Archives Dec. 31, 2011

estilo: Beyond the Bikini

Take a glimpse into Paula's Estilo – "style" in Portuguese – as we take you
beyond the bikini and into what inspires the ViX lifestyle. From behind-the-scenes moments
to Paula's own interpretation on luxury living, ViX is more than just a bikini.

Destino Brasil: Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2011

In Brasil, the ushering in of the New Year or Ano Novo is a major holiday and widely celebrated event. Winter in the United States is high summer in Brasil and the New Year celebration officially marks the start of summertime revelries.

In a reflection of culture and tradition, Brasilians typically dress in all white to encourage prosperity and good fortune. Floating flowers and candles are offerings made to the Afro-Brasilian deity, Iemanja or Yemanja, Goddess of the Sea. Traditional fare such as lentils, grapes, rice, chicken, farofa (spiced tapioca grains) and marajuca (fruit) mousse are part of New Year ...