Argentina and Uruguay
I thought I’d share a few photos from our December trip to Buenos Aires. It was an amazingly beautiful city.
Just as I’d been told, the ice cream was pretty amazing. I’m not even a huge sweets person, but I think we ate it 3 or 4 times on our trip. So good.
We usually rent apartments when we travel, instead of staying in hotels. It’s usually cheaper, you can stay in more residential areas, plus you get a kitchen so you can cook and shop and get more of a sense of local life. In this case, we found a gorgeous little apartment to stay in. It had a few quirks, but the ambiance couldn’t be beat.
We also took the ferry over and spent a couple days in Colonia, Uruguay. After the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires this pretty little seaside town was like a vacation within a vacation.
Finally, I wanted to tell you a little about the fabric shopping I did in BA! The kind and generous Abi offered to show me around a bit, so we headed off to shop in a fabric district that honestly rivals New York. There was a LOT of fabric, much of it beautiful, and notions shops absolutely everywhere. I was truly impressed.
Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera as I was tired of lugging the thing around and equally tired of being cautioned that it might be stolen, so you just get a few iphone pics.
That picture on the top right there? Lingerie elastic in every color! Amazing! Why can’t I find that here?
This is the fabric I bought. It’s a gorgeous tea-colored embroidered fabric with scalloped edges. The seller called it “broderie anglaise”, but I think broderie is technically an eyelet fabric, no? Anyway, I am so excited to make something with this in the Spring, it is so pretty. It also really says Buenos Aires to me, echoing the beautiful ironwork you see everywhere.
You can see all my photos from the trip on Flickr.