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10 Places to Visit That Prove Buenos Aires Is One of the Trendiest Cities in Latin America

Travel and Leisure - 6 hours 35 sec ago
<p>No matter where they’re located, destination cities seem to fall squarely into two camps. First up: those renown for a wide range of things to see and do, offering a dependable mix of old and new – <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/ile-de-france-paris" target="_blank">Paris</a>, being a fine example. The City of Lights might be most famous for its iconic landmarks (like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre), but also an ever-pulsing culinary and retail scene the rest of the world is always trying to keep tabs on.</p><p>Then, there are metropolises more often liked to their past. Though Buenos Aires has staunchly remained a top urban destination for decades, the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/reasons-to-visit-buenos-aires" target="_blank">recommendations for visitors</a> typically follow the same playbook: hit up Don Julio for entraña (skirt steak) and Malbec. Stroll around the popular neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo Soho. Grab fugaza (local-style pizza) at El Güerrin. See tango.</p><p>But in recent years, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/buenos-aires" target="_blank">Buenos Aires</a> has experienced an uptick of design-focused hotels, restaurants, and boutiques envisioned by creatives who aren’t afraid to shake off the city’s dogged reputation. Here, ten reasons why there’s never been a better time to book a trip to Buenos Aires than now.</p><h2>Where to Stay</h2><p><strong>Selina Palermo Soho</strong></p><img alt="Selina Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/selina-bedroom-BAART0919.jpg?itok=JzCGiKze"><p>Tucked away on a quiet strip in one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods is the newly-opened <a href="http://www.selina.com/argentina/palermo-soho/">Selina Palermo Soho</a>. A unique hybrid of a hostel and hotel, the brand concept is all about fostering an affordable, casual, yet thoroughly comfortable stay. But whether you decide to bunk with other travelers or go solo in a room, the best part of making Selina your home base is The Playground, a multi-use, communal space intended for eating – start your day here as the locals do with yerba mate and ham and cheese medialunas – working, and simply kicking back.</p><p><strong>Faena Hotel</strong></p><img alt="Faena Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/faena-el-bistro-BAART0919.jpg?itok=cPB3u0sK"><p>It may not be new, but <a href="http://www.faena.com/buenos-aires/">Faena Hotel</a> is arguably the one that set the city’s contemporary creative transformation in motion. Occupying a former silo in Puerto Madero, the over-the-top aesthetic – a joint collaboration between hotelier Alan Faena and designer Philippe Starck – dazzles with a provocative palette of red, white, and gold, and eye-catching accents (like velvet drapes, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, and white leather chairs). Even the spa stands out with its hammam, and Bistro Sur, remains one of the buzziest restaurants in town.</p><h2>Where to Eat and Drink</h2><p><strong>Orilla</strong></p><img alt="Orilla Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/orilla-BAART0919.jpg?itok=ushN6vBA"><p>From lauded chef Fernando Trocca of Buenos Aires mainstay Sucre and Uruguay’s Mostrador Santa Teresita comes <a href="http://orilla.restaurant/">Orilla</a> in Belgrano. Opened earlier this year, this is not your typical parrilla. Instead, the focal point is the open kitchen – from where the dry-aged chops are dramatically fired on the Josper grill – that’s surrounded by crisp and colorful dining areas. And while pairing beef with Malbec may be the norm, don’t pass up on one of celebrated bartender Inés De Los Santos’ house libations.</p><p><strong>Niño Gordo</strong></p><p>Thanks to the cherry red lights and Asian trinkets galore, <a href="http://www.instagram.com/xniniogordox/?hl=en">Niño Gordo</a> is frequently billed as the most Instagrammable spot in town. Thankfully, the food and drinks are no slouch, either. The menu is an eclectic mishmash of Asian and local flavors, as evidenced by the pancetta okonomiyaki and Chinese-style glazed pork belly over mashed potatoes. Fittingly, the drinks (try the tequila and sriracha-infused bloody mary) are just as creative.</p><p><strong>Tanta Argentina by Gastón Acurio</strong></p><img alt="Tanta Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/tanta-BAART0919.jpg?itok=vZelXDyK"><p>Widely regarded as the culinary ambassador of Peru, Gastón Acurio made a splash in Buenos Aires with the opening of La Mar, his signature cebicheria, in 2015. While it remains a hot spot, his follow up restaurant, <a href="http://tanta.com.ar">Tanta Argentina</a>, is just as enticing. But instead of raw seafood, the kitchen turns out simple fare (think salads, sandwiches, and pastas) with Peruvian flair in a sleek, wood-paneled room anchored by a striking, glass-encased garden. And don’t miss the dreamy desserts by Astrid Gutsche, Acurio’s wife and business partner.</p><p><strong>Pony Line</strong></p><img alt="Pony Bar Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/pony-bar-BAART0919.jpg?itok=T0JOWEVO"><p>There’s no bigger food trend in Buenos Aires right now than gourmet burgers. As for where to find the city’s best? The answer is <a href="https://www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires/dining/lounges/pony_line/">Pony Line</a>, a handsome, equestrian-themed bar located on the ground floor of the <a href="https://www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires/dining/lounges/pony_line/">Four Seasons Buenos Aires</a>. As for what to get? Naturally, the signature burger, a thick beef patty capped with melty cheese, bacon, and house made barbecue sauce – all tucked between a squishy bun, and paired with thick cut fries.</p><p><strong>Oh No! Lulu</strong></p><p>Portenos are fully embracing aloha spirit at the city’s first tiki bar in Villa Crespo. Decked out in wicker pendants, rattan chairs, and warm red lighting, <a href="http://www.instagram.com/ohnolulutikibar/?hl=en">Oh No! Lulu</a> keeps it casual with its ordering system – pay at the register, and you’ll be given a number – and indulgent, throwback menu. Your best best is to order a traditional pupu platter (assorted fried bites and grilled proteins), and wash it all down with a classic mai tai or zombie.</p><h2>Where to Shop</h2><p><strong>Facon Argentina</strong></p><img alt="Facon Buenos Aires "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568910057/facon-BAART0919.jpg?itok=w_zYkxS9"><p><a href="http://facon.com.ar/">This unique retail concept</a> – imagine a chic lifestyle boutique, wine shop, and cooking school rolled into one – owned by Martín Bustamante celebrates all things Argentine. Bustamante thoughtfully curates beautiful and sustainably-made items from more remote regions of the country, to support artisans most tourists wouldn’t have access to.</p><p><strong>Sadaels</strong></p><p>Belgian-Argentinian designer Juan Hernández Daels has impressive credentials – he was schooled at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts and London’s Central St Martins – and a sleek, architectural aesthetic to match. Though he now calls the City of Lights home, you can snap up his timeless pieces at his <a href="http://www.sadaels.com/">flagship store</a>, which opened in 2015</p><p><strong>Anushka Elliot Boutique</strong></p><p>Born in Venezuela and raised in Argentina, <a href="http://www.anushkaelliot.com/">Anushka Elliot</a> founded her namesake brand in 2014. Elliot’s collections are unapologetically feminine and breezy, and draw inspiration from her frequent travels. In addition to ready-to-wear, Elliot also has a bridal atelier on the second floor of her boutique.</p>
Categories: Travel

Larry Johnson Continues Provoking Megan Thee Stallion After Suggesting She Sacrifices Mom to Satan

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 6 hours 1 min ago
In response to those who say that the NFL star merely attacks the 'Hot Girl Summer' hitmaker because he wants to sleep with her, he stresses that he had 'better' sex partners before.
Categories: Celebrity

Cornwall Businnes: Cornish gin aims to help the planet

Business Now Mag - 6 hours 9 min ago
A £10k crowdfunding campaign has been launched to bring out a new Cornish organic gin whose profits will go to fighting climate change. Mike and Sue Bearcroft have spent the last ten months developing Land of Saints Organic Gin on a not-for-profit basis to support the work of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the world’s […]
Categories: Business

Thomas Cook customers react to holiday firm collapse

BBC Business News - 6 hours 10 min ago
Passengers at airports in England share their stories after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.
Categories: Business

Thomas Cook customers react to holiday firm collapse

BBC Business News Feed - 6 hours 10 min ago
Passengers at airports in England share their stories after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

Business Now Mag - 6 hours 19 min ago
The tour firm's failure means more than 150,000 British tourists will need to be flown home.
Categories: Business

We are Stoke-on-Trent: The young carers looking after mum

BBC Health News Feed - 6 hours 23 min ago
Three sisters are young carers for their mum who has MS and epilepsy.
Categories: Health

Cornwall Businnes: Cornwall’s first 5-star hotels

Business Now Mag - 6 hours 42 min ago
Cornwall has its first official AA five-star hotels. The Nare Hotel on the Roseland and The Headland in Newquay both received news of the five-star rating on Friday (Sept 20). The news crowns a notable year for the Headland, which began with celebrations to mark 40 years of ownership by John and Carolyn Armstrong. Headland […]
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The Beatles Dropped 'Abbey Road' 50 Years Ago — but This London Music Tour Will Make You Feel Like It Was Just 'Yesterday'

Travel and Leisure - 7 hours 1 min ago
<p>Stephen Channell knows how to take a good photo.</p><p>The 25-year veteran of the music industry-turned cabbie and tour guide (and now shutterbug) stood in the middle of the street, lining four of us up. “Wait, which leg are we starting with?” I quickly asked. This photo, after all, takes some coordination.</p><p>On the count of three and with cars waiting we took off on the right foot, swinging our arms in time like countless tourists have done before us, recreating the "<a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/abbey-road-new-fan-crosswalk">Abbey Road" album cover</a>, nearly as infamous as the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/beatles-roadtrip-playlist">Beatles</a> themselves.</p><p>Fifty years later, that iconic album — the last the Beatles made as a group and released in the UK on Sept. 26, 1969 — still resonates. And tracing the city’s music history remains a favorite pastime for many visitors.</p><p>“I kept getting asked, especially by American tourists, about Abbey Road and on the way to Abbey Road I would say ‘do you know Paul McCartney lives around the corner? Do you know where Jimmy Page lives? Do you know where Freddie Mercury’s house is?’” Channell, who runs <a href="https://www.rockcabtours.com/">Rock Cab Tours</a>, told <em>Travel + Leisure</em>. “And of course I had this wonderful light bulb moment, I said, ‘You know what, there’s a bit of a business in this.’”</p><img alt="London like The Beatles "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568235599/Channell-rock-cab-tours-london-BEATLESLDN0919.jpg?itok=vhHyNSCV"><p>For decades, Channell worked for record labels selling to major shops like Tower Records, but eventually gave it up to become a cab driver, taking what is known as “The Knowledge” in 2011 to get his license. Last year, he started Rock Cab Tours and led 26 tours. So far this year, he’s done more than 60.</p><p>“I became a cab driver and thought I was going to sail off into the sunset and leave the music industry behind and then I kind of missed it,” he said, demonstrating his impressive playlist with classics like Elton John’s “Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting” playing as we rounded <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/london">London’s</a> tight corners, weaving our way from one rock legend’s house to another.</p><p>Pulling up to Freddie Mercury’s former home with “Don’t Stop Me Now” gleefully playing in my head, I noticed we weren’t alone in paying our respects in front of the large complex. Nor were we alone the next day in appreciating the intricacy and genius of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar playing as we walked through his flat at <a href="https://handelhendrix.org/">Handel &amp; Hendrix in London</a>, a guitar placed on the bed as if the rockstar himself had just set it down in a room draped with tapestries and rugs so saturated with color it felt like he must still be there.</p><img alt="London like The Beatles "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568235599/carnaby-street-london-BEATLESLDN0919.jpg?itok=8SuDVd8N"><p>London’s musical history is visible around nearly every corner: From the rich burgundy velvet chairs and rock-mural-covered loading dock at the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/london/things-to-do/royal-albert-hall">Royal Albert Hall</a> to the life-size statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden Market, her slight figure a nonetheless imposing presence among the food stalls and foot traffic. It’s even in the small jazz clubs like <a href="https://thejazzcafelondon.com/">The Jazz Cafe</a> in Camden where experimental and new music is allowed to thrive, a hazy sound enveloping you as you sit above it, sipping a sour cocktail.</p><img alt="London like The Beatles "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568235599/london-water-bus-BEATLESLDN0919.jpg?itok=z_edaLQI"><p>A couple of days later and many miles covered, I met up with Antony Robbins, a <a href="https://www.mrlondoner.com/index.php">tour guide</a> who seemed to float through the city with a dazzling and contagious energy as if the music of the streets itself was pulling him along. Zooming through busy and bustling roads, Robbins told the story of how the hand jive was invented in a crowded coffee bar and how John Lennon once guarded a public toilet.</p><p>It was with that characteristic passion that Robbins guided me through Soho, and with that same characteristic fervor that London as a whole seems to protect its musical culture.</p><p>When I finally got home the next day, pulling out a small wind-up music toy that played an almost unrecognizable version of “Here Comes the Sun” — a tune that will forever remind me of the joy of watching my sister walk down the aisle at her wedding — I thought what better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road than with the understanding that though something may be over, it never really goes away.</p>
Categories: Travel

Yung Berg and Bow Wow's Baby Mama Getting Back Together Following Flirty Comment

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 7 hours 1 min ago
The popular producer/songwriter/singer and Joie, who shares children with rappers Bow Wow and Future, were in romantic relationship a few years ago before eventually splitting.
Categories: Celebrity

Savills Investment Management launches European Logistics Fund 3 with £529m target

Property Week News Feed - 7 hours 20 min ago
Savills Investment Management has launched the European Logistics Fund 3 (ELF 3), which will focus on investments in distribution centres and cross-docks across Europe.
Categories: Property

Cornwall Businnes: Mevagissey Sea Shanty Festival

Business Now Mag - 7 hours 20 min ago
Mevagissey is set to launch its first ever sea shanty festival next month.
Categories: Business

Thomas Cook: Your questions answered

BBC Business News - 7 hours 34 min ago
The travel company has collapsed, affecting hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers. So what happens next?
Categories: Business

Thomas Cook: Your questions answered

BBC Business News Feed - 7 hours 34 min ago
The travel company has collapsed, affecting hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers. So what happens next?
Categories: Business

England and Wales lose 4m sq ft in retail space

Property Week News Feed - 7 hours 43 min ago
Some 4m sq ft of retail floor space in England and Wales have been lost or converted to other uses over the past year, according to a new analysis by property law firm Boodle Hatfield.
Categories: Property

Thomas Cook: What went wrong at the holiday firm?

BBC Business News - 7 hours 45 min ago
The travel giant failed to raise money to secure its future after three profit warnings in a year.
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Thomas Cook: What went wrong at the holiday firm?

BBC Business News Feed - 7 hours 45 min ago
The travel giant failed to raise money to secure its future after three profit warnings in a year.
Categories: Business

The $100 Trillion Opportunity: The Race To Provide Banking To The World’s Poor

Forbes News Feed - 7 hours 48 min ago
How the race to provide the basic tools of credit and saving to the planet’s 1.7 billion unbanked will transform lives, make the world richer and lay the cornerstone of some of this century’s new fortunes.
Categories: Business

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Rumored Back Together After Emmys Appearance

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 8 hours 17 min ago
The 'Night at the Museum' movies actor and his estranged wife looked happy as they hit the red carpet of the Sunday, September 22 event together after announcing their split in 2017.
Categories: Celebrity

Knight Frank makes five new hires

Property Week News Feed - 8 hours 22 min ago
Knight Frank has appointed Nick Boyd and Matthew Smith as partners.
Categories: Property

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