Saturday, December 29, 2012

before I go again



















Some holiday pleasures before I take off again.
First two photos: delicious Ceviche at the Duhau, Buenos Aires.
Last photo: best wine I've had in a very long time!! Yocochuya 1999. M. Rolland.

Happy Holidays!! xo

Friday, December 28, 2012

late, late night



Of Montreal - The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (Lyrics)

Teach me something wonderful.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Air & Charlotte Gainsbourg - Beauty Mark



I've been away for a little bit, I'll post some photos from my last trips soon, but in the meantime, here's a beautiful song! Enjoy! and the lyrics...



I've got a beauty mark
written on my skin
close to my heart
my favourite part
my beauty mark

i keep it out of sight
safe from the world outside
this old battle scar
this secret part
my beauty mark

this little death
this mark of sin
forever printed on my skin

i'll keep it for you

this hidden place
this private part
this secret door into my heart

i'll keep it for you

this precious jewel
this darling bud
this tiny resevoir of blood

my beauty mark
i'll keep it for you

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Monday


Inspiring words at Diane Von Furstenberg´s backstage, NYC.
 Have a nice week! xo

Friday, November 16, 2012

Leo García "Reirme más"



Happy Friday!! here's a song from a super- talented Argentinian artist, Leo García.  "To laugh more, that's what I want; to wake up so that I can dream" he says. Enjoy! xo


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Masticar, a new food fair in Buenos Aires


















Photo Courtesy: Maru revista


Masticar, the first food fair organized by Argentinian chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held this weekend.

For our complete satisfaction, eight premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will also be joining them.

The purpose of the fair is to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. Visitors can taste typical Argentinian food from renowned restaurants such as: Sucre, Tegui, La Cabrera; purchase regional products, take cooking lessons or sit through nutrition talks.

Happy to be back from New Orleans just in time for the BA food fair!
Hope to see you there! xo

Where? El Dorrego - Zapiola 50. Between Dorrego and Concepción Arenal. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

When? November, 16; 17; 18. Starting at 12:00pm
Entry fee $30 ARS

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday




























Hi! did you have a nice weekend?

 Let me try and explain this one. Hopefully, you'll understand it and you'll love it as much as I do. "Pinchar el globo" (something like "puncture the balloon" in English) is an Argentinian expression commonly used to say something like: "that shattered my hope/expectations". For example, let's say that you want to take a one- month trip to a really nice, exotic destination and your bank account and/or your work and /or your husband, wife, etc. say "no", you could say something like: I wanted to take a trip but "se me pinchó el globo" when I saw my bank account / realized all the work I have /my wife, husband,etc. said it's not a good time.

Another example: let´s imagine that you really like a guy/girl and your friend says "oh, he/she is moving out of town next week." That too is "puncturing your balloon".

So, to make it short, anything that "shatters your expectations, wishes, hope..." is "pinchar el globo". In the drawing above, as you can see, the group of people on the right, have no balloon. They have obviously been through love experiences that "punctured their balloon". That's not to say (as you can see in the drawing) that they are not in favor of love (like the first group, with the big, red heart balloon). They are; (HOW could anyone one not be). It's just that their balloon "has been punctured".

Drawing translation:

Group with balloon: we are in favor of love. What about you guys?
Group without balloon: we are too, but they've "puntcured our balloon"

Brilliant! we heart Tute.

 Drawing by Tute for La Nacion- revista

last night

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Move Your... Lee

No models, just real people with talent. A satisfying approach from Lee that reminds us why we love denim. Cause anyone can wear it (well, not skinny jeans! aren't they called "skinny" cause they're for skinny people?)  but you know... when we wear denim we feel free, beautiful and comfortable. And, we can move!


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Hub








The Hub, located in one of the most upscale blocks in Buenos Aires, is a new hotel I want to recommend, cause I love it! and I think you will too.

It's unmatched location provides an ideal base from where to explore this capital city (recenlty selected by Condé Nast readers as the most attractive city in South America).

The Hub has 11 rooms designed to make you feel at home, providing all the amenities and services found in luxury hotels.

The hotel's restaurant is nothing short of excellent (they have a wine list to die for!). Aside from that, tailored activities are designed for each visitor upon arrival at no extra cost. Oh, and you have your own private vehicle and a bilingual guide.

 Enjoy! xo

 Address: Rodríguez Peña 1967 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone: +54 11 4815 6100
Email: info@hubporteno.com


 Images, courtesy of the HUB.

my phone says




















Shirts and blouses! the key spring /summer  items. Which one do you like? xo
Photos from top to bottom: Maria cher; Lupe; Paula.

i love...























my brothers! in this photo, with Charles (around 2004), right after we both got pushed into a pool with our clothes on.  Actually, it was like ten of us that got pushed. What a mess.
No, we're not twins!
:-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Do share what you saw! :-)

film & architecture



The other day I saw "El Hombre de al lado" (English: The Man Next Door) a very good Argentinian film if you ask me. The entire movie takes place in this location (seen on the photos) "Casa Curutchet" is the only house Le Corbusier* built in South America. It's located in La Plata, capital city of the province of Buenos Aires. Do you like it?




 *Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was an architect, designer, urbanist, and writer, famous for being one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India and America. He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY!
















In this photo, the Argentinian Jaguar in extinction. Sadly, there are fewer than 200 wild jaguars left in all of Argentina. They have been hunted almost to extinction for their fur and pushed out of their territory for developments.

Soon, the only remaining populations will live in zoos. Although jaguars have a reputation as man-eaters, there are numerous stories about men being followed for miles through the forest by solitary jaguars. These stories give credence to the theory that these animals prefer to escort men off their territory rather than attack them.

These (and all animals) are amazing. We love animals and wish people would take more care of them.

Have a nice day!!
xo

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Last Night


Buenos Aires, September 13, 2012


Why are the people rebellious?
Because the rulers interfere too much.
-Lao Tsu




Instagram Photo via: Oscar Villas 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Festival de la Luz (Festival of Light) Photography Festival















"What will make your work pass to posterity is not so much the problem that you have chosen or the spirit with which you treat it, but the characters that you have created and the atmosphere you've immersed them in." 
- Arthur Shnitzler


The 2012 Festival of Light is currently taking place in Museums, Cultural Centers, Galleries and Art Venues in many cities of Argentina, including the provinces of Buenos Aires, Neuquén, Salta, Córdoba, Mendoza, Misiones, Río Negro and Tierra del Fuego, among others.

Today, I went to Centro Cultural Recoelta and I loved the work by Sara Facio. What you can read above (photo #2)  is the concept behind her work. Her landscapes are people.


For those of you who don't know about it, the Festival of Light is an international collaboration of 27 photography festivals around the world and the most important photography biennial exhibition in Latin America.

This cooperation has a common website: www.festivaloflight.net, and a continuous exchange of exhibitions, activities and participants. The Festival of Light - FOL is integrated by the cities of: Aleppo, Atlanta, Ballarat, Bamako, Braga, Brasilia, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Derby, Cracovia, Houston, Kaunas, Lodz, Luxembourg,  Mexico, Montreal, Moscow, Odense, Paris, Portland, Porto Alegre, Tampere, Tenerife, Thessaloniki, Toronto.

If you're around, don't miss it, you'll like it!
xo

Friday, August 10, 2012

High Voltage
























Lupe's SS "High Voltage" collection is fresh, energetic and beautiful, but most importantly, its truly personal. I heart lupe.

First photo, courtesy Mass PR.

Friday, July 27, 2012

I feel good when I sleep

















This photo - taken by a friend's mom, reflects quite well the way I'm feeling at the end of the week. How was yours?  Happy Friday!!!

xo

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cartier




Following the steps of luxuury brands Armani, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier has also decided to leave Argentina in the next few months. The main reason seems to be import restrictions.

Cartier has not officialy spoken about their departure from the country but clients have been informed about this decision.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Friends Day!!




















Every day is friends day, but tmorrow is "Friends Day" in Argentina.

This post is dedicated to all my friends, some who I have not seen in years, others who I see every now and then, others who I met for a short period of time and became close, but most of all to MY DEAREST friends. You know who you are. I feel lucky and thankful for all the good times we've spent together - for all the laughs, the crying, the dancing and partying, the travels, the beach, the long conversations, the trust, the love.

Cheers to you!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012