Sunday, October 28, 2012
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".
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
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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.
Address: Rodríguez Peña 1967 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone: +54 11 4815 6100
Images, courtesy of the HUB.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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
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!!