Monthly Archives: January, 2013

SP: Rotating concert series in the park: Soul Set

One thing I miss about New York in the summer is going to outdoor concerts in the park (yes I am aware that there are concerts held in a number of the parks in NY but you know what I mean). Dancing and drinking outside all afternoon while jamming to your favorite band or DJ; […]


As you may have noticed, I have recently been posting a number of ‘Sao Paulo’ related posts…This is because starting this week I will be living between Rio and Sao Paulo!!!!!!!!  What that really means, is that I will be spending my week days and some weekends in Sao Paulo while continuing to spend a […]

Mexican done right in Rio: Azteka

I know I have blogged about Mexican food in Rio before, but after trying Azteka the other restaurants just don’t compare.  The space itself is small, with an inventive New York style decor located right on Ipanema’s Visconde de Pirajá, which means its a great spot for people watching.  It is a great place for […]

Sao Paulo: Best sushi in Itaim, Nagayama

Fun fact: Sao Paulo has the largest Japanese population next to Japan and you know what that means right? You guessed it, you will find lots of awesome Japanese restaurants in Sao Paulo.  Since I was in Sao Paulo last week and staying in Itaim Bibi my friend recommended I try ‘the best sushi spot […]

Looking for authentic Polish food in Rio?

Missing the foods from your home country? Tired of having traditional Brazilian food for a week?  Looking to try something authentic and different?  Tucked away (practically hidden) in Copacabana is a truly authentic Polish restaurant; La Polonesa.  The restaurant is small and cozy with a rustic feel of a truly traditional European restaurant; you actually […]

Vet in the house

For those of you who haven’t read my earlier posts, I have an adorable little yorkie named Teddy. If you have a dog you know that having a good vet is extremely important and if your Portuguese isn’t up to par (yea still working on mine) finding a vet that speaks English is a must. Once […]

A unique view of Rio from Elevador do Morro do Cantagalo

For those of you who don’t know, there is a favela in Ipanema (it’s smaller and away from the main roads so you probably wouldn’t even notice) but it reaches high into the sky and provides some incredible views of Rio. The Elevador do Morrro do Cantagalo (or Rubem Braga Complex) consists of two towers with […]

Guest bloggers wanted!

Have you lived in Brazil and found it completely different or similar to another country you have lived in? Want to write about it?? I am doing a series comparing what it is like to live in Brazil with another country; ie since I am from the United States I will be posting an article […]

Graffiti: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

While I was in New York in November it was surprisingly warm so instead of heading to the gym one morning I decided to run over the Williamsburg Bridge (fyi- if you haven’t done it I highly recommend it).  Anyway, I remembered last time I was in BK I had passed some cool street art […]