The Carioca Spirit: Pedro Andrade
Welcome to the world of Pedro Andrade, a Carioca journalist and model with his own globe-trotting TV show, Pedro pelo Mundo. Think of this as your cheat’s guide to the coolest spots in Rio, from world-famous to hidden gem.
Describe the typical Carioca guy.
Confident, fun and free spirited.
What is unique about Brazilian style?
Brazil is a massive nation with dozens of different races, dialects, religious beliefs and peculiarities. It’s tough to generalise its style, but I’d say for the most part we are comfortable with colours, patterns and prints.
Who are your favourite Brazilian creatives?
I could go on and on about brilliant Brazilians out there. Vik Muniz is an incredible artist, Sebastião Salgado is a globally-respected photographer, directors Antonio Campos and José Padilha, and my dear friend Giovanni Bianco – one of the most brilliant minds in fashion today.
Where is the best place to party in Rio?
Prainha beach, the pool at the Fasano hotel, Rio Scenario (it’s a dance club straight out of an Almodovar film), Bar Urca, Azul Marinho bar at Arpoador.
What do you miss most about Brazil when living abroad?
The food. I travel the world for a living (hosting his show Pedro Pelo Mundo) and I rarely find food as delicious as I do when I am back home.
Your favourite bossa nova song?
Aguas de Março – Tom Jobim and Elis Regina
What is a must-do for first time visitors to Rio?
Grilled cheese sandwiches with toasted French bread for breakfast at Rio Lisboa Bakery or at Forte de Copacabana, crab pastel at Bar Urca, sunset (and caipiroskas) at Arpoador Beach, dinner at Sushi Leblon, lunch at Aprazível in Santa Teresa.