Posts Tagged ‘Sao Paulo’

Draft Beer Festival at Vai-Vai

January 20, 2010

Pre-Carnival in São Paulo

Vai-Vai, one of São Paulo’s leading samba schools, is going to host its traditional Draft Beer Festival (Festival de Chopp do Vai-Vai) next Friday, January 22nd. Maria Rita, one of Brazil’s most respected singers, will perform at the party with the school’s musicians and Bateria (drum section).

Vai-Vai has been a 13-time champion of Sampa Carnival since the celebrations were made official by Mayor Faria Lima in 1971. This Carnival, the school’s theme is Double Jubilee. The parade will commemorate Vai-Vai and the World Cup, both of which are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year.

Festival de Chopp do Vai-Vai

• When: Friday, Jan.22 at 10 p.m.
• Where: Sambódromo do Anhembi – Av. Olavo Fontoura 1209, in Santana – São Paulo – SP
• Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
• Tickets: R$25
• Phone: 55-11-3266-2581
• E-mail: vaivai@vaivai.com.br

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Fashion Week in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

January 20, 2010

São Paulo Fashion Week

As winter takes over the northern hemisphere, a select group of international journalists and fashionistas headed south towards the warmth of Rio de Janeiro for Rio Fashion Week.

While São Paulo Fashion Week is the bigger and more famous in Brazil, Rio is slowly getting recognition in the international fashion scene despite normally being famous for it’s beachwear. Visitors to this years summer fashion week found that brands that are redefining the Brazilian fashion identity. Sportswear chic is the new word.

Mara Mac, one of Rio’s fashion highlights, sent down the runway echoes of the Carioca cool and effortless style. The ageless and sophisticated collection was a perfect mix of sportswear and tailoring. Tones of dark blue and clashing colors brought a breath of fresh air to the nautical theme.

Melk Z-Da, considered the promising fashion star of Brazil, uses a lot of typically Brazilian handicrafts. Rustic materials were wisely mixed with technologically developed fabrics and deconstructed shapes – and a natural palette was complemented by real laminated wood.

Lucas Nascimento has for a long time been collaborating with big names like Giles Deacon, Luella Bartley, Jonathan Saunders and Basso and Brooke. The London-based designer decided to look back to Brazil and take the next step by investing in his own brand. Thinking about textures he created a very sensual and tactile collection; threads of mohair, merino wool and silk were combined with Lurex, metal and plastic.

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Hot Spots: São Paulo, Brazil

November 13, 2009

brazil_sao_paulo_city_pracabandeira_south_americaSão Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the chosen base for nearly 75% of all fairs and conventions held in the country. It is known throughout the country as the “business capital” and although this is technically a well-deserved title, it does not reveal all of the wonders that this great metropolis has to offer. São Paulo is known for its restaurants, intense nightlife, and busy artistic calendar. From the bar on the corner to the most refined restaurant in the Jardins districts, from the snack served over the counter to the famous pastas in Italian cantinas, from the hot dog to the most varied international menus – culinary options in São Paulo are varied, unbiased and completely cosmopolitan. As a starting point for your visit to São Paulo, there’s no place better than Paulista Avenue, one of the city’s famous landmarks. Home to nearly 30% of the São Paulo financial centre, it is one of the districts most loved by its residents. When it comes to entertainment and art, the city of São Paulo never fails to impress. It has nearly 300 cinemas, more than 100 theatres, a dozen cultural centers and 70 museums, and many diverse historical buildings. There are also theme parks, countless leisure areas, and two large stadiums. For those tourists who bring their need for speed on vacation, São Paulo also has the Interlagos Speedway, home of the city’s Formula 1 Grand Prix. In a city this size, shopping is not only part of the itinerary, but also one of the main attractions. With its countless shopping malls, streets with specialized commerce and arts and crafts fairs, the city guarantees options to suit every taste.