Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting as a duo, Folakemi Adelakun de Souza and her Brazilian guitarist husband Andre Severo would play various gigs in Folakemi’s hometown, London. The couple then moved over to Rio in order to take their music more seriously and soon enlisted three additional band members […]

Storm Studios Stirs Up Rio’s Fashion Photography Industry

Storm Studios Stirs Up Rio’s Fashion Photography Industry

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Harry Taylor’s vision of giving the residents of Rio a comfortable studio space with a touch of elegance for their professional photography needs has been given a boost because the high quality of his studio appeals to the professionals in the fashion industry too. “Most […]

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

Ginastica Natural, Carioca Exercise to Move the World

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – Using revolutionary natural movement techniques, Ginastica Natural is inspired by practices such as capoeira, Brazilian jui-jitsu and yoga. This style of fitness training was invented by Alvaro Romano who created workout techniques to strengthen and tone all areas of the body using nothing but natural […]

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

Vargem Grande, Rio’s Booming Zona Oeste Neighborhood

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vargem Grande is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro with a 39 percent price hike in properties this year and new condos being developed on a regular basis. Its popularity for local home buyers is based on its relatively easy access to […]

Vintage Shopping in Rio de Janeiro’s Brechós

Vintage Shopping in Rio de Janeiro’s Brechós

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not exactly renowned for vintage fashion, Rio de Janeiro’s shopping districts still offer a plethora of options for the retro lover. In particular, get hunting through the Carioca ‘brechós’ (thrift shops) and style conscious ladies and gentlemen will not only be rewarded with a window […]

Finding Zen in Rio with Meditation, Tai Chi and Yoga

Finding Zen in Rio with Meditation, Tai Chi and Yoga

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city may sometimes seem like it is all movement and excitement amplified by the Carnivals, caipirinhas and capoeira; but amongst the frantic fun there is also ample opportunity to discover a slice of zen in Rio de Janeiro too. There are many options for […]

The Beatles Night with BCS on September 6th

The Beatles Night with BCS on September 6th

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro (BCS) will hold their yearly Beatles Night on Saturday, September 6th at Jubilee Hall in Botafogo. The evening, which will celebrate the nostalgic notes of the fab four, was first staged 22 years ago and has […]

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

Vista Chinesa, An Amazing Mountain Top View of Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vista Chinesa is a charming little Chinese structure placed 380 meters high in Tijuca National Forest, one of the world’s largest urban forests, and offers one of the most impressive views in Rio. The lookout point provides visitors an inspiring scene which could almost transport […]

Longboarding in Rio, a Skateboarder’s Paradise

Longboarding in Rio, a Skateboarder’s Paradise

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The roll of longboard skate wheels has become an inescapable sound that adds to the unique melody of Rio de Janiero, and for many the desire for that wind-in-hair feeling while carving the beautiful Rio landscape is irresistible. Those who already know how to ride […]

Rio Gastronomia 2014 Food Festival Returns

Rio Gastronomia 2014 Food Festival Returns

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A month after the World Cup festivities; Rio continues the celebration of passion with another favorite Brazilian past time – food. The city serves up the 2014 edition of the annual Rio Gastronomia culinary festival on August 14th to the 24th, and this year is […]