Querida Recoleta

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Querida Recoleta
A blog about raising a family in one of Santiago's oldest suburbs, Recoleta. I share the real-life stories of the people I meet in order to provide a glimpse into a Santiago little seen by tourists.
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  • The Stories Behind Santiago Place Names 6 days ago Being a history buff of considerably nerdy proportions, I have long been observing the street signs in Santiago and across greater Chile. Many of the names pop up several times – for example, Av. Caupolican exists in Providencia, Cerro Navia, Peñalolen, Renca, Santiago Centro, Ñuñoa,...
  • Meet Ñirre Bebe: Kids Clothes with Style 6 days ago Seeing as though I am trying to always support small Chilean businesses, it makes sense that this applies to my family, too. I have two boys that drive me crazy I love more than carrot cake, Obolo chocolate and Indian spices combined, something which is all consuming but also strangely isolating....
  • For the Love of Bread: Meet La Farine Pan a La Antigua 2 weeks ago Chile is having a love affair with bread. This country adores its pancito. People line up morning and evening to buy the day´s haul, scrounging about in bottomless bins for the freshest options before placing that ubiquitous yellow bag on the scale to be weighed. From the...
  • Karun: Leading Change in Fashion 4 weeks ago From the wild open spaces to the starry sky, the snug fields of green tucked between snow-capped mountains and the raw expanse of open ocean, Chile has got to be one of the world´s most beautiful specimens of Planet Earth.  It seems only fitting, then, that it is also a country taking the...
  • A Snowy Santiago 4 weeks ago We woke from our slumber to the sound of shrieks and squeals of delight piercing the usual quiet of the early morning. Outside our windows, children were jumping up with arms outstretched to catch the lightly falling snowflakes, touching down on hair that had never before felt its icy touch.  The...

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