Tag Archives: date night

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 […]

It’s Always A Good Time for Champagne At The Charleston

“There comes a time in the life of every woman, the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.”  Bette Davis I couldn’t agree more, and I am sure YOU know the feeling too! So when that feeling hits or you feel like having a ‘classy’ evening out, head over to Charleston Champagneria in Copacabana. The […]

Sao Paulo’s Best Steak House: Figueria Rubaiyat

When you tell someone you are going to Sau Paulo for the weekend, one of the first things they tell you is that ‘you have to go to Figueira Rubaiyat for dinner-it’s the best!’.  Well, they aren’t kidding, Figueira Rubaiyat is a beautiful restaurant built around a 600 years old fig tree which is absolutely stunning. Start […]

Stravaganze Is No Ordinary Pizzeria

I remember my first cab ride around Lagoa and out of the corner of my eye spotting an adorable glass-front restaurant with candles lining the walls.  Since that first glimpse a year ago I have wanted to try this cute restaurant and finally, made my way to Stravaganze Pizzeria, my mystery restaurant. From the outside  this […]

Zero Zero Is The Place To Party on Saturday Night

It is finally summer in Brazil, and it is HOT! Seriously, if you think New York in the summer is painfully hot (which I agree can be pretty scorching sometimes), Rio has it beat.  After hanging at the beach all Saturday how should you spend the rest of your afternoon and evening?  Head over to […]

Best Way To See Árvore de Natal

I know, Christmas is over, but the Árvore de Natal (Christmas tree) is still floating around the Lagoa, which makes hopping around by the water feel like a festive experience even after the holidays.  You may be asking, what is the big deal about THIS Christmas tree? Carioca’s take this event very seriously. On November […]

Looking For A Wine Bar In Ipanema? Head To Cavist

Finding a good wine bar in Brazil is a bit of a challenge, for those of you that haven’t tried it, Brazilian wine isn’t the best. So when I stumbled upon Cavist wine bar I decided I would go in with an open mind (who am I kidding, I saw wine bar and was grinning […]

Mamma Jamma- Opening Night

On Thursday night I attended my first ‘Opening Night Party‘ in Rio for the newest Barra location(other is on Lagoa) of Mamma Jamma Pizzeria.  First let me say that when it comes to getting ready for an event in Rio,  I am never quite sure what to wear (since Rio tends to be on the […]

Garden Dining in Ipanema: Artigianos

Every time I walk across the canal into Ipanema the restaurant Artigiano (same owners as Fiorino, The Anna, Pomodorino) always catches my eye (I am such a sucker for outdoor dining).  I was immediately intrigued by the enchanting presence this dim lit two story ‘house’ with large balconies  provides.  From the outside, the balconies (on […]