Buenos Aires - Do You LATISSE?


For those of you who are familiar the "only FDA approved" eyelash growth medication Latisse, - Brook Shields is their famous face on their adds - It's available at Ramiro's pharmacy in Buenos Aires for $20.00 (twenty dollars) versus the approximate $70.00 dollars in the United States.

Some Buenos Aires crew members swear by this product and they are more than happy to show you the results in their newly-thickened eyelashes. Hard to tell if they are truly the result of the medication, with out having seen the "before Latisse" lashes, if you know what I mean, but I must admit, it is tempting and the eyelashes I saw, looked thick and long.

So there you go, you decide if this is something for you. If so, Ramiro's pharmacy is located in Puerto Madero, just a short walk away from our layover hotel. Just ask Victor the concierge for directions to "Ramiro's pharmacy" or refer to my previous Buenos Aires post on "getting your meds in Buenos Aires" for the exact location of this specific pharmacy.

For more information on Latisse, click on the enclosed link and please, don't forget to check with your doctor before using this product. LATISSE� | LATISSE� — the first and only FDA-approved eyelash growth treatment

Photos, courtesy of the Latisse website


Tilley Endurables - The Finest Hats and Travel Clothing in the World


Great, foldable, washable, "best in the world" travel hats by Tilley Endurables. They come in a variety of materials, sizes and shapes. Check out their website and pick the one that fits you best.

I'm enclosing a copy of a hat description found on Tilley's website. All their hats sound amazing. See what you think -


To protect you from the sun and rain, Tilleys fit lower than other hats. This also tends to give one a rather dashing appearance!

For your comfort, they're held on by gravity, not painful pressure on your forehead. On a hot muggy day, you'll especially appreciate this!

Even though they fit gently, Tilleys won't fly off because when there's a breeze, you use one or both parts of the tuckaway Wind Cord (see TIES ON below).

Tilleys are replaced free if they ever wear out, shrink or fall apart. They're so carefully handcrafted by us in Canada, and made of such strong materials, that many outlive their owners. Final words in the Owner's Manual? "Pass it on!"

We understand the anguish of losing this reliable companion, or of having your dog terminally gnaw it. Should that happen, we'll replace your late, lamented Tilley at half the catalogue price.

With your Hat, you'll be provided with "The Straight-Shooter's Statement of Loss of a Tilley Hat" insurance policy. The insurance is for two years, all perils, 50% deductible, and is not issued by Lloyds.

A layer of closed-cell foam in the crown, and sometimes in the brim, provides the Tilley's positive buoyancy. This is a boon to boaters and fishermen/women/people. Good grief!

People have told us that this foam layer has helped save their lives. Double your money back if it doesn't save yours. Apply personally....

The Tilley comes with a tuckaway, adjustable, fore 'n' aft Wind Cord. When it's calm, the Wind Cord stays hidden in the crown. When there's a breeze, place the part with the sliding knots behind your head. When it's windy or you're sailing, use the chin part too.

See COMFORT above, and the Owner's Manual, which accompanies each Hat, for amplification.

Not perfectly but usually quite adequately. Happily, the brims of the cotton-duck Tilleys actually become stiffer when they get wet, not floppier, helping to protect your neck, face and glasses.

The Lighterweight Nylon and Nylamtium ® Tilleys are excellent at repelling rain.

They, in 1980: "Alex, you can't make a cotton hat that won't shrink!"
Me: "But what if we boiled the material first? Mercilessly preshrunk it?"
They: "Well, I guess that would work."
It did and does.

Soft and comfortable, it picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away to your temple area where it evaporates.

The fabric of all Tilley Hats have been certified to block 98 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet factor (UPF) of 50+, the maximum rating given.

For more on these amazing hats (and other travel items) by Tilley Endurables, please click on the enclosed link. Tilley Endurables - The Finest Hats and Travel Clothing in the World

Photos, courtesy of Tilley's website

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