Wandering the tree-lined avenues of Palermo, past blossoming jacaranda trees and bohemian coffee haunts, quirky galleries and fashion boutiques you can see why Buenos Aires is often referred to as the Paris of South America.
Chic it certainly is, but with a more seductive and pulsing Latin underbelly at its heart. Tango the night away in one of the many cocktail bars, sample the local steak and shop until you drop from an array of hot Argentinian fashion designers.
We adore the Faena Hotel, a ruby-red riverfront palace designed by Philippe Starck. This sumptuous gem occupies a converted granary with soaring ceilings and prime city views.