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São Paulo’s Hotel Unique

While in São Paulo this weekend, I stayed at the Hotel Unique and I must say, it is very unique.  The hotel was created by architectural genius Ruy Ohtake who made this boat shape or watermelon, not just a ‘unique’ hotel but also an urban work of art. When you enter the Unique, you will […]

A Resort For Dogs? You Bet!

As you know, I travel quite a bit and unfortunately Teddy is not always allowed to accompany me on my travels.  Thankfully, he isn’t upset about it, actually I think he gets pretty excited when we go away because that means he is going on a vacation too! Yes that’s right, when we travel we […]

Views from Marina All Suites Hotel

Located in Leblon is one of the top contemporary boutique hotels in Rio de Janeiro, the Marina All Suites.  Not only is Marina All Suites in an incredible location it is also home to one of the hottest bars/restaurants Bar Da Praia, which as the name suggests it has a wonderful beachfront view. I will […]

Country Clubbing in Rio

I have to give credit to Groupon Brazil for this one, had they not offered such a huge discount for Estação do Corpo (translates to Body Station) a fitness/country club here in Rio, I probably would not be writing about it (and planning on joining) today.  The massive club is situated on Lagoa, which means […]

Best Place To Stay In Salvador? Aram Yami Hotel

Heading to Salvador for the weekend? I highly recommend staying at the Aram Yami Hotel. A beautiful boutique hotel located in the exiting neighborhood of Pelourinho, which is walking distance from anything you need. The hotel has only 5 rooms, and comes with a magnificent view of the entire Bay dos Todos los Santos. (see […]

Buzios: Where to stay

Perched on a hill side between Centro and Orla Bardot, Vila D’Este is a wonderful hotel with amazing views, beautiful decor, excellent staff, very peaceful AND close to everything you need! The hotel itself is beautiful, overlooking the bay (above is the view from our room!),there are 2 pools: the one above is a regular […]


If you are trying to find a place to watch the NCAA tournament in Brazil, there is only ONE place to go: Shenanigans.  Walk up the narrow staircase immediately that ‘college bar smell’ hits you like a ton of bricks.  With lots of beers to choose from, and a real ‘American bar’ food menu (ie […]

Body Tech… Can YOU Feel the Burn?!

For those of you who don’t know me I am sort of a ‘gym rat’ (sort of is a bit of an understatement, as I gym 5 days a week @5am for 2 hours like a crazy person) so as you can imagine I appreciate a nice gym.  Naturally, when moving to Brazil- the land […]

The Teddy Report: March

Teddy Laurence Simon is our 5lb Yorkie who has accompanied us to Rio.  Many people have been asking how he is doing, so I figured I would start a ‘Monthly Teddy Report’. So far he is comfortable and used to our apartment, but is a bit discouraged by the ‘Teddy Proofing’ that had to be […]

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