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Friday, October 15, 2010

The Sartorialist in Buenos Aires!!

Next week I will be in Buenos Aires for a fashion event!!

I will have time to shoot around the city and maybe shoot a bit of Tango!...and perhaps some polo players!!

So, what boutiques, cafes and streets do I have to make sure to visit?

Also, are there any cultural elements (like Tango) that I can't miss?

Thanks Scott

Comments on "The Sartorialist in Buenos Aires!!"


Blogger Pedro Fanti said ... (3:29 PM) : 

OMG you have to visit Appettite Gallery at Chacabuco 551, San Telmo. Is the best art gallery in the whole world, you'll absolutely love it. Can't miss it.


Blogger Jochi said ... (3:31 PM) : 

you have to visit our Palermo Soho! MALBA Museum, Maru Botana Café, Tango in San Telmo
Buenos Aires is a beautifull city, wellcome!!!
Josefina from Buenos Aires


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

You must walk down Alvear avenue for the most elegant boutiques. That area of the city (Recoleta) also has some delightful cafés. Then you must visit the Palermo 'Soho' area for most modern stores and looks.
The downtown area is very interesting, specially the lower part near the river, its european-style architecture and businessmen and women walking in a hurry in elegant clothes. This is near Puerto Madero, which is a brand-new, recently built part of the city with many restaurants and ultra-modern buildings. You must see all that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:33 PM) : 

you HAVE to visit the Feria at Plaza Serrano on Saturday or Sunday:


Blogger picolin said ... (3:34 PM) : 

Beef Steak, Dolce de Leche and Empanada...


Blogger MMCH said ... (3:35 PM) : 

warm night: milion restaurant


Blogger Rhai and Coi said ... (3:37 PM) : 






Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

Lucky you! Stop by the hotel Home in Palermo and enjoy coffee or breakfast on their back patio. Cute, chic boutique hotel. I could live there for a month.

Also, try to get a meal at Casa Felix: he's an amazing chef that uses locally grown ingredients and cooks for people in his own home. Getting so popular he's made it to a few U.S. cities. But it's a very intimate experience in his house.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 PM) : 

Why dont you come to lima Peru scott? , is near to argentina.



Blogger ten thousand things said ... (3:41 PM) : 

I recommend a visit to the boutique of local designer Maria Cher (El Salvador 4724) and the Fundacion Proa in La Boca (Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929) for sunset cocktails on the roof deck...I'm jealous already!


Blogger Jochi said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Ice creams in Buenos Aire are delicious. Persicco and Volta are the best


Blogger Valentina Martínez Añez said ... (3:43 PM) : 

You must go vintage shopping in Buenos Aires. Dont miss the Mercado de Pulgas in Palermo or the more touristic flea markets in San Telmo. For men/women clothes there is Vestite Juan Perez but the best for 40s 50s and 70s women clothes is Sra Mary in Palermo.


Blogger Notes From ABroad said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Ahhh Buenos Aires, you are going to love it here !
I live in Recoleta. I agree with Anonymous, the cafes (Biela) and just wandering the avenues..the Feria on weekends.. Palermo Soho .. San Telmo on Sunday.. The Belle Artes Museum, the MALBA and the Evita Museum and Cafe. You will love the museum, see her clothes and jewelry and shoes and handbags .. and the cafe is wonderful, we go there for lunch with Pup or just with friends for Brunch or to hang out in the late afternoons.
Have brunch at Olsen on a Sunday or on Puerto Madero ..If you like a drink in the afternoon, go to the Alvear Hotel to the Lobby Bar.. fabulous.
Come to my blog and look at my photos and get an idea of why we moved here :)


Blogger Rachael said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Yay I'm so excited to see your pictures of Buenos Aires! I moved down here a couple of years ago from California and I love it! Recoleta (as mentioned in a comment before mine) is a must! You will also find some street tango dancers in Palermo along Plaza Francia that you can't miss (beautiful coffee places nearby too). Palermo Soho is also a very fashionable place, try to visit Plaza Armenia, it has tons of boutiques and restaurants. Also, Las Canitas (which is in Palermo as well).

Of course, dulce de leche is a must here and you should try the ice cream, particularly from Freddo which is a chain of ice cream shops that you will find in most places.

During the day you should go downtown, along the street named Florida, it's crowded but you'll see all kinds of fashion trends and hurried business people and the architecture is great. Puerto Madero is near the river and is in walking distance from this.


Blogger MELI. said ... (3:44 PM) : 

sounds like you need me +mi bike as your spanish helper
:D he heeee
SPanish+bikes+wine and coffee we'd be a great team!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 PM) : 

More San Telmo, less Palermo

Palermo Soho (as its name indicates) seems like you´re walking down WestBroadway... nice, but too snob
so if you re looking for more real sensations about the city, visit San Telmo (that is actually where most foreingers choose to live when they come to the city).

El Obrero @ La Boca, good meal.
La Dulce @ Barracas.


Blogger Shawn said ... (3:52 PM) : 

How exciting! Make sure to get some shots of some latin fashionistas!


Blogger Frenchimalvi said ... (3:52 PM) : 

OMG I'am so jealous ! I love so much this city.
there are so many things to see in Buenos Aires.
For sure, you have to go to el barrio de Palermo y Palermo Viejo (= more or less le Marais in Paris) with so many night activities, etc
La recoleta is a gorgeous place too with of course el cultural center of la Recoleta and just newt to it the so historical church Pilar and its "cementario" where is Evita.
San Telmo is like the historical center to dance or watch dancing tango it's crowded of artists too on the streets and little markets, shops and typical restaurants.
La Marina/ puerto Madero is quite turistic but gorgeous too with el puente de la mujer, etc
ACtually anywhere you go in Bs As is interesting not because of the place but because of the people who are so charming and welcoming.
All the place you will go to, you will find amazing food and meat (the best I ever eaten). You have to bring back to Garance if she doesn't come with you, dulce de leche, it's the equivalent of our french nutella (instead of chocolate it's milk + sugar. Muy rico, like the argentinians say ;)
Drink mate, take picture of people drinking this, drink red wine which is also so great. Eat their pizzas, their ice-creams.
At last, which is one of the thing that I prefer in Buenos Aires, even ever I guess, take a cab (sooo cheap), by night, and ask him to drive you all along the long and amazing avenida 9 de julio. Sensationnal and moving.
I may have forget a lot of things. But Bs As is the king of place that you experience by yoursel.
I'm sorry I think this is the longest comment ever (I become so excited when it comes to Bs As where i lived almost 1 year)
Enjoy your trip ^^
I'm looking forward to see your pictures and your vison of this place
and if you want, go and check this argentinian streetstyle blog



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:53 PM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

That´s so good! you should go to some restaurant and eat asado, is the best!


Blogger Carina R.S. said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Share with you my Buenos Aires Google maps with restaurants, bars, shopping and places to see:


Anonymous Brian said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Hi! Im from Buenos Aires and i tell you that you can not miss visit and walk through this city.
Some places to go are: Palermo, Recoleta, Evita's Museum and his restaurante, the Konex, the downtown, Puerto Madero,the Colon Theatre, etc. etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 PM) : 

You must visit Palermo Soho. Maria Cher, Jazmin Chebar, Mishka, De la Ostia, all great boutiques! Also, have something to drink or eat in any of this palermo spots: Mark's, Oui Oui, Farinelli, Croque Madamme. All delicious and super chic! I strongly recommend San Telmo and La Boca. For dinner I recommend Osaka (great peruvian japanese fusion)in Palermo, Marcelo (super tasty italian food in puerto madero) and so many more! Buenos Aires is incredible and people are super nice!!!!


Blogger sitsuneda said ... (3:55 PM) : 

I recommend you to visit the San Telmo fair (Feira de San Telmo), a great place to feel the argentine warmth! Specially at the end of the afternoon, when you'll can sit at one of the beautiful bars, drink some wine and watch people dancing tango right there, in the middle of the square.... It's delicious!


Blogger Jed said ... (3:55 PM) : 


It's just sausage on a roll (chorizo+pan) usually garnished with chimichurri or mayo. Some of the finest street food in the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

I love Palermo Soho! a lot of stylish people and cool boutiques!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Buenos Aires truly is, "The Paris" of South America- not only due to its European architecture, but also in its mass diverse and cultural elements, such as the daily morning cafe' rituals and open air cafes.

One of my favorite neighborhoods, "Recoleta" must not be missed. The Recoleta cemetery containing many of Buenos Aires finest, such as Evita, is the perfect location for great fashion and city shots. I also recommend the "Faena hotel" located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood (Martha Solotti 445, Puerto Madero, BA, Argentina).

A tango show called "Piazzolla Tango" is filled with true passion. And, make sure not to miss the 'La Boca' neighborhood, and the "Caminito" street filled with vibrant colors and a piece of the malevo history. I found myself unable to leave upon my departure, and I wish you to find as much love for the city as I have.

Best regards, and safe travels!



Blogger Josephine said ... (3:59 PM) : 

BA is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I can't wait to see it through your lens. I hope Garance goes with you; I want to see BA through her lens too.

Boutiques: Tramando (fashion) and Humawaca (leather) spring to mind.

I'm a fool for tango, so I hope you take a ton of tango photos. Maybe in La Boca or at a milonga, if you get a chance to go to one?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 PM) : 

Safe travels down to the part of the world that has opposite seasons.

Cowboy style steak bbq is a must.

Their language and culture is highly influenced by Italians. What a surprise your going there!

Not to mention the Andes there is beautiful lake that is just so pictureque to photographs .....often used in films too.

I understand there is a big writers following sure you will run into a congregation or two...shoud be interesting from a style and fashion point of view of what imaginative intellectuals of the written word wear.



p.s. plus al the other mentions here from the ice cream.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:03 PM) : 

As anonymous said, It`s a good idea to visit palermo & san telmo squares.

I'm excited about your visit,
i hope you enjoy our beatiful country :)

bonne journée,


Blogger Sven said ... (4:03 PM) : 

you should visit the salon and meet javier.

regards from Sven from Darmstadt


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:04 PM) : 

Safe travels down to the part of the world that has opposite seasons.

Cowboy style steak bbq is a must.

Their language and culture is highly influenced by Italians. What a surprise your going there!

Not to mention the Andes there is beautiful lake that is just so pictureque to photographs .....often used in films too.

I understand there is a big writers following sure you will run into a congregation or two...shoud be interesting from a style and fashion point of view of what imaginative intellectuals of the written word wear.



p.s. plus al the other mentions here from the ice cream.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:07 PM) : 

Don't miss Faena Hotel! Beautiful place with a awesome bar and trendy people!!
Palermo Soho is a must!
Great place to eat real argentinian meat is MIRANDA!
Have fun!


Anonymous Mariana said ... (4:09 PM) : 

Don't miss the restaurant "Fervor" located in Posadas 1519 in the neighborhood of Recoleta. It is mostly visisted by locals and is now gaining an international following. The dining room will take you back to an era long gone while still maintaining a very modern touch. I am not sure if you like fish/seafood but their "Parrillada del mar" is incredibly yummy. Sometimes they have as a side grilled mixed mushrooms that they get from the southern part of the country, double yumm! You can check out their whole menu at
And for a little bit of gossip: Karl Lagerfeld dined at the restaurant a couple of times while shooting Chanel's SS10 campaign...
Also, for a late night drink the Oak Room at the Palacio Duhau is excellent! The gardens of the once privately owned little neo-classical palace were designed by French-Argentine landscape architect Carlos Thays who is the one responsible for how most of the city of Buenos Aires looks like and are the perfect setting for an afternoon tea as well.
I hope you enjoy your visit.


Blogger Dani said ... (4:13 PM) : 

I was there recently and I think you should go to:

Museo Malba in Palermo. They always have some new exposition and also great work of art;

BarBar o Bar - A tradicional Coffee shop, where the artists use to meet, near Puerto Madero (Tres Sargentos, 415) ;

Grabatto - It's a stationery shop where you can find everything that you want. I was there last august and I went to this place everyday. It has a store near the BarBar o Bar. (Viamonte 502 esq. San Martín)

El Viejo Almacen - to see the real Tango and also a good food!!!

Bs. Ar. is one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America and you will find everything special there (and people are also elegant there!). I'm from Brazil and I love my hermanos!

Have a nice trip!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

Sart --

If you want to see Tango, you must go to Tango Rojo at the Faena Hotel. In fact, I'd also recommend a drink or two in the library at the Faena (in Puerta Madera). It is considered the best show in the city, and the hotel is absolutely perfect. Phillippe Starck did the interrior.


Blogger Natalia said ... (4:18 PM) : 

Great you're coming to Buenos Aires!
In Palermo don't miss Jackie Smith hangbags and Mishka shoes
Have a café at Tortoni café (Tango show at night) on Av. de Mayo (downtown).
Crazy night - people with crazy looks: Santera's parties at Niceto Club in Palermo
Have a great time. Can't wait to see your pics from my city!


Anonymous JulieM said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I had an amazing meal at Dada. It's a tiny, crowded place. No reservations - just wait at the bar and they will get you in!


Blogger Gabriel Moncayo said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I live in Buenos Aires.
For a good brunch go to Oui Oui on Dorrego and Nicaragua or Cusic on El Salvador and Arévalo. I prefer Cusic, Oui Oui is amazing but it has become too touristy.

For the best drinks with passion fruit go to Green Bamboo on Costa Rica and Angel Carranza or to Olsen on Gorriti and Ravignani. In Olsen order a Mint, scrumptious.

For men's clothes go to Hermanos Estebecorena on El Salvador between Arevalo and Ravignani, and Key Biscayne on Armenia and Costa Rica. For the best shoes for men go to Terán on Thames between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Women's clothes try Lupe on El Salvador and Malabia, and Jazmin Cheber on El Salvador and Armenia. Women's shoes try Mishka on El Salvador between Malabia and Armenia.

DO NOT go to El Burgues or Garcon Garcia, very bad quality in clothing for men.

Walk around Palermo Soho on the weekend, specially the street fair, also San Telmo for great antiques specially on a Sunday along Defensa street.

Malba and Fundación Proa are the best modern art museums, one in Palermo and the latter in la Boca.

My tips for Buenos Aires, hope they help.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

Yeah!! welcome!!
Don´t miss San Telmo, any day, on sunday you can find curious things but also full of foreingner!
Just walk everywhere!! Recoleta, Palermo, la Boca, downtown, Puerto Madero.
And don´t forget to eat Asado!
Hope to see wonderful things!!


Blogger mee said ... (4:22 PM) : 

are you signing books somewhere? id really like to meet you and have your signature in mine.
hope you fell in love with BAIRES.


Blogger Polyana said ... (4:26 PM) : 

you should get some great photos at the feria san telmo on sunday (and buy fun stuff for really cheap!) and have some FREDO ice cream for all of us!!


Blogger Manu said ... (4:26 PM) : 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! My heart just jumped of joy!!!! Anywhere we can meet you at?? Is Garance coming too?? You definitely have to go to the MALBA museum, la Biela and San Telmo for Tango. I think you'll love it here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Recoleta Cemetery and La Cabrera for steak!


Blogger C. Palacios said ... (4:34 PM) : 

You must visit Croque Madame coffee shop, in the same building where the Museo de Artes Decorativas is located.

Both are lovely

Av. del Libertador 1902
TEL 4806 8639


Blogger Lescaut said ... (4:35 PM) : 

Hola! i´m from buenos aires, i´ve been following you for a few years now, and I am very happy thaht you are visiting us!
I´m a textile design student so your tendence material is very usefull!
I also recomend you more san telmo and less palermo! On sundays, in Plaza Dorrego in san telmo you will find a huge antique fair with all kinds of people! a lot of tourists as well.
Also where I study you will find a lot of design students where most of them express themselves trough their clothes, so a lot of tendences are seen first there. It´s called ciudad Universitaria (college city), it´s near the river.

Lots of good luck! contact me if you like


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Palermo for the new shops and food, Recoleta cemetery at sunset for amazing photographs...


Blogger Gonzalo Rossello said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Welcome Scott & Garance!

Yesteday I posted about your visit!

BA is a beautiful city, don´t miss Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo neighborhoods.

Puerto Madero is the youngest place and so chic too: there are many restaurants and the arquitecture is so modern.

If you like, FADU - Designer University - is a good place to take pictures!

Eat the best meat, drink mate, taste dulce de leche!

Enjoy the visit!



Blogger C. Palacios said ... (4:38 PM) : 

You must visit Croque Madame, at the Museo de Artes Decorativas. Great coffee shop, museum and building!

Av. del Libertador 1902
TEL 4806 8639


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

Wander around Palermo Soho...also the cemetary in Recoleta--some interesting tombs (odd, but true) and even more interesting characters roaming around. Have only been once and can't wait to return--an amazing place. Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

Please take photos at milongas for tango fashion! go to Comme il faut & greta flora show room to check out those delicious tango shoes. :)


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:39 PM) : 

Hi! I´m from Bs As!! You should visit Palermo (Soho & Hollywood). If you go to Florida St.(downtown) you may find some cool stuff as well! San Telmo is très chic too!!
Is there any place we can meet you?
I leave my e mail

Enjoy & have fun!



Blogger Bloc de Moda said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Welcome to Buenos Aires!
I saw you last year in Paris, in the show of Stella and now will be a pleasure to see in the show of Pablo Ramírez. His shop in San Telmo is undoubtedly a place you should go. Fundación Proa in La Boca, the Malba and Café Tortoni are super beautiful places of the city in addition to the milongas in San Telmo.

I see you on wednesday!



Anonymous Dreaming of Palm Trees said ... (4:48 PM) : 

Must... Dinner at Casa Cruz + then drinks at the clandestine and very cool Isabel next door! xo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Make sure to try the "Mate". You should definitely go to San Telmo market on Sunday. Experience a good "asado" (barbecue) on a roof top. Of course you cannot leave Bs As without seeing a tango show. Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:52 PM) : 

calle armenia, all of palermo soho!


Blogger la comedia del arte said ... (4:58 PM) : 

ohh great! enjoy this lovely city!!
best boutiques? well there are so many but Tramando by Martin Churba, Min Agostini, Cora groppo, Jazmin Chebar De la Ostia ,Maria Cher...
architecture is great, just walk around
Visit Malba Museum, Fundación Proa, Museo de Bellas Artes,
Restaurants: Bengal, Oviedo, Olhsen, dominga, Café San Juan, Parrila el Mirasol, Farinelli, Sucre... and much more..
Have fun ;))


Blogger Michelle said ... (5:14 PM) : 

cross over to Uruguay!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:15 PM) : 

ya empanadas!!!


Blogger Sara said ... (5:15 PM) : 

For brunch, Oui Oui in Palermo (pastries, breakfast specials, best jam/preserves ever), dinner go to Pan y Arte (try the pumpkin cazuela, you WON'T regret it), and for drinks go to Kim y Novak or the Mansion (the outdoor patio should be amazing this time of year). Also, try the sweet corn empanadas, they are the best!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:19 PM) : 

i just visited BA about a month ago, and i found this city guide to be very helpful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:21 PM) : 



Anonymous caitlin said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Cross the river and visit Montevideo for a few days!!


Anonymous Ricardo said ... (5:22 PM) : 

Scott, you were given great tips by other readers. I would add that you must take a walk along Avenida de Mayo between Plaza de Mayo and Congreso and look up: the architecture is amazing. But also look at the beautiful doors. Along the way you can stop by the authentic Cafe Tortoni. And, if you want some typical Argentine food, just a block away you can enjoy a delicious "puchero" (a stew) in historic El Globo restaurant. Then you can ride the subway Línea A (that goes under Avenida de Mayo) which still keeps the original wooden cars. A memorable experience.
I can't wait to see your pics from my city. Buen Viaje!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I lived in Buenos Aires for many years and worked in the travel industry there as well. For the best tango you should go to Rojo Tango at the Faena Hotel + Universe. The best boutiques by far are Tramando by Martin Churba on Rodriguez Peña, Trosman in the Paseo Alcorta mall and other locations, and Cora Groppo on Armenia and El Salvador I think... Also look at Lucilia Iotti on Malabia for shoes - Pat Field used them in the Sex and the City movie and they are really original. In addition to the MALBA you should also visit the Fortabat Museum in Puerto Madero, which is new and even better than the MALBA. Some of the best restaurants right now are Tegui and Casa Coupage. Social Paraiso is also a great more traditional restaurant, and Miranda is the best for steak. Have a wonderful trip!


Blogger V said ... (5:23 PM) : 

If you like books, don't miss El Ateneo Grand Splendid - Av. Santa Fe, 1.860
I'ts an old theatre, turned into a bookstore... I could spend a whole day there!!!


Anonymous berkshire mems said ... (5:23 PM) : 

BA is gorgeous, sophisticated, and a little decadent -- in other words, perfect! As a photographer, you must go to the Recoleta Cemetery; it is stunning. And the Xul Solar Museum is intimate and amazing. Have a wonderful time!


Blogger ALYSSA C said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Sarkis, (Thames 1011): The best Lebanese food in town with the friendliest waiters. I loved the Vegatable Mousaka and all of the shish kebabs are very tasty. They have a menu in English and their waiters speak better broken English than others.

La Cabrera (Cabrera 5099): A great place for Argentina BBQ (asado)
with a little bit of a twist. They serve your steak with tons of mini non-traditional side dishes. It's always packed so arrive earlier in the evening, around 8pm.

Thelonius Jazz Club: The best place to grab a well-made cocktail and listen to some live jazz. I went to this place often and was never disappointed with the quality of the music. Check out their website to see who will be playing:

La Catedral: A place where (young) professional tango dancers go to have a drink before they go out to dance all night. The music is usually tango-electronico (like Gotan Project) and you don't have to know tango to go there. The door is a bit hidden but close to the corner of Sarmiento and Medrano.


Anonymous Maru said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Hey!! I´m already dressed up!
I recommend you strongly to go to Recoleta cemetery, and the entire neighborhood around.
You should go to La Boca (the traditional place for tango) and San Telmo.

Oh have a goooood time here, welcome!


Anonymous Alexander said ... (5:28 PM) : 

If you are there over a monday just must go to La bomba di tiempo to shoot some photos! It's a live drumcircle that host around 5000 dancing people! The atmosphere is elctric!


Anonymous Josh said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Can you pick me up a pair of tango shoes? 2X Al Pie.


Blogger Melissa~ said ... (5:59 PM) : 

oh! why don't you took a plane and come to Chile, is next to argentine, 2 hours and you're here :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:00 PM) : 

You have to get yourself (and Garance) an Argentinian tea straw.

I think it's called bombilla.

It's a really cool metal silvery looking thingy with a filter on the bottom. Just beautiful.

You'll instantly know what I mean once you get there, everybody uses them over there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

you should watch Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall) before you go


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

for a real tango experience you must to go to "La catedral del tango" . is an amazing place
Adress: Sarmiento 4006 - Timbre 5 - Almagro


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:10 PM) : 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to Montevideo, Uruguay while you are here! It's a quick trip across the river from BA and we would love to see you here!


Anonymous Steve Pollack said ... (6:11 PM) : 

I just know the polo side. Here is the schedule of upcoming polo events which are great for capturing grooms, horses, players, and spectators.

Tortugas Open FInal 16/10

Hurlingham Open Octubre 19-20-23-24-31-34 Final 6/10

Ellerstina Gold Cup: Noviembre 1-3-5-6-9-11-15-16

Partido de las Estrellas: Noviembre 13-14

La Dolfina Diamond Cup: Noviembre 15-16-17-18

Argentine Palermo Open Noviembre 26-27 Diciembre: 4-5-11-12

Camara de Diputados Cup: Noviembre 19-22-25-29

La Dolfina Diamond Cup (exact days to be confirmed) Noviembre 15-16-17-28-22-23-24-25

Julio Novillo Astrada Cup Noviembre 22-23

Polo One Cup (exact days to be confirmed) 29-30-1-2-3

Call Leo for access to any of the events. Leonardo Rossolini,Polo Manager
Argentina 156-987-4212


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Looking forward to your photos!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

For great shots and stylish and cool people go to Palermo Soho! Its a must!
A great bar with cool people, is Isabel.
And for an amazing dinner, go to Olsen (Scandinavian food).
Go to Faena too, from Phillipe Starck! Very nice for drinks and cool people too!
P.S Tango is very corny and for tourists! But for once, maybe its worth it to see.
Have a great trip!!


Anonymous YG said ... (6:31 PM) : 

you should go to Faena Hotel in Puerto Madero, there is a great atmosphere there, Philippe Starck design some stuff to their restaurant.

Eat a huge "Bife de chorizo" in recoleta or palermo soho.

Go to San Telmo, watch some tango, there are a lot of good antiques there too, Lagerfeld bought some dresses there when he shoot the Chanel last spring collection..

And you should see the collection of the designer Martin Churba, the brand's name is TRAMANDO, and Jessica Trosman, TROSMAN, you can search on google and you find the adress of the store..
They are really great designers, and do really different things from the rest.
Im an argentinian fashion design student in Milano.
Good luck Scott!


Blogger Narda said ... (6:33 PM) : 

I was in Buenos Aires this weekend!
It's a beeeeautiful city!
I'd have to say Plaza Serrano too.
There are many fashion galleries, so there is a lot of fashion people too!

Enjoy your trip!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Palermo Soho is INSANE on the weekends. The Plaza Serrano Fair on Saturdays are awesome.

San Telmo is also quite the experience.

Lived in Palermo for a few months couple years back. Great place to be and very inspiring.

I miss that city!


Anonymous Jason said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Check out Club Eros in Palermo. It is a restaurant attached to and run by a local soccer club. Nothing fancy, just a place to get a bife de chorizo and some papas. It's a place to see some great characters and get a flavor of local life.


Anonymous Raquel said ... (6:45 PM) : 

OMG i LOVED Buenos Aires it is the most beautiful city i've been to. And everyone dresses so fashionable. I went a couple months ago and i absolutely loved it. Like you've read you HAVE to go to Palermo Soho, there is a lot of walking over there because the stores are everywhere and you can see manby different styles and designers. Also don't forget to visit Prüne, a store that sells beautiful purses, they are the most wanted purses in the region, beautiful and authentic leather. Also, Florida St. a loooong street in the heart of Buenos Aires with many many stores. There are A LOT people walking there, really nice. La Recoleta is a place you don't wanna miss, really nice buildings and cafés, beautiful houses and there it is the cementery where Evita was buried. If you want to go to a colorful place you have to visit Caminito, it is a small street surrounded by colorful houses and people dancing tango on the streets. Speaking about food, you can't leave Bs As without trying some of their wonderful meat. I went to a Restaurant in Puerto Madero called Siga la Vaca (Follow the cow), where there's a meat buffet, really nice, the best meat ever. If you go you can also walk around Puerto Madero, is is really nice. Finally, the most known malls are Galerias Pacifico, in Florida St., Palermo Alto (the nicest one) in Palermo Soho and Abasto. I loved the subway, really efficient. I hope you enjoy it and come to Lima, Perú or to Cusco, i think you'll love the colors of the people's clothes.



Anonymous Fabiola said ... (6:45 PM) : 

Hi! I am Mexican but I have been living here for the last 5 years and I love it!!
Almost everybody is recomending you fancy spots so I will recomend you some real "Bodegones" as they call it here to the typical local restaurant, great food, cheap price.

Gijon - tinny place, great meat, local, very local crowd.
Campo di Fiori - the best hand made pastas
El palacio de la Pizza o El Cuartito - for pizzas (ask for Fugazzeta rellena, cheese and onion ... great!)

You can find the addresses in

Have as much medias lunas con dulce de leche as you can and try the ice cream of dulce de leche (Volta) and panqueques (like crepes) of dulce de leche.

Enjoy your visit and just please be careful of your camera and yourself! specially around Florida and those very crowded places. :)



Anonymous san said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Malbec, asado, mate, dulce de leche, helado. Tango in the Sunderland Club in Villa Urquiza. museums: MALBA, PROA, Fortabat Museum, Xul Solar Museum, If you go to the Evita Museum nearby there´s a very particular tailor named Jorge Williams (it´s in Lafinur street close to Las Heras Avenue). You should also visit the Colon Theater. It´s beautiful and there is some opera going on next week. Hope you enjoy the city, welcome!!!


Blogger Belu Ledesma Arocena said ... (7:01 PM) : 

To have breakfast you can go to Oui Oui or Sirop Folie. Then for regional food from the North, Center And South of our country Almacen Secreto. Small hidden resto.
Santa Fe Av and Callao ,Palermo and San Telmo for coolhunting.
See Ya!


Blogger Tara s Dolce Vita said ... (7:02 PM) : 

Oh wow.... I can't wait for your pictures! Have fun!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:03 PM) : 

Bienvenido a Buenos Aires
If you wanna meet the local artists, dont miss Dadá Bistro (San Martin y Marcelo T.Alvear) . Near there, you should visit Bezancar art galery.
you should try the "Lomo Dadá" ,drink "Maracujá" and
"te dada"

If you like sushi, try SIPAN, japanese-peruvian fusion.

Have a great trip.


Anonymous Lucía said ... (7:08 PM) : 

I can't believe you're coming to my cityyy!

I have your book and I visit your blog and Garance's blog every day. They're great.

You shouldn't miss Puerto Madero, which is the docks area. You should also visit Palermo Soho, which is a place where you can find everything related to design. And of course, the Malba museum (the museum og latin american art. "Caminito" is the place where you'll find everything that has to do with tango.
The Teatro Colón, which has just been restored and it's a gorgeous building.

Well, if I can think of any other place, I'll tell you.

May I ask where you're going to be?
Because I'd love for you to autograph my book. Only if it's not too much of a hassle.

Well, hope you have a nice trip!
and enjoy B.A. It's great!


Blogger TRVC♛ said ... (7:25 PM) : 

Scott! I can't imagine you are coming to Buenos Aires, this is where I live... I am so excited, haha. I am sure you'll enjoy it a lot, as there are lots of beautiful things to do and visit.
Obviously, you've got to visit La Boca and San Telmo, where you'll find lots of nice Tango-Cafes and even dancers on the streets.
You can also go to Palermo Soho, so pretty, with small boutiques and lovely cafes (Mark's and Oui Oui are great). There are, also, lots of fashion boutiques, both well known and non commercial ones.
I hope this info is useful. It would be so great to find you in the streets, haha.
Good luck!


Blogger #1 Struggler said ... (7:28 PM) : 







Blogger Mr. Badami said ... (7:40 PM) : 

balthazar, a menswear store in san telmo on defensa (the main avenue).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

I really love Buenos Aires, I have just been there last weekend. 2 of my favorites are Mishka: this brand have the best and most amazing shoes in the world (raelly pieces of art to me), and with reasonable prices, and Nucha Café, specially the new one located in Armenia Street, in Palermo Soho neighborhood. Great café and "facturas" (argentinian pastry) in a beautifully design place.

An other great restaurant is La Cabrera, located in Cabrera and Thames streets corner, also in Palermo Soho. The Bife Chorizo comes with a lot of little "guarniciones" which are so, so tasty!!

In San Telmo neighborhood there is a little vintage store called "El Buen Orden" which looks like the perfect place for Pedro Almodóvar to buy kitsch outfits and accessories for one of his movies! Such an original place!

Enjoy Buenos Aires!


Anonymous Ella Crotty said ... (7:57 PM) : 

As someone has already recommended, you should go to Milion, it is a beautiful restaurant and bar. Fernando, the bar man is also quite lovely! You should also go to Gil Antiguades in San Telmo square. You may be met with a little nonchalance from the owners but persevere and ask to have a look downstairs, that's where they keep all the clothes and hats. It's quite a sight xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:04 PM) : 

Tango @ Faena Hotel ... absolutely breathtaking. My son has been taking ballroom lessons for years and it wasn't until this show that I started taking lessons myself. Enjoy!


Anonymous Rich said ... (8:06 PM) : 

San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta are bound to provide you with plenty of culture and photo ops.

Careful with the camera. Argentina's economy hasn't been doing great lately.


Blogger Eve Brarda said ... (8:16 PM) : 

You have to try dulce de leche ice cream, drink mate and eat a delicious barbecue, all meat in general is rich, sweets Maru Botana(in Belgrano R neighborhood, very nice of course, beautiful houses) coffee and walk out of the Tigre, Palermo, Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo where there are very good antiques, and the Mouth of the tango.

See you!


Anonymous cynthia said ... (8:27 PM) : 

El Rincon is a restaurant that is stuck in a time warp, in Recoleta.
This is not a trendy or happening place, but it has been there forever. The waiters look like conquistadors and the food is perhaps the best I have had in Buenos Aires. Go for a truly authentic experience.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 PM) : 

Lucky you, its spring there.


Blogger Colleen Brynn said ... (8:50 PM) : 

If you are there on a Thursday afternoon, you have to see the procession of Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. I saw it when I was there, and it is heartbreaking. Women (and some men) who lost children, husbands, and brothers and other family members during the dictatorship of the late 70s and early 80s walk around the square wearing white head scarfs, holding images of their lost loved ones.
While in the Plaza de Mayo, you can also catch the subway and ride on the old original wooden cars of the Subte A line. There are certainly some great photos to be taken there!


Blogger Ramiro said ... (8:52 PM) : 

el Delta, Tigre!


Anonymous Paula said ... (8:54 PM) : 

so glad you're coming to Argentina!
There's a lot to see and delicious food you can taste. Can't miss Alvear Av., Palermo Soho, Puerto Madero. Must have tea at the Alvear Hotel. Be sure to taste the argentinian asado, and the dulce de leche.
Do attend a polo match, and a tango show.
You'll find really good fashion
Maybe I'll see you around
Hope you enjoy your stay!

Paula G.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

You have to visit Tramando by Martin Churba, in Recoleta. He is one of the best designers in Argentina. Don't miss it!
If you want to see the real tango, go to La CAtedral, in Almagro.
Have fun!


Anonymous Moyra said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Wow! You should come to Chile too!!

Have a great time in BS, it's wonderful there.


Blogger d said ... (9:12 PM) : 

You're coming to BA????
Holy moley!
I hope I run into you :)


Blogger Gloria said ... (9:26 PM) : 

I was in BsAs and for me the best places to buy fashion are: Coragroppo, Tramando, Trosman and La Fundamental.

Gloria Saldarriaga


Blogger Pas D'amour said ... (9:28 PM) : 

Every sunday there is a vintage fair in San Telmo- it's absolutely wonderful!


Blogger jW said ... (9:39 PM) : 

Go get yourself a pair of shoes at Guido! You can thank me later.


Anonymous El Marques Deco said ... (9:40 PM) : 

Welcome to Argentina!!!
A pleasure to have here
remember to visit: Olsen, L'Abeille and Casa Cruz


Anonymous maria buttironi said ... (9:47 PM) : 

As one person said a couple of post above, one of the most influential street in variety of looks is Florida street at downtown Buenos Aires, apart from the neighbourhoods of Palermo Soho and Puerto Madero of course! Goshh I really hope to see you around the city in this week, you are a great inspiration!!!


Blogger Pas D'amour said ... (9:49 PM) : 

Every sunday there is a vintage fair in San Telmo- it's absolutely wonderful!


Anonymous Soledad said ... (9:59 PM) : 

i just was there last week.
You have to go to Recoleta and the recoleta cementery; it is beautiful
Also, you need to go to san telmo. it is full of vintage shops.
pakermo soho is hands down the best place for shopping
Enjoy your trip


Anonymous Lupe said ... (10:06 PM) : 

Some great places for streetstyle hunting:
-philosophy university on Puan St
-retiro train station
-san isidro
-Av. de Mayo

enjoy the city!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 

Hello Scott! It's great news to hear you're coming to Buenos Aires! Hope that Garance comes along! I have been following both your blogs and am a longtime fan. I am a fashion designer and would love it if you could come and visit my boutique, Kukla
You should come near lunchtime and afterwards grab a bite at Farinelli, owned by my friend Marina
Hope to meet you both next week!


Anonymous Luisy said ... (10:17 PM) : 

You must go to Cafe Tortoni it's the oldest coffee house in Buenos Aires. It's a wonderful place to visit and eat.The cakes are really good and the decoration has old photos and some beautiful lamps that you can buy. You can't miss that!
And go to the new museum Malba you will find really interesting people there.
Enjoy this beautiful city!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:27 PM) : 

drink a lot of mate, try some choripan off the street carts in puerto madero, and go to cafe de los angelitos in congreso for brunch. the address is rivadavia 2100. the waiters walk around in tuxes that will bring you back to a different era. be sure to order the chocolate caliente <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:46 PM) : 

For some tango dancing, check out La Viruta ( They have milongas (tango dancing) and classes, it's fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Don't miss Avenida de Mayo!
It's a streets that connects the Casa Rosada and the Parliament.
It's amazing to see really beautifull architecture!
There's nothing in the world similar to this street. There, you can see a fascinating mix betweem European and South American coultures.
Buen viaje!


Blogger Dana said ... (11:14 PM) : 

Liten you must remember this, really!! I live in Chile and have been to Bs aires a few times and actually was just there last weekend. You MUST go for tea time at Cafe La Biela, its in the area called La Recoleta. Its delicious and an absolute classic, has been there for at least fifty years and has a very very stylish granmas and grandpas crowd. You must!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:37 PM) : 

If frequency of votes influences your decision, I'm chiming in for MALBA y La Recoleta. Que disfrutes!


Blogger g+m said ... (12:13 AM) : 

Lots of tango shoes, please. Love love love them.


Blogger Andrey P. said ... (12:16 AM) : 

Argentinean Beef and Ice Cream!


Blogger Paola Cirelli said ... (12:19 AM) : 

Caminar las calles de Palermo es fundamental!!!Diseño y Arte!!!
Seras Bienvenido!!!!y no te olvides de que alguien te prepare buenos mates!! Mine Hotel
se puede tomar mate por $22 con tostadas incluidas. Y está en el barrio de Palermo
Mucha Suerte!!! besos


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:33 AM) : 

ooohhh! Lucky you! I'm just coming back! I was there for three weeks!

Walking and shopping in Palermo is unbelievable! I bought the nicest accessory there. Go to Bar 6 on Armenia! Such a nice place!

For drinks at night, I loved 878 (878 Thames). It was a clandestine address for a while and kind of still work like this with the guy at the door that use a key so you can go in!

I had amazing old school tango lesson at the armenian club in Palermo. In the basement with tons of old guys that all wanted to dance with me! Really enjoyed the tango.

Dreaming about going back already!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 AM) : 

Oh, I love Buenos Aires! I found the best people to ask what to do/see work at hostels. Pax in San Telmo is a great source of info.
I think everyone who visits BA should go to the antique markets in San Telmo, which is usually on a weekend.
There is also a weekend market in Palermo where local designers sell there wares. There's some great stuff that can't be found anywhere else.
I was also told to be careful when going to La Boca (best place for street tango) as it gets pretty dangerous if you head too far in the wrong direction.
Hope you have a great time, BA is one of my favourite cities!
Kate, Perth (Australia)


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (12:55 AM) : 

I have been to Buenos Aires many times and I recommend you wonder around the streets of Palermo. Lots of little shops and cafes and can find some really cool street style looks.Don't go anywhere near avenida Florida. Way too many tourist and Recoleta can be a bit boring although you many find some glamourous women to snap. Beware, do to the economic decline of the past few years, hold onto your camera. Don't forget to have a glass of Malbec. Its the best.

Have fun and looking fwd to the pics


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 AM) : 

Make sure you stop by Millon Bar in Barrio Norte


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:06 AM) : 

this is my list:
FOOD & WINE to die for:
-alfajores havana
-gelato (dulce de leche, of course)
-malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

PLACES to go:
- Teatro Colon (a jewel...)
- Recoleta and Cementerio de la Recoleta (so much art, so much history...)
- San Telmo & Palermo (so old and so new, so mythical .. Borges grew up there!)
- Cafe Tortoni and all the Avenida de Mayo
- a soccer game!!!
- Subway line A

- Palermo Viejo, for the "hip"
- Recoleta, for the "haute"
- Puerto Madero, for the yuppies
- San Telmo, for the boho-yuppies ;)
- Downtown, for the true BA madness!

Be careful and dont end up in a corny tango show, hopefully u can find an old school milonga somewhere.. Try to go to an estancia, away from the city.. and experience the gorgeous pampas! HOpe you enjoy your time and make good friends! Buena suerte!!


Anonymous meche said ... (1:41 AM) : 

you have to have a 'bife de chorizo' which is the best meat you'll ever try -and i almost don't eat meat at all.
and while you are in buenos aires take a ferry ride to colonia or montevideo in uruguay! it's just two hours away and it's truely beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:55 AM) : 

Happy already because you are finally coming! Check out my vintage vespa in Rivadavia and Peru in front of starbucks.

Try out a "cortado" that's a small cofee like in italy.

Have fun


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:30 AM) : 

go on a walking tour! they do tango show tours as well:

have fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 AM) : 

I really love the Krishna Restaurant for veggie food and the Rodney Bar next to Chacarita´s Cementery. Not so mainstreem but really delightfull.
Just let me know and i will be much honor to be your guide for some great other places.
Best things happens in the sorroundigs, right!?


Anonymous Samson said ... (4:23 AM) : 

genius, absolutely. thats how i wear my shoes too. alright, not in the winter but in summer its a great style. thumbs up


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 AM) : 

You should simply go around the calle florida and have an ice cream! Argentinians make the best ice-cream!
La abuela goye is a good choice.
And don't leave before trying Mate tea!
If you re there over the weekend pay a visit to the market in san Telmo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 AM) : 

there is a little restaurant in Palermo called Helena, used to be my favorite! They make the best salads and a delicious banana-dulce de leche cake!


Blogger Jesus S. said ... (6:03 AM) : 

Hola Scott !!, next monday will take place the opening of a new concept store called LA REMERA. I´m pretty sure a lot nice cool people will be there.

LA REMERA . Arenales 1239, BA.

Enjoy BA!
Jesús S.


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (6:20 AM) : 

fantastic ... I can not wait to see your shots


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 AM) : 

tango at "cafe Tortoni"


Blogger clarapeix said ... (6:39 AM) : 

San Telmo, definitely, lots of small designers shops, and young stylist selling their production on the street, on sundays.
Taste the licuado de banana con leche at Dorrego cafe, plaza Dorrego, so typical!
Don't forget the fabulous pieces of meat ...
And the pasta! Argentina was a country of italian immigration...

Have fun! It's a really, really beautiful city! And if garance is coming with you, Let her know that people there are really found of French people (especially french girls!) (pics from the last time I was there)


Blogger natillas said ... (6:43 AM) : 

Go to Malba (Modern Latinamerican Art), Fundación Proa and Fortabat Museum. Go to La Bomba del Tiempo at Ciudad Konex on Monday evening, to concerts in Niceto Club and La Trastienda, to listen to Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro (Tango) at CAFF on Wednesdays(that's in Almagro)and you should definitely go to Shampoo Club (Quintana 362, Recoleta).
Go to the bookstore La Boutique del Libro in Thames 1762 (Palermo) or to the one in Chacabuco 459, San Isidro (you should go to San Isidro, that's my hometown).
For fashion: Pablo Ramírez (amazing). Also Nadine Zlotogora, Vero Ivaldi, Mishka, Rapsodia.
Go to Sipan for Peruvian food. To Tomo 1 (best restaurant in Buenos Aires). To La Cabaña if you want good meat; you should order "ojo de bife" and eventually "matambrito de cerdo". Oh my god, it's soooo good. Have an ice cream in Freddo and one in Perssicco. And go to the little rundown bar at Adolfo Alsina (between Balcarce and Defensa) where they have the best "choripanes" in town.
Walk down Arroyo street in Recoleta; the finest art galleries are there. Walk around Palermo, too. And San Telmo. You will probably like Rond Point Cafe, in Figueroa Alcorta and Tagle. Check the pastries in the bakery Dos Escudos and in Maru Botana too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 AM) : 

Hi! Here M. from BA:
Bars for the early evening: Milion, Dada, La Cigale, Le Bar (all downtown)
Coffe shops: Ouioui
Art galleries: Apetite, Proa Foundation, MALBA
Restaurants: Irifune (best sushi), Osaka (peruvian japanese food), Cabaña Las Lilas (meat), Happening (meet)

When are u coming? How long are u staying?

Have fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:54 AM) : 

A good place to visit, which is also very photogenic, is Zapateria Corrrea (Mario Bravo 750, telephone: 54-11-4861-7344)
They have been doing bespoke men's shoes for the past ~70 years. They are clearly off the beaten path but are worth a visit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Hi! You must visit San Telmo, Palermo Soho and Puerto Madero.
Have a nice days in Bs As!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 AM) : 

Bolivia is the best boutique in B.A.


Anonymous Bzzbzz said ... (8:50 AM) : 


There is "Le Bar" in the hypercentro. As the name says it, the owners are french...


Blogger ingefaer said ... (8:58 AM) : 

Jessica Trosman is an interesting designer worth checking out, and don't miss Sylvie Geronimi. She makes the most amazing shoes. She is located in Recoleta (Guido 1555)


Anonymous thelittlemermaid said ... (9:10 AM) : 

You sould go to 'Palermo Soho', it's like the coolest place in the city. I went this summer on holiday and it was great. Also 'Kansas' restaurant, near the Polo fields.

Please, come back to Madrid and you sould visit Basque Country (Bilbao, San Sebastian...)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:33 AM) : 

1. "La Maldita Milonga", San Telmo; WED or MON only, fantastic live music
2: "Cafe Tortoni", a classic cafe, Borges and Gardel were customers
3: "Galeria Patio del Liceo"
4: Simply walk the San Telmo neighborhood.
Have fun.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

You HAVE to go the barrio of Buenos Aires that's called San Telmo - they have an amazing flea market open on Sundays.

You're very lucky: it's the best time of year to be in Buenos Aires- not cold and not too hot. Don't forget to eat an alfajor, some empanadas, asado and try a havanito at Freddo!!


Blogger --jenna said ... (9:45 AM) : 

There's a man at the weekend feira in Recoleta who sells lovely art puzzles, made from wood and some quite intricate. Not fashion, but definitely worth a look.


Anonymous Alyssa said ... (9:50 AM) : 

for art - MALBA

for tango - La Catedral on Tuesday or Thursday, Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo on Sunday nights for outdoor dancing.

cafe and medialunas - La Pharmacie on Charcas 3494. one of my absolute favorite things about BsAs. beautiful location, interior, and the most delicious medialunas in the city.

beautiful walk - from the Congreso subway line down Avenida Rivadavia (turns into Avenida de Mayo) to Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. From here you can walk down Defensa towards San Telmo (especially on Sundays for the feria)

there are a million ways to enjoy Buenos Aires, so you can't really go wrong! enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:55 AM) : 

You are going to love Buenos Aires! We are very warm people. Don't forget that, like in Europe, we greet each other with a kiss on the cheek (even the men). People will tell you to go to La Boca but personally I think it's a bit overrated. You can go to San Telmo and have a similar (but better) experience, albeit without the pretty colored houses but also without the smell!

P.S. Don't forget to try the pastries (they're called facturas) especially the medialunas yummmmm. On second thought, maybe I'll go have one now :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:10 AM) : 

Hello Scott! so nice to hear you´re coming to Buenos Aires! hope Garance comes along!
I´m a fashion designer and would love it if you could stop by my boutique, Kukla (
we are crossing the street from Farinelli where you should go for lunch. It´s owned by my friend Marina, and it´s super cute and has great food. We are on Bulnes street, almost Cerviño, in Palermo.
hope you can make it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Miga bread sandwich( just DI VI NE!)
Champa ( as the portenos called champagne!)
Alvear Hotel...
Desfruta-te BA is wonderful...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Creepy in style....
Recoleta cemetery...
is the Per la Chaise southern...
ah and Don't cry for me....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

BsAs cares about design in every area.

When I was there in 2007, I sought menswear and can second some rex above.

Bolivia (name of store) is great for brilliantly color and pattern.

Hermanos Estebecorena is great for minimial design. (In the US, you can find it at some boutiques like Bird here in Brooklyn)

Among the others, Felix had a fun punky attitude and Ben Simon had an English-style wit evoking Paul Smith. Spina nad some strangely patterned handkerchiefs and scarves that I loved. Balthazar had a good take on English style.

I think all of the above are in Palermo Soho, several on Gurruchaga.

Etiqueta Negra is a chain for Argentine minimal luxury, but not so interesting. If you visit it in the upscale Patio Bullrich you can see how Argentina is a global center of both psychiatry and plastic surgery.

Argentina has its own fantasies of wealth and power that infuse fashion: One brand evokes the country/gaucho fantasy, while in the Abasto shopping center, you can find Dolfina, an Argentine vision of the polo lifestyle, directly across from a branch of Polo Ralph Lauren with todo importado.

Argentina makes great leathers but exports most....there remain great ateliers for custom shoe and boot-making.

The Argentines are criminally beautiful, so your shutter should never stop clicking!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

Oui Oui...Nicaragua 6099 in Palermo (best Brunch!!!!!)


Blogger Tristan said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Argentina/BA is quite something... I like to think of it like this;

Paris and New York made love and Buenos Aires was born.

Argentina restored the life in me that I thought was lost, I owe her so much. One day I'll be delighted to give her something back.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

If you want to see old tango dancers I suggest you to go to the Milonga Sin Rumbo
José P. Tamborini 6157 Teléfonos: 4574-0972 4571-9577
Horarios: Miércoles: de 21 a 1:30 hs Viernes: 22 a 4:00 hs Sábados: 22 a 4:00 hs Domingos: 19 a 1:00 hs.

For young tango dancers who dance tango nuevo go to PRACTICA X
Av Diaz Velez 4820
Parque Centenario, Buenos Aires
clase: 21.30 a 23hs
practica: 23 a 3hs

Other beatifull Milongas are:
The Confiteria Ideal
Suipacha 384 Teléfono: 5265-8069/8078
Horario: Domingo, Lunes de 15 a 21 hs., Miércoles de 15 a 21 hs., Sábado de 15 a 21 hs. Martes a partir de las 22 hs. Organiza: Unitango. Sábados 22.00hs a 4.00hs

Club Griciel
La Rioja 1180 Tel. 4957-7157/8398

Have a good time!!
Roberto from Milano


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

You can't miss Café Tortoni, which is the oldest café in Buenos Aires and is espectacular. It is located in Avenida de Mayo.


Blogger Profesor said ... (12:36 PM) : 

Ask for "once" wich is the jude district in BsAs, there you gonna find the Fashion students who`re buying cheep fabrics and other things. then you have to ask for "cumbia villera" which is a kind of musical fenomenom with it's own way to dress.

Enjoy BsAs...come back soon


Blogger Miuccia said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Scott, you are gonna love BA.

Leather Shoes: Guido and Mishka
Clothing: Pablo Ramirez, Kukla, Tramando, Felix (M), Pesqueira
Brunch at Duhau (Farinelli is cute also, but too small)
Asado: La cabrera,
Drinks: Dadá Bistro, 878, L´Abeille, Bar 6.
Art: MALBA, Fundacion Proa, Museo de Bellas Artes, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, and try to mingle in a vernissage, there are plenty!

Be our guest,


Anonymous CNicholson said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Hi Scott, I can contact you with the Hurlingam Polo Open's organizer,(this is the polo tournament played during your stay). If you are interested please send me an e-mail:,
waiting for your answer,



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Sart, lucky U !!!, B.A. is amazing!!!,I´ve been there and think U should not miss PALACIO ERRAZURIS (Museo de Arte Decorativo),to get a glimpse of the lost "grandeur", try to visit Mato Errazuris' room decorated by Jose Maria Sert (Misia's husband), and MALBA museum (very close), the new-money-grandeur expression, COLECCION FORTABAT in Puerto Madero is a similar example, both feature great contemporary architecture an art pieces. Regarding fashion don't miss PEREZ SANZ, Posadas 1477, gorgeous fashion accesories and all sort of amazing objets d'art, and for women's fashion visit VARANASI, Juncal 1280, actual designer's fashion, exquis et überchic (they are very close to each other in Barrio Norte near the Recoleta area), beware of temptation, in my latest visit I've left almost all my money there!!!. In the evening try Olsen, Gorriti 5870, Palermo Hollywood, excellent swedish food-ambient and vodka shoots, Sunday brunch in the garden is gemütlich.
San Telmo is OK, but mostly for average tourists, if U want to see good tango try to contact some of the many Accademies, where real people go to dance real tango for self pleasure and that makes the whole thing a nice experience. In Palermo Soho try a lunch at EL PREFERIDO DE PALERMO in the corner Guatemala and Borges sts., and pay a visit to Carolina Antoniadis, a great painter as well as a beautiful fashion-icon, in Costa Rica 4684 nº 22, phone 4833 3063, the hidden studio's location is worhwhile!, and last but not least, if a full immersion in pop B.A.culture tempts U, go for a pizza (argentinean pizza is an original declination, and have it with "fainá"), go to EL CUARTITO, Talcahuano 937, and have fun...
in boca al lupo e buon soggiorno!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

a LA FERIA DE SAN TELMO el domingo bien temprano, cuando comienza , y un almuerzo en LA BRIGADA!


Anonymous Paz said ... (3:52 PM) : 

Buenos Aires is truely beautiful, i've been there a couple of times and that city is fantastic,it has everthing you want. BUT,now that u are in South America you MUST also come to Uruguay!!!! You will love it here, specially Punta del Este...tell us if u can make it ;)

have a nice trip!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:16 PM) : 

Palermo and Puerto Madero and some of the other areas are pretty trendified. I would suggest Belgrano for very B.A. style on the street. And the train station of Retiro is the filter of so many neighborhoods into the city. Great style on the trains!!! Boca is the old italian neighborhood that has colorful tin buildings. It would probably be a great place to shoot for the backgrounds. It is very much a tourist destination. There is a hotel that has an underground sauna/spa called the Hotel Castelar on Av. de Mayo by the Obelisco. They have the best massages there, and it used to be called Banos Turcos before it became known as a spa. Still great old world hotel feeling but very B. A. Ahhh, I miss my country. I'm in graduate school in the U.S. Can't wait to go back to see family and have some empanadas! Besos. Buen VIaje!


Blogger veroz said ... (5:14 PM) : 

If you like Polo, you have to visit Casa Fagliano, they make handmade boots for polo, for most of the polo teams!
You can contact them to ask about the polo tournaments. Enjoy!


Anonymous Juaniria said ... (5:14 PM) : 

enjoy buenos aires, and if you can, come to La Plata, it has a magnificent museaum. In BA. go of course to San Telmo, La Boca, Caminito, yes, Palermo -which seems to be NY in the 90ties- and if you have time, go to El Tigre.
The city is great. what it lacks in beauty supplies it on personality and ego.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 PM) : 

Hola from a big fan living in Buenos Aires. I have been here 6 months and I have written a bit of commentary on the quirks on living in Buenos Aires. It might give you a little insight into this fantastico city and hopefully make you chuckle.

I would more than love to be your guide.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:27 PM) : 

First...Tango IS NOT POPULAR AND GAUCHOS ARE BASICALLY EXTINT, some people make a business out of tango and it's all at San Telmo for tourists...having said this, you will have a great time shopping at the flea market in Dorrego, Palermo Soho and beautiful (but ridiculously expensive local brands like Rapsodhia)...At night you should visit Faena Hotel or have a coctail at Tequila in Costanera...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:40 PM) : 

millione night club...


Blogger WebMaster said ... (6:57 PM) : 

PLAZA SERRANO in Palermo Soho!!!!!
PLEASEEEEE come to Santiago CHILE!!!!! Stay at W Santiago and click ISIDORA GOYENECHEA Ave people!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:11 PM) : 

YESSSS, my city!.
Plenty of suggestions already, so I won't give any, but please, please take lots of pictures; I miss Baires so much!.


Anonymous Sam B said ... (7:27 PM) : 

La Cabrera and Miranda are two of my favorite restaurants (both in Palermo). Bar Federal was one of my favorite "cafe/bars" - it's one of the oldest and most authentic in the city (and I used to live across the street!).

Also, you must go to the cemetery in Recoleta and walk around. It's very cool.

Can't wait to see the photos!



Blogger Sebastián Parra said ... (7:29 PM) : 

Scott, we will be waiting for you! Wellcome to Buenos Aires!! All the best places around the city have already been mentioned, but you must visit San Telmo on sunday (if u are still here), Recoleta (Quintana Avenue, Alvear Avenue), Palermo Soho, Palermo Chico (very Paris like my friend), Puerto Madero.. and please, try pizza in any of the famous Corrientes Avenue pizzerias, you'll love it, and of course, try our "asado".. enjoy! and hope to see you taking pictures!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

For classic, old-fashioned, unspoiled tango, don't miss Confiteria Ideal. Incredible shabby fabulous room, working-class dancers from all walks of life who take tango very seriously. Great scratchy music from the 30s and 40s. You'll see that what Americans think of as tango, with all the sharp movements and Rudolph Valentino posturing, is nothing like the controlled, intense dance that takes place at this Belle Epoque milonga.

For vintage handbags, Bakelite, silver, lingerie, and a gorgeous display of old polychrome tins, don't miss the San Telmo flea market.

Eat skirt steak at Cabana Las Lilas.

Cocktails at Palacio Duhau, outside on the patio.

Hang onto your wallet and don't wear a good watch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:34 PM) : 

Scott, I am right here in BA, I agree with all of the above, I am a local that has lived in your country for 17 years.

I happen to be a private tour guide here in BA, please contact me I know I will be able to help you and could get you in touch with Polo people, etc., etc.

One of the things people always admire is the light BA has, you'll love it.

Good luck!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:05 PM) : 

Definetely Plaza Serrano!!! you'll take great pics there for sure!!! Which event are you going?
That's so great you are coming here! You'll love it!!!! XO


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 PM) : 

Oh My God!!! We can´t find your book here in Buenos Aires right? Don´t you want to bring some copies and sell them and sign them for us????

Ok Just kidding!!! But I do hope the next time you come you can hold some event like that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM) : 

Tango that actual people dance and not shows for tourists (Tango is not dead!!!): Maldita Milonga on Wednesday night is my favourite:
they have a band who are The Rolling Stones of tango and play with passion and talent in hi-tops. Also La Cathedral a bohemian Tango warehouse space with a cat that weaves through the dancers.


Blogger Malala said ... (9:01 PM) : 

I´m glad to know that you are coming to Buenos Aires!!!
Have fun and take great photos!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 PM) : 

Hi! if you want to see cool people go to San Telmo, it's a flea market where you'll see people from all over the world, it's amazing!!


Blogger Betsy - Segui la moda said ... (11:31 PM) : 

OMG Scott!!!
I'm from Buenos Aires! Looove your pictures. You must walk down Florida Street for pictures, crowded at all times, fashion is a must. However be careful.
Also, Plaza Serrano if you're here on the weekend, totally worth it.

Let me know if you need an English Speaking guide!

And I hope I'll meet you at Fashion BsAs!

My best,


Anonymous Cecilia said ... (11:55 PM) : 

Please check out the newly remodeled Teatro Colon because I've heard it's wonderful! (And try to catch a snap of any fabulous opera singers!)Also,try
Calle Florida for Tango and cafe Havana for a tasty cortadito and alfajor! And if you have time check out La Boca- it's gotten pretty dangerous but if you're feeling adventurous the color and the culture is wonderful in that part of town! Hope you have a fabulous time!


Blogger KMK said ... (12:06 AM) : 

Hi Scott!!

-As everyone else already mentioned --> PALERMO SOHO is a MUST...the people here have the best sense of fashion and you will find some of the best boutiques and cute delicious restaurants in the entire city .....i have had the best memories in this neighborhood

-If you have time make a reservation for dinner at CLUNY in palermo soho (you will not regret this.)

-Milion is also great for a drink, a restaurant/bar in an old mansion

-The streets are booming with cafes and you'll definitely need to engage in this ritual

-Cultural element that you cannot miss: MATE!!!!!!! And buy a mate cup as a souvenir- they come in all sorts of colors, textures

-Make sure you visit Recoleta cemetery, get a look at the Plazo de Mayo (the pink house), try and visit the Malba if you can



Blogger KMK said ... (12:10 AM) : 

-As everyone else already mentioned you must must must visit PALERMO SOHO- most fashionable people in the city, best people watching, best boutiques, cutest most delicious restaurants

-Make a dinner reservation at CLUNY in palermo soho (this is a must)

-Cultural element that you can't miss: mate!!!!! and buy a mate cup as a souvenir! they come in all kinds of colors, textures, etc.

-Recoleta cemetery, the MALBA, and San Telmo on Sunday are CRITICAL to your Buenos Aires experience

-Cafes are booming at several points in the day and you will need to engage in this ritual!



Blogger Unknown said ... (2:32 AM) : 

Finally!!! You'd love Buenos Aires!!

You definitely should visit Palermo Soho, and Florida. You'll find interesting stuff there.


Anonymous Mercedes said ... (4:14 AM) : 

I can't believe no one has mentioned the Botanic Garden. It's a beautiful garden in its own right, but the main feature is the large colony of feral (but very friendly) cats that live there. Lots of people go there just to feed or play with the kitties, so it's a great mix of well-heeled people going for a stroll and animal lovers playing with the urban fauna. It's a peaceful place, and I think it's a BsAs experience that shouldn't be missed! Enjoy your time in Argentina.


Blogger Claire said ... (6:13 AM) : 

Have a walk in the San Telmo streets, see all the happy design shops and clothes shops, the creativity vibes here really differently, you have to discover that. And after that, have a moment in Palermo Soho, you really fell here the city atmosphere, and the modern argentinian spirit. Don't forget the food !! You will never see meat the same way after... And don't forget to chat with as much people as you can, argentinos and porteños are the sweetest.
Hope you will enjoy this place as much as I did when I lived there, before my come back to France. Have a good trip. Claire


Anonymous snsaxty said ... (6:20 AM) : 

La Camera - fabulous steak house, near Palermo. But be prepared for a wait...! x


Blogger marta said ... (9:43 AM) : 

If you have time, also visit some place outside downtown,countryside tourism is great, there are "estancias" where you can eat delicious meat and homemade meals. There's no much fashion there, but a lot of argentinian culture, local music besides from tango and regional clothes.
Anything you need, please ask me.
Welcome to Argentina!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:20 AM) : 

You HAVE to go to Palermo Viejo. Wonderful shops and atmosphere- better than Palermo Soho.


Blogger ariel said ... (10:38 AM) : 

Hello Scott, are you coming for the fashion edition Buenos aires at the faena hotel, looking forard to see you there. I recommend you to have dinner at Tegui and El Mercado at the Faena Hotel , also dont miss airedelsur stores which sales very well in USA as Bergdorf, Neiman, Barneys, etc
also I am launching my new brand call LAREMERA in Arenales 1239. wish you the best time in Buenos Aires. Ariel


Blogger ariel said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Hello Scott, are you coming for the fashion edition Buenos aires at the faena hotel, looking forard to see you there. I recommend you to have dinner at Tegui and El Mercado at the Faena Hotel , also dont miss airedelsur stores which sales very well in USA as Bergdorf, Neiman, Barneys, etc
also I am launching my new brand call LAREMERA in Arenales 1239. wish you the best time in Buenos Aires. Ariel


Anonymous melissa said ... (11:02 AM) : 

I can't believe you are coming to buenos aires!,
My recommendations being a foreign in this beautiful city is:
Orquesta tipica fernandez fierro
For a very postmodern uncommon tango orchestra, and also is a must to go to "la bomba del tiempo"
There are so many amazing things to do in bs as, but those two you can't miss!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 AM) : 

You MUST GO to CAFE SAN JUAN......the best restaurant in argentina


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:47 PM) : 

You MUST visit Hotel Faena (Philippe Starck design) and experience TANGO at the Faena Rojo TANGO show (sensual and chic tango spectacle).
You will love my city: Baires is so Cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:55 PM) : 

ooh swoon. Plaza Armenia has a nice, relaxed, young vibe to it. my favorite place while I studied abroad there.


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