Luxury Locale: Ipanema
Ipanema, a beach forever immortalized in the song “The Girl from Ipanema.” It has become a symbol of all that is trendy in Rio but even so, there are still some secret hot spots worth revealing!
Where To Dine
Terzetto is a fine dining establishment perfect for indulging--its menu features sumptuous dishes such as steaks, pasta, seafood and delectable desserts. It is also accustomed to receiving distinguished guests--the famed architect, Oscar Niemeyer, would come here for a nice meal after a long day at the office!
For those dedicated to eating clean, visit the Market Ipanema. Their food is freshly prepared using organic ingredients, with quick and convenient options for breakfast and lunch. It’s also a great spot to stop by and refuel with healthy juices and snacks!
Where To Shop
Ipanema is one of the best places to go shopping in Rio. You can find anything from cultural novelties to home decor. For a true market experience, head to Feira Hippie or “the Hippie Fair” in Praça General Osório. It takes place every Sunday and is a wonderful place to find little treasures to take back home. Other gems can be found at stores like Novo Ambiente or “New Environment,” especially for those interested in creativity and design. To delight in some art and culture, be sure to visit the gallery of Laura Marsiaj!
Where To Be Inspired
Taking in the view of Ipanema is best done from atop the renowned Hotel Fasano. From the hotel’s rooftop oasis of luxury, the skyline of ocean, beach and Arpoador will take your breath away. Of course, adding to this ambience is the very fact that Hotel Fasano has served as the backdrop for countless fashion editorials and celebrity visits (Madonna, Taylor Lautner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Will Smith, to name a few). Be sure to revel in what will surely be a memorable experience!