Jan 25, 2009

Rio: index of all posts, by subject


  1. Samba schools parade: the full schedule and ticket prices
  2. Rio street carnival 2009 - the schedule of the best street blocos (parades)
  3. Rio's best samba schools: complete listing of grupo especial escolas
  4. Winners of 2009 Carnival parades are announced: Salgueiro is #1!

New Year's

  1. Rio's mayor hires Madonna to sing at the Copacabana New Year's Party

Dining and bars (botecos)

  1. Roberta Sudbrack: the best chef in Rio?
  2. Terzetto Café: great breakfast spot in Ipanema
  3. The best restaurants in Rio according to the experts
  4. Bráz, Carlota... São Paulo restaurants open Rio outposts
  5. Where to eat bacalhau (cod): the best Portuguese restaurants
  6. Le Pré-Catalan at the Sofitel: when hotel dining is done right
  7. Bráz, São Paulo's best pizzeria, opens outpost in Barra da Tijuca
  8. The best cafés, pastry shops, finger foods and chocolates in Rio
  9. Academia da Cachaça, in Leblon: the best spot for pairing cachaças and traditional Brazilian food
  10. Aquim: elegant restaurant with great food in Leblon

  1. The best hotels in Barra da Tijuca
  2. Sheraton has the best spa in Barra da Tijuca
  3. The Ouro Verde, in Copacabana: and old classic has gone downhill
  4. La Maison, in Gávea, is one of Rio's best places to stay
  5. La Suite, an exclusive 7-room guesthouse with stunning views
  6. The best hotels in Leblon, Rio
  7. The best hotels in Ipanema, Rio
  8. Hotel Fasano Rio, in Ipanema: the best in town
  9. The best hotels in Copacabana, Rio
  10. The best hotels in Santa Teresa, Rio
  11. The hotel Santa Teresa, in Santa Teresa, Rio: a full report with photos

Fashion and Shopping
  1. Best shops in Ipanema: Lenny, Mara Mac, etc.
  2. Fashion Rio, the biggest fashion event
  3. Rio's best beauty addresses
  4. 2009 Oi Fashion Rocks: Versace, Marc Jacobs, Lenny et al on the runway, Diddy, Mario Testino, Donatella and Mariah in attendance

Attractions/ Sightseeing
  1. Rio Ferris wheel opens in Copacabana
  2. Artists Nuno Ramos and Vik Muniz open shows in Rio
  3. Corredor Chopin: new art hub nextdoor to the Copacabana Palace hotel
  4. Museu da República museum shows contemporary art
  5. Yves Saint Laurent at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB)
  6. Livraria da Travessa, in Barra da Tijuca


  1. Nice vacation rentals company : http://www.holidaysinrio.com

  2. The best personal guide in Rio: