From The Desk Of Juana Molina: Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

It’s a good thing that Argentine artist Juana Molina cut her showbiz teeth acting in humorous ’80s/’90s TV shows, because the singer—who’s just released her seventh album, Halo—is practically living a real-life sitcom. Her daughter Francisca, now 23, has moved out and wants nothing to do with the family business, which dates back to Molina’s high-profile folks, tango singer Horacio Molina and thespian Chunchuna Villafañe. But the comedic axis on which Molina’s life revolves is Rosa, her ex-husband’s nanny, who stayed on after their divorce more than a decade ago. Molina even penned a tune for her housemate called “The Gift,” but it didn’t make the final Halo cut. Molina will be guest editing all week. Read our new feature on her.

Molina: Solitary places are doomed. Once they are discovered and lived for what they are, they immediately become the opposite of what they offered in the first place. Cabo Polonio is not an exception and yet preserves some of its magic quality. Being a tiny cape, there’s a beach facing east, and 400 meters or less from here, another beach facing west. No electricity nor cars are allowed. Never ever think to go there for New Year’s Eve, January or February, unless you like crowded and noisy beaches. March is the time to go there, when the warm waters come down from Brazil.