Category Archives: Bar Scene

Visiting the town of Flecheiras,Ceará Brazil

Located about 70 miles (120 kms) from Fortaleza, Flecheiras is a simple, rustic fishing village with a lot of charm.  The precious coral reefs offshore create splendid natural pools during the low tide, while the palm trees, lagoons, and endless sand dunes paint a unique picturesque scenery.  The constant breeze makes the location ideal for wind related sports, […]

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 […]

Overview of Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is one of the most amazing places I have visited in Brazil; the streets are paved with sand (Morro de Sao Paulo style), beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and are lined with delicious restaurants and cute beachy boutiques. Historical fact: Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and […]

First Look: Barteco Sao Paulo’s newest cozinha e bar

There are tons of unique, delicious restaurants in Sao Paulo, however Barteco, the newest edition in Pinheiro‘s stands apart from the rest.  Set in a 3 story house with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors and artistic tiled walls.  You can sit inside, at the bar or outside under the heat lamps (it’s winter in Brazil […]

Beachfront dining and drinking at Astor

I must admit when I first moved to Rio, almost 2 years ago I had expected to see lots of cool and lively ‘beach front’ restaurants, not the case.  For those of you who have seen pictures of the beaches in Rio you will see that there are in fact a number of restaurants lining […]

Spanish tapas makes its debut in Barra: OLÉ

I’ll be honest, I normally don’t hike out to Barra just to go to dinner (the traffic is awful and there are good restaurant options near me), but my good friend recently had a baby so I made the trip (aren’t I accommodating lol).  A tapas place opened down the street from her place so walking there […]

Trendy new club in Lapa: Leviano Bar

Feel like spending the night drinking fancy cocktails and dancing in Lapa? Saturday head over to Leviano Bar at the beginning of Mem de Sá in Lapa by Arcos.  Trust me, the wild lights and huge scene outside will grab your attention immediately! If you are hungry or in the mood for some fabulous people watching, grab a seat outside […]

Tropical resort in Rio: Sheraton Hotel

If you are planning a trip to Rio or live in Rio and want to have a ‘get a way’ day (stay-cation) head over to the Sheraton Hotel in São Conrado.  If you have ever gone to Barra you have passed by it, but driving by definitely doesn’t give you the full effect of how great […]

Chic roof top bar in Jardim Botanico: Paxeco Bar

Since it is summer, New Yorkers are flocking to posh rooftop bars like 230 Fifth, and the Gansevoort roof.  To get their ‘trendy roof top’ fix carioca’s head to Paxeco Bar which is located on top of Restaurant Couve-Flor in the heart of the Jardim Botanico.  Paxeco  is wide open which provides for great views of Jardim Botanico and Christ […]

New gastronomic complex in Zona Sul: Gourmet Lagoon

When I feel like going to see a movie I have always tried to go to Cinepolis Lagoon for two reasons: It’s a beautiful location right on the Lagoa and they serve caramel and regular popcorn (you can mix them).  You can read more of my thoughts on the movie theater here, but I want to […]