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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I left the states late in life at 20, for a study abroad in Toulouse France. Having never taken a bite out of the world, I got real hungry. The path soon saw me living in Delhi, India learning Hindi and volunteering with street children. But this unquenchable girl couldn’t get enough of learning the depths of a culture and their language. So for the next several years I called London my home, doing business development for a design firm in Soho. But the routine of the corporate world dulled my wings, where writing speeches for Ambassadors and Politicians in San Francisco and working in dive whiskey bars did not. I thought I was done with the language game, but after a solo 6 month trip around South America to brush up on my Spanish, I fell in love with the land of Brazil. I decided she would move there, so ran home to pack and returned immediately to begin my dream of hosting travelers in a tropical country. I founded and run Casa Bromelia, a Rio Travel Concierge and Swimwear Line. Instead of catching a plane every other week to see the world, now the world comes to me. I have worked with Esquire, Vogue, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal as a Brazilian Cultural Specialist.
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 7:33am
Hidden deep inside another one of French designer Phillipe Stark’s hotels is the Renata de Abreu Spa at the Fasano. This hotel, built with core materials such as wood, glass and marble overlooks life-guard stand Posto 8 on Ipanema Beach. With its spirit…
Posted on May 29, 2017 at 7:41am
In Brazil, there is always music playing. It is the fuel for our daily fire! Music is a normal part of the city hum you hear all day long in every corner of this country. In Brazilian culture, there is a natural encouragement to sing out loud and dance for the sake of dancing. There isn't…
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 6:51am