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 ...

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Brasilian Classic - The Girl from Ipanema

February 10th, 2012

Garota de Ipanema” or “The Girl from Ipanema” is a Brasilian bossa nova classic from the 1960’s that has had iconic popularity. The song was an international hit and went on to win the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. Written in 1962 by Vinicius de Moraes, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, the song’s first commercial recording by Pery Ribeiro featured performers Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Stan Getz in the album “Getz/Gilberto”.

Our favorite part of the history on this Brasilian classic is that “The Girl from ...

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012

February 9th, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York has officially started and fashion festivities for the Fall 2012 season has the Big Apple a flurry with top designers, models and editors from all over the world. Super Bowl Champion, New York Giant’s Victor Cruz, had the honor of cutting the red ribbon yesterday, kicking off a worldwide chain of Fashion Weeks, starting in NYC, and continuing next in London, Milan and Paris.

Lincoln Center has been the new home of NY Fashion Week since 2010, and hosts a week-long series of runway shows, featuring over 70 designers, including mainstays Michael Kors, Vera ...

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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 ...

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Brasilidade - BossaCucaNova

February 3rd, 2012

BossaCucaNova is a Rio de Janeiro based music group famous for “bossa with a new mind.” The band combines traditional bossa nova with electronica and funky beats. They received worldwide recognition at the 2002 Latin Grammy Awards for their album “Brasilidade,” referring to “Brasilianess” and the distinct Brasilian attitude. Marcio Menescal, DJ Marcelinho DaLua and Alex Moreira pool their talent and a broad range of musical elements such as jazz, break beats and complex melodies that catapult Brasilian music to the attention of a new generation.

The next time you find yourself entertaining, consider BossaCucaNova for creating a lively dinner ...

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