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wha-happened?

Don’t worry, the soy so lindo team is still alive and well.

 We’ve been a bit quiet for the past month or so because of a sudden unexpected trip back home (New York). Will we be back in good ol’ BsAs? Sure hope so, although as of now there is no ETA. In the meantime, expect the occasional post about Buenos Aires, New York, or whatever else tickles our fancy.

Today we’ve got some just-shot photos of soy so lindo’s favorite musicians Princesa and No Lo Soporto, shot by soy so lindo’s favorite photographer Flor in soy so lindo’s favorite secret store, Tremendo (don’t worry, in time we’ll be giving Tremendo its own post. Patience!). They’ll be featured in story I wrote in a not-so-secret magazine in late November.

 Enjoy, and besos–REBECCA

Princesa por Flor Lista

No Lo Soporto por Flor Lista

October 1, 2007 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

galeria crawl: galeria larreta

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Florida (the street, not the state) is a nightmare. Traffic trickles along, pickpockets take advantage of dazed tourists, and prices are almost always double what they should be.

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But there’s a safe place among the mayhem in Galería Larreta (Florida 971). Right off of Marcelo T. Alvear, Galería Larreta is like the rebel sister who shaves her head and listens to the Delta 5. She refused to conform and look like the other stores on the strip; instead she’s going to open up a bunch of indie design-oriented stores, the rest of calle Florida be damned.

Joyería Contemporánea (Local 4b), with its mix of avant-garde designs (everything from silver and stones to leather and felt are used), is one of the first stores you’ll see, and perhaps the stateliest. Artistas Jóvenes Argentinas (Local 26), by the San Martín entrance, exhibits works that range from traditional to modern. The common denominator here is that all pieces have been made by young local artists.

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Head upstairs and you’ll find the true gems of Galería Larreta, Patio Sur (Local 39) and Tiendas Kubera. At the former, there are beautifully feminine pieces, like a delicate ivory trench coat with black detailing for $240 pesos, or precious Irregular Choice-style flats for $180 pesos. Across from Patio Sur is Tiendas Kubera, a space for independent designers. Everything, from the screen printed t-shirts to the leather purses, is made by hand by young local designers. Don’t miss the flower pins; not only are they perfect for spring, but similar ones have been spotted on the runway of it-designer Philip Lim.

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If you’re hungry, Galería Larreta is a far superior pick to the overpriced cafes in the area. Carrousel (Local 7) is a cute, albeit kitschy, café with sandwiches for $6 pesos and a lunch special of several courses for $25. If you’ve about had it with meat (and honestly, who hasn’t craved a plate of nice fresh greens while in Argentina?), Ensaladas Argentinas (Local 45) will hit the spot. $6 pesos gets you a medium salad with a choice of four ingredients, and $7 pesos gets you a large salad with a choice of six. For a mid-afternoon snack, don’t miss Murasaki’s happy hour. From 16:30 until 19:30 (Monday through Friday), sushi is 20% off.

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There are a couple odd-balls in the place, like the store for musical theater geeks and an antique military paraphernalia store. But if anything, they just give Galería Larreta more personality. Which is what makes it so great: it’s a breath of fresh air from store after store of the same old thing (i.e. leather jackets and “cashmere” sweaters). Step inside, take a few deep breaths, and remind yourself that it’s going to be okay, that Florida will not make you die a little bit inside.

Galería Larreta, Florida 971/San Martín 954.

Previous Galeria Crawl entries.

August 7, 2007 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

unicenter blues

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The hour-long trek to Villa Adelina didn’t stop soy so lindo (or Buenos Aires hipsters) from making it to the Los Alamos/Boreales show on Saturday night. And thank heavens, because we would have missed seeing Club GBA, a community center-like music club nestled among quiet streets and one-family houses. And missed washing veggie burgers down with Fernet. And missed hearing Boreales celebrate the release of their new album, and Los Alamos playing songs off of their upcoming album (they just finished recording last week).

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The biggest surprise of the night? The new Los Alamos songs. It had been over a year since I last saw them play live, and the older songs sounded less lush (due in part to losing a guitarist to the bass). But sophomore slump this ain’t; the new songs managed to achieve that difficult balance between maintaining the band’s original sound while simultaneously moving into new territory. Bluesy, yes, but it worked. Consider this sophomore album the most anticipated release of the year.

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Los Alamos & Co. on bus back to Buenos Aires

For more photos, check out soy so lindo’s flickr page.–REBECCA

July 30, 2007 at 5:33 pm 1 comment

street art sunday

San Telmo June 2007

San Telmo, June 2007

July 29, 2007 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

street art sunday

Rivadavia y Esmeralda, July 2007

July 22, 2007 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

uruguayan invasion

 

Like the Brits crossing the Atlantic, Montevideo’s Astroboy came over to Buenos Aires to play at Unione e Benevolenza’s ciclo Music is My Girlfriend. The band has developed since their previous album “Automatica,” going from Brit-mod to Brit-pop. Which is fine by us, because who doesn’t live a Pulp or a Suede inspired band? For more photos, check out soy so lindo’s flickr page.

July 20, 2007 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

diferencias y repeticiones

 

Gallery shows may be a bit of a mixed bag here in Buenos Aires, but if Juan Dolhare’s paintings don’t impress you, at least the space will.

The bright colors and political tones of Dolhare’s paintings (nearly a dozen) underscore the desolate warehouse in which they’re shown– think lights illuminating old wooden barrels, paintings mounted on crates, and a dirty porcelaine bathtub adding to the ambiance.

Similarly, the works themselves revolve around the the corruption of capitalism and the perverse beauty that comes out of it. Faceless men in suits stand below a shimmering red silhouette of Cuba; a pair of legs lean against a warm cloudless shade of blue. Yes, it’s all a bit eerie and disheartening, but like a Lynch film, you just can’t turn away.

 The soy so lindo team was lucky enough to be invited to a special viewing of the show yesterday, where we spent the evening exploring the building and clinking wine glasses with the artist. What follows here (and on our flickr page) is an abreviated account of the show.

If you haven’t yet seen “Diferencias y Repeticiones” (or have, but are into art parties), there will be a closing reception this Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

Juan Dolare: “Diferencias y Repeticiones”

Bolivar 1670, Barracas.

July 18, 2007 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

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