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The longer you have been living in Buenos Aires, the better you know your way around town, where your favorite shops are, and how to find the best of just about anything. This Resources page is a guide of those goods and services recommended by experienced BAIN Downtown members. As always, recommendations are subjective, but this list can provide a starting point in your search for services, whether you are still researching a move to Buenos Aires or you are already living here.

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As you have come to know in Buenos Aires, things can change at a moment’s notice. This listing is only as current as you make it, so please, if you see something out of date, or you know a location has changed, Contact Us and let us know!

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 | Beauty | Blogs | Charitable Organizations | Child Activities | Education | Family Services |
| Fashion & Accessories | Food and Drink
| Immigration | Language | Legal Services |
| Medical Services | Personal WellnessProfessional Services | Real Estate | Tour & Travel |

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Beauty

Esthetician
BAIN Business OwnerLocation: Colegiales
All esthetics services provided; Manicures, Pedicures, waxing, tinting, make-up, facials and body treatments.
Cassandra Wootton, +5491150142642, cwootton30@gmail.com

HAIR

Franck Mouillard: www.franckmouillard.over-blog.com He speaks Spanish and French and comes to your house. I don’t know if he speaks English…though he speaks the international language of hair! COIFFRANCK@YAHOO.FR, 15 6473 1959.
Recommended By: Niccole de Campos

Hairmony: Full beauty salon with hair and nail services. Some English spoken. Av. Quintana 432, Recoleta, 4808-0308.

Leo Paparella: Juana Manso 525, Puerto Madero, 4313-8485.

Terrie Orr: Roosevelt 1935, Belgrano.  Phone: 11 3432-4141.  English speaking hairdresser that works out of BAIN Business Ownerher home.  Now offering eyebrow waxing!
Recommended by: Dawn Gill


NAILS
Queenies: Great OPI and Chanel color selection, clean, modern salon. Fitz Roy 1879, Palermo, 4899-0746.


SKINCARE/WAXING
Sylvia Milicay: Caballito, Acoyte and Felipe Vallese. 4978-7230 – Facials and chemical peels, laser hair removal, dermatological services. English spoken. All BAIN Members receive 10% off all of the services she provides – contact Sylvia directly for more information.
Recommended By: Dawn Gill

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Blogs

My Buenos Aires Travel Guide: http://www.batravelguide.com/: An active blog of local events. The author also runs a private tour company.

Contact Email: sandra@batravelguide.com


A Gringo in Buenos Aires:
www.gringoinbuenosaires.com/: To live within the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires Argentina is to live like a Porteño. A Gringo in Buenos Aires is an extensive guide for expats, students, vacationers, or even a native, about living like a Porteño.
Contact Email: gringoinbuenosaires@gmail.com

Kids in Buenos Aires: www.facebook.com/kidsinbuenosaires: a Facebook page with compiled information about having kids in Buenos Aires.  Ideas, activities and thoughts about having and raising children.

Pick Up The Fork: pickupthefork.com: In the land of beef, wine, and eating disorders, my guide to Argentine good food, not so good food, restaurant reviews and my own creations made from my Buenos Aires kitchen.
Contact Email: imhungry@pickupthefork.com

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Charitable Organizations

AnyBody Argentina: http://www.anybodyargentina.org
AnyBody Argentina is proud to be part of the larger global movement Endangered Bodies (www.endangeredbodies.org), currently comprised of seven other cities around the globe, all committed to challenging the toxic culture that teaches us to hate our own bodies.
AnyBody Argentina, based out of Buenos Aires since 2010, is committed to transforming the current visual culture and society into one that includes a wide diversity of bodies. A primary focus of our work has involved promoting size law compliance, so that the majority of Argentines (with a focus on teens and women) are able to purchase fashionable clothes with ease, without having to face size prejudice. We also run regular awareness campaigns that highlight the importance of diversity.
We are completely volunteer-run and are always looking for passionate people to join our growing movement. If you are interested in becoming involved, please send along your CV to info@anybodyargentina.org
Look forward to hearing from you!
Sharon Haywood, sharon @ anybodyargentina . org
Founder and Director

SACS
Send a Child to School is an all volunteer organization that was started by BAIN members in 1995. Today SACS provides individualized backpacks for underprivileged children in Greater Buenos Aires area so that they may begin their school year in March prepared and eager to learn. Volunteers help fill the backpacks and then they are delivered directly to the children. Fund raising is accomplished through various events, raffles and gratefully accepted corporate and personal donations.
For more information, please visit: sacsbuenosaires.com and look for us on Facebook!

ADEA
Founded in 1987, ADEA is Association of Spouses of Accredited Ambassadors in Argentina, a legally registered non-profit organization one of whose main objectives is to support Argentine charities through fund-raising events held throughout the year. The ADEA Charity Committee meets monthly to consider and evaluate requests. Donations have included dialysis equipment, pediatric wheel chairs, kitchen and dining equipment, musical instruments for a children’s orchestra, re-editing of an HIV-prevention pamphlet, and printing of books regarding cancer support issues.

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Child Activities

Kindermusik: www.kindermusik.com/
Location: Inside the Museo Evita, Palermo, Lafinur 2988
Kindermusik class is taught by independent teachers, so you need to be cautious with which classes you seek out, but Alcira is a great instructor (she speaks perfect English though the class is conducted in Spanish). The classes focus on music and dance for children 0-5 years old (separated by age). They offer sign up for monthly classes, one class per week, for AR$400 per month. There is a one time inscription fee that changes yearly, though you are able to attend a trail class before committing to the monthly fee. The classes run on a semester schedule.

Location: Instituto Cambridge, Recoleta, Tucumán 1483
There is also a Kindermusik location in Recoleta, taught within the Cambridge Institute.  The instructors speak English, though the class is taught in Spanish. The classroom is smaller, though clean and still quite nice, and the fees are around 50% of the Palermo location.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kindermusik-Instituto-Cambridge
Blog: kindermusikbycambridge.blogspot.com.ar

Ocampo Wellness Club Swim Lessons: www.ocampowellness.com.ar/
Location: Palermo, Ortiz de Ocampo 3250
Phone: 4802-8877 / 4803-2963

Ocampo Wellness Club is a fully functional gym with an indoor pool where you can sign up separately for swim lessons. They offer “Mommy & Me” classes for baby’s 6 months – 2 years and solo classes for kids 2 – 12 years. Their indoor pool is great for little ones since they have a super shallow end for little ones to practice standing. You can choose 1, 2 or 3 classes per week from AR$290, AR$370, or AR$450 per month. They also offer prenatal swim classes for expecting mamas.

CHILDRENS’ MUSEUMS
Museo de los Niños:
 www.museoabasto.org.ar/
Location: Shopping Abasto, Av. Corrientes 3247, Nivel 2
Phone: (054-11) 4861-2325
The Museo de los Niños is a children’s museum located in the second level of the Abasto shopping mall. It is open from 1pm – 8pm Tuesday through Sunday and has a special calendar available on their website to discuss their hours on holidays. Children 2 and under are free, as are teachers (when you provide a pay stub and DNI) and people over the age of 65. For kids 2 – 17 tickets are AR$50 each, and adults are AR$20. Also, using your DNI as proof, the entrance fee is waved on your birthday.

El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales: www.mpc.org.ar
Location: Located behind the Recoleta Cultural Center, Junin 1930 y Quintana
Phone: 
4807-3260
An interactive science museum ideal for children 4 years old and up.  Their motto “Prohibido no tocar” (it’s forbidden not to touch) makes this museum great for any toddling little ones, though under the age of 4 they are probably not understanding a whole lot of the science part.  As of 2013, the entrance fee is AR$25 for anyone over the age of 4.
Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tues -Fri; 3:30pm – 7:30pm, Sat & Sun, closed Mondays.

Bioparque Temaiken: www.temaiken.com.ar/
Location: Ruta 25, Km. 1, Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Phone: (03488) 43-6900
A great day trip for kids of almost any age.

Zoologico Palermo: www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar/
Location: Av Las Heras and Sarmiento (main entrance located at Plaza Italia)
Phone: 4011-9900
This zoo is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm. General admission is AR$25, or AR$40 if you choose the “passporte ahorro” that includes the reptile and aquarium areas and a ride on their little boat attraction.

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Education

Bayard (Palermo): http://bayard.esc.edu.ar Castex 3348, Tel. (54-11) 4803-0902
Starts with preschool and continues to high school. *Bilingual.

Belgrano Day School (Belgrano): http://www.bds.edu.ar/
A school that starts in preschool (2 years old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.

Colegio del Arce (Canitas): http://www.delarce.com.ar/
Starts in preschool (1 year old) and continues through high school. *Bilingual.

Nightingale (Palermo): http://www.florencenightingale.com.ar/ Bulnes 2571, Tel 4802-1913
Preschool only located in Palermo. *Bilingual.

Lincoln (La Lucilia, Northern Suburbs): http://www.lincoln.edu.ar, Andrés Ferreyra 4073, Tel: (54)(11) 4851-1700
The American school, elementary through high school. *More English than bilingual.

Risas de la Tierra (Palermo): http://www.risasdelatierra.com.ar/ Cerviño 3760, 4802-2683
Music and dance centered preschool starting at 18-months. *Spanish only.

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Family Services

La Leche League “Liga de la Leche Argentina” – Lactation support.

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Fashion & Accessories

BETTINA RIZZI – FURS AND LEATHERS: www.bettinarizzi.com  
Location: 929 Maipu St.
Leather jackets, handbags and furs in stock or can tailor make in one day. I ship to the USA and other countries. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm. Sundays and holidays are by appointment only.
Contact: Bettina Rizzi info@bettinarizzi.com, Tel./Fax:(+5411) 4313-5307, cell: 15-5175-8500.

1234Shop Hop BA – private shopping excursions and personal shopping services.
Personal shopper Sophie Lloyd provides one-on-one and group shopping excursions tailored to your needs, budget and style showing you the best of Buenos Aires’ shopping scene. Gain access to private appointment only showrooms, unique boutiques, custom made items and the newest shops and designers as well as getting her shopping tips and recommendations.  Shopping by the hour, half day and full day packages are available (including optional colour consultation with professional colour consultant).  Also offers wardrobe edits and gift shopping services.
Contact: Sophie Lloyd infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com / 11 3921 0460 / www.shop-buenosaires.com

VINTIUM BAGS: www.vintium.com Handcrafted leather wine bottle bags in many colors and styles. 1, 2, 4, and 6 BAIN Business Ownerbottle capacity available. vintiumbags@gmail.com.

WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR
Relojeria Suiza: 
Guido 1597, Recoleta.  Watch repair and battery replacement, they also offer jewelry repair.
Contact: relojeriasuiza1@hotmail.com.  4816-0151
Recommended by: Milena Newhook

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Food & Drink

CLOSED DOOR DINING
CASA SALTSHAKER: www.casasaltshaker.com – Dan Perlman who is the chef and owner of Casa Saltshaker offers a different menu each week, with the ingredients he uses posted to his website. He also does cooking classes for Italian, Asian, Argentine, and many other types of food.

CHEF’S TABLE BA: http://chefstableba.com
BAIN Business OwnerTony and Nino have opened their apartment for a closed door restaurant on Friday evenings. you are seated at a communal dining table for 10 people for a night of beautiful food and conversation with old or new friends. Nino is a fully trained Chef having trained in Europe and worked in top restaurants in Europe and BA. Check out our website for more information on menu and contact details.
Contact: Tony Gillespie, tonygildamercedes@gmail.com, Phone: 11-4970-4865
Location: Palermo Botanico

EL GRIEGO LOCO: www.facebook.com/ElGriegoLoco
BAIN Business OwnerWe are a Greek Closed Restaurant.  We specialize in the typical Greek Foods, like Hummus, Tzatziki and lamb to name a few.  Here is a review done by the Argentina Independent.
http://www.argentinaindependent.com/life-style/food-drink/el-griego-loco-my-big-fat-greek-dinner/
Contact: Thomas Economou, economou99@gmail.com, Phone: 11-3691-5733
Location: Palermo
Discount for BAIN Members?: 10%

DELIVERY SERVICES
BUENOS AIRES DELIVERY: Having trouble ordering take out as your Spanish isn’t up to par yet? www.buenosairesdelivery.com is a great site to order from as they have all of the menus in English and they will order for you!

QUINTA FRESCA: http://www.quintafresca.com.ar. On-line or over-the-phone delivery service for fruits, vegetables, flowers and some meats.


PERSONAL CHEF
DANIEL TADDESE
A Personal Chef with a culinary degree from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in the US who is passionate about cooking.  Services: Meals tailored to your taste prepared in your kitchen or mine, using seasonal ingredients, provides professional service, Meals for one day to one week, prepared, packaged, and placed in your fridge or freezer- every week, or once in a while. Catering for dinner parties, cocktail receptions, asados, and special occasions, Sourcing of ingredients you desire, including fresh and organic meats and produce, fresh fish, spices, a variety of grains and breads, quality cheeses, and other hard to find products, Private cooking classes for individuals and groups, Culinary tours of Buenos Aires markets and historic sites.
BAIN Downtown members receive a free consultation and menu planning. and have excellent references, fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Contact: Daniel Taddese,danieltaddese@gmail.com, 15-3227-0154

DESSERT
SUGAR & SPICE:
www.sugarandspice.com.ar
Location: Guatemala 5415 (corner with Juan B. Justo in Palermo Hollywood)
Sugar & Spice is offering authentic home-baked style treats which can now be found in select gourmet and specialty food stores throughout the country. Our goodies include: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Pasion for Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Almond Biscotti, Nocciola Cantucci (chocolate & hazelnut), Chocolate Cantucci (chocolate & walnuts), Almond Raisin Cantucci, Pound Cakes, and Stollen. The list of stores where you can purchase our products is located on the DTNC website. Please contact us to inquire about our prices, to place orders, or to give us any suggestions.
Contact: Frank Almeida, 4777-5423

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Immigration

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Language

GUIDANCE TO VISITORS – ORIENTACION a Extranjeros: www.elidagranelli.com
We:
•help visitors to figure out practical issues regarding their stay in Argentina
•help foreign families settling in Arg
•teach Spanish classes – ability to communicate makes life more interesting and rewarding.
•also help with (business) meetings and presentations
•run errands – personal assistant – concierge service
•do interpreting and translation
Please browse my webpage for more details and bio:  “Orientacion a Extranjeros/ Comprehensive guidance to Foreigners”
Contact: Elida Z Granelli, info@elidagranelli.com, (54) (011) 1557505733

GROUP SCHOOL
ECELA: Spanish school, full-time and group and private classes. 12 levels of instruction with organized activities and complimentary tutoring. Ayacucho 1176, Recoleta, phone: 11-4827-9228

Recommended By: Dawn Gill


iHABLO: Learn Spanish in your own words, English!
Email Contact: hola@ihablo.com
Website: http://www.ihablo.com

Description of Service:  Spanish Class for Beginners (English speaking beginners)  –  iHablo is a Spanish curriculum designed here in Buenos Aires to teach Spanish to English speakers.  iHablo offers two courses:
Course Level 1 – Your Beginning, designed for beginning students; and
Course Level 2 – Your Next Step, for students who have completed Level 1

The schedule for each course is 2 weeks, 2 hours per day, Monday thru Friday, in Recoleta.  Class size is limited to four.  All course materials are furnished by iHablo.  To sign up, please see www.ihablo.com, and/or send an e-mail directly to hola@ihablo.com.  Please include your contact information

PRIVATE LESSONS

Grace Albornoz: grace_albornoz@hotmail.com, cell phone: 15-5159-8836. Offers English and Spanish/Castellano lessons, private or small group. Contact directly for current hourly rates. She has taught me and my husband for 3 years now and is very patient and informative.
Recommended By: Dawn Gill

Maria Lauhle: malaulhe@hotmail.com, 15-4915-3244. She taught my husband for over a year, and myself for about 6 months prior to our return to the US and she was fantastic. She is very organized, patient, and thorough. She came to our house two nights a week, but is flexible depending on what timing you are looking for. She is looking for more students, so please feel free to contact her if you are interested in more info.
Recommended By: Mary Kempf

TEACHER, ENGLISH/SPANISH: Location:Recoleta/Barrio Norte
Silvia Portalanza teaches Spanish and English to children and adults. She offers flexible hours and individualized classes. Contact Silvia directly for rates and availability.
Contact: Silvia Portalanza: silporta@hotmail.com, 15-3073-3039

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Legal Services

Barneix Attorneys at Law: http://barneix.com
Susana Barneix and her firm specialize in Corporate Law, Tax, Finance, IP, Immigration and they offer Notary Services. Located at Paraguay 1307 p6 office 51, Phone: 4816-3749

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Medical Services

CHIROPRACTORhttp://sites.google.com/site/chiropractorbirgitbrunshoj/
Name: Birgit Brunshøj
Birgit is a great chiropractor – extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and very affordable. If you have any kind of pain in your joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, or just feel “out of whack”, she will sort you out. Consultations in Spanish, English, or Danish.
Contact Email: brunshoj@gmail.com, 15-3137-0827
Recommended By: Josh Johnson

DENTIST
Dra. Adriana Campione:
 http://www.doctoracampione.com.ar/curriculum.html, F.D. Roosevelt 2973, 1st floor #D, Belgrano 4783-3148, cell:  15-5038-8040.
For any one who is looking for an excellent dentist, I highly recommend Dra. Adriana Campione, General Dentist and Orthodontics Specialist, who is speaks English and Spanish. In addition to her general dentist practice, Dra. Campione is an orthodontics specialist for adults and children. Dra. Campione has been in practice for over 20 years. I have an excellent dentist in the USA and was thrilled to find an equally outstanding and gentle dentist who is a top professional with a warm and friendly personality.
Contact Email: campioneadriana@gmail.com
Recommended By: Ann Sager

Dra. Cecilia Rotmistrovsky: Avenida Rivadavia 6387 – Piso 2 C, General Dentistry, phone: 4632-3177. Pediatric Dentistry.
Recommended By: Eva Roth

Dr Federico Galindo: Larrea 1230, 1º D, Recoleta. phone: 4827 0572, cell: 15 4445 9578.
Recommended By: Patricia Games

Dr. Guillermo Rotmistrovsky: Avenida Rivadavia 6387 – Piso 2 C, General Dentistry, phone: 4632-3177.
Recommended By: Eva Roth


GENERAL 
PRACTITIONER
Dr. Enrique Casal:
 English speaking. Pacheco de Melo 2483 PB, Palermo, 4806-2358 / 5324.

Dr. Geraldine Smith: Centro, Paraguay 1307 P5-45, 4812-1121. She speaks perfect English, is very personable and helpful. Her receptionist does not speak English.
Recommended By: Milena Newhook

OB/GYN
Dr. Doris Rodriguez Vidal: Cerrito 1530 Piso 8C, Recoleta 4815-6543 * English-speaking. Recommended By: Mary Kempf

Dr. Edgardo Rolla: www.edgardorolla.com.ar, San Isidro Medicina, Av. del Libertador 16483, (011) 4742-9000. Especialista en medicina reproductiva. Email: edrolla@fibertel.com.ar.
Recommended By: Marcia Williamson

Dr. Federico Di Paola: Santa Fe 1877, 1-J, 4816-2533.
Recommended By: Jill Collins-Farmer

Dr. H. Guillermo Lodeiro Martinez (aka “Tito”): Av Santa Fe 2534 Piso 1B 5275-0433.

Dr. Juan Carlos Procaccini: Demaria 4670 Piso 3, Palermo 5787-0147 *English speaking, with Spanish speaking staff. Works out of Sanitario de la Trinidad.
Recommended By: Dawn Gill

Dra Maria G. Belardi: Ave.Quintana 89 PB, Recoleta 4812-4707.

Dra. Moreno, Dra. Lucarfe: Hospital Britanico, Marcelo T de Alvear, Barrio Norte 4812-0040/49.
Recommended By: Betty Weldon

Dra. Patricia Granja: Belgrano, 4771-3104.

Dra Patricia Tauscher: Vincente Lopez 1857 Planta Baja C, Palermo 4801-0583.

Dr. Roberto Yahni: Parana 980 2nd Floor A, 4813-2311. www.dryahni.com.ar. *English speaking.
Recommended By: Susy Franco Bradley


PEDIATRICIAN
Dr. Andres Sibbald: Ayacucho 1641 Piso 13A, Recoleta 4801-7595. *English speaking pediatrician, with Spanish speaking staff. Downtown office hours: M-W 3:00pm – 7:30pm, Th 9:30 – 12:30pm.

Dr. Osvaldo A. Stoliar: Paraguay 2302 Piso 17 dto.4; 4961-4109. pediatrasasociados@fibertel.com.ar.

Dr. Juan Pablo Wasserman: Phone Number: 4703-2124. English speaking pediatrician; office is located in Nunez. Note: his receptionist does not speak English.
Recommended by: Kerry Pokorny

PSYCOTHERAPIST

Lic. Perla Fischman Bransburg, 153-669-8555(Bilingual / Bicultural), Palermo
I work with individuals, (adults and adolescents), couples and families. I am a Licentiate in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires, #9258. I have my Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University CA USA, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California #44823. I had held private practice at the San Diego Family Institute. Areas of Specialty: Migration – Acculturation – Trauma – Separation – Gender – Grief.

Ximena Farren (PhD. MA. Lic. Psic.) MN:25688, www.therapyinbuenosaires.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist with 17 years experience and significant international experience. I had exercised my profession in 3 countries, including Spain and the Republic of Ireland were I was validated as Senior Clinical psychologist and worked in the state health service of that country (HSE). English and Spanish .Bilingual.   I developed a special interest in intercultural and transcultural processes.

I can be of help in the treatment of disabling symptoms and conditions like Depression, Anxiety, grief ,Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, PTSD, Addictions, marital problems, couples facing infertility, etc. I also work with individuals who want to examine their experience and work towards growth and improving their quality of life and with those who are struggling with cultural differences.
Contact: xitob1@gmail.com, Phone: 15-3427-4385
Discounts for BAIN Members.

CATARACTS SURGEONS
Dr. Gabriela Liberatore: Office phone # 4431-8788/4433-4532 -Schedule : 14.30 to 19.00. Mon, Wed, Thur.  She specializes in children and babies.
Recommended By: Mirta Jawerbaum

Dr. Marcos Geria: Av. General Las Heras 1666 #1.  Office phone #4811 9003.
Recommended By: Betty Brown

Dr. Arturo A. Alezzandrini: is the son of the founder of Oftalmos (Instituto Oftalmológico de Alta Complejidad www.oftalmos.com) located on Córdoba almost at the corner of Callao.  Oftalmos is a private clinic, specializing in eye surgery.  Dr. Alezzandrini’s website:  www.dralezzandrini.com.ar.  Oftalmos Address: Córdoba 1830 (esq. Callao).  Telephone: 4812 3618, 4812 6189
Recommended By: Kirk Boswell

Dr. Gustavo Rapetti: Juncal 2345 2° Piso  4829 -1441.
Recommended By: Mickey Vail

Dr. Marcos Geria: Av Las Heras  1666   1º floor Telephone  4811 9003, 4811 2802.
Recommended By:  Celia Criseo de Jakimczuk.

Dr. Gonzalo Valenzuel: Very good for Cataratas and an excellent person. Located on Av. Quintana between Rodriguez Peña and Montevideo. Phone: 4815-7264.
Recommended By:  Alicia Bacigaluppi

Dr. Horacio M. Soriano:  He is a professor at one of the universities, travels around the world giving conferences and I can assure you that you or whoever needs this eye surgeon, will be in the best of hands.  Not sure how much he charges.  His secretary is Alejandra. Phone number is:  4862 – 9298 Address:  Sanchez de Bustamante  1086.
Recommended By: Eva Roth

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Personal Wellness

PERSONAL TRAINER

Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga
BAIN Business OwnerDescription of Service: I am a Personal Trainer, Pilates & Yoga teacher with 25+ years experience in working with all fitness levels, from beginners to professional athletes.  I am also certified to teach GYROKINESIS® and AntiGravity® Yoga. It is never too late to make a positive change in your life!
Name: Arja Pirinen, email: ahpirinen@aol.com
Phone: 15 3597-2827

 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Gabriela Calelo: Very good physical therapist.  She speaks English and will come to your house.
Contact: gabriela_calello@hotmail.com,  15 6374 0260.

Andrea Jakimczuk: An excellent physical therapist who speaks English.
Contact:  andreajakim@hotmail.com, Phone: 4901 1880, Cell: 154 405 7256.

Patricia Fioroni: Physiotherapist for the Argentine women’s hockey team. She has a center with physiotherapists and nutritionists, not sure of her English proficiency. Location: Barracas
Contact: 4300-9323

Patricia Haywardhttp://www.tecnicalexander.com.ar/ An Alexander Technique teacher. Location: Serrano 1362 Dpto. 8
Contact: haywardpatricia@gmail.com, Phone: 4777 5259

NIK THAI MASSAGE:  nikthaimassage.blogspot.com.ar
I am a professional massage therapist (male) from Thailand, certified in Traditional Thai Massage and now servicing Buenos Aires. I received my training at Wat Po (TTM) in Bangkok, the only such school recognized by the Thai government and around the world. My services include both Traditional Thai Massage and Foot Massage (reflexology).
Traditional Thai Massage is therapeutic. It focuses on bringing balance to the patient, using acupressure techniques to stimulate blood flow, increase mobility, relieve tension, relax muscles, and eventually rejuvenate the entire body.
During massage the patient is fully dressed, wearing loose clothing or sweatpants for comfort. A complete session takes from 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
In-calls (my home in Villa Crespo): $40 U.S. per session.
Out-calls (your home): $55 U.S. per session.
Please contact me at nikthaimassage@gmail.com


YOGA INSTRUCTOR

http://www.stellabeguet.com
, 4815 8159, email: yoga@stellabeguet.com
Stella is one of the best yoga teachers I have had in my many years of practicing yoga. She is Iyengar trained and has a well-equipped studio with all the Iyengar props. She is bi-lingual and is able to conduct classes simultaneously in Spanish and English. If you are not familiar with Iyengar yoga, I recommend a private class first.
Recommended by: Mary Wilson


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Professional Services

BICYCLE REPAIR
ONE BIKE:  http://onebike.com.ar/
Location: Palermo Botanico, Paunero 2838, between Parque Las Heras and Libertador
A great bike mechanic: It’s a small place, run by the owner, which means you talk to the actual person who will be repairing your bike – unlike in the big shops, where the counter staff doesn’t always pass along all of the information. This guy is quite reasonably priced, much faster than the other shops, but most importantly, goes above and beyond. This mechanic often fixes extra little things on his own initiative, without being asked to, and then doesn’t charge for these extras!
Email: info@onebike.com.ar, 4808-0388
Recommended By: Josh Johnson

CONCIERGE SERVICES

MY CONCIERGE: www.artoftravel.co.zahttp://www.aiyellow.com/

My ConciergeBuenos_Aires_My_Concierge/. Buenos Aires My Concierge.
Personal concierge service, meet your own trip advisor in Buenos Aires. Many people arrive in Buenos Aires as tourists for pleasure or business and look for assistance  - the money issue with the blue rate and the official rate, logistic, accommodation, culture – which barrio to stay and which hotel/apartment to rent and how to compare prices and much more made me aware that my experience with the city of Buenos Aires (since 2006) in general and my commitment to serve people in particular will make a positive contribution.

We can meet clients/tourists at their hotel or any other place convenient, and also accompany them or their groups if required for i.e. change money, city tour, any other special events like milongas, tango shows etc.
Minimum hire: 2 Hours.

Contact: Brigitte Erdmann, info@artoftravel.co.za
Phone: 15 6892 5595
Discount for BAIN Members: 1 hour of my time is for FREE for BAIN members

FINANCIAL SERVICES
BRENNER & ELSEA-MANDOJANA – U.S. TAX & FINANCIAL PLANNING: www.globaltaxconsult.com
Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC is a professional services firm of U.S. certified public accountants that specializes in the tax, financial planning and business advisory needs of U.S. expatriates and the international community. Services offered by the firm include: US tax return preparation and tax planning, personal financial planning, business valuations, US Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, accounting and attestation, and general advisory including fund raising.
Contact: Jim Brenner CPA/ABV, or Christine Elsea-Mondojana CPA, CFP

 

MEDIA SERVICES

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE
BALAPTOP: 
balaptop.com
Ricardo specializes in laptop computers: software, hardware, and data recovery. I was having hardware problems and took my laptop to him. He kept me informed every step of the way: the tests he ran, the part that needed replaced, the cost. Ricardo is Argentine, but lived for many years in Australia, so his English is excellent.
Contact: Ricardo: ricardo@balaptop.com
Recommended by: Bonnie Ridley Kraft

MACDADDY APPLE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
Josh Johnson (aka “MacDaddy”) is an Apple Macintosh technician from New York City, now based here in Buenos Aires.Services include upgrades, minor repairs, software and hardware installations, and training on all Apple products. Contact him for a full list of services and rates.
Many positive references for Josh can be found on all the expat message boards. House calls for no extra charge.
Contact: Josh Johnson: MacDaddy@MacDaddy.com.ar, 15 3948-3398.

BONNIE RIDLEY KRAFT – AUTHOR
The World Designs, Ltd. Series:
The first book of the series, The Kámen, takes place in Czechoslovakia, amid the chaotic 1990 aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The second book, The Long Way Home, traces a long and perilous chase across the Netherlands and Belgium.
A third volume, To Hold a Rainbow, is set in 1990 Argentina. This time two brothers from Colombia take on a drug lord in Misiones Province, at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
And number four, A Land Without Morning, takes place in Afghanistan, again pitting the World Designs Ltd. operatives against the Kabul drug trafficking cartel. This book is scheduled for release in 2013.

These books are available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in Perfect Bound format. They are also offered as eBooks, on Kindle and Nook. For BAIN Members there is no shipping, handling or taxes charged if books are purchased from the author.
For more information, please contact Bonnie Ridley Kraft at bonniekraft@yahoo.com, or go to her website at www.bonnieridleykraft.com.

PAINTING SERVICES
IRIS PINTURA: http://Irispintura.com
I very highly recommend the services of Iris Pintura for any kind of indoor or outdoor paint job, renovation or light construction. These guys are honest and very detail oriented. So far they have a 100% costumes satisfaction rate and that is because they don’t play any of the games of hussles. What ever the size of the project, it will be completed on time and on budget and done to the highest standard. I started working for these guys exactly because of their philosophy, a real old school good business sense which is so rare to find here in Buenos Aires. I encourage you to read the story of how Iris Pintura came to be at http://irispintura.com/about-us/; in itself it is a very heart warming tale so rarely heard in this world. If you are considering a project you may want to read our manifesto as well at http://irispintura.com/our-manifesto/. It does not matter if its a small reconstruction or if you are an architect or a real estate developer, we work on every scale.
Contact: Aleksander Plonski, 15-4057-8572, email contact: Info@irispintura.com


PERFECT PITCH – EDITING/REWRITING
Will transform English written by non-native speakers into polished, professional prose. Reports, articles and agreements (American-trained attorney on staff). Will also work wonders for native-English speakers who want to improve their written materials.
Contact: Howard Maurer, 4811-7696

MOVING SERVICES
TRANSPACK ARGENTINA: http://www.transpackcompanies.com.ar
Location: Azopardo 1345, Capital Federal (San Telmo), Argentina
Transpack Argentina and the Transpack Companies provide packing, moving, customs, storage, and shipping service for household effects. Through its relocation arm, it also provides home search, school search, cultural and practical orientation, coordination for look-see visits, airport pickup, and extensive documentation assistance such as obtaining visas, DNI, drivers license, and more.
Contact: Marcia Williamson: marcia@transpack.com.ar, 54-11-4363-9300


MUSIC & DANCE
TANGO CLASSES at Los Patios de Monserrat: www.hotelpatios.com/
Location: Centro, Calle Adolfo Alsina 1144
Those who have already been to our hotel know we have a large classic French-style dance salon. Tango classes in English are now offered every Friday at 7PM at the hotel. The price is only $30 pesos per class or $100 for four classes.
Contact: Graham Hatch

UPHOLSTERY/CARPET CLEANING
Dandolo y Primi: http://www.dandoloyprimi.com.ar: Carpet cleaning and restoration, upholstery cleaning. Phone: 011-4730-0101.

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Real Estate

STYLO APARTMENTS www.styloapartments.com
BAIN Business OwnerNeed an apartment in the city of Buenos Aires or suburbs? We offer temporary and long-term rentals, as well as business, travel & relocation services.  We’re a Canadian owned company offering personalized service in English.
Contact: Elisa, styloapartments@gmail.com, 15 6125 2001

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Tour & Travel

DAILY GETAWAYS

Horseback Riding with Caballos A La Par:  http://www.caballos-alapar.com
Description of Service: Just 30 minutes away from Buenos Aires city, you can enjoy yourself horseback riding, learning and having fun. At a unique and amazing Forest Reserve, you can be in touch with nature riding throughout thousands of acres of a paradisiacal landscape. All our activities and services are PERSONALIZED AND TAILOR-MADE. Caballos A La Par is a Horseback Riding Stables and an Equestrian Training Centre whose main objective is to help you develop your riding skills and confidence (regardless of level from absolute beginners to the more proficient/advanced). Only the owners (who are also the instructors) will ride free “side by side” (or in Spanish “A La Par”) with you. We ride in small groups, we don’t ride on trails and the horses don’t follow each other !!! We invite you to share this exciting adventure with Caballos A La Par, a Different, Unique and Rewarding Experience. Caballos A La Par is open every day of the week. We will be waiting for your visit !!!
Contact: Miriam Kapel, Email: info@caballos-alapar.com
Phone Contact: +54 911 35524025
Discount for BAIN Members: Yes

TRAVEL AGENTS

ANTARCTICA CRUISES: www.antarcticacruises.com.ar.  Zelfa has been traveling to Antarctica since 1997 and she promotes fascinating trips to the Antarctic Peninsula on board of ice strengthen vessels departing from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego during November through the end of February. It’s a lifetime experience to visit the White Continent while you are living in Buenos Aires.
Contact: Zelfa Silva, 4806-6326

ART OF TRAVEL www.artoftravel.co.za.  A travel agency based in Johannesburg/South Africa.  We specialize in the following destinations:  South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mocambique, Seychelles and Mauritius (and Argentina). FITs and group travel, incentive travel.  “You travel and we do the rest”.
Contact: Brigitte Erdmann, info@artoftravel.co.za
Phone: 54 11 4779 1294
Location: Belgrano


SUNDANCE SPIRIT  A family owned wholesale boutique travel company based in Buenos Aires, dedicated & specializing in travel services for discerning BAIN members. Sundance Spirit is known for providing meticulously planned, flexible, custom-designed itineraries based on hands-on personal experience. Our field of expertise extends domestically to every conceivable destination within Argentina, to Brasil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos. Then there are our portfolio of alluring international destinations we have accumulated 20 years of personal & operational knowledge of, such as South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, UAE / Dubai, Egypt & across the South Pacific to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji & Tahiti.
Contact: Allan Falck, 011- 4313-6626

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Transportation

Como Viajo: beta.comoviajo.com.  Great website that tells you how to get from Point A to Point B in Buenos Aires and surrounding area.  You can choose public transportation or driving – for those that are confused by the Guia T!

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Vehicle Care & Assistance

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NOTE: Listings on the Resources page are subject to the discretion of the Board and are for informational purposes only; BAIN Downtown is not responsible for any actions and/or outcomes in regard to these offerings.


 

 

 

 

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