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By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ipanema could certainly be considered Rio’s favorite neighborhood, with famous beaches, mountain views, chic shopping and popular bars and restaurants. As many consider it more stylish than Copacabana and more...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ipanema rose to international fame thanks to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes and their 1960’s bossa nova hit ‘Garota de Ipanema’ (The Girl from Ipanema). Those lucky enough...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New licensing laws will aim to prevent Ipanema’s main shopping street, Visconde de Pirajá, from being dominated by banks and pharmacies. In an attempt to preserve the character of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - For the last three-and-a-half months the building on the corner of Rua Garcia d’Avila and Visconde de Pirajá – an area of prime commercial real estate on Ipanema’s main...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Many Gringos would have to admit, no doubt to the eternal chagrin of the average Brazilian, that they were familiar with Ipanema Beach long before they knew the country's capital city....
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