Buenos Aires for Design Addicts

Last week I spent the holidays in summer, flying with a friend to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We stayed in a rented apartment in the Recoleta district, also known as "Little Paris," an affluent neighborhood with French-style architecture, gardens, cafes, and museums (and home of the famous cemetery)…

BA is not only bursting with design inspiration, it offers up restaurants, furniture stores, and fashion boutiques that rival many in New York (the whole city felt like a fusion of NYC, Paris, Madrid, and Rome). Here are just a few favorites I found on my trip (though locals will argue there are loads more).

From the vintage wares in La Pasionaria to the organic goods at Costado to the rich, colorful textiles at Elementos Argentinos, I found myself inspired by the diversity in the city's design offerings. So whether you're planning a trip to BA this year or it's simply on your bucket list, make sure to hit these spots when you get there. Don't miss the cafes at both museums too, which not only satisfy your design palate but serve up tasty bites as well. If you've already made the trek, share your tips below!

Images: Theresa Gonzalez