By Beatriz Miranda and Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over two years ago Ipanema gained a unique boutique guesthouse - or villa - the Casa Bromelia, launched by California transplant Lauren Quinn. After successfully building a brand, Quinn has expanded to be ‘Casa Bromelia - a Rio Travel Concierge’ and soon will be launching a Bromelia Swimwear line.

The Casa Bromelia is located on Rua Prudente de Morais, just one block from the famed Ipanema Beach, and is self described as 'embracing the simple pleasures of life', and highlights Brazilian tradition and custom, while honoring the classic idea of "home . . .

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