Tag Archives: trendy

Hidden gem in Botafogo: Miam Miam

Tucked away in an old mansion (that belonged to the grandma of chef Roberta Ciasca) in Botafogo is restaurant Miam Miam (French for ‘yum yum’).  You could walk past this house a million times and not even realize it’s a trendy restaurant; a true ‘hidden gem’, one of the best contemporary restaurants in Rio.  You can sit outside in the […]

Contemporary cuisine in Botafogo: Iraja Gastro

Since I live in Leblon and Ipanema is close by, I have covered a number of the restaurants in the area and have decided it was time for me to branch out.  Botafogo has become one of my new favorite areas to discover restaurants; the area offers a variety of cool bars, tapas, and contemporary […]

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 […]

Is Sao Paulo Really Like New York?

When I told people I was going to Sao Paulo for the weekend the response was: You are going to love it, it is just like New York!’ Let’s be clear, NOTHING is like New York.  The reason people say this is because they consider Sao Paulo to be the ‘New York” of Brazil while […]

Where To Have Breakfast In Sao Paulo

Located on the famous Oscar Freire is trendy cafe  Santo Grao. A very open cafe with outdoor area that sort of makes you feel like you are sitting in a cafe in Paris, or New York but definitely not Brazil. It is famous for the many different types of coffee they offer as well as the delicious […]

Sao Paulo’s Best Italian Restaurant: Zucco

Do you love Italian food? I do and have eaten a lot of great Italian food in my day, I mean I did a semester in Florence (enjoyed the food there so much so that I won’t be sharing those pics with you) and as you know, I travel quite a bit.  When I was […]

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 […]

Casa da Praia Itauna

Saquarema is a relaxed beach town, where the surfing is great and everything is very laid back. While walking down the beach we saw something out of the ordinary, a trendy restaurant;  of course I had to investigate:)  Just steps from the beach discover Casa da Praia Itauna, a restaurant / bar with live music […]

Not Your Average Health Food

Juice Co is a great restaurant that certainly lives up to its name as you will find over 60 different, delicious juice concoctions. But the trendy restaurant serves much more than just freshly squeezed juice.  The stylish two-story  restaurant serves a wide rage of healthy food choices from foccacia sandwiches and salads to risottos, grilled […]

Trendy Hot Spot in Botafogo…. doiZ

Stormy weather got you down? In need of a fun night out? A hot date spot to give your game a little boost? Then head over to doiZ, a bi-level Über trendy restaurant/bar in Botafogo (same folks that brought your Meza Bar).   Once you get past the large doorman and receive your drink card ;walk into […]