Monthly Archives: April, 2012

The Most Innovative Tasting Menu In Rio: ORO

Do you have a special occation coming up or are you looking for a culinary experience that will absolutly blow your mind? Head over to Oro in Jardim Botanico to experience a tasting menu like you have never experienced before FYI It is pretty pricey so be prepared.  You can choose between a 5, 7, […]

Skip The Popcorn! Go For A ‘Classy’ Dinner & A Movie In Gavea

When you think of eating in a mall the first thing that comes to mind are scary images of an over crowded, fast food disaster ‘food court’ (at least that is what I picture).  To my surprise, there are actually a number of good restaurants in the Rio malls, which makes doing ‘dinner and a […]

Is Sao Paulo Really Like New York?

When I told people I was going to Sao Paulo for the weekend the response was: You are going to love it, it is just like New York!’ Let’s be clear, NOTHING is like New York.  The reason people say this is because they consider Sao Paulo to be the ‘New York” of Brazil while […]

Visual Learning At The MAC

For those of you interested in learning a little Portuguese….

Graffiti: Sao Paulo

For more incredible street art from Sao Paulo check out my previous posts on Batman’s Alley and Villa Magdelena

Sao Paulo’s Italian Experience: Buttina

 After walking around and exploring Pinheiros for hours we were starving and stumbled upon this vintage house turned restaurant Buttina.  The restaurant has a ‘cute’ welcoming feel from the outside, but you need to enter to really experience this treasure.  The entrance will make you feel like you are in a hole in the wall restaurant […]

Sao Paulo’s ‘Central Park’

People compare Sao Paulo to New York all the time and when it comes to the parks, I have to agree.  Parque do Ibirapuera to Sao Paulo is what Hyde Park is to London or Central Park is to New York.  Ibirapuera is one of Latin America’s largest city parks, with beautifully landscaped gardens, museums, exhibition spaces, planetary […]

Sao Paulo’s Museum of Art, The MASP

When visiting Sao Paulo you must head over to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) to see one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Western art in Latin America.  The modern building with its four red pillars supporting the body of the structure, is considered a city landmark; was completed in 1968 and designed […]

Graffiti Scenes: Villa Magdalena

                        Couldn’t resist adding these close ups- incredible right!

Graffiti: Alley in Villa Magdalena

For my last day in Sao Paulo, I had the entire afternoon to explore and wander around the city, so not surprisingly I ended up taking myself on a personal graffiti tour.  While in Villa Magdalena, Sao Paulos ‘bohemian’ neighborhood I was taking some photos (of graffiti) when a man pointed to a small gate, creaked it open and […]