Archives Feb. 4, 2013

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.

Brazilian Carnival

February 4th, 2013

Though perhaps the most famous place for holding Carnival, Brazil cannot actually take credit for its invention.  Rooted in a solemn kind of history, Carnival arose because of the period of Lent, as defined by the Christian calendar.   Lent comes before Easter and is traditionally a period of abstaining from rich foods, such as meats and sugar.  Therefore, communities would try to consume these delicacies before Lent.  These focused gatherings of feasting is thought to be the origin of Carnival.  In time, Carnival emerged mainly in areas with large Catholic populations, including places like Venice, where the use of masquerade ...