Locals Only' is a column in which we ask friends from ARGENTINA, our featured country, where they like to eat, thrift, hide out, and hang out when visiting their homeland.
BFF of Lucio Castro and Marina Muñoz, Madeline "Mimi" Eayrs-Jones is the producer of AM FAR gala events in New York. A native Argentinean, Mimi relayed her favorite places in and around Buenos Aires.
Place for a low-key dinner with friends:Ballo del Mattone is a fantastic low-key, Italian restaurant. Very charming and super hip in an understated way.
Restaurant for a first date:Puerta Uno or L'Abeille
Place for babe watching: Tequila is definitely a place for babe watching although it can be tricky to get in. Otherwise, Ferona is more of an approachable scene.
Gallery: MiauMiau Estudio is truly amazing. It's right next door to Farinelli, my favorite coffee shop and hangout joint—I recommend going to both places on the same day.
Bookstore: El Ateneo
Vintage spot for clothing and furniture: My favorite furniture spots are Costado and Laura O. For clothing, I love Felix and Moroshiki. Often I prefer to just walk around San Telmo.
Best choripan sandwiches:La Brigada
Best steak:La Cabrera
Best alfajor cookie: This is an easy one! Havanna and Cachafaz are my favorite kiosks. If I need to get super specific, there's an amazing homemade alfajor from a bakery called La Bristol.
Barrio to spend your Sunday: San Telmo or La Boca (with an unmissable lunch or dinner at Il Materello)
Weekend getaway: Pilar and Tigre are both fantastic weekend destinations.
The one thing you always bring back with you from visiting Argentina: Swatches of leather. I have a handbag line with my friend Joanne and we source most of our leather from Argentina. Every trip I'm looking for leathers that are both innovative and classic.
BALLO DEL MATTONE - Gorriti 5936 - map PUERTA UNO - Juramento 1667 - map L'ABEILLE - Arroyo 872 - map TEQUILA - Avenida Rafael Obligado Costanera and La Pampa -map FERONA - Juan B. Justo and Paraguay, Palermo, Buenos Aires -MAP MIAUMIAU ESTUDIO - Bulnes 2705 - map FARINELLI - Bulnes 2707 - map EL ATENEO - Av Santa Fe 1860 - map COSTADO - Godoy Cruz 1654 - map LAURA O. - Godoy Cruz 1575 - map MOROSHIKI - Gral. Paunero 2011 - map FELIX - Gurruchaga 1670 - map LA BRIGADA - Estados Unidos 465 - map LA CABRERA - Cabrera 5127 - LA BRISTOL - 1259 Esmeralda - MAP SAN TELMO BARRIO - map LA BOCA BARRIO -map