Thursday, 3 January 2013

Buenos Aires Birthday

What great luck for me – my birthday was on a Saturday this year!  Here’s how we spent the day:
Breakfast at the hotel buffet
Shopping  – John wanted to get me a leather coat from Argentina for my birthday, so we went to lots of different leather shops that are all located together on Florida street.  Once I found a jacket that I liked, the shop owner went with us and we walked about three blocks to their factory where you can pick out different colours and they can measure you to custom fit a jacket.  I was lucky and found one that I loved that was in stock, so we walked out of the factory with my birthday present.  I can’t wait to wear it when I get home.
Lunch – at a cute little French bistro restaurant located down a little alleyway just off of Vicente Lopez.   Absolutely delicious food and to drink, lemonade with ginger, which was perfect for such a hot, steamy day.

Our corner table at Sirop
Image source: TripAdvisor
Back to the hotel to lounge by the pool for awhile; having a December birthday, I’ve never been able to do that before.
Dinner – we walked (over an hour) to Marcelo’s, an Italian restaurant in Puerto Madero.  When I was first planning to come to Buenos Aires, John and I had looked up this restaurant online and we had practiced our Spanish by trying to translate their online menu.  Dinner was fantastic, then we walked to the San Telmo neighbourhood for to a milango to watch the tango dancers.  Unfortunately, when we finally found the milango, it was closed and the dance was going to be on Sunday instead.  We quickly hailed a cab back to the hotel and called it a night.   What a memorable birthday!

One of our waiters serving John some seafood pasta - yum!

When I get home, I’ll have my usual birthday celebration of sushi followed by Cinnabuns with my girls plus this year I get to pick out a birthday quilt from my mom’s collection of beautiful homemade quilts.  It will be a birth-week instead of a birthday. 

I wonder what the next year will bring???

A very happy birthday girl!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday from one December Girl to another!
    It sounds like you had a great day. Can't wait to see your coat... custom fit. How do you beat that?


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