Category Archives: See

My destination on the map

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Shoot a video of Argentina, place it on the map, share it and win one of 12 trips available.

My destination on the map” is a video contest, organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

The video can be of your place of residence (if you live in Argentina), your vacation spot, or any place you’ll be visiting in Argentina. You can shoot a landscape, a recipe, a song, an adventure, a story or a moment.  You can use a mobile device, a tablet a pocket camera or a professional camera. With a maximum of five minutes, it may contain music, voice, ambient sound or your own voice.

The contest will finish on March 30th, 2015, when the 36 finalist videos will be posted. Six of them will be selected by popular vote, and the remaining thirty by a commission of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

So go ahead, shoot your video, place it on the map, share and add votes to win. An expert jury and also the general public will vote and will designate the 12 winning videos, who can choose one of the 12 prizes.

Palermo Viejo keeps on focusing on the Customer Experience

We as hoteliers know that customer experience’ is today’s business benchmark. And is no surprise that this concept is being extended to other businesses as well.

Many stores in Palermo (and other trendy areas of Buenos Aires) are focusing on what they can do to make a strong impact and create excellent memories in customers. And by keeping this in mind they are transforming regular stores into “experience stores”.

Here’s our pick:

Fóvea: Exhibition and sale of photos. Courses, seminars and production and experimentation workshops. Ravignani 2222- Doorbell #1.- Web: http://foveaespacio.tumblr.com

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Patron: a concept store that mixes fashion and jewelry design. The space is thought to bring refinement and authenticity to the simplest choices. Malabia 1644.Web: http://www.patronba.com

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Salon Berlin: a bar, a hair dresser and a a barber shop. All in one place, setting trends not only for aesthetical reasons but also for having the best DJ sets and cocktails in Palermo. Humboldt 1411, Web: http://www.berlinradio.com.ar 

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Eterna Cadencia: a bookstore, editorial and cafe. Honduras 5574. Web: http://www.eternacadencia.com 

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Casa Cavia: the new kid on the block: opens on December 11th. A place to delight the mind and senses: books, flowers, perfume store and a bar/restaurant. Cavia 2985. Web: http://www.casacavia.com

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Polo season is on!

Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo,

The last and main handicap Polo tournaments, the Palermo Open Championship, is about to start.

This coming Saturday November 15th the first game will kick off at the “Cathedral” as they call this Palermo polo field, and the championship will finish on December 6th.

On this first day La Dolfina will be playing vs. Miramar, and La Aguada will be playing against Magual.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo, through its 121 years of history, has become one of the most renowned tournament of the world. The best players in history have engraved their names in this tournament, as it is all polo players’ dream to play in it, currently known as the “Abierto de Palermo”.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of each game. Don’t wait until the very last moment, as they get sold out pretty quick. You can get them at this link.

Don’t miss this chance of watching the best Polo of the world!

Casa FOA: creativity to the max.

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Casa FOA is a space for free development of creativity, a meeting place where designers, architects, decorators and landscape designers are selected for their talent and prestige.

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Casa FOA emerged in 1985 as an initiative of Mercedes Malbran Campos and a group of women, in order to raise funds for the Fundacion Oftalmologica Argentina “Jorge Malbran” (FOA).

With increasing success since 1985, Casa FOA is an indisputable leader in the country’s cultural agenda and an absolute must for the latest design trends within a multiplicity of tastes and styles.

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This new Casa FOA edition is located in the in St. Benedict Abbey, a magical building.

50 architectural firms, interior design and landscaping transformed the micro cells of 20 m2 of the abbey, galleries, courtyards and gardens into a great  architectural & deco exhibition.

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Casa FOA: from October 1oth to November 16th.
Hours: 12 noon to 8pm.
Address: Gorostiaga 1908 & Luis María Campos – Capital Federal.
General Admission: $ 90 pesos
Senior citizens and Students: 20% discount
Under 12 and disabled: free admission
http://www.casafoa.com/

Le Parc Lumière

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A selection of historical works of the great Argentine maestro Julio Le Parc (Mendoza, 1928) belonging to the Daros Latinamerica Collection (Zurich) is being exhibited at MALBA museum. The exhibition focuses on the kinetic experiences that Le Parc carried out mainly in the 60s.

Fourteen years after his last major retrospective in the country, MALBA museum brings back to the local public the magical world of Le Parc, one of Argentina’s most important artists of the 20th century, recognized in 1966 with the International Grand Prize for Painting at the XXXIII Biennial Venice. For this exhibition, rather than making another retrospective of the master, it was decided to focus on one of the most important aspects of the artist’s output: his concern for the alterations of light in motion.

Le Parc’s scientific and mechanical investigations resulted in random interesting play of light and shadows, in which the participation of the viewer completes the work of art with their presence.

Until October 6th 
General admission: $50 pesos
MALBA, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, CABA
 
#HomeTip: On Tuesdays, the museum is closed. And on Wednesdays, tickets are $25 pesos (yes, 50% off regular price!)

Football figurines and stickers: a classic tradition of all World Cup championships

"Difíciles eran las de antes", muestra que reúne figuritas argentinas de 1920 a 1990. Palais de Glace.

“Difíciles eran las de antes”, muestra que reúne figuritas argentinas de 1920 a 1990. Palais de Glace.

Who as a child did not take his hands filled with cardboard figurines? Before the digital era, surely many.

Some made the collection of miniatures a completely individual and selfish activity: figurines were collected with zeal to fill a neat album that later was shown privately to a few.

For many others, however, the figurines were an excuse to socialize with peers: while playing, kids talked about school, families and friends. The ultimate goal of all was to complete the album.

But it was not easy: some figurines were not easy to get, and kids called those “the hard ones to get”.

Albums sometimes featured pages dedicated to the historical records of the competition: the younger and the older players, the fastest goal, the player with the most minutes played and many other curiosities.

On this current World Cup, FIFA introduced its virtual figurines album World of Brazil. Football fans can now enjoy a new free application that enables to complete the album and exchange virtual trading cards of players and teams who participate in Brazil 2014, on the official website of FIFA.

Times may have changed, but a major event as a Football World Cup still drives passion to all figurines collectors page after page.

World Cup 2014: where to watch it in Buenos Aires

Big Screen in Buenos Aires for the World Cup

Each new edition of the World Cup changes the life of all porteños: in every Buenos Aires neighborhoods everyone gets ready to enjoy the most important event in world football.

Four years sometimes seems too long, specially for Argentines, when it comes to football.

Therefore, and exactly as in the 2010 World Cup, this year, two giant screens will be installed in public parks, so that everyone, tourists or residents, can enjoy the 64 matches of the World Cup. One will be located in Parque Centenario and the other in Plaza San Martín, which are the two key points where thousands of people walk daily.

Photo: Prensa Jefatura de Gabinete GCBA

Photo: Prensa Jefatura de Gabinete GCBA

Previous to that, there are various activities in the streets of Buenos Aires: Until June 11 at Plaza San Martin there is a mini football pitch where you can participate to play games, kick penalties, or play football tournaments, among others.  Former National Team players and special guests will be participating in some of the activities .

Now, sometimes the weather is not good enough to be outside. What to do then? Watch it at Home Bar! We have a smart tv led full hd 46 where you can watch all World Cup matches, enjoying our great food and drinks.

Enjoy the World Cup and support for your favorite team! And as the say: may the best team win!