One day with Paige and Pocho in Retiro

Nimes Friends is a serie that follows our clients/friends that share Nimes values through their neighbourhood. Last January Paige and Pocho showed us their favurite places of Retiro

Paige is originally from the Washington, DC area and first came to Argentina in 2007. She co-hosts Bad Information, a podcast about the ups and downs of bi-cultural living, and curates tailor-made experiences for visitors to Buenos Aires.

Having lived in Argentina for nearly 13 years, it’s safe to say that Buenos Aires is my home. Each barrio has a unique style and feel, creating the most wonderful patchwork that is at once vibrant and tranquil, modern and of a bygone era. 

I’ve lived in other parts of the city, like Belgrano and Palermo, but Retiro is by far my favorite. It’s relatively small - nestled between the chaos of microcentro and the better-known opulence of Recoleta - and irradiates downtown sensibility mixed with a nod to tradition. It’s well-connected, quiet on the weekends, full of chic old grannies, and (thankfully!) has remained immune to the trend of craft beer bars and burger joints.  

In Retiro, I love that we all seem to know each other, I love playing with my dog in the shadow of the Kavanagh building, I love its understated style, and I love the sense of belonging that I have here. Living halfway across the world from where I grew up, the concept of connection and community is that much more important to me. It’s been a real pleasure to watch the neighborhood evolve over the last ten years, so much so that I coined a little term - #RetiroRenaissance - to celebrate it!