Hedonist life in Buenos Aires ^_^


Hey lovely people? How’s life lately? Mine was is GREAT! I began to work last week and was kind of busy.. basically I work during the day (aka. research) and play with Star at night. Sounds ordinary to you? Well…. for me it’s so extraordinary!! Work stress can be reduced to the minimum if I have Star around~~~ πŸ˜€ Few things to report:

Sleep: I’ve been breaking my own sleeping record lately. Since I arrive Buenos Aires, I’ve been sleeping like 9 hours everyday, I mean deep sleep kind…. it feels soooooooo good. And this last weekend I slept 10 and almost 11 hours a night!!! Β I think I’ve only done this when I was 5 years old!!! Woooooo….. that’s pretty awesome for someone who had sleeping problem for almost entire adult life. hahaha…. So proud of me!

Workout: As it was show in my last post, I’ve been doing some fun workouts. And I think Β I found a new high in workouts. You know…. we all kind of get used to our routine and somedays we just workout because it’s part of the routine and not because it excites us. But with new workouts… every class I feel I don’t want it to end, especially Fight-Do, I wanted the instructor, the music to keep going forever!!! Workout has became more like source for entertainment for me lately, and it’s a completely different feeling that workout per se.Β Do you workout to be healthy, to keep fit, to lose weight, to eat more without guilt or to enjoy the endorphin? I think most of us do it having few of these in mind. But if you think you’re burning thousands of calories by going to the gym for an hour, check out this article from Time Magazine! Bottom line: you won’t lose weight by doing an hour of cardio everyday, you might end up adding few pounds. Shocking? yes, but the article provided some good reasons backed up with scientific studies.

Work: having a leisure life doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. I’ve been working only 6-7 hours a day but did more work than working 8-9 hours. Once again, play hard contributes to boost productivity. I did some research for my paper with Carmen and began to prepare for the mini course that I’ll teach at CEMA, my undergrad university. I’m excited about it because I’ll teach/present my dissertation topic. I hope to catch their attention on the topic and receive some feedback.

Food: Needless to say food has been FANTASTICO. Star just loves to take me out to eat. Sometimes I feel lazy and not having a big appetite, he still insists going out because he said:” you cook at home all the time when you’re in US, so here, you’ll be my princess who has to do ZERO housework including cooking.” πŸ˜€ How lovely he is. How can I refuse such an offer, right?

So, just showing some of the feature meals that I’ve been MUNCHING~~

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Dulce de leche capucchino with medialunas

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my favorite breakfast combo: toasts with cream cheese, jam and coffee with milk

I've been having this balanced plate for lunch several times a week. Love it! 5 types of veggies, 1 cup of brown rice, 1 tbsp miso, seaweed flakes and pumpkin sauce! Oh... this one has 1 sliced avocado for some extra good FAT.

I've been having this balanced plate for lunch several times a week. Love it! 5 types of veggies, 1 cup of brown rice, 1 tbsp miso, seaweed flakes and pumpkin sauce! Oh... this one has 1 sliced avocado for some extra good FAT.

sesame seeds craker: new snack fav!

sesame seeds craker: new snack fav!

At one of my favorite restaurant in Buenos Aires, Bengal, an indian/ italian food restaurant.

Appetizer: smoked salmon

Appetizer: smoked salmon

Breads and crakers

Breads and crackers

My favorite dishes in a fine restaurants are squids and octopus because you can’t find them in every restaurant and it’s hard to prepare at home. Bengal has the best of both, so I ordered them that comes as appetizer as my entree.

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Grilled squids.

grilled octopus: the best meal EVER!!!

grilled octopus: the best meal EVER!!!

Remember my love for octopus and what I Star paid for a plate of octopus during my last trip in Argentina? check out the insane price but amazing meal that I had here.

Star ordered grilled fish with green salad. I had a big bite, it was delicious too!

Star ordered grilled fish with green salad. I had a big bite, it was delicious too!

The place is small but chic. My kind of place to be with my lovely Hub.

The place is small but chic. My kind of place to be with my lovely Hub.

Lemon sorbet to change the palate (only chic restaurants have this kind of thing) So fancy!~~

Lemon sorbet to change the palate (only chic restaurants have this kind of thing) So fancy!~~

Our dessert: chocolate mousse (so predictable!)

Our dessert: chocolate mousse (so predictable!)

Okay. that’s all for now. I have much more to recap including a day Spa at hotel four seasons. It was incredible! so, stay tuned!!!

It’s monday here but it’s holiday in Argentina,so no work, more hedonist life for Coco! πŸ˜€

Question: What’s your definition of hedonist life? (inspired by Erin’s last post)

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11 responses to “Hedonist life in Buenos Aires ^_^

  1. I’m so jealous of your sleep! Haha. I work out for all the above reasons+ it’s fun and gives me confidence in myself.

    Your meals all look fantastico! πŸ™‚

  2. mmm fantastico INDEED! especially that grilled fish and chocolate mousse. you have been eating the best looking food, i need to high tail it to B.A.! and hooray for a fellow sleeping beauty πŸ™‚ i guess when sleeping that much it must be something our bodies are needing? glad to hear life is great and you are being productive AND having fun, great balance! just like the title of your blog says πŸ™‚ xo

  3. My mom went to Argentina last January and has raved about the food countless times. I can totally see why now. I wish she had taken some food pics!! All your eats look out of this world.

  4. Ok, so I feel REALLY bad asking you this question, but are you living in Argentina now?? If so, I wasn’t aware of that, I thought you were just visiting…but you mentioned work, so I figured you live there…sorry I must not have been reading carefully enough before!!

    I’m so happy that you are so happy πŸ™‚ You know what? The last week has been absolutely FABULOUS for me too! Is something in the air??!! I think my happiness is from having my thesis defense stress lifted off my shoulders. You are so lucky to have Star, a man who cooks is quite a catch. All of your food looks so yummy. And the grilled octopus…for some reason I can’t imagine it tasted very good, but you say “best meal ever”!? Maybe I should give it a try sometime!

  5. OMG…the food….the spa….the workouts! You’ll never come back to this side of the pond!

  6. Looks like you’ve had some amazing food experiences too πŸ˜‰ Looks wonderful!! I would say I work out mostly because it just makes me feel good afterwards, and I like seeing a little progress and definition. But, deep down I also like a good meal πŸ™‚ I work out to maintain, and I keep track of the calories in/out as best I can without direct calorimetry πŸ™‚

  7. Sounds like things are going really well- so happy for you πŸ™‚ Totally jealous of all that amazing sleep. I need to find a way to get closer to 8 hours a night….Yummy eats too. Enjoy your time with Star!

  8. Wow, all that food looks amazing!

  9. I exercise to mainly stay healthy and maintain my weight. Inst it great to get a good nights sleep? Man look at all that bread! I would be swelled up beyond belief if I ate that. So not fair! It all looks amazing especially those crescents and that seafood. I love me some good seafood.

    I guess I missed it somewhere but is Star your bf? What is it that you do in Buenos Aires?

    ~Justine

  10. masteringpublichealth

    Croissants! How decadent. That dessert looks fabulous, too. Check out my new blog if you have a chance! http://masteringpublichealth.wordpress.com

  11. My hedonist life would involve a trip to the Caribbean where I get to drink vodka with limes at noon, eat the best, freshest seafood, and reading my book under a palapa.

    Girlfriend. Your food is making me hungry and I just ate dinner!

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