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

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, vanityba

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 …

VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

VanityBA: Touch & Go In Argentina’s Infidelity Fast Lane

Patrick Archer culture, lifestyle, vanityba

It’s been a little over a year since Ashley Madison first arrived on the Argentine dating scene, and apparently business is good in el mundo de los infieles. Clarin was granted exclusive access to a survey of 7,000 of Ashley Madison’s Argentine clients who today number over 200,000. Mariana Israel summarizes the results, but not before creating her own profile …

VanityBA: Recoleta Doctor Opens Fire On Car Parked In Her Space

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, vanityba

As if the high price of parking in Buenos Aires wasn’t stressful enough, add this to your list of estacionamiento estrés. A Buenos Aires businessman drove into his Recoleta parking garage yesterday to find his private space occupied by another vehicle. Rather than wasting time trying to locate the vehicle’s owner, he decided to just park in a different space. …

VanityBA: Couples Divorce Every 90 Minutes In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, vanityba

A couple gets divorced every 90 minutes in the City of Buenos Aires, and for seven out of ten parejas, it marks the end of a relationship that lasted a decade or longer. The new numbers from the City’s Statistics and Census Bureau found that 5,866 Buenos Aires couples filed for divorce in 2012, a rate of sixteen per day …