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, www.vintium.com, search for Paola Vintium on Facebook or email vintiumbags@gmail.com.

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!

August Ladies Night Happy Hour

Join us for fun with friends on the private terrace of the Hotel Melia in Recoleta!

Wednesday, August 21

6:00 – 9:00pm

Posadas 1557

RSVP to Teresa Ezcurra: tezlg@hotmail.com
Ladies Night August 2013

August Morning Coffee

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

Date: Friday, August 9th
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00
Where: Recoleta

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.

Never been to a coffee event before? New to BAIN or Buenos Aires? We’d love to have you join us. Let us know in your RSVP if you have any questions!

Please RSVP to Judithe Nicolai at jnicolai@yahoo.com
*Exact address provided upon RSVP. We hope you can make it!

We are looking for Morning Coffee Hosts!  You pick the date, it is a small window of time (10:30 – 12:00pm), you can limit the number of attendants if need be, and you receive AR$150 to assist in the cost of hosting.  This is a great way to keep our Morning Coffees the successful event that it is!  If you are interested in hosting a Morning Coffee, please contact Katarina Nyssens: katarina.nyssens@gmail.com.

*This event is limited to current BAIN members only.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN, contact bain.downtown@gmail.com*

July Monthly Luncheon

This month we are on a quest to find great baby back pork ribs.

We will eat at what has to be the busiest parrilla in the city. I have never passed this place after 10 pm without seeing a line of hungry customers waiting for a seat!

For those of you who are averse to pork or to meat in general they do serve a nice fish dish and have the usual cuts of beef available. However, my recommendation is to go with the ribs.

I plan to do the beverages “family style” with wine and water available at the table. You should plan on a single glass of each for the included price and extra glasses of wine will be at 10 pesos each.

Place: Recoleta, exact address provided upon RSVP.

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 12:30 pm

Cost:  100 pesos which includes wine, water, and tip. 

Please e-mail to reserve a spot with Michael: mweldon213@yahoo.com.  If you are new to BAIN, or would like to join as a guest, let Michael know so that he can provide you with the exact address and location.

July Social Monthly Meeting

BAIN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL MEETING

FRIDAY, JULY 26 AT 5:30pm

BAIN Downtown members are invited to join in this month’s Strictly Social meeting.  Help us welcome back the folks who left Buenos Aires for their winter vacation by joining us at the Downtown Matias in Recoleta, an Irish pub located next to Starbucks in the Terrazas Buenos Aires Design Center.

We will be there starting at 5:30pm., BAIN will provide appetizers and there is a 2 for 1 happy hour menu available!

Location:  Downtown Matias at the Buenos Aires Design Center in Recoleta (next to the Recoleta Cemetery, nearest the intersection of Av Libertador and Pueyrredon).

Date and Time:  Friday, July 26, 5:30 p.m.

Program:  Conversation!  Meet someone new!  Bring friends and introduce them to BAIN!  We will provide light appetizers and finger food while our guests enjoy the happy hour specials of 2 for 1 on beverages.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests and BAIN Suburbs members – AR$50*

*If you join BAIN at the meeting, your guest fee is waived.

(The fee to join BAIN for a year’s membership is AR$250)

Other Notes:

Check out our website at https://baindowntown.com/, or view our new page on Pinterest for our local recommendations and references!

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July Ladies Night Happy Hour

Join us for fun with friends on the private terrace of the Hotel Melia in Recoleta!

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 – 9:00pm

Posadas 1557

RSVP: annsager@me.com
Ladies Night July 2013

July Wine & Tapas

Time to join friends for an evening of wine, tapas, and conversation — this month in Villa Crespo.

Location: Villa Crespo *Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday,  July 20

Time: 7:00pm

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.

Look forward to catching up with you!

Please email RSVPs to shulah2@gmail.com Address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires?  New to BAIN 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 Toni Quinatna: tonilin@aol.com.

 
*This event is limited to current BAIN members only.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN, contact bain.downtown@gmail.com*

July Morning Coffee

The next BAIN Morning Coffee is coming up! Mark your calendars!
Date: Tuesday, July 16th
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00
Where: Caballito

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.

Never been to a coffee event before? New to BAIN or Buenos Aires? We’d love to have you join us. Let us know in your RSVP if you have any questions!

Please RSVP to Celia Criseo Jakimczuk at celiacriseo@rauljak.com.ar

We are looking for Morning Coffee Hosts!  You pick the date, it is a small window of time (10:30 – 12:00pm), you can limit the number of attendants if need be, and you receive AR$150 to assist in the cost of hosting.  This is a great way to keep our Morning Coffees the successful event that it is!  If you are interested in hosting a Morning Coffee, please contact Katarina Nyssens: katarina.nyssens@gmail.com.

*Exact address provided upon RSVP. We hope you can make it!
*This event is limited to current BAIN members only.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN, contact bain.downtown@gmail.com*

August Book Club

We need to reschedule our August book club meeting.  The book will remain the same but the meeting date and location are going to shift.  We are going to take a slightly new approach and meet at a cafe for our next meeting and we hope you can join for the discussion. Here is the information for the book club meeting:   


Book choice: NW by Zadie Smith
Date: Monday, August 26th
Time: 13h30 -15h30
Location: Recoleta, Starbucks in the Buenos Aires Design Center (next to the Recoleta Cemetery)
Please email your RSVP to: kerryspokorny@hotmail.com
For those interested in learning more about the book we will be discussing, here is a brief summary and a link to some critic and reader reviews on Amazon.

This is the story of a city.  The northwest corner of a city. Here you’ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all.  And many people in between.

Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds.

And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell’s door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation…

Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners – Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan – as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end.

Depicting the modern urban zone – familiar to town-dwellers everywhere – Zadie Smith’s NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.

 

*This event is limited to current BAIN members only.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN, contact bain.downtown@gmail.com*

July Monthly Dinner

BAIN Monthly Dinner

La Casa Polaca: Jorge Luis Borges 2076, Palermo

Wednesday, July 10th, 8.30pm

Enjoy some delicious comfort food to warm you through the Buenos Aires Winter

Fixed Menu
Entrada
Fiambres tipicos y Placki (bunuelos de papa)

Principal
Pierogi – Pasta rellena de queso blanco y papa, con chicharrones de panceta y cebolla  a la crema

Golabki – Ninos envueltos en hojas de repollo, con relleno de carne vacuna, arroz y cebolla en salsa de tomate y hongas a la crema

Goulash – Carne vacuna guisada a la paprika con crema de leche y papas natural

Postre
Sernik – tarta de queso en salsa de frambuesas

Bebidas
Vinos Finca El portillo
(1/2 bottle per person included)
Agua mineral, gaseosas
Cafe o Te

Total Cost $160 including tip (cash only)

RSVP: rosemaryfindley@gmail.com

Website: www.casapolaca.com.ar
Trip Advisor:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g312741-d952154-Reviews-La_casa_polaca-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html

*This event is limited to BAIN Downtown members only.  If you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, please email bain.downtown@gmail.com