Voice over the World with WhatsApp

20130817-142528.jpgVoice over the World with WhatsApp | Travel Application | Loving the new feature on WhatsApp with which you can send voice messages over the application all over the world. This brings me closer to my family and loved ones. Remember years ago, when we used to watch this futuristic movies where people would talk on landline phones and see each other on a screen…. I thought that would never happen and now we have it on the palm of our hands with Facetime, WhatsApp, Tango, Viber. The world is becoming smaller… CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Malbec & Tango with Les Clefs d’Or

Malbec & Tango with Les Clefs d'Or by www.carlosmeliablog.comMalbec & Tango with Les Clefs d’Or  | New York, United States | Another fabulous evening at Malbec House and Tango House. This time hosting the top New York Luxury Hotel Concierges by Les Clefs d’Or UICH. Produced by Carlos Melia. Attended by: Gramercy Park Hotel, Ritz Carlton Central Park South, Waldorf Towers, The Peninsula, Kitano Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, The Plaza New York, Four Seasons NewYork and St Regis. (photos by Raita Saiwan and David Moreno). Special Thanks to Michael Romei – General Secretary UICH Les Clefs d’Or International. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant

MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comMALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant  |  New York, United States  |  MALBEC, Tango and Argentina finally, have found their own space in the Big Apple over Lafayette Street. Soft opening, only 10 days ago, this multi-space located door to door to iconic Indochine in No-Ho,  integrates in perfect balance an Argentinean Wine Bar, International Restaurant and the only Tango Show, Buenos Aires and Porteño style in New York city. Last night I came to learn more about their offer and I was immediately transported back to Buenos Aires as I walked through their doors. Not another Argentinean restaurant, here you wont find a classic “parrilla”, since the stars at MALBEC House are the extensive list of premium Argentinean wines and the fantastic Tango show they play 6 days a week, featuring a wonderful live band and four couples, to entertain you for an hour with sounds, moves and images of Buenos Aires.
MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comMy advice for a perfect experience would be, same as I did: 06.30PM dinner at MALBEC House located on the the ground floor level. Here you will have a taste of international cuisine with some classic Argentinean dishes like Empanadas, Humitas or Veal Chop “a la Milanesa”, paired to perfection by their Sommelier, imported same as the wines, all the way from Argentina. Once again, the star at MALBEC House, as the name makes reference, is the wine. Therefore expect a simple but tasteful and colorful menu. My choices for the night were: Buffalo Mozzarella Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes and Lobster (USD 20) + Artichoke Canneloni with Lemon Sauce (USD 22) and a deconstructed sample of Alfajor de Dulce de Leche. Not just another Argentinean restaurant .
MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comApproximately at 8PM come down to the lower level, to TANGO House, to enjoy a cocktail or remain on the path to great premium Argentinean wines, as you transition to the back door speakeasy cabaret, with graffiti walls and curtained VIP balconies, where you will be delighted, by recently imported dancers and band, with a uniquely curated Argentinean Tango Show. I am personally quite familiar with Tango shows and performance, and I must say I was quite surprised by the level and performance of the dancers and live band. My favorite moments were Oblivion by Piazzolla, danced by a Russian couple – just perfection, and the sounds of the bandoneón, played graciously by a young sweat girl with quite an interesting story behind. See two short videos I did last night during the live performance VIDEO 01 and VIDEO 02.
MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comIndeed a different night out in Manhattan, maybe the preface to your next trip to Argentina, an intimate romantic night, a gathering with friends and family, or like I do… a place to come and feel at home “Mi Buenos Aires Querido” while away from home in the Big Apple. For more information www.malbechouse.com . CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Buenos Aires The Silver City

Buenos Aires The Silver City by www.carlosmeliablog.comBuenos Aires The Silver City  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  This morning after 10 hours flight, I landed in Buenos Aires. Photo above is of the sun coming out over Buenos Aires, while landing at EZEIZA International Airport. The silhouette of the city with the Rio de la Plata behind shinning silver as the sun came out. Buenos Aires the “Silver City”. Argentina = Argentum (Ag) = Silver. The paradigm traced back to the first voyages made by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to the Río de la Plata which means “Silver River”, in the first years of the 16th century. But the sad truth is that La Plata Basin does not have any sources of silver, the only source can be found as far as I know close to Peru. Just sharing some Etymology. Anyhow, excited to spend the next two weeks here in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas. Gay Planning Mode is back and next week I am full hands on planning my 6th International Gay Wedding. All to be posted at www.carlosmeliablog.com — at Rio De La Plata.

 

Gay Planning mode is back, June 7th, to plan a Gay Wedding, once again, this time for a lovely couple from the Republic of Guayana. But in the meantime, as I always do, I will take sometime off to explore new and traditional options. This time I will be reviewing the following hotels and services, some of them I have tried before, but since I am taking my boyfriend, Rubin Singer, for his first visit to Buenos Aires, I want to show him the best the city has to offer: HUB Porteño Buenos Aires and their private tours “Experiences of the City”. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires and their new look after their big renovation. The iconic and traditional Alvear Palace Hotel and their brand new sister property the Alvear Art Hotel. Two days getaway to one of my favorite spots close to Buenos Aires as it is San Antonio de Areco, to show Rubin the true heritage of Gauchos and the Pampas at Estancia La Bamba de Areco and some intimate dinners at Tarquino Restaurant and ROJO Tango Show & Dinner. As usual all to be posted and featured here and at my Social Network. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Surprise Surprise by Carlos Melia Happy Anniversary

Surprise Surprise by Carlos Melia Happy Anniversary  |  Carlos Melia  |  SURPRISE SURPRISE. !!!! I love to spoil my clients when they are traveling under my service. This lovely couple from New York, traveling in Argentina are celebrating their 10th year Anniversary and every night at every restaurant I have a little something waiting for them. This time at ROJO TANGO Show and Dinner a simple cake for two, and first row seats. Joe and Erik Happy Anniversary. !! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon

Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon  |  Carlos Melia  |  Hi there everyone…. been very busy this last two days taking care of my duty of Gay Wedding Planner and Travel Agent, for the Groom+Groom Alex Greenwich and Victor Hoeld, whom officially as from yesterday now they are new Husband+Husband. Argentina welcomes all international couples to come and marry. Yesterday we made it a realty for this couple original from Australia and fifty of their closest friends and family. Continue reading Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon

Tango, a guy thing… by El Querandi Tango Dinner Show

Tango, a guy thing… by El Querandi Tango Dinner Show  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |   Great to see brands willing to reach out to the LGBT community, to take the initiative to create customized advertising pieces. Kudos to El Querandi Tango Show in Buenos Aires for going the extra mild. Tango, a guy thing... (www.querandi.com.ar). One of the most traditional corners of Buenos Aires, offers every night moving live tango performances and classes, live orchestra. The house, dating from the 16th century, right before the foundation of Buenos Aires. You can see my previous posts on this property at Tango Dinner Show, Private Tango Class. I chose to work with them, because they choose to work with US. Tango, a guy thing… by El Querandi Tango Dinner Show. Prices from 85 per person on. CM

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Carlos Melia learns Tango at El Querandi Tangueria

Carlos Melia learns Tango at El Querandi Tangueria  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Aside from being my favorite tangueria (aka. Tango House) in Buenos Aires, today, once the show was over, I took my own private lesson of Tango with one of the leading dancer of the prestigious El Querandi Tango Show. I know I know… Argentinean, Porteño and I do not have a clue on how to dance Tango, shame on me. Well that is why El Querandi Tango has came to my rescue to give me the basic steps of my native dance. Continue reading Carlos Melia learns Tango at El Querandi Tangueria

EVITA Vive Show and Dinner Buenos Aires

EVITA Vive Show and Dinner Buenos Aires  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |   Whether you are a great fan of Evita, a tourist looking to learn more about her myth, passion and love or a local that either hate or love her, EVITA Vive is a good show to see both sides of an iconic international personality that has captivated the world with her charisma. In one hour and a half you will learn about the largest and most controversial female icon in Argentinean history. Located in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood on the ground floor of Moreno Boutique Hotel. Continue reading EVITA Vive Show and Dinner Buenos Aires

Tango Porteño Dinner Show Buenos Aires

Tango Porteño Dinner Show Buenos Aires  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  The former Cine Metro, was originally the Metro-Goldwing-Mayer MGM owned movie theater in Buenos Aires, which became famous for being the first of its kind in Argentina to have female-only hosts. Today this luxurious setting embodiment of refined ambience stages this great example of Argentinean passion for the golden ages of Buenos Aires, Tango Porteño Dinner Show. Travel in time to the age of the forties, which is unquestionably known as the reign of the tango. Continue reading Tango Porteño Dinner Show Buenos Aires