One Fall Day

April 22, 2016

The last day of our Southern Cone Sampler tour, we woke up to glorious sun streaming through the hotel curtains. A mixture of clouds and golden rays illuminated swathes of the blue-grey waters of the Rio de la Plata. It was that kind of pure light that only appears after a stormy night. We set […]

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El Arte de Desenchufar

March 18, 2015

Desenchufar in Spanish, literally, means to unplug. A cell phone, a TV, our brain, or the art of disconnecting, for a little while, from life. In the past months, we had been running around like mad men busy with work, baby, and life so we decided it was high time for an escape to the […]

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How Can I Help You?

June 11, 2012

What makes a stay in a luxury hotel, or any kind of visit for that matter, be the best? What do guests most desire and how can a hotel respond? The answer, I believe, lies in the details of personalized service. For affluent passengers, with routines that never stop, good service is everything. The innovative […]

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Street Food in South America

March 20, 2012

One of the things that I most love about living in South America is the street food. Those roadside stands, the market tables, and the hawkers are such a huge part of the eating experience here.  Here’s my short list of my favorite street foods from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.  Go to a […]

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Postcard from José Ignacio

February 22, 2012

I have been holding out on you guys a little. I took off on a trip to Uruguay without a peep. Sorry about that. We got wrapped up in the beach, grape harvest, scouting new artisan cheese makers near Colonia for our tours. Every time I visit Uruguay, I come home with the sensation this […]

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Southern Cone Sampler: Sip Across South America

November 30, 2011

Love vino? Having an affair with Malbec or Carmenere? Does South America stir your imagination? This April 20-28, 2012 we’ll be embarking on our Signature Journey, Southern Cone Sampler, to sip our way across boutique gems and prestigious bodegas in Chile, Mendoza (Argentina), and Uruguay during the magical vendimia, grape harvest. Here’s a photographic essay […]

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