Trip Planner: Buenos Aires
By Maria MacDonald
Hit Rue des Artisans, the tree-lined alley full of art galleries and other delights, then dance your way to Comme il Faut, a beautiful boutique that’s home to handsome handmade tango shoes that are out-of-this-world comfortable.
Lunch at Croque Madame, situated in the sun-soaked gardens of the National Museum of Decorative Arts. For an exclusive look beyond the museum walls, check out the Artists Atelier Tour and meet the who’s who of contemporary Argentine artists in their studios.
Taste an array of Malbecs from a private wine cellar in the heart of the Abasto neighborhood. Nigel Tollerman, who stores Francis Ford Coppola’s wine collection, organizes unforgettable tastings.
Ring the doorbell of the unmarked Tegui for an ultrachic culinary experience amid Argentina’s It Crowd. Then head to Milion for a late-night cocktail in a mansion-turned-after-hours hot spot that boasts jazz and funk until the wee hours.
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF PALACIO DUHAU (PARK HYATT); MARCELO SETTON (TEGUI); ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL (ALVEAR PALACE)
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.