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.
Last weekend we went down to Michigan City to enjoy a day under the sun on Lake Michigan. I probably never had as much fun shooting (both these and the video lookbook) and was even happier after seeing the images we were able to capture.
Wanna see the whole retro-inspired look in action? Wish granted:
blue bird tank, topshop tee, zara jeans (similar here), adidas tennis shoes (similar here), celine bag, tom ford sunglasses, belt, bracelet and watch bought in brazil, mac ruby woo lipstick
This time around I took the afternoon to visit Forte de Copacabana. Another touristy spot in Rio but very worth the hype. The view to the Copacabana beach is kind of surreal and makes me question how in the world could I leave a city that has something like that to look at and reminds me why I keep coming back to visit every year.
h&m cover-up, belt and hat, cia maritima swim suit, ray ban sunglasses, swatch watch, bracelet brought in brazil, sally hansen nail strips
It’s not summer yet, no. But I just booked my sunny season stay in Brazil for the next two months and these happen to put me in vacation planning mood. My friend Dani snapped them last May at Prainha, a secluded beach in Rio. This is where I’d go when Ipanema got too crowed for my towel (weekends) and or too boring for my judgment (once in a blue moon). Also to savor unbelievably tasty whole grain banana cake at the kiosks while watching hot surfers hit the water for a change.