Buenos Aires off the beaten path Luxury

Buenos Aires off the beaten path Luxury  | 429 Magazine  |  My latest contribution for 429 Magazine is OUT and ONLINE. Check it out. This time on my recent experience in Buenos Aires, exploring the off beaten path of luxury. La Bamba de Areco, Hotel del Casco, La Becasina Delta Lodge, Club Frances, Legado Mitico and my home away from home HUB Porteño Buenos Aires. Special thanks to LAN Airlnes for being my official airline on this trip. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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The New York Times features Gay Marriage

The New York Times features Gay Marriage  |  New York, United States  |  What a better way to end my stay in Buenos Aires, than finding out this morning, that The New York Times has featured on their Weddings/Celebrations section of this Sunday edition, the Gay Wedding I have planned here in Buenos Aires, Argentina for David Knopf and Edwin Marrero, this lovely couple from San Francisco, California, in their mid 50s that decided to tie the knot and say YES I DO in full legal rights in Argentina. To me the pat in the back of a job well done. Congrats guys !!!! Enjoy your Honeymoon. You can read more about the 101 FAQ Gay Marriage for Foreigners in Argentina at my section of Gay Wedding Planner. What are YOU waiting to say “Yes I Do”.  CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Customer Feedback David and Edwin

Customer Feedback David and Edwin  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  This is why I love my job and I am damn good at it.!!! The feedback from my clients nature me, either when they are positive and also when they let me know what I did wrong, because that is the essence of learning and becoming a true professional. David and Edwin, both came to Buenos Aires all the way from San Francisco, to tie the knot and say YES I DO. They trusted me to be their bespoke Wedding Planner. Thank you David and Edwin, for trusting such an important event and day of your lives in my hands, and following my judgement all along the way. You are such a lovely couple, that it has been a joy and honor for me to assist you. CONGRATS to the newly weds. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Estancia La Bamba de Areco  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina |  I have been to San Antonio de Areco multiple times in previous visits to Buenos Aires, but I must say that never before in such style and sophistication. Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, recently renovated with great care as a boutique hotel, successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance. San Antonio de Areco, is one of my favorite gateways, when I visit the city of Buenos Aires. Continue reading Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Phase III For the sake of Marriage Equality

Phase III For the sake of Marriage Equality  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Phase III is complete and this morning at the City Hall #14 of the city of Buenos Aires, in front of the judge and the two witnesses, Edwin M. and David K. said to each other YES I DO, and exchanged vows and rings in a very moving and emotional, but private ceremony.
If you were a local – aka. a full resident, the cycle would end here, but since they are both natives from the United States, and we used the Temporary Residency entity, which was added to the marriage law in Argentina, there is still one more step to take care off. Tomorrow we have to present all the documentation at the local Cancilleria – Consulate, to have the Marriage License certified and apostilled.
I will tell more on this last step as part of my 101 FAQ Gay Marriage in Argentina for foreigners experience log, tomorrow. In the meantime you can see my posts on Phase I and Phase II.
Thank you Edwin and David for allowing me to be part of this important moment, and for trusting me to be your Wedding Planner. This is my 5th. wedding being planned globally and I am already booked for my 6th. Spreading love and equality around the globe. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Gauchos and Folklore at La Bamba de Areco

Gauchos and Folklore at La Bamba de Areco  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Over the weekend on my search for off the beaten path luxury experiences outside Buenos Aires, I came to the rural area of San Antonio de Areco, known by many as the cradle of the Guacho culture, right in the heart of the region known as La Pampa. For this I visited and stayed overnight at Estancia La Bamba de Areco, located approximately two hours from the city of Buenos Aires.  Continue reading Gauchos and Folklore at La Bamba de Areco

Hotel Check IN at Hotel del Casco San Isidro

Hotel Check IN at Hotel del Casco San Isidro  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  I have just Checked IN at yet, another fabulous small boutique property in Argentina, this time approximately 40 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, in the district of San Isidro. After a long stressing week, I decided to get away from Buenos Aires and review a few alternative, off the beaten track , options in full relax, combining tradition and culture in direct contact with nature and sophistication.

My weekend begins at Hotel del Casco in San Isidro, video of my Suite above and will continue tomorrow at La Becasina Delta Lodge to end on my last night at Estancia La Bamba de Areco. Time to unwind, enjoy some great wines, local cuisine and some horseback ridding. Back in Buenos Aires on Monday afternoon.
Hotel del Casco, was built in 1892 as a private residence. A splendid neoclassical “palazzo” that has been carefully restored and is listed as part of the city’s historic heritage. It charm and sophistication, is matched with impeccable service. Service is, as you were on your own chateaux.
20 Deluxe Rooms equipped with luxury amenities, combining traditional elements, with classic and functional decoration. Overall you will enjoy a calm, sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. I am being hosted at a gorgeous and spacious Suite.
I enjoyed a lovely two steps dinner along with Torrontes wine under the full moon overlooking the Cathedral of San Isidro. R-E-L-A-X-I-N-G !!! at Restaurant La Cascada.
Located in San Isidro’s old quater, right across the road from the Cathedral and very close to the river “Rio de la Plata”. A preferential spot and tranquil gardens and parks. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Phase II Gay Marriage Argentina completed

Phase II Gay Marriage Argentina completed  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Following our success on Phase I, this morning, very early we all came to one of the many public hospitals in the city of Buenos Aires, to have the blood tests and medical exams mandatory before being authorized to tie the knot, at least in Argentina. I must admit, without being snobbish or feeling that I am discriminating anyone with this comments, that it was a very raw and real experience. The City Hall and the marriage law dictates that you can ONLY have this exams done at a Public Hospital. When we got there, the first impression was a bit shocking, even to me… there were hundreds and hundreds of people. I would say, so far, the most confusing part of the whole Gay Wedding in Buenos Aires. That is why I decided to come along with the couple and guide them through. But as David & Edwin – Groom & Groom – described it, they were very happy to see this side of Buenos Aires too. So Phase II of my Gay Wedding Planning mission to Buenos Aires is complete, now moving on to our last step before official marriage. But today is Friday, the couple flew off to the Iguazu Falls, and I have decided to spend the entire weekend outside Buenos Aires exploring off the beaten track luxury stays, experiences and options to share with you all. Stay tuned and have a great weekend. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Phase I Gay Marriage Argentina completed

 Phase I Gay Marriage Argentina completed  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Phase one of Legal Gay Marriage for foreign couples in Argentina completed and successfull.!!! Smooth and quick they were registered, given the necessary documentation and as the law of Same Sex Marriage with the Temporary Residency add-on dictates, they have the Wedding Ceremony appointment in exactly 5 days. Phase two Medical Exams. Gay Wedding Plannig Log in Argentina by CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Next International Gay Wedding by CM

Next International Gay Wedding by CM   |  Gay Marriage  |  The countdown is ON. Planning my nex Gay Wedding in 25 days. This time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a lovely couple from San Francisco. Can’t wait. This time benefited by the new modification to the Same Sex Marriage Law that guarantees marriage to any alien or non resident, the right to get married in 96 hours. The most exciting news, is that  I have already been booked for another international Gay Wedding to take place JUNE 2013. LOVE IS IN THE AIR. Buenos Aires here I come… Once again. Ladies and Gentleman, I do not need to advertise myself as a Wedding Planner, I am making it happen. Word of Mouth PERIOD. Wedding in Buenos Aires and Honeymoon at the Iguazu Falls !!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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