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.

Cooking Lessons at Paula’s: Vegetable Spring Rolls

September 24th, 2013


It's the third cooking lesson at designer Paula Hermanny's home with Chef Chelsea Turner and up on the menu: healthy, vegetable spring rolls! Read on for her exclusive recipe, including a special pineapple and tamarind sauce--delicious!  


Vegetable Spring Rolls

1 cup cabbage

1 cup of carrots

1/2 cup chives (diagonally cut)

1 bell pepper

mint

basil

coriander

rice paper


Preperation:
Cut the vegetables julienne style. Then place the leaves of rice paper in a container and cover with warm water until they are flexible. Take one leaf and place a small amount of ingredients in the middle ...

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Cooking Lessons at Paula’s: Japanese Salad & Rice Cakes

September 20th, 2013

Day Two of cooking lessons in designer Paula Hermanny’s house starts off with the preparation of two recipes from Chef Chelsea Turner. Japanese Salad and Rice Cakes (which can easily be combined with seafood) are healthy dinner options popular with Chef Chelsea’s celebrity clients in Costa Rica. And with Paula’s penchant for fresh and healthy eating, it’s no wonder that these recipes are up for today’s lesson!


Japanese Salad

Chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, radish, green onion (Julienne–cut)

Sauce ingredients :

1/4 cup of miso

6 tablespoons grapeseed oil

2 carrots, peeled and cut into ...

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Cooking Lessons at Paula's: Ahi Tuna Poke

September 16th, 2013

It is the eternal dilemma: indulging in a very tasty dish or standing firm in your resolution for healthy eating...

For Chef Chelsea Turner, fresh from a stint serving up fabulous meals to vacationing celebrities in Costa Rica, there is no need to make this choice so difficult. After all, with the right ingredients, seasoning and preparation, even the most stringent health fanatic can have both!

One afternoon, Paula rounded up some friends and had Chef Chelsea reveal a fresh and easy dinner favorite - Ahi Tuna Poke.  The results were amazing and well worth trying in your own healthy kitchen ...

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Luxury Locale: Marrakesh

August 29th, 2013

Open-aire markets, luscious gardens, palaces, mosques and a sunset famous throughout Africa—this is Marrakesh, also known as the “Red City.”  Undoubtedly one of Morocco’s most iconic cities, Marrakesh is a dream of a destination, alluring in its rich culture and delightful in its natural beauty.


What To Do


Marrakesh is mainly made up of the old, fortified city (known as the medina) and the more modern neighborhoods, one of which is Gueliz.  Old meets new as you explore every corner of this maze for the senses.  Rent a bike to take in the towering city walls and gates ...

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Destino Brazil: Nannai Beach Resort

August 16th, 2013

It’s a paradise surrounded by palm trees, crystalline seas and dotted with luxurious bungalows.  This dreamlike escape is also known as the Nannai Beach Resort in Porto de Galinhas, Recife of Brazil.

 

A place unlike any other, the Nannai Beach Resort is most sought after by those who are in search of tranquil seclusion and closenesss with nature.  The resort is also a contender for the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence in 2014, a prestigious recognition given within the international hospitality sector.

 

Spa L'Occitane

While just the sight of their bungalows and pools will make your visit ...

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