RIO DE JANEIRO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BUZZ OF ENERGETIC CONTRADICTIONS: SOPHISTICATED AND POPULIST BUT URBAN AT THE SAME TIME. SITTING ON THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF THE MAGNIFICENT GUANABARA BAY, THE CITY HAS, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING SETTINGS IN THE WORLD. HERE’S A LIST OF COOL THINGS TO DO IN THE CARIOCA CITY NOW, AFTER THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014. SO GET READY SAMBA IN THE LAND OF CARNIVAL.
SHOP at ANIMALE (animale.com.br) for amazing party dresses and trend looks; stop also at DOMITILA, a gorgeous boutique that offers a range of feminine cotton dresses with vintage feel and hand-dyed details.
SLEEP at HOTEL FASANO (fasano.com.br) that is designed by Philippe Starck: we love the stunning rooftop pool overlooking the beach and its sleek wook-based interiors. A must see destination fi you love design hotels.
VISIT the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (mamrio.org.br) and not only for its amazing location and extensive temporary collections.
EAT here for the best local cuisine: APRAZIVEL (aprazivel.com.br) – Located in the hills of Santa Teresa, this is the perfect destination for high-end cuisine: try out one of the eight intimate spaces (from a charming perch to the veranda overlooking the city); CARLOTA – Turquoise exterior for this restaurant that is specialized in traditional Brazilian food.