Argentina

Tips and Articles in Argentina

Argentine designer and painter Alicia Goñi and her husband, polo player Juan Martin Zavaleta, have revamped a 100-year-old ranch into the shabby-chic Ranchito de la Huerta (Orchard Ranch), an hour's drive northwest of Buenos Aires. The setting: ...
Zapa is a locksmith. A good-hearted country boy, he is duped into opening a safe and then set up for the theft that follows. This being the countryside, where everyone knows everyone, nobody involved wants him to suffer unduly for his naïveté. He ...
Dedicated style hounds are honing their hunter-gatherer skills by tracking down secret addresses known only by word of mouth. Five of our favorite private shops: LONDON: Ring the doorbell at Saturday (26 Chilworth St.; 44-207/706-7271; open Saturd...
(46) China The year of the bunny slope You've tied up the yak, claimed a spot near the yurt's potbellied stove, and are happily slurping a bowl of mutton stew. Not your typical après-ski. But in China, the latest ski and snowboard frontier, this i...
In the early nineties, Argentine fashion icon Alan Faena (creator of Latin America's cultish Via Vai ready-to-wear line) and design virtuoso Philippe Starck toyed with the idea of creating "a temple of pleasure" in Buenos Aires. Despite the city's...
To the gauchos, farmers, and other residents of Chilean Patagonia, the region's wild rivers are an integral part of the landscape, descending steeply from the Andes past hardwood forests and glacial lakes to the crystal-clear fjords of the Pacific...
The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B&B's and restaurants. Today wine tourism has exploded—not only in California, but around the wo...
When Aldo Sessa undertakes to show you "his" Buenos Aires, he does so in true Porteño style: with elegance, charm, and passion, and perhaps a bit of mania. Driving with Aldo can feel like being in a video game. But, really, why should he trifle wi...
El Chaltén—a little village in the Argentinean Andes that sits at the gateway to that country's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares—is surrounded by such delicate beauty, such a vast and varied ecosystem of pine forests and rushing rivers, granite spire...
The dance floor is packed at the tango hall Confitería Ideal for one of Buenos Aires's all-night milongas. In the harsh light of grimy Victorian chandeliers, gray-haired gentlemen work the floor, steering women wearing the kind of T-strap shoes se...
South America's food scene is heating up with five new restaurants. ARGENTINA The stylish Casa Cruz (1658 Uriarte; 54-11/4833-1112; dinner for two $68) in Buenos Aires highlights chef Germán Martitegui's urban Argentine cuisine (rabbit med...
Argentina can be divided into two parts: Buenos Aires and everywhere else. The capital has long reigned as one of South America's most tempting destinations and remains as dynamic as ever, but an enormous hinterland rolls out beyond city limits—an...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I was simply adding an affordable splash of style to my wardrobe. Since then it’s become my passion...