VanityBA: Argentina Footbal Hits A New Low At The Bombonera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, vanityba

Last night’s highly-anticipated match between crosstown rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors is being referred to by the local press this morning as “the worst of football” (La Nacion), “a historic laughing stock” (iProfesional), and “a national shame” . It’s one thing when your fans demonstrate their “passion” by destroying a downtown McDonald’s, but firing tear gas into the visiting team’s tunnel prior …

Distrito Arcos: BA’s First Outdoor Premium Outlet Opens In Palermo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, vanityba

It was announced three years ago and ready to open with retail stores fully stocked and decorated several months ago, but political opposition and legal obstacles put the grand opening on hold. Now Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires’ first outdoor premium outlet mall, is finally open to the public following the grand opening ceremony on Thursday. An appeals court ruled in …

VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Yes, the Conrad Angels are a thing, and apparently they were the most remarkable thing to hit Mendoza during this month’s 2014 Wine Harvest Celebrations. “The Conrad Angels Revolutionized Mendoza” is the headline in today’s society section of MDZ Online which explains the marketing promotion by Chile’s Enjoy which created this elite smiling force from hundreds of aspiring Southern Cone …

VanityBA: What Are The Ugliest Buildings In Buenos Aires?

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As Latin American cities go, Buenos Aires has some beautiful French and Italian-inspired buildings with styles ranging from Neoclassical to Art Deco to Art Nouveau. It also has some hideous high-rises. So when readers of Clarin’s architectural supplement, ARQ, were asked to name the ugliest buildings in Buenos Aires, it’s not surprising that three of the top four were office …

VanityBA: Behold The “De-Argentinazation” Of Punta del Este

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It’s the most colorful and accurate term to describe a major shift in local real estate markets since pesoficación, and this eight-syllable beauty is the hottest summer trend since political correctness rocked Mar del Plata’s backside. Desargentinización is how La Nacion’s Javier Navia describes the dwindling presence of Argentines on the Uruguay coast this summer, a trend first set in …