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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES

Hola Hello Hej Everybody,

Spring has arrived!!!!! Everybody is ready for blue skies. Winter has been unusually long and grey. Traditionally, students are gathering in the parks of Palermo to celebrate and picnic in the grass. Love is in the air!!!!!

As we walk by plaza Almagro suddenly the trees are showing their soft yellow green leaves – how can it be the same surprise every year???

The winter sales signs are being replaced by new, cool spring fashion in the shop windows, shoes with wedge heels, sandals with shiny beads, turquoise and brown tones are still popular, peach is appearing as is green in various shades. Buenos Aires is fashion conscious and stylish.

The 80th anniversary gala at teatro Colon was a splendid affair with many wonderful guest artists joining the regular teatro Colon performers.

To lift your eyes and gaze at the beautiful architecture in this city turns every walk into a visual pleasure and makes you want to step back in time to see it like it was in early last century.

The International Festival of Buenos Aires is on with many theatre and dance performances. The next tango festival is coming up in October. Each month is filled with different festivities.

Living in Buenos Aires is to live and enjoy the reality of the moment, it is action in motion, a constant acceptance of change, a continuing process of feeling and modifying of emotions and sensations to move forward with a positive attitude….and renewed hope for a better tomorrow……. like dancing tango………

Miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon at your home away from home,

besos from eduardo

and as always kikki

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BUENOS AIRES New Year 05

FELIZ ANO NUEVO HAPPY NEW YEARS GOTT NYTT AR Christmas and New Year is summertime in Buenos Aires!!!!!!

The sun is hot, the nights are warm, the yearly vacation exodus begins. A steady stream of buses leave Retiro, the central bus station, for destinations throughout the country, -another steady stream of buses bring visitors to browse the sights of the city. With a week of celebration we launched Eduardo into his 30s!!!!

Thank you for your heartfelt messages, phone calls and cards – you all felt part of our celebrations. It was a genuine pleasure to celebrate Eduardo, who gives of himself so freely and generously, who inspires and motivates us with his joy of life, who makes us laugh and focus on the positive and who teaches us to dance our very best. A week of roses and champagne and wishes for good health, much love and passionate sweetness – especially dulce de leche – and many positive and joyful life experiences throughout the decade!!!

The nights of Buenos Aires are pretty, lit up by twinkling lights and christmas trees, noche buena-christmas eve is a family celebration with much joy and lots of fireworks at midnight. Christmas Day a lovely dinner with our international family, people from different places celebrating together!!!!!

As we get ready to raise our glass of champagne and celebrate a new year – we remember the silence of those who left – in the tsunami, the earthquake, the hurricanes and especially – in this moment, in Buenos Aires, the young people and families of Cromagnon. Life is forever changing and so are we…..so in this moment we extend our hearts to yours and wish you a year of good health, much joy and many wonderful tangos – and see you here next year – just say SI-BUENOS AIRES!!!!!!!!!!!

FELIZ ANO NUEVO HAPPY NEW YEARS GOTT NYTT AR besos from Eduardo Saucedo and as always Kikki www.eduardosaucedo.com.ar www.kikkis.com

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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES   #1

Hola    Hello     Hej    Everybody,

Spring has arrived!!!!!  Everybody is ready for blue skies.  Winter has been unusually long and grey.   Traditionally, students are gathering in the parks of Palermo to celebrate and picnic in the grass.  Love is in the air!!!!!

As we walk by plaza Almagro suddenly the trees are showing their soft yellow green leaves – how can it be the same surprise every year???

The winter sales signs are being replaced by new, cool spring fashion in the shop windows,  shoes with wedge heels, sandals with shiny beads, turquoise and brown tones are still popular, peach is appearing as is green in various shades.  Buenos Aires is fashion conscious and stylish.

The 80th anniversary gala at teatro Colon was a splendid affair with many wonderful guest artists joining the regular teatro Colon performers.

To lift your eyes and gaze at the beautiful architecture in this city turns every walk into a visual pleasure and makes you want to step back in time to see it like it was in early last century.

The International Festival of Buenos Aires is on with many theatre and dance performances.  The next tango festival is coming up in October.  Each month is filled with different festivities.

Living in Buenos Aires is to live and enjoy the reality of the moment,  it is action in motion, a constant acceptance of change, a continuing process of feeling and modifying of emotions and sensations to move forward with a positive attitude….and renewed hope for a better tomorrow……. like dancing tango………

Miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon at your home away from home,

besos from Eduardo

and as always    Kikki
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POSTALES DE BUENOS AIRES #2 – November 05

HOLA HELLO HEJ Hello everybody, greetings-saludos de Buenos Aires,

I followed the blue carpet covering the sidewalks. On the street corners musicians were singing and playing. Walking through pink rose petals to enter one store, I glanced at the immense shell filled with fresh oysters in a restaurant and emerged to sip my glass of champagne by the fountain outside yet another designer shore. Had my red boots brought me somewhere over the rainbow? or was I in Kansas?……….

It was a lovely night to contemplate and enjoy the art exhibits of photographs, sculptures and paintings accenting the beautiful clothes. Art and fashion in Recoleta – including a series of tango paintings set in some of the familiar milongas.

Another day I followed the stream of people to the feria de las Naciones. The big building was crowded, booths filled with schals and colourful skirts from India and China, belly dancing belts and jewellery from Arabia and specialty foods from Argentina. Tables and chairs in the food court saw intense competition and sharing with strangers brought unexpected moments of joy.

Tango and dancing in Buenos Aires – watching an exhibition by Maria Nieves dancing with Junior in a milonga, a Canadian friend attending a tango festival, some American friends spending a week at an intensive tango workshop, a concert by Gotan Project in the theatre, la Confiteria Ideal, our well loved centre with dancing until dawn.

A big city is a place filled with intense contrast and an ecclectic mix of people. It allows you to explore many aspects of yourself. Stepping in tune with your inner music keeps you centred in harmony and your own balance to dance lovely tangos………….

Miss you all and hope to see you soon in Buenos Aires, as always Kikki

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