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Top 15 Favorite Things I Ate & Drank in 2015

In years past, what excited me most about going home for Christmas was the eating (I love you, Mom). It became a ritual. Somewhere around September or October I’d begin working out again – not because of the approaching

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Nonna Ice Cream in San Telmo Buenos Aires 2

Re Porteño: Mate And Fernet Ice Cream

By Sharon Salt. 

Here’s one of San Telmo’s best-kept secrets: off the corner of Defensa and Estados Unidos, only half a block from the Freddo and the Persico franchises that trap the tourists – for no reason other than they’re

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coconut and dulce de leche cakes, mini cakes, argentine dessert

Sweet on Sweet Buenos Aires: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in Palermo

By Sharon Salt.

Kelly Poindexter is a Wisconsin native, second time expat. When she was a girl, she remembers thinking she was an actual princess – probably

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Pink Macaroon, Smeterling, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Smeterling Patisserie

One day, we wandered through Recoleta, admiring the French architecture on our way to brunch.  I was rambling on about how I would remodel the back yard of the Brazilian Ambassador’s mansion, if I lived there, and pre-debating whether I wanted

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Arkakao Restaurant Recoleta Buenos Aires

Arkakaó – A Recoleta Treasure

Arkakao is a charming treasure to be found in the loveliest neighborhood of Recoleta.  I know Palermo is all the rage, and most people want to live there, but I don’t think any part of Buenos Aires can compare to the beautiful marble edifices

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Volta Ice Cream Buenos Aires Kilo de Helado Dulce de Leche

Ode to Ice Cream: Volta

Meghan, Puri and I were bored on a sunny Sunday.  It was too cold to go to the parks, but sunny enough that we knew we should be outside.  Nothing was on TV, but we wallowed on Meghan’s futon – channel surfing in total futility.  Puri

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Mumas Cupcakes Buenos Aires Palermo Soho Pretty Heart Cupcake

Muma’s Cupcakes

I haven’t been so excited about cupcakes since … the last time I had cupcakes – which was really quite awhile ago!  I love Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle, but I hadn’t checked out the BA cupcake scene until one fateful birthday

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Persicco Ice Cream Buenos Aires Helado Palermo

Tell Me, Why Can’t This Be Love?

Don’t tell, but I’m having an affair.  I think I’m in love.

With you. Yes you, Persicco.

I can’t stop thinking about you.  These naughty thoughts won’t leave my mind.  I give you lustful glances when I pass you in the

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