Ladies’ Night Out in July!

On Tuesday, July 15th, we will go to LEITMOTIV for our monthly happy hour. This time in Palermo.


Date: Tuesday, July 15

Time:  19.00 to 21.00

Location: Leitimotiv BA, Jose Antonio Cabrera 5696

Please RSVP to:   Silvia Portalanza

Hope to meet you there!


Wine & Tapas, July 26, 2014

Time to join friends for an evening of wine, tapas, and conversation.
Location: Palermo – Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date: Saturday, July 26th.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

How does it work? Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members and friends in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!
Please email RSVPs to

The address will be sent to you via email response.
New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Linda Talluto:

*This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only. If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact*

Book Group Meeting — August 12, 2014

Book:  The City And The City (2009)

Author:  China Miéville

Day: Tuesday, August 12th

Time: 3:30 p.m.

NEW Location: Café of Galerna Libreria Address:  Malabia 1784 Gandhi – Palermo


RSVP: (Julia)

Come enjoy your afternoon coffee with us and participate in a lively discussion and suggest your favorite books to other BAIN members.

In our next meeting we will be selecting 2-3 new books to read in our upcoming meetings, so please bring suggestions of titles we can read. We are open to all kinds and genres of books (fiction as well as non-fiction) that present interesting topics and could make for lively conversations. Please bring your selections along with a short summary or description (either your own or from Amazon, etc) to help members decide which books to select.

This month we are reading The City And The City (2009) by China Miéville. The book has been named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Times, and Publishers’ Weekly. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen.

The book, as always, is available electronically.

Please feel free to join us even if you don’t manage to read the book.

For those who like to prepare in advance, here’s our title for September.

September 9th: The Good Earth (1931, Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Pearl S. Buck.

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel talks about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes. The book steels the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall.

If you have any questions about the titles or meetings of the Book Club, please contact me at

Hope to see you all in August!


Win a Bettina Rizza Gift Certificate!

We are thrilled to announce that Bettina Rizza Furs and Leathers has added a $1,000 pesos gift certificate to the End of Year Party raffle!

With your entrance to the event, you will have FIVE CHANCES to win this and other fantastic prizes! You can put this gift certificate toward the purchase of any item in Bettina’s shop, some examples are available at

Bettina has been in business in Buenos Aires for close to 20 years.  She is located at 929 Maipu St. and can tailor made
leather jackets, handbags and furs in one day.

Contact Bettina Rizzi, cell: 15-5175-8500 for additional details, and get your party tickets today! Tickets are only $100 pesos for members, $250 for non-members.

To purchase your tickets:

Come to any BAIN Downtown event or contact:

Dawn Gillat or Bonnie Ridley Kraft at

or send a note to

November Morning Coffee

The next BAIN Morning Coffee is coming up! Mark your calendars!

Date: Tuesday, November 12th
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00
Where: Retiro
RSVP to Eva Roth:*Exact address provided upon RSVP.

Come spend a morning making new friends and catching up with old ones.
This is a casual, fun way to mingle and meet new people and it’s open
to all BAIN Downtown members.

This is also an opportunity to secure your November 14th, End Of Year Party tickets (if you haven’t already!) The tickets are $100 for members, $250 for non-members and will be on sale at the Morning Coffee! 
Never been to a coffee event before? New to BAIN or Buenos Aires? We’d love to have you join us. Contact if you have any questions!
We hope you can make it!

Vintium Bags – You could win a bag all your own!

Paola Castro is an Uruguayan woman leaving in Buenos Aires with extensive experience in the hospitality industry and loves to travel.  She has combined her love for wine and fashion and created the company Vintium Bags, the best accessory to any “Bring Your Own Wine” event.  If you are heading to a friend’s house for dinner or just taking a picnic to the park, a Vintium Bag is the best way to transport your vino from point A to point B.

Vintium is a 100% Argentinian brand inspired by the latest international design trends.  The name is of Latin origin and was inspired by the Classical history of Wine.

Each bag is 100 % Argentinian Leather they are Eco Friendly – no more plastic bags to throw away, and no synthetic materials are used.  There are many unique designs and a wide range of colors and combinations.  They are squashable and foldable, which makes them ideal for traveling.

Vintium’s exclusive products combine the best Argentinian leather, providing the ideal accessory for all of your wine related needs. Functional and trendy, it provides the ideal way to transport your valuable wine. There are now designs that go beyond the world of wine and include purses and travel totes.

For more information about Vitium Bags,, search for Paola Vintium on Facebook or email

Vintium Bags is also a sponsor of the BAIN Downtown End of Year Party.  We will be raffling off a beautiful, high quality wine bag at the event.  If you haven’t done so yet, get your tickets now!

Halloween in the City!

Thank you to DaVe at Discover Buenos Aires for this post on a Halloween celebration in capital for children!

While Halloween continues to grow in popularity in Buenos Aires, trick-or-treating has not yet really caught on. That leaves the expat community to organize their own Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party for Kids, and we’re happy to be a part of it!

This year, we’ll be meeting in a Palermo park on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 6:30pm, with the little ones dressed up and ready to trick-or-treat! Please plan to bring:

  • your children (12 and under) dressed up and with a small basket or bag to collect their treats
  • a bag of candies, stickers, etc to hand out to the other children. Please plan for 20-30 kids and we’ll try and send an estimate just before the event.
  • a small table, chair or blanket from which to shell out

Festive decor also welcomed (but please remember that you are responsible for taking home whatever you bring into the park, when you leave at the end of the event).

RSVP by sending an email to with the age(s) of your children and we’ll send over full details of the event and exactly where we’re meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Wines and Wineries Fair “Vinos & Bodegas 2013”

The expo “Vinos y Bodegas 2013” (Wines and Wineries, 2013 Edition), will take place from November 13th – 15th, at La Rural Exhibition Center

The most important Fair for the Wine Industry in Latin America will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the most renowned wine labels from traditional and boutique wineries in Argentina, in the 5000 m2 Pavilion where the event will take place.High end wines from the wineries participating in the fair can be tasted at the Wine Bar. Visitors will also be able to stroll through Paseo de las Olivas, a space dedicated to the progress that our country has made in the production of olive oil.Again this year, the Wine Store will be the space for those wishing to buy wine labels.For the past years Argentina has been positioned in the international wine market among the five main wine producers worldwide, after France, Italy, Spain, and United States.Dates: November 13th – 15th, 2013

Opening hours: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Santa Fe 4201, Palermo

Entry fee: AR$ 150 (includes tasting glass).

More information: Vinos y Bodegas 2013 official website (in Spanish only).

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for this information.  To keep up with this and other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

The Annual End of Year Cocktail Party


Join us for BAIN Downtown’s most popular event of the year!  

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Date:  Thursday, November 14

Time:  7.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Venue:  Pur Sang in Recoleta

Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

Dress code?  Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost:  Members – AR$100

Non-Members – AR$250*

*Guests who join at this event will pay only the AR$100 member cost

Cost of membership is AR$250


(see any Board member at any BAIN event; more contact information below)

Enjoy a sumptuous selection of canapés, hot and chilled appetizers, sweets, 

various juices and soft drinks, red and white wine, and champagne!

Saxophone, guitar and vocals performed throughout the evening by Fabián Giuri

For more information or to purchase your tickets, come to any BAIN Downtown event or contact:

Dawn Gill at

or Bonnie Ridley Kraft at
or send a note to