3 days gone so far and no hardcore shopping yet?! Must be a Chiu record. On day 4, we finally headed to Soho (an easy 20 minute walk from our hotel, Palermo Place, in Hollywood) by going down Honduras, past the train tracks towards Thames, and a 360 around the district back to Honduras- a route worthy of the Olympics. Here’s my shopping map (just zoom into the Soho area). You'll notice many shops have quite the boho output (lots of lace, crochet, chiffon florals, and gems) which is not really my kind of thing but amidst the Anthropology-on-acid-type brands, I came across some incredible prints, chic footwear, and impressive statement jewelry. My fave shops in Soho: Tramando (fans of Phillip Lim will love), Pesqueira (very A.P.C.), Blackmamba (the BA Alexander Wang), Huija (quirky and vintage-inspired footwear), and Chico Ruiz (sexy and feminine footwear). Honorable mention: Patio del Liceo (it’s outside the heart of Soho on Sante Fe and Laprida but absolutely worth the venture to check out the books/clothes/records/galleries. Just hop on the good ol 152 bus).
Here's Day 4 in Buenos Aires in pictures:
BREAKFAST AT OUI OUI.
SO FRENCH IN BA.
SPEAKING OF FRENCH, THEIR TOAST WITH HONEY INSTEAD OF MAPLE SYRUP.
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN SHOP.
MISHMASH OF GRAFFITI EVERYWHERE.
MERCADO DE PULGAS = INTERIOR DECORATING HEAVEN.
WISH THERE WERE MORE PLACES LIKE MERCADO PULGAS FOR AFFORDABLE + UNIQUE FURNISHINGS...
LIKE THIS RUG I MASSIVELY REGRET NOT CONCOCTING A PLAN TO FLY BACK TO TORONTO WITH ME.
...AND THESE POTS. C'MON!
LUNCH BREAK AT MEDITERRANEAN/FRENCH SPOT CLUNY.
CRUNCHY SWEETBREADS TO START, THEN LAMB STUFFED BLACK SEPIA RAVIOLI.
SALMON W/ CASHEWS, CRUNCHY CASSAVA, WATERCRESS + RADISH SALAD, AND SHRIMP SAFFRON SAUCE.
COLORS ALONG PALERMO SOHO.
VITAL ICECREAM PITSTOP AT PERSICCO. GOT THE "CHOCUQUINNA."
A dulce de leche base with a bit of cream cheese with chunks of chocolate cookie/cake.
DINNER AT TEGUI (VEERS TOWARDS THE OVERPRICED/OVERRATED RANGE BUT AWESOME DESIGN).
MINI PANCAKE APPS TO START.
A DELICIOUS WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE CONCOCTION.
VEAL WITH MASHED POTATOES AND A POACHED EGG. THE VEAL WAS EXCEPTIONALLY COOKED, 90 PESOS (WHICH IS ABOUT $47).