Word of Mouth: Buenos Aires

Tango, coffee and an ecological reserve in our guide to Argentina's wondrous capital city

An undeniable magnificence envelops Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beyond the amiable weather, there’s an energy buzzing through the South American city and its residents. Modern, cosmopolitan neighborhoods yield to historic pockets—announcing the many periods where the port city was a global trade destination. There’s an array of world-class architecture stretched across BA that calls attention to its diverse influences and periods. And, of course, the food …

Handcrafted Jaguar-undi Bags

Vibrant textiles sourced from across Latin and South America beautifully unite through a common thread

At this year’s Pitch Night, we got hands-on with the bags of Jaguar-undi—a family-run start-up that sources traditional textiles from various regions across the Americas (Latin and South) and stitches them together into unique handcrafted bags. Their aim isn’t just to create quality accessories, they also want to demonstrate how symbolically beautiful it can be when the disparate fabrics from multiple heritages unite. Federika Tovar, …

Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso

The first 80-proof spirit born from the tree best known as the source of chocolate

Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully selected, fresh cacao fruit—sustainably sourced from family farms in Ecuador and Peru—yields the drink, which becomes high-proof alcohol after fermentation and craft-distillation in South America. This full-bodied white spirit …