Tag Archives: lagoa

Bike Lagoa rant

When I lived in New York for my morning workout I would sometimes run over the Brooklyn Bridge and back (obviously only when it was warm out- can’t hack it in the winter!).  The separation between the bike lane and the runners lane on the bridge is pretty clear… So clear in fact, that bikers […]

New gastronomic complex in Zona Sul: Gourmet Lagoon

When I feel like going to see a movie I have always tried to go to Cinepolis Lagoon for two reasons: It’s a beautiful location right on the Lagoa and they serve caramel and regular popcorn (you can mix them).  You can read more of my thoughts on the movie theater here, but I want to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Traditional Baian Fair Facing Lagoa

After biking around Lagoa (lagoon which borders the Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana, Gávea, Jardim Botânico and Humaitá) we stumbled upon this cute ‘Bihian’ restaurant tucked away off the bike path, facing Lago: Oke Ka Baianetem As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you will notice is a woman wearing a colorful costume preparing some of […]