A verdant oasis in the Mendocino desert.  (at Termas Cacheuta Hotel & Resort)

A verdant oasis in the Mendocino desert. (at Termas Cacheuta Hotel & Resort)

Potrerillos  (at Mendoza, Argentina)

Potrerillos (at Mendoza, Argentina)

Tumblr thoughtfully reminded me that it’s Patchwork Compass’ 3rd birthday today! 

Tumblr thoughtfully reminded me that it’s Patchwork Compass’ 3rd birthday today! 

Road trips in Cacheuta, Mendoza.  (at Cacheuta)

Road trips in Cacheuta, Mendoza. (at Cacheuta)

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…You’re lucky enough. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…You’re lucky enough. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Trigolino at Mendoza Green Market  (at Gen. San Martin Park)

Trigolino at Mendoza Green Market (at Gen. San Martin Park)

A designers touch (at Mendoza Green Market)

A designers touch (at Mendoza Green Market)

Mendoza Green Market  (at Mendoza, Argentina)

Mendoza Green Market (at Mendoza, Argentina)

Strangers kissing for the first time makes great content when beautifully edited. Slate Magazine dubbed the Wren fashion ad the “hipster Bachelor,” but the awkwardness is tangible and so is the chemistry (or lack thereof). 

A 19-yr old from Guaymallen is crowned Queen of the Grape Harvest at Mendoza’s Vendimia festival.

A 19-yr old from Guaymallen is crowned Queen of the Grape Harvest at Mendoza’s Vendimia festival.

Everybody loves a good cancan performance. #Vendimia2014

A Mendoza wine queen in the making. #vendimia2014  (at Frank Romero Day Greek Amphitheatre)

A Mendoza wine queen in the making. #vendimia2014 (at Frank Romero Day Greek Amphitheatre)

A patriotic crowd at the opening show of Mendoza’s Wine Harvest Festival. #Vendimia2014 (at Mendoza, Argentina)

A gigantic pan of chorizo and peppers at Mendoza’s Italian Festa In Piazza.  (at Festa In Piazza )

A gigantic pan of chorizo and peppers at Mendoza’s Italian Festa In Piazza. (at Festa In Piazza )

The Queens of the Wine Harvest parade  through Mendoza for the Vendimia festival.

The Queens of the Wine Harvest parade through Mendoza for the Vendimia festival.