This past February I spent a little over two weeks in the most wonderful city in the world, Rio de Janeiro. People often ask me if I miss Brazil and if ever think of going back. The answer is primarily, no. I miss it but not to the point of waiting to make a life for myself there again. With the exception of this place. How could I not? The short two-year period when I harbored a home in Rio were long enough to make me fall in love for life. Over and over again.
One of the infinite reasons why I love this place so much is the local’s dedication to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and their tireless passion for the place they inhabit. My days would start bright and early with a 7AM work out at the beach, surrounded by the most beautiful landscape you will ever see. There were countless options for healthy, fresh food restaurants to enjoy and even get delivered at your door.
gap denim shirt and 1969 boyfriend jeans, borrowed marc jacobs sunglasses, topshop necklace, louboutin shoes, michael kors watch, assorted bracelets, sally hansen nail strip
Did you know those who are born in the city of Rio de Janeiro are known as cariocas? I was never a true carioca but for a while I was sure close. Not anymore, though. All the rumors you’ve heard about people there being in perfect tan and shape are absolutely true. They have it all. Beautiful people and a beautiful scenario that composes what is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the world. Although I’ve never been, the beauty in Paris was built by men, right?
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Parque Lage is a historical must see in Rio de Janeiro, which just happens to be the official host for the next Olympic games. I had to stop by for a stroll this summer while visiting. Build in the 1920’s the old mansion is now home to the School of Visual Arts and also a great spot to get yummy breakfast (at the cozy café overlooking the pool), appreciate multiple art exhibitions, set-up a picnic on the grass, or just sit outside and enjoy a book while looking at a gorgeous view of the Christ statue.