The most expensive real estate In Buenos Aires might be reserved for the elite of Argentina but, ironically, only the dead. It might sound like an odd place to visit but La Recoleta Cemetery became my favorite stop in Buenos Aires. If our trip was longer I probably would have returned daily with coffee in hand to just stroll and take it all in. The cemetery began as holy grounds but after the practice of using churches for burials became outlawed.. the first public cemetery of Buenos Aires was created in the vegetable garden of the convent. The elite thought: (I quote our tourguide from our second visit) If I can’t be buried close to my God then I will bring my God close to me! These “graves” are so much more than just that, vaults, mausoleums, tiny ornate churches; I couldn’t help be be impressed with the level of excess and vanity that was so important to all of these people even after they’ve passed. It’s all about the legacy. There are over 6400 mausoleums and the architecture is a such a mish mash resembling Gothic chapels, charming homes, Greek temples, little boutiques and some so modern that they look like ATMs haha! Maintenance is all up to the families so while most are kept in immaculate condition, we did spot a few abandoned grave-sites with broken glass and garbage thrown about.
This massive 14 acre cemetery is a true necropolis organized just like a city with streets signs, blocks, and even a town square. A quick walk down any of the passageways at La Recoleta will have you rubbing elbows with Argentina’s rich history (& the plain rich!): ex-presidents, celebrities, politicians, Napolean’s granddaughter, & the most famous and visited tomb: Eva Peron. Yes, Evita! Evita’s final burial here was extremely controversial and a slap in the face to Argentina’s high-society that opposed her so much during her time. She is buried with her family under her maiden name, Duarte. You can’t miss her site, just look for the crowd paying their respects!
I can’t remember the last weekend I wasn’t out of town, welp! We were in Fort Lauderdale and Miami last weekend for a friend’s wedding and I couldn’t even wrap my head around the thought of heading to NY for Fashion Week afterwards. I’m always FOMO-ing during NYFW because every year I have prior engagements but at least I got to take part from a distance this season! I was working on a little campaign with Autotrader, helping them reveal 2015’s car color of the year which was announced at New York Fashion Week on Monday. I thought I would turn it into a little fashion film before heading to our friend’s wedding since I was wearing the color of choice anyways! As much as Florida’s humidity, and in this case RAIN, never fails dampens my mood.. the droplets looked pretty amazing in my video! Let me know what you think! xo
Hello my loves! I’ve been dealing with a few hiccups with my channel and have a bunch of videos stuck in limbo but I just can’t deal with being on involuntary hiatus anymore so I am here tonight with a super late night upload :)
One of my lovely followers tagged me in a gorgeous photo of Sonam Kapoor last week from Vogue India’s September issue and I just had to recreate it! It’s so bronzy and earthy.. so perfect for fall so I finally dug into Colourpop Cosmetics’ fall eyeshadow collection. I’m obsessed with how the look turned out & I hope you love it too! xo
Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a great Labor Day weekend! I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this but patience is not one of my virtues :) I was in Brazil when the VMAs were on so I was sitting in my hotel room FOMO-ing and keeping up via social media. I kept searching for more photos of Gigi Hadid because she looked like absolute perfection.. so tan, so dewy, and her outfit was perfect on her too. Patrick Ta did her makeup and is one of my fav MUAs to keep up with on Instagram. I remember when he first busted into the LA scene and he’s grown so much since then – so well deserved! I created an inspired look on myself and i can only hope to have done them some justice haha! Let me know what you think, enjoy!
Good afternoon from LA!
My husband and I got home from South America yesterday and spent the day on the couch with our cats watching netflix and just recuperating from our busy two weeks away! I’m back to work today and ready to share with you some of our travels! As you may have noticed from my previous two posts – I will be breaking this trip down over several posts instead of one large travel diary. There is just too much to share!
We began our trip in Puerto Iguazú & then made our way to Buenos Aires where we spent 3 lovely days at the Four Seasons Hotel. This was my first Four Seasons experience and it was nothing short of luxurious! Located in the cultural center of the city in the affluent Recoleta neighborhood; the area was super safe and very close to historical landmarks, great restaurants, and shopping. All of Buenos Aires feels like different parts of Europe but Recoleta is all Paris!!!
I fell in love with everything about the hotel upon arriving. The hospitality and service were absolutely amazing, every recommendation the concierge made for our nights out were a slam dunk! An equestrian theme runs throughout the Four Seasons Buenos Aires beginning with a gorgeous sculpture on the front lawn which is even more beautiful at night. Splashes of blue are found throughout the lobby representing the sky of Buenos Aires as well as the Argentine flag – the lobby was my favorite place in the building because I loved the color palette so much. We stayed in a mansion-view junior suite where we had stunning views of the city as well as the largest avenue in the world: 9 de Julio. Our suite was super spacious with separate living and sleeping areas each with large balcony-like windows – directly above the hotel’s heated Roman-style pools.