1,9,18,27/ Christo Redemptor 2,3,4,23/ Flying in to Rio 5,36/ Views over Belo Horizonte 6,22,24/ View over Ipanema from Fasano’s rooftop pool 7/ Palm trees along Ipanema Beach 8,17/ Ipanema 10/ Pampulha 11,12,16,25/ Fasano Hotel rooftop 13,14/ Trying Acai for the first time with beautiful Maria 15,35/ Shooting at Praca do Papa 19,31,32/ Views from Sugarloaf 20,29/ Sugarloaf mountain 21/ Cable car up to Sugarloaf 26/ With Chiara & Luiza Barcelos at Christo Redemptor 28,33/ Incredible views over Rio from Christo Redemptor 30/ Brief city tour of Sao Paulo from Vogue Brasil’s car 34/ Copacabana Beach 37/ Sunset at Christo Redemptor
My visit to Brazil was short, but so sweet. The trip was very different to my usual mode of travel as I usually take days wandering alleyways by myself to soak in the feel of the streets and people, to this whirlwind collaboration adventure with the Luiza Barcelos team. When asked about my time in Brasil I explain it was a romantic love affair, I developed such a taste for it in the extremely busy, short time and now have an obsession with the thought of returning and discovering every single corner of it. And hopefully one day the rest of South America too!
Here are a quick few tips from my time there- but if my readers have any tips for me then I would absolutely love to hear them. With this brief encounter I am hoping the more I learn for next time, the closer I am to going again. Make sure you take the train to visit the Christo Redemptor to watch the entire sunset. Get the helicopter ride over Rio de Janeiro, it was one of the best things I’ve ever experienced in my life. See the view over Belo Horizonte from Praca do Papa in Belo Horizonte. Eat acai as often as you can. Jump in Fasano’s rooftop pool overlooking Ipanema. Take the cable car up Sugar Loaf in Rio. Pick a section of Sao Paulo to wander the busy streets. Make sure you get a window seat flying in to Sao Paulo, I never anticipated the sheer size of the city and the airport is in the middle of the city which nearly gave me a heart attack during a second attempt at landing what felt like in between the buildings.
Photos by me