Romantic escapes in the heart of pampeano’s homelands
Here at pampeano, we can think of no better place in the world for a romantic getaway than Argentina, steeped in a rich heritage of indulgence and adventure, stunning panoramic views, and a passion for horsemanship and the skillful artisan. From the bustling cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires, bursting with vibrant culture, to the sun-drenched estancias of la pampa and the beautiful simplicity of the gaucho culture, from the sophisticated indulgence of the Mendoza vineyards to the dramatic splendor and secluded vistas of Patagonia, Argentina’s romance is rich and diverse.
For a true taste of South American luxe, head to the Estancia la Bamba de Areco: the epitome of colonial elegance. A short drive from Buenos Aires will take you to one of the oldest estancias in la pampa, rooted in gaucho culture.
Here, first class equestrian heritage and historical-style luxury embody the spirit of South American adventure. Enjoy a luxurious spa treatment or a spot of polo in the stunning ranch grounds. This is the true home of the eponymous pampeano polo belt. Made from the finest butter-soft leather and hand stitched with pampa diamond shaped patterns, evocative of polo team colours. Shown here the ‘Multi’ polo belt and the ‘Principe’ polo belt. The perfect his & hers luxury accessory.
If something more off the beaten track is on the agenda, head further north for a taste of romance in the Andean outback. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and visit Salta – meaning ‘beautiful’ in the indigenous tongue – with it’s laid back colonial style, rich in architecture, museums and artisan markets, for a truly cultural experience. Stay at the contemporary casa de campo ‘Finca Valentina’, a small family-run rustic haven nestled in the grape-strewn foothills of the North Western Andes.
The décor is simple and authentic, white-washed walls complimented by cowhide rugs and age-worn benches, and the mountain views are majestic. Take home a piece of your own authentic South American heritage with a cushion, rug or throw from the stunning pampeano homewares collection. Shown here are the Cazadero Aztec cushion and rug, woven on a traditional handloom – luxuries designed to last a lifetime.
It would be hard to mention Argentina without reference to the rich and plentiful vineyards of Mendoza. Hire a bike and pedal through the rows of lush green vines, stretching as far as the eye can see, against a backdrop of jagged mountain peaks and a crisp blue sky. Indulge in the gourmet delights of this region and dine at the legendary ‘1884’, a homage to the wines of Mendoza and the Andean cuisine. For the ultimate romantic retreat, book into the ‘Entre Cielos’, meaning ‘between the skies’.
Watch the sun go down over the vines from the terrace of the Loft Suit, a unique luxury cabin perched on stilts in the middle of the vineyard, with a glass of velvety Malbec. 300 days of sunshine a year combined with the high altitude makes the air clean and sharp, the vistas are sublime and the stargazing is magical. Pack a pampeano cashmere scarf – perfect to watch the sun go down. Gorgeously soft and luxuriously warm, the Paseo scarf, with its beautiful herringbone pattern, is lightweight and excellent for traveling.
If a vibrant and cosmopolitan city break is more your style, Buenos Aires – the home of tango – is the ultimate romantic destination. Take a walk in the Recoleta district, steeped in history and the final resting place of Eva Peron, or La Boca, famous for its multicoloured architecture and tango street dancing.
Cool down in one of the artisanal ‘heladerias’ or ice cream parlours, and indulge in the ultimate wine tasting experience at Anuva Wines, which specializes in boutique, hand crafted wines. For a taste of opulence, stay at the truly palatial Alvear Palace Hotel, synonymous with South American luxury. Or for a quiet retreat, there are numerous boutique hotels like the aristocratic Legado Mitico, on the cobbles of Palermo Viejo.
Fit everything you need in a pampeano hand-crafted Caballero travel bag. Part of a range of coordinating travel accessories, each fashioned from premium grade, butter soft leather, selected by our own expert craftsmen and authentically South American. With a gorgeous pale blue suede lining, hand stitched detail and pockets for your passport and boarding pass, the Caballero is the ultimate in practical and exquisite design.