On nearly every block in Buenos Aires, you’ll find a panaderia, or bakery. The most popular pastries at the panaderia are facturas. Bakeries are filled with all different kinds. In the mornings, the bakeries open at dawn to prep for the breakfast rush, the sweet smells of pastries waft into the streets. Many Argentine’s will line up first thing in the morning to grab a dozen pastries before work.
Tango and roses seem to go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that when we set out to shoot our holiday catalog, our set was filled with flowers. Their beauty brings you to the tango halls of San Telmo, Buenos Aires and evokes the romance and spirit of the music and dance. Inspired by the propped roses, we decided to take our original spiral roses one step further and create a wreath! Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a rose-covered wreath in no time.
It’s easy to fall in love with Buenos Aires. The sounds of Tango music in the streets of San Telmo, the scent of the panaderías and their sweet treats and all of the beautiful architecture… What’s not to love? When our design team took their inspiration trip through Argentina, they were able to experience the sights and sounds of the many barrios (or neighborhoods) of Buenos Aires. Here, we’ve rounded up some of their favorite things to eat, do, see and places to shop if you ever find yourself in the “Paris of South America“.
Flowers are everywhere in Buenos Aires. You’ll see them in the obvious places, parks, trees that line streets and in yards…but also in places you might not expect. You’ll find floral designs adorning signage (called filetado), sculptures and restaurant facades. You’ll see them in the textiles, the ceramics and embroidery. When our team traveled to Buenos Aires, they came back with pictures of the beautiful designs they found throughout the city. Learn about how the florals they saw inspired our designs for many of our baby girl pieces.
We’re sure your little citizens could identify a guitar or a piano from a line up… but what about a bandoneón? Our guess is that a bandoneón might even stump many adults! This instrument is an essential part of tango music, the most popular music of Argentina.
This season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to several organizations located in South America. This month, we’re featuring the Corporación Correcaminos in El Retiro, Colombia. Learn more about this wonderful organization below.
Tango was born in the barrios (neighborhoods) of San Telmo and La Boca, Argentina, more than 200 years ago. Today, in Buenos Aires, the dance, the music, the poetry of tango, is everywhere. Not every country we travel to has such a rich history of song and dance quite like Argentina. Learn more about the humble beginnings of Tango.