One of the top tourist activities in Buenos Aires has got to be spending some time in Palermo Soho. Despite two previous trips to the city, I hadn’t yet seen the boutiques the neighborhood is known for. Not ok. So Andi and I devised an itinerary centered around eating, drinking and shopping – my idea of a good time!
We fueled up for our big day out with brunch at Malvón, following Stephanie’s suggestion in her series on Buenos Aires restaurants. I highly recommend both her posts and the restaurant itself. The food was delicious (two words: strawberry butter. Life changing, people) and the atmosphere vintage-y and adorable.
Since brunch was so huge, we justified our plans to spend the rest of our day in Palermo Soho shopping and possibly spending far too much money by convincing ourselves the exercise would do us good.
As it turned out, we managed to control ourselves, each coming home with only one or two purchases we really loved. Besides, there’s something fun about being able to say “Oh this? Got it in Palermo Soho on my last Buenos Aires trip.” Yes, I am insufferable.
With so many boutiques in the neighborhood, we barely scratched the surface. Although we did learn one important tip if you’re planning on a little Palermo Soho shopping of your own: bring cash. ATMs were few and far between – we only saw one, which had a line! And many shops offered significant discounts for cash purchases.
Victorious and tired – we must have walked about 4 miles – it was time for a drink. Nowhere seemed more appropriate after a quintessentially Palermo Soho afternoon than stylish bar Mott. My passion fruit capiroska (or rather, both of them) went down quite smoothly as Andi and I rehashed a fun day out and got excited for what was to come: a mystery dinner at a puertas cerradas restaurant.