“Honey, I Bought A Vineyard in Argentina!”

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, wine & vineyards

Politicians are a bit like chess players in the way they are constantly plotting their next moves: pushing new agendas, pursuing re-election or seeking higher office. But for one Alaska politician, the next move was as original as it was unexpected. Wasilla City Council member Nancy Hall announced she will step down from her post and move with her husband …

Cleaning Up: The Maid Service Industry in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle

“The woman who cleaned our house was our best friend. We will never forget her and her lovely family.” Those words, found on one Buenos Aires expat’s blog, are a common refrain for many foreigners living and working in Buenos Aires. The maid or empleada domestica is a key member of most Argentine households, and their work ethic, reliability and …

Carpe Pasaporte: Living the Dream in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

While some of our home countries are drowning in debt, others lack optimism regarding job prospects and the economic outlook. It’s times like this when many begin to re-prioritize and ponder quality of life, a common narrative thread here on InvestBA. Whether it’s the annual International Living ranking or a wine expert lauding the “wonderfulness” of BA, or a foreign investor branding …

The Case for Health Care and Medical Tourism in Argentina

Patrick Archer tourism

When most foreign journalists return home from a trip to Argentina, they often pen glowing reviews of their gastronomic conquests down south. Newsweek’s Howard Fineman is not one of those journalists. On a recent visit to see his daughter, who currently lives in Argentina, Fineman had a nasty bout with food poisoning. The illness and his subsequent 3-day stay in a …

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 …