Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fuerza Bruta


















Fuerzabruta, an original production from the Argentinian creators of the hit De La Guarda, is back in Buenos Aires!
Breaking free from the convention of spoken language in theater, Fuerzabruta is an event where physical performances - some of which take place in waterly worlds just above us, speak a universal language. The language of emotions!!
A trip of exciting images and sounds.
Where? Centro Cultural Recoleta SALA VILLA VILLA - Junín 1930
When? April. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9:00pm.

Photo from La Nacion

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Black & Gold


















































From top to bottom: Josefina Ferroni Shoes; Jazmín Chebar; Evangelina Bomparola - got this last photo from Mass.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Say "HI" to Chile!

TORRES DEL PAINE









































































EASTER ISLAND













































































We’ve all been worried and sad about the earthquake that recently devastated many parts of Chile. When something like this happens, the first thing we do is think about the people we may know in the place where this is happening. In my case, many! including good friends and family.

Argentina (and the world) have showed amazing signs of solidarity, and although there is still much left to be done in disaster areas, there are good news as well! Chile’s main destinations such as Patagonia, Easter Island and the Atacama desert, among others were not affected by the earthquake. It is safe to say that it is safe to travel to Chile!

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from one of one of our Luxury Travel Experts there. It was a beautiful note and I want to share part of it with you.

It said:

“Por otra parte, para suerte de nuestro sector turistico, no resultaron afectadas las zonas de turismo y el sismo fue lejos de los iconos de Chile.- Ahora estamos en plan de promover y demostrar que estamos preparados para atender a quienes nos visiten, pues la mejor forma de ayudar es promover Chile.- “

In English:

“On another note, luckily for our tourism sector, Chile’s main vacation destinations were not affected, as the earthquake occurred far from these areas. We should now plan to continue with the promotion of our country and to demonstrate that we are ready to assist travelers who visit us. We think that the best way to help Chile is to promote Chile."

I recently mentioned Atacama on a post called Easter travel ideas now, I wanted to share with you also the magic of these two other spectacular destinations in Chile - Torres del Paine and Easter Island. ENJOY!

Photos by: Explora

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mirror in the kitchen


















Don't know where to put that huge, beautiful mirror? in the kitchen! we all love our kitchens, it's a nice place to have breakfast, chat with friends... (notice how we sometimes end up there?) a mirror makes our kitchens bigger, nicer, and cooler! I'm seeing this trend in many gorgeous apartments and houses, and I like it. I'll post some more photos I took of mirrors in the kitchen, later.

Photo by: Curiocity - Luxury Villa Rentals in Punta del Este

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friends




















Saw this photo in a mag and it made me think of my close friends and I, so I drew it - making some changes, and adding one more to the group!! Guess which one I am?

Argentina helps Chile with a charity concert





















This afternoon, some of the greatest Argentinian artists - including Gustavo Cerati, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andres Calamaro, Luis Alberto Spinetta, etc. will offer a charity concert (ARGENTINA HUGS CHILE), to assist the victims of the earthquake in our neighbor country.
The concert is free, so everyone is asked to contribute with clothes, mineral water, UHT milk, and medicines, etc. Products will later be delivered to the victims, by Red Solidaria.

Where: at the intersection of Figueroa Alcorta y La Pampa
When: from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fresh from Lupe!


















My pick: this cat skirt + a gorgeous tailored jacket!
see more: www.lupeba.com.ar

Cause beauty is a state of mind

















The other day I was watching someone interview a famous make-up artist here in Buenos Aires. She provided some really great advice regarding all the new trends in make-up and skin care. I was very interested in listening to everything she had to say, as I'm pretty bad with make-up. In fact, I hardly ever wear anything except lip gloss and sometimes, eyeliner. Ok, maybe some concealer too.

But what I really liked is that when she was asked about the best tips she could provide in a few words for great looking make-up, Regina K. said something like "no matter how much make-up we put on, or how well the colors we use match our skin, the only way to look truly beautiful is to feel good!" pretty obvious, don't you think? to be well with ourselves, happy, healthy. She said: "no make-up can cover-up your state of mind". I loved this! cause I often think about those ladies that look like a cake with so much stuff on their faces, or women who go out and get Botox like there's no tomorrow!! I've read that it can become an addiction. Same with operations. And, you know what? some of them look great, but not the ones that do it as a remedy for sadness, emptiness, or lack of affection, whatever. The ones that look fabulous, I think, are women who feel great!! women who eat well, do sports, drink water, have good skin care habits, it reflects like crazy, it's a special light one has, that makes us look beautiful.

To feel good is to look good! So maybe next time we plaster make-up on our faces, or think about getting yet another shot of Botox (something I still haven't done) notice how I said still!!? maybe think about it... do I really need this?

No one said that getting Botox and operations is a bad thing, on the contrary, thanks scientists and surgeons for helping us look gorgeous!! as long as we don't forget that true beauty comes from within.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Easter travel ideas

















































The Atacama desert in Chile (the driest desert in the world) is one of the most amazing places I've ever been in. It's not only the dramatic landscapes composed of sand dunes, caves, and salt flats, the beautiful towns and people, or the sky full of stars and sunsets which make it so special, but the energy there is truly hard to describe!! To stay: Tierra (photos) and Awasi. In Santiago, the W hotel.


















































The far-flung, romantic Lake District, has some of most stunning views of lakes, mountains and forests in the world!! it's also a paradise for people who love combining good rest and that special contact with nature: rafting, horseback riding, biking, sailing, etc. My favorite thing is to stay in place like Arroyo Verde, on the countryside and enjoy the beauty of nature and home comfort. Here's my second pick for Easter: Patagonia!! I love you!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cape it!






















My pick from Vitamina's Runway - Fall/Winter 2010
Photo by Mass Grupo Pr

Turn off our lights!!



Fundacion Vida Silvestre in Argentina and the World Wildlife Fund, ask that we join a symbolic action against world climate change by turning-off our lights on March 27 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Streetscapes

with my phone

cool dude




















Heart-shaped leaf:




















I don't know what this is?


Thursday, March 4, 2010

BAF

I misssed Buenos Aires Fashion week (Fall-Winter 2010) cause I was at the beach, but I found some snaps and picked some that I liked from the designers, Juana de Arco, Cora Groppo and Cecilia Gadea (in that order). I love the owl eyes on the first dress!!




Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just thinking






















So the other day I ran into a friend at the tennis club, that I had not seen in a while. I knew she was going to Miami, so I asked her about her trip. She told me that she bought a lot of stuff. In fact, she said that she bought so much SHE couldn't even believe it, and that when she got here she remembered there's no more space in her closet. I asked: "really?" and she said: "you have no idea... I bought stuff I don't even need!!" (I say, DON'T WE ALL DO THIS!!!) my friend went on..."I bought stuff I'll probably never even wear" (THIS I DON'T DO!!) I asked her why?!! and she said that it was just so cheap to buy in Miami right now, she could not resist. Then she gave me a detailed list of everything that she bought, and continued telling me that she broke up with her boyfriend... but that's another story. Actually, it has to do with this, I suppose, but anyway, this got me thinking... and one of the things I thought is how the desire to consume can really never be satisfied! we always want another pair of shoes, another dress, new tiles in our bathroom, gadgets, a bigger house, car, whatever. No matter how full our closet is, we want more stuff in it. It's a good thing to want more, like little sub-dreams in the world of dreams. Desire is appetite, it pushes us to be better at we do, it motivates our growth...makes us evolve... the desire to consume and to want new things, pretty things, is healthy. Imagine if we had everything we wanted, what would be the point?

Then, I also thought: a)why buy stuff just cause it's cheap?! what is that? and b)what if sometimes it's not another dress or custom-made handbag that we crave... we already have many of those! what if it's not a new gadget either... perhaps it's a meaningful experience that our heart desires, or love, or a trip, a magical beach... a surprise, or a nice dinner with good friends that will truly fulfill our souls.

Just thinking out loud.