Buenos Aires

Tips and Articles in Buenos Aires

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels. What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
Once a hub of auto-parts stores, Palermo Viejo is reinventing itself as the budding barrio of Buenos Aires - it's now called "Palermo Hollywood" for its abundance of film studios. What's in it for you?A number of new restaurants, including El Resc...
See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
“I spent a year and a half in Buenos Aires making my new film Tetro, a family drama. Most of our cast and crew was Argentine, and I had the chance to collaborate with talented artists. There’s a big intellectual tradition in Argentina, of course:...
There is life in the easternmost reaches of Argentina's capital. Fashion impresario Alan Faena and design "bad boy" Philippe Starck have finally transformed an abandoned century-old grain depository into the 83-room Faena Hotel + Universe. The out...
Call it what you will: buzz, spirit, or—borrowing, appropriately enough, from Borges—fervor. Some cities have it, other cities have it in a big way. Buenos Aires is definitely in the latter group. Mixing european style with latino passion, the arg...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Home Hotel Buenos Aires THE LOOK The brainchild of porteña Patricia O'Shea and her English husband, ex-record producer Tom Rixton, Home became the biggest boutique hotel in the Palermo neighborhood (thanks, in part, to the investment of U2's prod...
You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing of pulling out some extra yen and leaving a healthy 20 percent tip. But suddenly things go hor...
What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch palazzi drift by from a gondola, try a tango in a steamy Argentinean dance hall, or view a bus...