Tortugas Open Mall Now The Largest In Latin America

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, vanityba

Latin America’s largest mall opened yesterday in Pilar, just outside Buenos Aires. Tortugas Open Mall, which is described as a Lifestyle Center, is Argentina’s first mall to incorporate shopping, entertainment, and health and beauty services. The massive 1.6 million square foot mall includes more than 160 boutiques, department stores, a food court, an eight-screen Cinemark and a fitness center. Developed …

VanityBA: Is Buenos Aires The World’s Most Exciting City?

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, lifestyle, vanityba, visionaries

In his article “Buenos Aires, Metropolis of the Zeitgeist” for German website Spiegel Online, Georg Diez discusses the contradictions and illusions of Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most exciting cities: “a place where nothing is quite as it seems and the past constantly intermingles with the future.” Diez speaks with some of the city’s most creative minds and learns …

Madero Harbour Development Coming Soon to Puerto Madero

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate, vanityba

In March 2011, the doors of Puerto Madero’s first shopping center, aptly named Madero Harbour, will open to the public. In addition to 120 luxury retailers and service providers, the $75 million center being developed by GNV Group will include a supermarket (Puerto Madero’s first), a gym, several restaurants and movie theaters, satisfying a huge demand that exists in the …

Buenos Aires Outlet Shopping Attracting Bargain-Hunters

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

It used to be that Argentines had to travel roughly 4,500 miles to South Florida or Orlando’s International Drive to indulge in deep discount retail therapy, but it seems the outlet concept has caught on fire in one BA neighborhood. Villa Crespo has long been known as a solid, middle-class residential neighborhood, but the 2001 financial crisis left this BA …

VanityBA: Keeping Up With The Jet Set Down in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

The Dow broke above 10,000 this morning and European debt concerns eased, so TheStreet.com figures Wall Street execs could use some tips on what foreign countries to invade and blow invest their next quarterly bonus. But this isn’t 2000 when you could charter a G-IV and kite off to Sardinia for a Tyco toga party featuring Jimmy Buffett, an ice …