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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Where to eat: Buenos Aires

So, when I go to Buenos Aires I don´t worry much about the places where I eat as when I travel abroad. But this time I decided to work a bit and investigate about the best restaurants in the city. I do have some favourites, but there are some places I was visiting for the first time, so I got in websites as Trip Advisor and Yelp and did some research. The "coolest" places are in Palermo Soho, but so that you have a wider variety, I included my favourite places from different neightbourhoods. I would also like to say that Shopping Centers are great food stops. Many stands have amazing foods, for example in Galerias Pacifico I recommend you try the pastries from Nucha. 
You can see more on the following video:



 Coco Cafe
Palermo: Cabello 3794
If you are visiting Palermo, I recommend you take a seat at this little restaurant with not only a beautiful decoration, but also a great menu. It´s both, a bakery and a restaurant. We decided to go there after going to the MALBA Museum and Jardin Japones, and had lunch. I had an option from the daily menĂº but Mom had a vegan salad. I want to tell you that the vegan/vegetarian options are varied. So, if you are looking for a healthy place to have lunch this place is for you.






Cafe Tortoni
Av. de Mayo 825
A historical place located in the heart of the finanacila zone of the city a few blocks away from Casa Rosada. I don´t know why I haven´t been to this place before, but I´m glad I did. The first impression I had is the same one you have when you visit those old bars in Europe. I alway try the classics from each place, specially when it comes to sweet things, so I had to try the chocolate con churros. Delicious! So, I would say this place is for anyone visiting the city, aka tourists. And don´t forget to order the hot chocolate with churros!







La Panera Rosa
Palermo Soho: Costa Rica 4582
Going south in Palermo, you will come across an area crowded with bars. The coolest places in the city can be found here. I opted for this one mainly for the name...rosa...pink... and it ended up being really cool, it reminds me of the brunch places in New York. What´s more, I was talking to some friends the other day and they´ve been here before and also love it. As I was telling you it´s highly recommendable for people looking for a place to brunch. I ordered a waffle (the basic one had strawberry, banana, dulce de leche, cream and chocolate syrup) and Mom had a fantastic cheese scone according to her.
WEB: www.facebook.com/panerarosa/










Babieca
Barrio Norte: Santa Fe 1898
My all time favourite restaurant in an amazing location, specially if you go by night. From my experience pizza is their best option. If you are alone, you can order an individual plate as I did. However, they have healthy pizzas and other dishes as the one my Mom ordered. Even if you hate eating the bread from the basket, you must try the one from here as it includes some pizzas. Another tip is to sit on the second floor and enjoy the view from the dishes served downstairs. I would say this is the perfect place to enjoy a clssic dinner in Buenos Aires with the locals.
WEB: www.babiecabarrionorte.com.ar








Pani
Recoleta: Vicente Lopez 2056 (Recoleta Mall)
The most excentric out of all. I mean, my dish came in a pan. First of all, be aware of the "rush hour" around 5 p.m for tea time. This place is ideal for any time of the day, but we went for lunch. I had an amazing veggie sandwich of tofu, avocado and cheese bread with a side of sweet potatoes. I recommend it for people looking for something different and an original decoration.











Sunday, 24 July 2016

At least is Black

What is life without accessories? According to Coco Chanel "once you´ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off". Well, we are not Coco and sometimes wear many accessories. I think that if done correctly, it looks good. For example, in this outfit I wore a very basic duo of jeans and a white shirt, but instead of leaving it like that I layered a couple of black accessories. If I look at it now, I feel a little uncomfortable with the amount of things I´m carrying, BUT I remember that when I was putting it together I felt that if I took something off I was too boring. At least, it´s all black!
In case you were wondering, this will be the last outfit post from when I went to New York (sooooo long ago). From now onwards, I will be posting new outfits and some travel articles, so stay tuned for new content!
XXX,
Orne


Outfit: Macy´s boots, HM hat, Uniqlo by Carine Roitfeld shirt, Zara Jeans, Topshop Bag.












Tuesday, 19 July 2016

OrneLGA Travels to Buenos Aires

Hello! It´s been a week since I last opened my blog, but I have a very good reason, I´d been filming a new video. I had a week of winter holidays and I decided to visit Buenos Aires that has so many things to do and is quite near from my home. I don´t need to tell you I had fun, but I´d like to share it with you. I edited my video and I´m including a short description of the places you should visit bellow. What´s more, I´ll be doing a food stops post soon with my favourite cafes and restaurants.


Watch the video  HERE

The places are in the same order of apearance as in the video

1- Galerias Pacifico
This shopping center is located on Florida Street, and is known for being an international touristic attraction. I recommend you take a look at the ceiling.



2-El Ateneo
This is library located on Av. Santa Fe and is well know for the variety and amount of books they have. It has an interesting architecture because the building used to be a theatre.
 

3-MALBA
This museum is one of the best art museums of the city and always has the best expositions. Currently you can see Yoko Ono´s interactive art and also the iconic ballerina on the front.







4- Jardin Japones
A few blocks aways from the museum you will find this magical garden that will give that sensation of tidiness and romanticism. Although there are plenty of green spaces not many have so many pink flowers.




5-Obelisco
Do I need to say something?



6- Casa Rosada
Definitely a landmark you must see if you are visiting Buenos Aires, who knows, maybe you catch a glimpse of the President.



7- Shopping del Abasto
One of my favourite shopping centers is decorated with this murals designed by artist Milo Lockett.


8- Puerto Madero
One of the most breathtaking views of the city. I recommend you take a stroll by the river and cross the Puente de la Mujer, you will find it very quiet. 




9- Theatre
Going to the theatre in calle Corrientes (same as the Obelisco) is a must. Personally I like musicals so I decided to see Peter Pan. It´s a super fun show, with talented actors and it was interesting both for adults and children. 


10- Palermo Soho
As everything with the name Soho on it, is a very fashionable place. You will come across many shops, bars and unique graffiti. Make sure you take a lot of pictures!





11- Recoleta
Another neighbourhood you should visit. Not only does it has a beautiful architecture, but the green spaces are magnificent as well. Some people enjoy going into the cemetery (so weird but still popular), but people like me enjoy the view from Buenos Aires Design balcony. Oh, and on the weekend you will also find a market, if not there is a shopping center.  





12- Get lost in the magical streets of the centre. 
Some of the best landscapes can be find in Recoleta, Palermo and Monserrat. Other neighbourhoods you can visit are San Nicolas, Puerto Madero and San Telmo. Besides them, some tourists like going to La Boca, but you can get to the "insecure" places on the hop-on hop-off bus. 






13- Watch the video and make sure to visit soon for the food post!

More information here: turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar