VanityBA: Hurricane Laura Leaves Beer Trail Of Controversy

Sandy. Alicia. Gloria. Why are the most devastating hurricanes always named after women? This is the question posed by a new beer commercial which is whipping up both sales and controversy in Argentina. The Category 4 comparison is made before introducing viewers to Gustavo, a young Argentine whose home has been destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Gustavo sulks through his ransacked abode room-by-room …

Best Restaurants In Buenos Aires Dominate Regional Ranking

Restaurant Magazine just released the annual ranking of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013, and Argentina has more restaurants in the Top 50 than any other country in the region. A distinguished panel of 250 food writers and critics, chefs and restauranteurs voted for their favorite restaurants across four regions: Mexico and Central America, South America (North), South America (South) …

VanityBA: Ferrari Crashes Audi Into Palermo McDonald’s

The Internet runneth over with images of McDonald’s-inspired Ferraris, videos of Ferraris at McDonald’s and stories of Audis crashing into McDonald’s, but this might be the first time a Ferrari crashed an Audi into a McDonald’s. The after hours drive-thru happened early this morning in Palermo when a VW driver ran a red light at the intersection of Santa Fe and Godoy …

VanityBA: Paper Pumps Up The Volume At BAFWEEK 2013/14

The Spring/Summer edition of Buenos Aires Fashion Week (BAFWEEK) begins today in Palermo, and it should be interesting to see how much creative juice local designers can wring from this year’s source of inspiration…paper. Like an episode of Iron Chef where culinary artists are asked to wrap their minds and knives around a seemingly bland ingredient like eggplant or milk, …

VanityBA: Buenos Aires Bank Robbers Tunnel Into Furniture Store

It was the perfect plan. Rent a vacant garage in a quiet corner of Buenos Aires, dig a tunnel from the garage to the bank next door and clean out the vault over a weekend. Not only was it possible…in Buenos Aires there was precedent! Two years ago bank robbers dug a 100-foot tunnel into a Banco de la Provincia …