Postcard from Buenos Aires

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello Darlings, finally I finished my postcard from beautiful Buenos Aires after much deliberation. She embodies both the feminine and masculine sensuality of tango and wears the vibrant La Boca neighborhood on her shirt. This is a mixed media illustration with colored paper, acrylic paint, and ink. She exemplifies not only my growth as an illustrator but also just how greatly I was marked by my trip to Argentina. The memories stay with me daily as does the cultural joie de vivre.

Greg and I arrived at our apartment in Palermo Hollywood, BA on Wednesday March 19th, 2014 and immediately fell in love with the charm of the city.

We wander(lusted) through the shops of Palermo Soho en route to the tranquil Jardin Japones.
With luck in our back pockets, we found our way to the steps of Malba (Museum of Latina American Art of Buenos Aires) just in time for Mario Testino's exhibition In Your Face.
Painted faces glistened from the dimly lit gallery walls.
Later we were greeted by angels at La Recoleta Cemetry.
One can't help but get lost in the labyrinth of Recoleta.
The next day we set our sights on the painted houses of La Boca and its bohemian inhabitants. 
La Boca dresses their trees in gorgeous knitted sweaters...

while I dressed to join the graffiti covered walls!
Greg and Mona Lisa looked North to San Telmo.
When we arrived we were met with the warmest and most forgiving sunset.
Exploring San Telmo was like discovering treasures from a past world.

Every street corner looked like the grandest theatrical backdrop.
I collected all my inspiration every step of the way!

We finished our night soaking up the heat of tango at Cafe Tortoni.
When we woke we headed to the Ecological Reserve to ride bikes along the beautiful boardwalk.


I felt so free riding my yellow bicyclette!
We stumbled upon the Fortabat Art Collection at Puerto Madero after a lunch of Argentinian wine and cheese. 
Later we scoured the bookshelves of El Ateneo the largest bookstore in South America!
On our last day we strolled hand in hand through the streets of Palermo, absorbing all that we could to return to New York.
I stood in the sunshine reminding myself to never forget what I felt in Buenos Aires.

52 comments:

  1. Your so ambitions. I love how you can just travel the world and live life to the fullest. I really enjoy reading your blog.
    Caroline

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    1. @Caroline Bogush thank you sweetheart!! Life is what you make it, and the only person who can give you the life you dream of is you xx

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  2. Fabulous dear!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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    1. @Borka Gamero thank you gorgeous, you too xx

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  3. Looks like a fab place!
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    1. @lorenabr yes it was extraordinary, unlike any place I've been before xx

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  4. This is such a vibrant and colourful place which has so much to offer from quirky neighbourhoods to fabulous museums and bike rides in beautiful surroundings too. Even the trees look amazing in their 'outfits! This was such an informative post, presented so well and your illustration is just fabulous - a lasting reminder of your amazing trip.
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    1. @miss b I absolutely love your description, thank you so much for the kind words!! I'm so touched to know that you feel I did my trip to Buenos Aires justice xx

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    1. @Agnes W thank you, yes collaging is something new I'm experimenting with xx

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  6. Hi I just met your blog
    Liked the pictures ..
    and the looks are beautiful darling razed

    Kisses

     
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    1. @Coisitas Femininas thank you so much! I will check out your blog now too xx

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  7. Thank you for the memories through these beautiful photos and illustrations. If I could live in any of the places I have visited, I would choose Buenos Aires. I miss everything about it.

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    1. @Elizabeth Hisle awe I feel the exact same way - honestly one of the coolest and most livable cities I have ever visited xx

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  8. The first sketch is stunning!

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    1. @Putri Valentina thank you, it took weeks for it to come together xx

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  9. You are so beautiful! Love this post, pictures is adorable! and you look so happy! Lovely pics!
    kisses cvety xox
    Fab look! These are a little on the edgier side for me, but you pull them off so, so well!

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    1. @Cvetina Cekova thank you, you are so incredibly sweet!! Funny, I never post about my outfits so I don't really think about what I'm wearing so much :) xx

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  10. Wow! Just WOW! I've always wanted to visit Argentina, and you have showcased so much culture and color to make my want grow deeper. And could their street art being any friggin' cooler?! I don't think so. hahah. Well, you look fab darling - you and your lovely man! Looks like you two had a ball.

    I also just wanted to let you know that I am so very touched by each of your comments on my blog, like I actually get excited when I see you have left me something. <3

    i can’t afford my lifestyle

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    1. @Cassandra Dotzel it is a MUST see destination for sure!! The street art is so outstanding. We did have an absolutely amazing time. I also love seeing your comments on my blog. I feel like I know you xx

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  11. Really like it!!
    Nice to see the pictures, also awesome paintings on the wall and streets! Can imagine that you felt inspired.

    X Brenda
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    1. @S K E T C H O N I S T A yes it was one of those trips that has a lasting impression on you - so incredibly magical xx

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  12. Argentina and tango! Ole!! This is one of my dreams to dance tango on streets of Buenos Aires one day! Awesome photos you have here and amazing illustration!! Wow! I totally love it and would hang it in my place although I think it deserves to be admired in a museum instead!

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    1. @pursefixation you're so incredibly sweet, thank you. I too would love if it hung in a museum haha xx

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  13. That's one of the reasons I love to travel, so inspiring, these photos are amazing! xo

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    1. @Marija M. thank you sweets - yes traveling does wonders for the creative mind xx

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  14. Amazing place and pics. Love the unique walls. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. @Lia Crystal yes the walls are so dramatic and inspiring. All the buildings had the highest ceilings, so grand and regal xx

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  15. Hi Meagan, looks like the most colourful and beautiful place to visit, thanks for sharing these amazing holiday photos with us, hope you're having a splendid time, you look so pretty! Love the drawing!

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    1. @Sam thank you, you are so sweet! Yes, it was such an inspiring trip xx

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  16. Lovely photos! I want to jump into one of those beautifully colored homes :] Sounds like a fun trip!

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    1. @Lizz Visions so do I!! The homes were so extraordinarily beautiful. I loved this trip so much xx

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  17. love seeing all the distinctive cultural references on the streets and colourful things, and beautiful illustrations! <3

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    AL xx
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    1. @Anthea Lau thank you, yes I felt like I was collecting inspiration every step of the way xx

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  18. I really love these pics, really awesome postcards from Buenos Aires.
    Kisses from Italy
    Diana
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    1. @The Spiral D thank you so much, so sweet. Have a wonderful day xx

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  19. Love the new sketch and the whole concept!

    Love from India
    Elisha
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    1. @runwaymonk.com thanks darling! Yes the postcard was intended to really draw inspiration from what I saw and experienced xx

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  20. Lovin this 1st illustration Meagan! Great composition ;)

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    1. @Agnes in Wonderland thank you my sweets!! xx

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  21. Wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend!

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  22. Amazing pics and so nice inspo. Have a great weekend.
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    1. @Denisa thank you so much, you too sweets!! xx

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  23. Loving this… beautiful!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  24. wonderful style <3

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, bloglovin? It would be great, just let me know :)

    Kisses,
    Maria
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  25. Hi Gorgeous
    I love your blog You have great idea's of styling
    Lets follow each other ?
    Please let me know I blog about latest trends and lifestyle
    Kisses
    Irena D

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    1. @Irena D thank you sweets! I will check out your blog now xx

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  26. What a great postcard you created! I'm in Buenos Aires now. Your pictures are so beautiful. I still need to ride a yellow bike and find that street where you stood in the sunlight!

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    1. @suneuys awe amazingggg!! I can't believe you are there now lucky!! I loveeedd Buenos Aires. That photograph in the sun was somewhere in Palermo Soho/Hollywood and as for the bikes, you need to photocopy your passport and give all your personal info. It's a bit of a crazy procedure but it was the most fun I've had. Enjoy xx

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