Bossa Nova: The Inspiration

Bossa nova and samba, Brazil’s most famous musical outputs, are two sides of the same coin: the eternal soundtrack of Rio. They share many featu...

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Bossa Nova: The Music of Paradise

From the late 1950s, modernist skyscrapers rose around the curves of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, and the musicians of the city gathered on the beaches...

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Assouline X Frescobol Carioca

  Since its inception in 1994, Assouline has become a cultural authority, the gold standard of what makes a book “luxury” and the mark of a s...

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A Place in the Sun: Brand Guide

Take a mini-holiday and discover your dream summer wardrobe right in the heart of London. Venture downstairs at our new Notting Hill boutique and you...

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Athos Bulcão: The Man Behind Azulejos

The modernist buildings of Brazil owe their undulating shapes to the world-famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, but few people are aware that their distin...

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How A City Shaped a Brand

Frescobol Carioca - How a city shaped a brand

Rio de Janeiro, 1946: A dark handsome man strides past the iconic Copacabana Palace hotel down onto the beach wearing a short pair of tailored swi...

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Modernismo in Brazil

Modernismo can be defined as an artistic, aesthetic, and cultural movement, characterised by a rupture with previous standards and an innovative menta...

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Z42: new hot spot for art in Rio

Z42 Arte is an artistic space whose goal is to promote the contemporary and timeless nature of art through debates, exhibitions, workshops and special...

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Meet Parque Lage

Once a sugar plantation, this beautiful public park and palace are now considered part of Rio’s heritage – a cultural and natural retreat ...

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Meet the carioca

Vivian Guimarães
Vivian Guimarães Role in Carioca scene.

Vivian Guimarães is model and TV presenter in Brazil…...

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Camilla Reis
Camilla Reis Role in Carioca scene.

Camilla Reis is the perfect representation of the authentic “carioca da gema”…...

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Talitha Rossi
Talitha Rossi Role in Carioca scene.

Talitha Rossi is an artist with an energetic, positive and spiritual soul....

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Beatriz Dias
Beatriz Dias Role in Carioca scene.

Beatriz Dias is a dreamer with a curious soul. ...

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Ana Beatriz Poswolski
Ana Beatriz Poswolski Role in Carioca scene.

Ana Beatriz is a fashion designer and a health junkie...

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Martha Pinel
Martha Pinel Role in Carioca scene.

Martha Pinel is a very fun and stylish girl with a truly creative spirit....

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Carol Antunes
Carol Antunes Role in Carioca scene.

Carol Antunes was born and raised in Rio, and works in advertising and as a model...

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Barbara Studart
Barbara Studart Role in Carioca scene.

Barbara Studart tells us what she loves about Rio and where the best parties are at ...

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Glenda Ritterling
Glenda Ritterling Role in Carioca scene.

Glenda Ritterling shares her favourite spots, restaurants and must-see places in Rio ...

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