VanityBA: Argentina Footbal Hits A New Low At The Bombonera

[soliloquy id=”21058″] 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 …

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

[soliloquy id=”20777″] 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 …

VanityBA: 2014 World Cup Means All Play, No Work For Two Weeks

[soliloquy id=”19678″] With less than a month to go before the start of the 2014 World Cup, thousands of locals have booked travel packages to cheer for Argentina or Uruguay next month in Brazil. Millions more won’t be making the pilgrimage north, but they are planning to take the equivalent of two weeks of paid vacation during office hours. InfoNegocios …

VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

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?

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 …