By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Posh new club Miroir is set to become the latest nightlife destination in Rio. Situated in the breathtaking surroundings of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and in direct view of the statue of Christ, this recent edition to Rio’s club scene has exploded onto the radar, attracting an elite and glamorous crowd.
The club, which is co-owned by popular Brazilian actor Luciano Szafir, is sumptuous in both design and setting, boasting the latest technical equipment that according to their press information, creates an ‘intimate, vibrant atmosphere rich in detail and decoration.’
Having opened on January 10th, Miroir has, according to club promoter Gisele Canavezzi, by no means reached the peak of its popularity. She admits that, “After two months it is still a little secret, and many locals do not know about [it]. This gives it an air of exclusivity, a place where only the coolest local people are attending.”
Amongst its many charms, Miroir benefits from regular appearances of some of Rio’s hottest up-and-coming DJs. Its regular weekend line-up features Fabio Tepper, Beto Giavonnetti, not to mention a wealth of celebrity fans such as singer Juliana Barbosa, along with model Carol Germano and actor Carlos Vieira to name a few.
Miroir also boasts a rich selection of dance music which never fails to impress the crowd, and ensures the club remains hip and different. This week, club-goers can start the weekend early with a trip to Miroir to see headlining dance DJs Kevin Barnett and Fabio Tepper taking to the decks on Thursday, March 22nd.
Alternatively, on Friday 23rd, Miroir will once again pull out all the stops with performances from equally chic DJs Kadinho + Zé Pretinho.
Miroir, whose full name ‘Miroir Magnifique,’ means magnificent mirror in French, endeavors to create an enchanting atmosphere which sets it apart from other clubs in Rio. The low, soft lighting and plush fittings and fixtures give an air of opulence that regular visitor Vinicius Marques believes is what’s responsible for drawing in the crowds.
Having been especially impressed with Lagoa’s new club, he says “ Miroir plays fantastic dance music and is full of beautiful people.”
Although Marques admits that the club is small, and some may consider it rather pricey, on the whole, he recommends a visit if only for the location and the music. “It has a beautiful setting and is decorated well so that it feels bigger than it is. People should certainly give it a try.”
With so many good reports so far, it is not hard to see why promoter Canavezzi anticipates a surge in popularity for Miroir, which, in her opinion, embodies the best of everything. She explains “the location, music, architecture, comfort and service are the best that any club has to offer. [Miroir] will definitely impress.”
Miroir is located on Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa Rio de Janeiro. Doors open at 10PM, entry fees are subject to event. For further details on upcoming DJ’s and events, visit the website www.miroir.com.br or try to call (21) 2513-3898.