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Samantha Peretore

Samantha's Perfect Days

Bliss In Buenos AiresViva MadridA City Of Crossroads

    • Morning
      • Brunch at Oui Oui

      • Brunch (yes, it's a verb) at Oui Oui when you're missing eggs and waffles.
      • Shopping in Palermo Viejo

      • While you're in Palermo, work on your wardrobe. Start at the intersection of Armenia and El Salvador, and just wander from there. Some of my favorite haunts here include: Maria Cher, Maria Vazquez, De la Ostia, and Ayres.
    • Afternoon
      • El Ateneo

      • I'm a sucker for repurposed spaces. Grab a bite and a cappuccino on the stage-turned-café at this incredible theater-turned-bookstore on Santa Fe. There's often a pianist on stage to round out the experience, too.
      • La Recoleta Cemetery

      • Get lost in this beautiful little city of mausoleums - you'll forget it's the new millenium. It's almost startling to catch a glance of the modern buildings that surround the cemetery. Be sure to visit Eva Perón's grave, to see how much her people still love her.
      • More shopping in Recoleta

      • Recoleta is the Upper East Side of Buenos Aires - the wealthy have put down roots here, and so it's also spotted with great shops. Some of my favorite haunts here include: De Maria on Libertad (shoes), Salsipuedes across the street (clothes), and Humawaca on Posadas (bags). If you miss the mall scene, Patio Bullrich on Posadas is beautiful and has a lot to offer.
    • Evening
      • Dinner at La Cabrera

      • Widely recognized as one of the best parrillas (steakhouses) in Buenos Aires, and for good reason. Bife de lomo and bife de chorizo are classic "must"s - if you're adventurous, go for a full parrilla and see how much you can stomach. Remember that Argentines eat late - never before 9pm - so you may have better luck getting a table if you are go early.
      • Drinks at 878 (OchoSieteOcho)

      • A former speakeasy, 878 is the perfect place to relax and reflect on a long day. Or, to mentally prepare for a big night out. It's been named one of the world's best bars, so be sure to appreciate your drink :)
      • Drinks at Milion

      • Alternatively, you could head down to Paraná (just off of Santa Fe) for drinks at Milion. Here I go again with the repurposed spaces...Milion is an incredible restaurant and bar in a gorgeous, cozy, old mansion. Its great drinks, interesting decor, and swanky clientele make it a total gem.
    • Night
      • Mondays: La Bomba del Tiempo

      • La Bomba at the Ciudad Cultural Konex on Monday nights - do it. Great mix of porteños and gringos (locals and foreigners), great beats, great time.
      • Wednesdays: Terrazas del Este

      • AKA "Las Terrazas", this is a hot after work scene and turns into a boliche (club) later in the night. It's especially fun on a nice night, when you can take advantage of the terraces (terrazas!).
      • Saturdays: Crobar

      • If you're looking for something more Euro-y (the Argentines often are), Crobar is your spot. It's a little out of the way, so it's the kind of thing you commit to for the night. A ton of fun.
      • I would stay at: Palermo or Recoleta

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