VanityBA: Argentina Car Wash Owners Attack The Local Weatherman

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba

The local TV news is Argentina is not that much different from local news is other corners of the world: well coiffed animatronic figures reading off teleprompters, mindless banter between anchors, a sports guy who spews lots of cliches and a weatherman who is revered in the community. Who among us doesn’t love the 5-day forecasts they dispense on a …

VanityBA: Why Gyms Are A Healthy Investment In Argentina

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Local retail sales and consumer confidence may be cooling, but don’t tell that to the owners of Argentina fitness centers where 9 out of 10 gyms are growing and double-digit increases in membership rates are only outpaced by membership growth. According to Cronista, fitness is a US$925 million industry in Argentina, a country where some 2.3 million members run, squat, swim, …

VanityBA: Plastic Surgery in Argentina Increasingly Accessible, Affordable

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Argentina has always been one of the most popular countries for foreign visitors looking for talented plastic surgeons offering cosmetic procedures at affordable prices. Now with the advent of savings accounts and flexible payment plans, the massification of plastic surgery is underway in Argentina. Or as one local provider is calling it…Cirugia Plastica para Todos. According to a report circulated …

VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

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Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …

A Healthy Outlook for Luxury Spas and Wellness Tourism in Argentina

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Wellness tourism is on the rise in Argentina as more hotels and resorts adapt to foreign visitor demands for Aromatherapy, Chromatherapy, Hot Stones, Thai Massage and Herbal Treatments. From the finest Buenos Aires hotels to rural retreats in tranquil settings like Bariloche, Iguazu, and Mendoza, new spas are opening while existing spas are adding innovative face and body treatments to …