Friday, August 28, 2009

La Coca

For those of you who don't know her, Isabel Sarli, nicknamed La Coca, is a retired Argentine actress, model and a sex-symbol of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Sarli was discovered by filmmaker Armando Bo after she became Miss Argentina in 1955 (who she married) and became the star of his films, starting with El Trueno entre las hojas in 1956. She became an international Latin American star, filming in Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela, and films like Fuego (1969 film) and Fiebre (1970) reached the American and European markets.

The new campaign of the drink Fernet 1882 at the Flower Park (Plaza de la Flor) displays 1,882 images of the sex symbol.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Viggo Mortensen's Argentine Poetry Anthology

You know him, right? he recently presented an Argentine poetry anthology put out by Perceval Press, the small publishing firm he founded.

Mortensen, who spent his childhood in Argentina, is a big fan of local, soccer club San Lorenzo, and wore a team jersey to the presentation of “Nueva Poesia Argentina” (New Argentine Poetry) a compilation of work from a variety of Argentinean writers.

The anthology, presented at the Spanish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, includes poems by Washington Cucurto, Mario Arteca, Francisco Garamona, Maria Medrano, Gabriela Sacone, Ana Wajszczuck among other young Argentine poets.

“I hope this book is a success so we can publish another title that includes other poets from the ‘‘90s Generation,’” Mortensen said.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Estancia Cristina - El Calafate, Patagonia

The New York times called it "the ultimate indulgence" and to be honest, we agree. Our clients have covered much of the world, and they have all been fascinated by the extreme beauty of this remote paradise in Patagonia. Sadly, part of the lodge recently caught on fire, and Estancia Cristina will be closed until January 2010. We are very sorry about this event, but we have been told that they are working and re-building, and that they will be receiving guests again soon.
In the meantime, please do contact Curiocity Travel, for other suggestions of beautiful estancias & boutique hotels in El Calafate, and throughout Argentina.