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From Argentina's World Tango Championship to Colombia's famous Flower Festival – the best reasons to make South America your August getaway.
Piccolo Positano is the city's best kept (fishy!) secret. Foodies unite!
Rio Carnival @ Citywide (Friday, 28th February 2014 – Tuesday, 4th March 2014)
The World's greatest street party – a kaleidoscopic five-day festival of music, dance and Brazilian culture.
Yayoi Kusama Endless Obsession @ Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (until Jan 2014)
This wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures and installations of one of Japan's most celebrated artists chart a journey through minimalism, pop art and the rise of the feminist aesthetic.
Genealogias do ContemporÃ¢neo @ Museu de Arte Moderno (1st January – 31st December)
The Permanent Collection of Gilberto Chateaubriand is on display on the top floor of the Museum of Modern Art titled "Contemporary Genealogies". Bringing some of the leading artists of Brazil from 1920 to 1970, the work is organised in four sections where the viewer is encouraged to explore new perspectives on the modern world, through the eyes of Portinari, Tunga, Tarsila do Amaral and Di Cavalcanti.
Calling all coffee connoisseurs. Fiona Grant is the heart and soul behind the wonderful Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters. Her search for the perfect bean has taken her across Central and South America, Africa and Indonesia. Standout South American blends hail from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. All flame roasting takes place in highland Perthshire, where she and her family live, and the end product is always traceable back to the individual farmer who grew it. You can read more and pick up some of their delicious, beautifully packaged coffee HERE!
ArteBA @ La Rural (24 – 27 May)
Buenos Aires' leading contemporary art fair and a crucial date in the diary for South America's galleries, critics, curators, artists and collectors.
Buenos Aires Tango Festival Citywide (13 – 27 August)
The world's biggest tango extravaganza – two weeks of shows and recitals, classes and milongas (dances), culminating in the Tango World Championship.
Vinos & Bodegas Wine Festival @ La Rural (4 – 7 September)
The highlight of the Argentine wine calendar and an excellent excuse to sample the best vintages from across the country.
We love supporting locally-inspired projects – better still when they belong to friends. Waddler Clothing is the creation of Philip and Marina Thompson whose travels in South America inspired this fabulous handmade children's clothing range. Gloriously soft, warm alpaca wool – washed, dried, spun and dyed in Bolivia – coupled with irresistible designs ensure maximum brownie points for bambino birthdays and Christmases. Visit Waddler HERE!