San Telmo Loft started in November 2007, when Gonzalo, Natalia and Angela began renting out the Loft. Since then, we’ve added another apartment, the Pad, and another team member, John. Two Cajuns and two Argentines. What can come of that combination?
Argentines and Cajuns have a few things in common. We love to talk and hang out with friends. We appreciate good food, interesting architecture, lively decor, great music, dancing, and a good time. This is what guides our recommendations on the blog and what guides our choice of apartments and the decor.
Natalia – Former school teacher, current yoga instructor and masseuse, Natalia is from the province of Santa Fe. A lover of sports and passionate about art and music, Natalia has traveled throughout Argentina, to Italy, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States. She speaks Spanish, and some French and English. Natalia is our design expert. She knows how to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. She the sensitive one in the group.
Gonzalo - Current entrepreneur, former social scientist and bar owner (in Sicily, Italy), Gonzalo comes from the city of Mendoza. A ski fanatic who loves the mountains, here in the city he spends his free time running through the green parks. He’s traveled throughout Europe, South America, and North America and speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and English. Gonzalo is our finance guy. He keeps us in check and knows how to make a mean plate of pasta. He’s the group’s alchemist.
Angela – Former language teacher and instructional designer, current photographer and writer Angela is from Louisiana. She’s lived in Italy, Panama, France, Egypt and now Argentina. Angela speaks English, Spanish, and Italian pretty well, and makes-do in French and Arabic. She is our website developer and blogger, not to mention the singer in the group–we call her the “China Gringa” because her specialty is Argentinean folklore
John – Movie producer, handyman, amazing cook, John is also from Louisiana. He joined our team in April 2009 when he moved down here from Los Angeles to produce feature films and cook for Angela. When he’s not working on a film, he’s our handyman. He can fix most anything and that includes a mean pot of gumbo. Ask him how many squirrels he’s eaten.
There are a few other people who’ve joined the group. Gisela, a.k.a Vagabunda, and Oliver of The Hideaway and The Guesthouse. They are tango teachers in Switzerland who spend their summers here in Gisela’s hometown, Buenos Aires. Fernando, the artist of The Gallery. And Virginie, the caretaker of The Guesthouse and soon to be tour guide extraordinaire.