Hi! My name is Sara Colohan and I'm a journalist/stylist visiting Buenos Aires to shoot spring summer for some Irish publications including Style magazine and IF magazine.
It takes quite a bit of organising - and has taken days to arrange accommodation, models and photographers from my freezing office in Dublin!!!
Here's my myspace profile:
Palermo Soho is my first port of call. Called Soho because it resembles Soho in New York, it's uber cool in places if not a little pretentious.
I decided to go basic for my first two nigths and see what exactly you can get for 30 usd per night.
Borges Design Hostel
Basic it was! The private rooms are miniscule and rustic with a small single bed. The staff were helpful and like everywhere else here they had WiFi and a great courtyard to catch some rays (the only other places I have seen are public parks The beach is about 5 hrs drive from the city)
But two nights was my limit and I have moved to the rather chic moderately price Costa Rica hotel. (70 usd for lovely private room, double bed, egyptian cotton sheets hmmm) Five minutes walk from the centre of Palermo Soho.
Costa Rica 4137 / 39
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Tel.: +54 11 4864 – 7390
St Patricks Day - Argentina
St Patricks Day at the Irish Embassy was great fun.Got to shake hands with Dermot Ahearn and Philomina, the Irish Embassador... Afterwards, I ended up in a new irish boutique hotel downtown called http://www.rooneysboutiquehotel.com/
It's gorgeous, fashionably mismatched furniture and family run - it epitomised 'boutique hotel' for me. lovely faux renaissance style rooms, free standing baths, antique chandeliers all for the unbeatable price of 100 USD and up. Top it off with the fact that its run by a lovely fella from Bangor and his Argentinean wife, it just felt right to stay there and support them in their brave endeavour. If like me, you love listening to stories of young couples selling up, moving to a foreign land and investing everything into a new business (in their case a run down period building shaped lovingly into a chic boutique Hotel) then stay here and learn how to do it first hand. They’ll also set you up with some great tango lessons!
Rooney's Boutique hotel Sarmiento 1775 3º Piso (CP1041) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.Te. / Fax (54-11) 5252-5060(54-11) 5252-5061
Only downfall is it's right in the centre of Downtown and that means lots of traffic.
We had a great 1st shoot - completed last Thursday in 725 continental hotel in Buenos Aires downtown
Gorrit 4290 Bed&breakfast Bed & Breakfast
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