Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Mexican Food In Rio? Sí Señor

If you are craving Mexican food and live in Rio de Janeiro, your choices are limited.  Up until December 2011 your only option for ‘Tex-Mex’ was Rota66 , which doesn’t say much….  Brought over from São Paulo,  Sí Señor, Mexican Grill has found a new home in Leblon where restaurant Astor used to be. With […]

SoHo in Buenos Aires

When I was living in New York, one of my favorite things to do on a spring weekend was walk around SoHo, grab brunch at Felix, maybe do a little shopping, and check out the street art.  For the first day of summer in Argentina, I headed over to Palermo, the SoHo of Buenos Aires. […]

Exploring San Telmo and Plaza Mayo

If you are in Buenos Aires on a Sunday you must head over to San Telmo and check out the Feria in the plaza Dorrego, Defensa and Humberto Primo Street from 10 am to 5 pm.   This fair is famous worldwide for its eccentricity and varied range of historical elements, furniture, china, glasses, cameras, […]

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Walking distance from San Telmo, you will find the area of Puerto Madero, one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world.  The streets of Puerto Madero which pay homage to the outstanding women in Argentina’s history, has become an exclusive residential, gastronomic and business center of the city.  There are tons of cute […]

Best Executive Lunch in Puerto Madero

After exploring San Telmo take a walk down to Puerto Madero.  There are tons of restaurants with great views of the water and the Women’s Bridge to choose from, but I recommend El Potrillo.  Once inside you feel like you are in an old stable that’s been converted into a fun and festive restaurant.  As […]

Graffiti: Buenos Aires

Steak, In Buenos Aires, It’s What’s For Dinner!

Coming from Brazil, I have had my share of delicious steaks and visited some of the best churrascarias, but I had heard that the steak in Argentina would knock my socks off…. I had made arrangements for us to attend a dinner and tango show, however the hotel had made a mistake and had booked […]

Futevolei in Leblon

I love walking down the beach and watching the men play Futevolie (Footvolley).  It is basically beach volleyball with soccer rules, as in you can’t use your hands!  The people the at play on the beaches here are phenomenal! It’s one of those things that when I am walking down the beach I end up stopping […]

Exploring Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

I know some of you reading this think cemeteries are morbid, sad, scary etc, but the Cementerio de la Recoleta ( Recoleta Cemetery) which was built in 1946 is something you absolutely must visit. Walking through the Recoleta Cemetery feels more like strolling through a massive outdoor art gallery showing a unique exhibition of sculptures […]

Experience The Beauty of Recoleta and Our Lady of Pilar

Walking through the area of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina feels a lot like walking through Paris; there are beautiful gardens, historical monuments, sculptures scattered throughout, high end shopping, small craft fairs and of course some beautiful churches.  Rather than just reading through a guide book, I personally feel churches provide a wonderful insight to […]