Category: Destino Brasil

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 - Carnival

February 13th, 2012

Brasilian Carnival, or “carnaval” in Portuguese, is a time of high-spirited celebrations. About forty days before Easter, offices and shops close down for days of festivities that spring across major coastal cities of the country. As summer reaches its peak in Brasil, parties often spread out to the beach and last all day and night.

Though also widely celebrated in the cities of Olinda and Salvador, Rio de Janeiro has long been considered the Carnival capital of the world, specifically in the southern part of the city, Zona Sul. Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon are prime beaches perfect for experiencing the ...


Destino Brasil - Ponta dos Ganchos Resort

February 6th, 2012

If a private reprieve marked by tranquility and indulgence is in order, the Ponta dos Ganchos Resort is not one to disappoint. This secluded escape is set on a peninsula south of São Paulo and made Tatler Magazine Travel Guide’s “101 Best Hotels in the World.”

With colorful fishing villages, the lush rainforest and Brasil’s Emerald Coast constantly a glimmer, guests can soak up the natural scenery or luxuriate in the privacy of their own bungalows. The resort features all-inclusive dining, making fresh foods and local delicacies conveniently available. Venture out to find toucans on the hiking trails ...


Destino Brasil: Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

January 27th, 2012

Imagine a view of the entire stretch of Ipanema beach—from the plush confines of an oversized bed. This is the unique brand of luxury found in Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro. With prime location in the heart of a world-renowned destination, the hotel boasts a contemporary bossa-nova aesthetic as interpreted by designer Philippe Starck.

Experience the modern opulence this Brasilian hotel has to offer: sleek ambience, architectural sophistication and gastronomical delights. It boasts an exclusive rooftop pool with panoramic views of the Two Brothers Mountain, Arpoador and the Corcovado. Perhaps W Magazine describes Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro best ...


Destino Brasil: Moqueca de Peixe

January 23rd, 2012

Moqueca de Peixe or Brasilian Fish Stew is a traditional dish typical of Bahia, Brasil’s fourth most populous state. This region is known for the rich African influences tied in with local culture, producing the unique sounds of Samba and the martial art of Capoeira. A coastal state, Bahia boasts seafood as a mainstay of the region’s cuisine and Moqueca de Peixe can be viewed as Brasil’s version of American chowder. The recipe includes peppers, tomatoes, onions, coconut milk, palm oil and a white fish such as tilapia. The dish is best served with hot rice, farofa ...


Destino Brasil: High Summer

January 18th, 2012

As a general rule of thumb, the seasons in Brasil are the exact opposite of the seasons in the United States. From December to March is a period referred to as “high summer” in Brasil. During that time, Brasilians often go on their summer vacations and popular destinations are bustling with locals and tourists, alike. New Year’s and Carnaval provide the two major events of summertime in Brasil and are a fabulous way to experience South American culture. Another must-do is to bask in a summer time high the Brasilian way - on the beach.

One place of note is ...