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ArteBA is back in town!

ArteBA has been organizing what has become one of the region’s most important contemporary art fair promoting Argentine and Latin American art, with the goal of positioning it in the world market.

Curators, collectors, professionals in various cultural fields, and visitors from all over the world come to enjoy one this art celebration in one of South America’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.

The 2015 fair will take place on the premises of La Rural in the Palermo section of the city, between June 4th and 7th.

For visitors:

  • Where? La Rural, Blue and Green Pavilions
  • Address: 2704 Sarmiento Avenue, Buenos Aires
  • Schedule: from 2 to 9 pm.


A new anniversary of May Revolution

May Revolution celebrations

We are reaching the 205th anniversary of the first independent Government, and celebrations have started, and will last until next Monday.

The anniversary of the Revolution of May will be held with a series of commemorative activities related to human rights, social justice, national sovereignty, culture, integration, art , science, innovation and history, organized by Office of the President.

Also, will be installed in the city center a series art & science interventions that may be visited by the public.

  • On Avenida de Mayo there will be  one dedicated to the field and agriculture.
  • On Avenida Diagonal Norte will hold a show called “Homeland is Innovation” that will display various initiatives related to industry, science and technology and development agenda, underpinning the country’s growth for the future.
  • On the Avenida 9 de Julio there will be another Installation “Homeland is Social Justice”, which will form a geographic triangle Popular Party Patria completing Friday night with the lighting of Eva Peron murals former Ministry Building Public Works, located in Avenida Belgrano and 9 de Julio. Each day will end with various arts and entertainment for the whole family interventions in the central scene of the Plaza de Mayo.

May 25 will be held in the Plaza de Mayo traditional People’s Party Patria involving national and international artists from different musical genres.

In every block visitors can find food stands with typical flavors of each region, areas with local fauna and flora, different facilities harvested plantation products and spaces that form -in whole- seek a sensory journey to experience moving on one trip to the different landscapes of our territory.

Certainly, a big celebration not to be missed!

Buenos Aires Market: a healthy deli & gourmet market

Buenos Aires Market

Buenos Aires Market is the largest and probably the nicest market that Buenos Aires has, specially dedicated to healthy foods .

It takes place during one weekend per month and recruits the main producers of organic and healthy foods of Argentina .

With free access , it offers the chance to taste and buy natural foods and beverages for a promotional price.

Buenos Aires Market has more than 70 participants, where producers offer their products, such as :

  • Oils
  • Beverages
  • Cereals and seeds
  • Spices
  • Nuts
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Flour and derivatives
  • Mushrooms and oyster mushrooms
  • Infusions
  • Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Jams and sweets
  • Flowers with gastronomic purposes
  • Pasta
  • Functional products
  • Aromatic plants
  • Snacks
  • Gluten-free products
  • Bakery

There is also a special auditorium where you can attend to lectures, workshops and cooking classes, all with free access.

You can also find a wide range of stools with all sorts of meals and you can have lunch or snack at the communal tables in the market, which are attended by the most distinguished chefs in the different varieties of this gastronomic stream (raw food, macrobiotic, organic vegan fast good, etc.).

Next edition is on May 16th and 17th, at Hipódromo de Palermo, Avenida del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo.

A must visit for this weekend!


My destination on the map

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:



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:



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: 

Salon berlin


Eterna Cadencia: a bookstore, editorial and cafe. Honduras 5574. Web: 

eterna cadencia


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:

casa cavia

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!

Le Parc Lumière


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.

ArteBA 2014

arteba2014A new edition of ArteBa, the contemporary art fair, is coming to Buenos Aires. It will be held from 23 to 26 May at La Rural (Sarmiento 2704).

The fair has different and defined sections. In order to maintain quality and professionalism, both established and emerging galleries are chosen by different selection committees or are invited to participate by the curators in charge of each of the sections.

Young galleries, with special focus on Latin American art, will be showcased at Barrio Joven Chandon. The section encourages art of recent production, supporting new, different or alternative scheme to the traditional ventures exhibition and sale of contemporary art. Galleries are selected by an independent selection committee.

The contemporary art galleries, the stars of the show, and the OPEN FORUM of free admission are the strong strengths of ArteBA.

• Dates: 23 to 26 May 
• Hours: 2pm to 9pm  
• Location: La Rural 
• General admission: $ 90 pesos

Street markets will invade Palermo

This coming weekend several street markets will invade Palermo. Here’s our guide to plan ahead:

1 – Buenos Aires Market

buenos aires market

Probably this is the largest market that Buenos Aires has specially dedicated to healthy foods . It takes place during one weekend per month and recruits the main producers of organic and healthy foods of Argentina. This coming weekend you’ll find it at Plaza las Heras. Palermo

Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 19 hs


2 – Mercado Sabelatierra

Mercado Sabelatierra

Organic food, natural and agro-ecological and sustainable design objects and fair trade products are for sale at this special edition in Buenos Aires. Usually they are located in In San Fernando (north of Buenos Aires, near Tigre) but on this special edition they will be in Palermo Viejo.

With free admission , there will be over 40 stalls with organic , natural , sustainable and friendly to the environment products to come to shop direct hands of small farmers .

The novelty of this issues will be the gastronomic where different chefs offer the most varied cuisine and street food

Galpón de Milagros: Gorriti 5417 . Palermo. CABA .
May 24th & 25th. June 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th.
Saturdays from 11 to 23 hs . , Sunday 11 am to 19 pm.


3-El Galpon

El Galpón

A special space where organic producers sell sustainable objects and fair trade products, supported by the concepts of Responsible Consumption

Federico Lacroze 4171 (the yellow barn at the end of the alley )
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 18 pm.


4 –Mercado Solidario Bonpland

Mercado Solidario Bonpland

The Solidarity Economy Market Bonpland is an area of ​​productive cooperation within the basic principles of the social economy. The project aims to strengthen the Social Economy, self production and collective forms of management .

In Bonpland Market you’ll find :
• Fruits and agroecological vegetables
• Products from recovered companies
• Fair trade organizations and social networks publications
• Crafts and regional products
• Cleaning products
• Cultural Activities • Murgas and other music

Bonpland 1660. Palermo. CABA .
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 10 to 22 hours.


5 – Punto verde

Punto Verde

In Punto verde you’ll be able to buy organic fruits and vegetables ; cheese, milk and yogurt;  sweets and chocolates ; oils , vinegars and soy sauce ; Classic and stuffed olives ; grains, seeds and whole grains ; as well as handmade clothing .

Dorrego 1429, CABA
Friday and Saturday from 10 to 19 hs .