors to move to the different art galleries using bikes, available for free.

For more information visit: http://www.gallery-nights.com.ar

Creme de la Creme: a bespoke shopping service

Creme de la Creme is a bespoke and tailor made shopping service, founded by Anglo-Argentine Vanessa Bell, who has lived in Buenos Aires since 2010. She is a trend hunter and freelance writer on Buenos Aires lifestyle, fashion, design and food for magazines such as Monocle and Wallpaper and a correspondent for The Independent as well as writing for other international mediums. She creates personalised itineraries based on each client's objectives and interests which they outline in a questionnaire.

Each tour is 100% personalised, and her areas of expertise cover everything from emerging fashion designers to vintage, antiques, interior design, leatherwear and artisan produce, art and the local restaurant scene. A tour can focus on one area or include a varieties of interests, such as visiting new and emerging fashion designers in appointment only showrooms, the best secret spots to buy vintage clothing, and a visit to an up and coming artist in their atelier or gallery. Many of her recommendations don't even make it into the guidebooks. 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: http://www.cremedelacremeba.com 

Parrilla Tour

Parrillas are Argentine restaurants offering the most traditional cuisine. To experience and taste authentic Porteño flavors, David and Santiago created the “Parrilla Tour”, a special tour where visitors can discover restaurants where the locals go, learn about Argentina’s culture and cuisine, and meet others during the relaxed and social tour. They have 2 routes : Palermo and San Telmo

The Parrilla Tour includes a walking tour of 3 different authentic local restaurants, tasting traditional foods at each stop and excellent Argentine wine and a visit to one of the best artisanal “heladerias” (ice cream shops) in the city

All tours are explained in English and of course you’ll also discover the history of the visited neighborhood along the tour.

Make a reservation in advance at: https://parrillatour.com/book/ 

Bodegones: typical porteño restaurants

 

The gastronomical identity of Buenos Aires would be very different without the existence of those typical porteño restaurants called “bodegones”, a culinary expression that arises from first stores and grocery stores that served “something to munch on” and sold products or drinks as well. This bodegones were originated by the merge between the Creole flavors and recipes that communities of immigrants brought to the country.

Bodegones are characterized for having a “local” flavor with some history, they can be informal and comfortable and offer an extensive menu, with homemade food and traditional dishes in generous portions and at very affordable prices.

What defines a bodegon is the feeling of belonging to the city. It is a place for everyone, which recreates the family table in coexistence with a public space.

Home recommends:

  • Club Eros: Uriarte 1609 – Tel. 011-4832-1313
  • Oviedo: Guatemala 5501 – Tel. 011-4776-7693
  • Social la lechuza: Uriarte 1980 – Tel. 011-4773-2781

Photo: Anna Simmons

Buenos Aires Market

Buenos Aires Market is the largest and probably the nicest market that Buenos Aires has, specially dedicated to healthy foods. It takes place during one weekend per month and recruits the main producers of organic and healthy foods of Argentina .With free access , it offers the chance to taste and buy natural foods and beverages for a promotional price.

Buenos Aires Market has more than 80 participants, where producers offer their products, such as :

▪ Oils ▪ Beverages ▪ Cereals and seeds ▪ Spices ▪ Nuts ▪ Fruits and vegetables ▪ Flour and derivatives ▪ Mushrooms and oyster mushrooms ▪ Infusions ▪ Vegetables ▪ Dairy ▪ Bakery ▪ Jams and sweets ▪ Flowers with gastronomic purposes ▪ Pasta ▪ Functional products ▪ Aromatic plants ▪ Snacks ▪ Bakery

You can also find a wide range of stools with all sorts of meals and you can have lunch or snack at the communal tables in the market, which are attended by the most distinguished chefs in the different varieties of this gastronomic stream (raw food, macrobiotic, organic vegan fast good, etc.).

Next edition is on August 15th and 16th, at Hipódromo de Palermo, Avenida del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo. (from 10 am to 7pm). Web: http://www.buenosairesmarket.com

A must visit for this weekend! 

What to do in Buenos Aires when it rains?

Looks like we'll be having lots of rain this coming weekend. So, what to do in buenos Aires when it rains? Here are our suggestions:

1- Visit the Planetarium Galileo Galilei

The Planetarium Galileo Galilei, located in the Palermo, presents  a special show with the purpose of getting kids in touch with the universe. For generations, “porteños” have been amazed at its dome, which can simulate a night full of stars, or the meteorite located in the hall of this nice place.

Cosmic collisions, the current show , is about the unimaginable explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth and continue to transform in the future our galaxy and the universe. (Tuesdays thru Fridays at 4, 5, 6, 7pm http://www.planetario.gov.ar).

2-Visit Mercado de las Pulgas

Located on the boundary of Palermo, on the corner of Dorrego and Conde, Colegiales can just claim the Mercado de las Pulgas (flea market) as its own. The open shed consists of 143 stores filled with antiques, retro furniture, chandeliers, vintage posters, and many more miscellaneous goods. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm on the corner of Dorrego and Conde.

3- Have the 5 o clock tea at Confitería Las Violetas

Luxuriously decorated– with red and gold accents adorning stunningly high ceilings, stained glass from the original building, and grand pillars that will make you feel like you have somehow found yourself in a royal tearoom. (Av. Rivadavia 3899 at the corner with Medrano. It is open daily from 8am until closed).

4-Visit a bookshop cafe

A must visit bookshop is the– ex-theatre Ateneo Grand Splendid  (Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta), a converted opera house and movie theatre, which retains a number of original architectural features. If you don’t feel like leaving Palermo, then go to Eterna Cadencia (Honduras 5574, Palermo) or Libros del Pasaje (Thames 1762, Palermo).  

5- Forget all previous suggestions…and check into Home Hotel Spa

Leave the noise and grit of the city behind and step into our Spa, a space where relaxation reaches new heights. Our Spa at Home Hotel Buenos Aires offers you a range of massage, body & facial therapies to suit your needs, moods and wants.

You deserve it…

Fuerzabruta is back in Buenos Aires

Fuerzabruta is a non-stop collision of dynamic music, visceral emotion, and kinetic aerial imagery. Featuring mind – blowing visual effects that must be seen to be believed – a man running full throttle through a series of moving walls, women frolicking in a watery world suspended just inches above the audience – Fuerzabruta is a show that floods the senses.

Fuerzabruta, celebrates their 10th anniversary and re revisits previous material, giving a new dimension and nature. Until September 30th, 2015, you can see their show at Centro Cultural Recoleta. Tickets must be purchased in advance

A highly recommended show not to be missed. 

 

New kids on the Hood

Here are 4 new restaurants that you must visit in Palermo.

1- Tesla

Drinks + funky music:+ Spanish food: that's their killer formula. Prices: there are three set menus for $ 60, $ 70 or $ 80 pesos. From 6 to 9pm there are happy hour specials. (Closed on Sundays)

Gorriti 5801, Palermo.

2- La Mar

The famous Peruvian cebicheri­a created by Gaston Acurio opened in Buenos Aires, and the place is the best. You can eat indoors or at the patio, where the latin jazz and trees create a unique atmosphere. Ceviche, the Causa Limeña and tiraditos are a must. Average price per person is $ 450 pesos. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 4pm and 8 to midnight. Sundays from 12 to 7pm.

Arevalo 2024, Palermo.

3- Brandon

Their main bet is offering a Street Food concept: veggie Falafel or pink salmon with cous cous. Prices: some options to guide you: Veggie Falafel with tomato, lettuce and tahini sauce, $ 125 pesos; Veggie lasagna with vegetable au gratin, $ 150 pesos. Open Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 to 1:00 and Friday and Saturday from 8:30 to 2:00.

Fitz Roy 1722, Palermo.

4- Mooi

Their menu is rich, healthy and homemade comfort food. Prices: super full breakfast for $ 80 pesos. For lunch,they offer a special menu of the day ($ 108), and for dinner, is about $ 250 pesos. Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to midnight.

Costa Rica 5468, Palermo

 

10 facts you probably didn’t know about BA

  1. Argentine Spanish spoken in and around Buenos Aires is distinctly different from that spoken elsewhere in Latin America. Aside from a heavy accent, the language is peppered with lunfardo, a local slang derived from the era of tango.
  2. Natives of Buenos Aires are known as porteños (‘people from the port’), which is a reference to the city population’s immigrant roots.
  3. Buenos Aires has more theatres and psychiatrists per capita than any other city in the world.
  4. Buenos Aires has the second largest Jewish population in the Americas after New York and the largest mosque in Latin America.
  5. In Buenos Aires (and Argentina in general) the standard greeting is one kiss on the right cheek.
  6. Every year we celebrate National Friends’ Day on 20th July. It is a special day devoted to hang out with friends.
  7. St Patrick’s Day is huge in Buenos Aires. Marathon pub crawls are organised every 17 March.
  8. In 2003, Buenos Aires became the first city in Latin America to declare civil union rights for gay and lesbian couples.
  9. It has only snowed twice in Buenos Aires (june 1918 and july 2007).
  10. Below the city lies a set of underground tunnels, and behind the Casa Rosada are the little known 18th century catacombs of Fuerte Viejo. No one knows exactly when and why they were constructed.

Sentite un turista en Buenos Aires!

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Palermo Viejo keeps on focusing on the Customer Experience

We as hoteliers know that customer experience’ is today’s business benchmark. And is no surprise that this concept is being extended to other businesses as well.

Many stores in Palermo (and other trendy areas of Buenos Aires) are focusing on what they can do to make a strong impact and create excellent memories in customers. And by keeping this in mind they are transforming regular stores into “experience stores”.

Here’s our pick:

  • Fóvea: Exhibition and sale of photos. Courses, seminars and production and experimentation workshops. Ravignani 2222- Doorbell #1.- Web: http://foveaespacio.tumblr.com
  • Patron: a concept store that mixes fashion and jewelry design. The space is thought to bring refinement and authenticity to the simplest choices. Malabia 1644.Web: http://www.patronba.com
  • Salon Berlin: a bar, a hair dresser and a a barber shop. All in one place, setting trends not only for aesthetical reasons but also for having the best DJ sets and cocktails in Palermo. Humboldt 1411, Web: http://www.berlinradio.com.ar
  • Eterna Cadencia: a bookstore, editorial and cafe. Honduras 5574. Web: http://www.eternacadencia.com
  • Casa Cavia: the new kid on the block: opens on December 11th. A place to delight the mind and senses: books, flowers, perfume store and a bar/restaurant. Cavia 2985. Web: http://www.casacavia.com

 

A new anniversary of May Revolution

We are reaching the 205th anniversary of the first independent Government, and celebrations have started, and will last until next Monday.

The anniversary of the Revolution of May will be held with a series of commemorative activities related to human rights, social justice, national sovereignty, culture, integration, art , science, innovation and history, organized by Office of the President.

Also, will be installed in the city center a series art & science interventions that may be visited by the public.

  • On Avenida de Mayo there will be  one dedicated to the field and agriculture.
  • On Avenida Diagonal Norte will hold a show called “Homeland is Innovation” that will display various initiatives related to industry, science and technology and development agenda, underpinning the country’s growth for the future.
  • On the Avenida 9 de Julio there will be another Installation “Homeland is Social Justice”, which will form a geographic triangle Popular Party Patria completing Friday night with the lighting of Eva Peron murals former Ministry Building Public Works, located in Avenida Belgrano and 9 de Julio. Each day will end with various arts and entertainment for the whole family interventions in the central scene of the Plaza de Mayo.

May 25 will be held in the Plaza de Mayo traditional People’s Party Patria involving national and international artists from different musical genres.

In every block visitors can find food stands with typical flavors of each region, areas with local fauna and flora, different facilities harvested plantation products and spaces that form -in whole- seek a sensory journey to experience moving on one trip to the different landscapes of our territory.

Certainly, a big celebration not to be missed!

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