Tag Archives: jardim botanico

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 […]

Graffiti Lagoa/ jardim new additions

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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, […]

Graffiti: Lagoa and Jardim Botanico Part 2

I am fortunate enough to drive around the Lagoa and through Jardim Bonanico on a daily basis.  Why? I can tell you for sure, it is not sitting in traffic for an hour.  I am fortunate because I am given the opportunity to scope out any new graffiti that has appeared.  I have turned my […]

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 […]

Craving Good Pizza In Jardim Botanico?

Craving really good pizza in Brazil?! Head over to Braz Pizza Tradicional but try to get there on the earlier side as this spot is known to have quite the long wait! Lines form around 830, at this upscale yet relaxed pizza place (reminds me of Patsy’s in NY) Famous for their PÃO DE CALABRESA […]

Craving the Best Asian Food in Rio?! Head over to Mr Lam

Looking for a modern, fun, ‘New York style’ swanky Asian restaurant in Rio?! Head to Mr Lam  in Jardim Botanico (ie the Central Park of Zona Sul).  The story goes that entrepreneur Eike Batista enjoyed his meal at Mr Chow in New York SO much that he brought him to Rio to open Mr.Lam.  Talk […]

Botanical Gardens: Jardim Botânico

Jardim Botanico is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to go in Rio.  It costs R$5 (or $3 US) to enter into the 54 hectares of green paradise which has over 6,500 different species (some endangered). Once inside there are 3 different paths you can start your journey on…   The center path: […]

Graffiti – Jardim Botânico

Personally, I am a huge fan of graffiti, and here in Rio, you truly see art everywhere. Since you are not here to see it live, I will be bringing this amazing graffiti to you from all the different areas of Brazil! For my first entry on Graffiti I am taking you to Jardim Botânico […]