Buenos Aires ice cream parlors to indulge & cool you down

Buenos Aires ice creamIce cream is an ancient, rich and nutritious dessert that can be enjoyed throughout the year and specially in summer, not only for its freshness but also for being one of the few foods that are consumed frozen.

In Argentina ice cream is something very personal and everyone has their favorite tastes, but in our humble opinion, the best ice cream is the home made one because it is completely natural, has no preservatives or artificial colors and worked almost day with real cream, fresh eggs and whole milk so it has a sharper flavor, smooth and creamy texture and natural color.

There are many ice cream parlors: industrial ice cream giant ones, such as Persicco, Un Altra Volta, Freddo, and Chungo that are highly recommended, and humble, home-made exquisite ice cream parlors in BA. Here are the ones we like:

Via Vecchia

It’s a small ice cream parlor that opened two years ago at the corner of Las Heras and Ugarteche in Palermo and offers very rich ice cream classic tastes as strawberry, lemon, peach and melon and some unique flavors of self-creation as chocotorta, pistachio , almond cream, apple cinnamon and walnut cream.

Av. Las Heras 3800, Palermo.

Del Viento

The first store in Buenos Aires opened just three months ago at the luxurious building Bellini in Palermo and already has six other branches, as it is a chain of traditional ice cream parlors and chocolatiers from Comodoro Rivadavia. It has a variety of tastes including typical of Patagonia and cream cassis, natural blackberries, fresh milk with prunes, chocolate pampas, southern yogurt sauce.

República Árabe Siria 3037, Palermo.

Fratello

Located just a few blocks away from Alto Palermo, this little gem is an example of a traditional neighborhood parlor. Try exotic flavors like Chaja (vainilla cream, meringues and strawberry) Torroncino (dulce de leche, praline, vanilla cream, and caramelized chopped nuts) or any of the 10 Chocolate flavors.

Coronel Diaz 1521, Palermo.

Tino

Another traditional neighborhood ice cream shop that opened in 1965 close to Parque Centenario. Ice cream is daily made and served fresh from the machine so they have a much more creamy texture and a delicious taste .

Av. Díaz Vélez 4520, Parque Centenario.

Movies under the stars in Palermo

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In Buenos Aires during summer, like every year, you can enjoy movies under the stars.

Verano en la Ciudad has returned with Autocine, the best outdoor cinema in Palermo’s Rosedal, every weekend this month.

Autocine will be showing the following schedule of local and international renown films:

  • January, Saturday 24th, 9 PM: Jersey Boys
  • January, Sunday 25th, 9 PM: 22 Jump Street
  • January, Saturday 31st, 9 PM: Begin Again
  • February, Sunday 1st, 9 PM: to be announced

So, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy with friends or lover and go watch a movie under the stars.

Home Hotel made the Conde Nast Gold List 2015!

Is there a better way to end 2014 and begin the new year?
We’ve been featured in the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2015 as one of The Top Hotels in the World!
 

Home Hotel featured in Conde Nast Traveler

Read the full story: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-12-16/view-the-full-gold-list-2015-the-worlds-best-hotels

Happy New Year!

My destination on the map

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Shoot a video of Argentina, place it on the map, share it and win one of 12 trips available.

My destination on the map” is a video contest, organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

The video can be of your place of residence (if you live in Argentina), your vacation spot, or any place you’ll be visiting in Argentina. You can shoot a landscape, a recipe, a song, an adventure, a story or a moment.  You can use a mobile device, a tablet a pocket camera or a professional camera. With a maximum of five minutes, it may contain music, voice, ambient sound or your own voice.

The contest will finish on March 30th, 2015, when the 36 finalist videos will be posted. Six of them will be selected by popular vote, and the remaining thirty by a commission of the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation and Destino Argentina.

So go ahead, shoot your video, place it on the map, share and add votes to win. An expert jury and also the general public will vote and will designate the 12 winning videos, who can choose one of the 12 prizes.

Palermo Viejo keeps on focusing on the Customer Experience

We as hoteliers know that customer experience’ is today’s business benchmark. And is no surprise that this concept is being extended to other businesses as well.

Many stores in Palermo (and other trendy areas of Buenos Aires) are focusing on what they can do to make a strong impact and create excellent memories in customers. And by keeping this in mind they are transforming regular stores into “experience stores”.

Here’s our pick:

Fóvea: Exhibition and sale of photos. Courses, seminars and production and experimentation workshops. Ravignani 2222- Doorbell #1.- Web: http://foveaespacio.tumblr.com

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Patron: a concept store that mixes fashion and jewelry design. The space is thought to bring refinement and authenticity to the simplest choices. Malabia 1644.Web: http://www.patronba.com

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Salon Berlin: a bar, a hair dresser and a a barber shop. All in one place, setting trends not only for aesthetical reasons but also for having the best DJ sets and cocktails in Palermo. Humboldt 1411, Web: http://www.berlinradio.com.ar 

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Eterna Cadencia: a bookstore, editorial and cafe. Honduras 5574. Web: http://www.eternacadencia.com 

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Casa Cavia: the new kid on the block: opens on December 11th. A place to delight the mind and senses: books, flowers, perfume store and a bar/restaurant. Cavia 2985. Web: http://www.casacavia.com

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Polo season is on!

Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo,

The last and main handicap Polo tournaments, the Palermo Open Championship, is about to start.

This coming Saturday November 15th the first game will kick off at the “Cathedral” as they call this Palermo polo field, and the championship will finish on December 6th.

On this first day La Dolfina will be playing vs. Miramar, and La Aguada will be playing against Magual.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo de Palermo, through its 121 years of history, has become one of the most renowned tournament of the world. The best players in history have engraved their names in this tournament, as it is all polo players’ dream to play in it, currently known as the “Abierto de Palermo”.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of each game. Don’t wait until the very last moment, as they get sold out pretty quick. You can get them at this link.

Don’t miss this chance of watching the best Polo of the world!

Casa FOA: creativity to the max.

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Casa FOA is a space for free development of creativity, a meeting place where designers, architects, decorators and landscape designers are selected for their talent and prestige.

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Casa FOA emerged in 1985 as an initiative of Mercedes Malbran Campos and a group of women, in order to raise funds for the Fundacion Oftalmologica Argentina “Jorge Malbran” (FOA).

With increasing success since 1985, Casa FOA is an indisputable leader in the country’s cultural agenda and an absolute must for the latest design trends within a multiplicity of tastes and styles.

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This new Casa FOA edition is located in the in St. Benedict Abbey, a magical building.

50 architectural firms, interior design and landscaping transformed the micro cells of 20 m2 of the abbey, galleries, courtyards and gardens into a great  architectural & deco exhibition.

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Casa FOA: from October 1oth to November 16th.
Hours: 12 noon to 8pm.
Address: Gorostiaga 1908 & Luis María Campos – Capital Federal.
General Admission: $ 90 pesos
Senior citizens and Students: 20% discount
Under 12 and disabled: free admission
http://www.casafoa.com/