Tag Archives: ipanema

Healthy food on the go: Market Ipanema

When living in Rio, Market Ipanema was one of my ‘go to’ spots for a good salad in a nice atmosphere (they had an outdoor garden area).  On my last trip to Rio I discovered that they replaced their casual dining scene moving to a smaller location to position themselves as a healthy gourmet ‘grab […]

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 […]

Hidden oasis: Praia do Joa

 I was at drinks the other night discussing the various beaches in Rio when someone mentioned Praia do Joa (or Joatinga), a beach I had not heard of.  The immediate response was ‘you must go it is beautiful!’, so the next day that is exactly what I did.  Hop in your car (it’s the only […]

Looking for an easy hike in Rio? Try Parque Dois Irmãos

Since it was a beautiful morning instead of the gym I decided to hike up to Parque Dois Irmãos which is a partially up the Pico Dois Irmãos mountain at the end of Leblon (the 2 mountains you see in almost every picture of Rio). As you make your way up the steep winding street you […]

Graffiti: Ipanema

Looks like MENT has been making some changes to his original work in Ipanema.    

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 […]

Carnaval Blocos & How to Find Your Friends with Meus-Blocos!

Carnaval, in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and fun experiences you can possibly have!  It officially kicks off tonight,  but there have been Blocos (street parties) going on since last weekend– it is really a 3 week party so be prepared!! Every neighborhood in Rio has its own form of Carnival […]

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 […]

Mystery Rainbow In Ipanema

While walking down the beach towards Ipanema from Leblon I can across this mysterious chunk of rainbow and felt I had to share it.  Pretty cool right? Just a small piece of bright electric rainbow hanging over this building right next to the canal leading to Ipanema

Is It Fall or Spring? The Trees Are Confused..

Normally, this time of year I am gearing up for football season and watching the leaves change.  Yes, come Fall in New York I would spend my weekends eating wings, drinking beer and watching football. How can I make my tradition work here in Brazil?  Apple TV!  Thanks to Apple TV I can now watch […]