Category Archives: Trendy

Secrete Japanese restaurant in Pinheiros

Looking for a cool date spot with seriously amazing food? You must try Minato Izakaya, an incredible hidden gem tucked away in Pinheiros.    This unique Japanese restaurant  is a serious dining experience.  No reservations aloud, seats only twenty people and no saving seats for your friends running late; so try to go on the earlier side otherwise […]

Traveling to Sao Paulo for business? Recommended meeting spots

If you intend to conduct business in Brazil, there’s a good chance you’ll be going to São Paulo as it is by far Brazil’s most import business center in Brazil.  Almost every major industry in Brazil is based there (as well as most of the minor ones, too), and 15% of Brazil’s gross national product is […]

New Peruvian hot spot in Rio

When my friend suggested going to a place called Tupac for her birthday my first reaction was ‘will they be playing his greatest hits in the background?” I was slightly disappointed to learn that we would not be having a full on 90’s dance party at dinner but the ambiance and cuisine make up for […]

Where to eat in Guanacaste: Ostra

If you are vacationing in Guanacaste a dinner at Osta Restaurant located at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is a must!  The hotel itself is beautiful and has a similar in style to the four seasons with a number of pools and a killer view.  To start make sure you make a reservation for this exotic indoor/ outdoor restaurant […]

Where to stay in Santiago

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the W Hotel in Santiago is the place to stay.  W Hotels are known around the world for their fresh design, trendy atmosphere and even in Chile you are able to frequent their popular Whisky Blue bar. The location is super convenient, right in the heart of […]

Tapas in Copacabana

It’s Pre- Carnival Week so you know where I am…back in Rio!!!! To kick things off before heading to the First Bloco of 2014, my friends and I decided to try En Born, a cute tapas restaurant in Copacabana.  The restaurant was quite lively with people eating and drinking outside, it’s very ‘open’ and airy […]

My favorite places in NYC

Whenever I go to New York people ask me what I miss the most, what places I try to go to etc.  To make things easier for folks traveling from Brazil to NY, here are my favorite places / recommendations, keep in mind I try to cram all this into an 8 day trip! CVS […]

First look: Tempranillo Vinho & Cozinha

Brought to you by the culinary and alcoholic visionaries of Barteco is Sao Paulo’s hottest new wine bar Tempranillo.   Located in the swanky  Vila Nova Conceicao it is under the command of Jaci Soares (Taberna 474) and Carlos Martignago (Serafina) so you know this will become your new ‘go to’ spot.  Designed by architect Silvana Brandão , the decor is […]

Contemporary Thai and Bahian cuisine at Mestico

I love Thai food and I am a fan of Bahian dishes but together? Great combinations brought to you by Mestico, located in Consolacao serving contemporary Thai cuisine with a touch Bahian flavors in the mix.  The restaurant itself is quite interesting, the front area has small tables so you can order some drinks and […]

Best sushi in Jericoacoara: Kaze

There are only two sushi restaurants in Jeri, but if you are craving some raw fish, Kaze Sushi Bar is the place to go! Located on an elegant open air roof terrace that overlooks Jeri; enjoy the fresh breeze, and intimate setting as you look over the extensive and inventive menu.  I’ll be honest, I am […]