Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rio Recap

Just a quick recap of last weekend's trip to Rio before we all bug out for lots of food, family, and football! (I know I promised a full reveal of Avery's room, but let's hold that thought until next week, 'kay?)

Ben had work to tend to this week in Rio, so we tagged along for some R&R over the weekend, and to visit with good friends. If you weren't a MLHP groupie last year at this time, be sure to check out the post I did on our hosts' amazing and beautiful home.
I didn't think it could get any more lovely - until I saw their newest addition...
Oh yes, just a little infinity pool, with an incredible view of the beach. Why certainly, we'd love to come back! ;)
Speaking of beaches, here's one nearby where surfers of all ages abounded with the high tide
We hit up one of my favorite spots for great gift ideas, and even better people watching - the infamous Ipanema Hippie Fair - held each Sunday. There is a load of wonderful (and incredibly affordable) art, hand crafts, and yes, some tourist knick-knacks.
That painting of the Christos (top row, middle) nearly came home with us. Next time, my love, next time. (Unless of course, we opt for the Carnaval god-dess there on the left)
Have you seen these white, patchwork hide rugs at Serena & Lily? They call them the "Brazilian Rug." Yep, same ones - about a third of the S&L price. If you want one, let me know. I'll be going back to buy a hide sooooon....
...so I can rock it like Lauren!
via Pure Style Home
The last night, we stayed in Ipanema. We weren't right on the beach, but our room had a nice (albeit tiny) view of The Christos.
Walking along the beach before dinner...
Pão de Açúcar
We considered a bite from here...
...But, thought it might taste, well, like....

And, right before settling on a spot, passed the Girl from Ipanema bar - where Jobim and Moraes allegedly wrote that mesmerizing tune...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
***Obrigada, again, Alex and Anelisa for your limitless hospitality!

10 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

unbelievable. beautiful!! happy thanksgiving alison.

Digital camera lenses said...

The view looks amazing and I can’t keep my eyes on the paintings, It beautiful.

car rental la said...

The people there are so talented. I love the place it’s very relaxing. I hope you had a great time.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, it looks like you had such a great time, such beautiful shots, thanks for sharing! Happy thankgiving! Sharon xx

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...How fun to see bits of Rio again! Boy do I want one of those paintings!Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Paula Grace Designs said...

Ddddrrrrooooooollllllllll!!!!!!!!!!I would love to go there! What fabulous pictures too. Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Haven and Home said...

How fun you get to have these experiences! I love the paintings and hides!

LindsB said...

looks like such a fun trip- I would have bought one of everything there :)

Adrianna said...

The paintings were gorgeous!! I would've wanted all of them. And I absolutely love the song Girl From Ipanema, whether done in English or Spanish(or Portuguese I think). It is so romantic.

Averill said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alison!