Made by Brazilians

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Last week Rafael and I went to the exhibition Made by Brazilians, it took place at the old Hospital Matarazzo, that was disabled for more than 20 years. Truthfully, I have seen better exhibitions, the hospital architecture impressed me more than the art itself….there was a lot of different installations and they managed to use the inside and outside of the hospital. Here are my favourites 🙂

Hope you have a nice week!



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Green and Pink

photo 4 (3)Yesterday Rafael and I woke up kinda early for a Sunday, had a good breakfast and headed for Ibirapuera Park to visit the Mayas Exhibition. Little did I know that everyone had the same idea as us…..when we got there the waiting line to enter was gigantic! We weren’t in the mood to wait under the hot sun (theoretically it’s winter in Brazil, but yesterday felt like summer) so we decided to wander around the park and enjoy the day. Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

photo 3Here in Brazil we don’t have the tradition of baking cookies. You can find some brands in the supermarket, but for me it’s not the same thing, usually they are dry and hard…not good for me! So yesterday afternoon I adventured myself in the kitchen and tried to make my first oatmeal raisin cookies, and after a little research on the web, I came across this recipe on Smitten Kitchen…thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies? Yes please!

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Leather & Leopard

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There was a time in my life that I didn’t like animal prints, I always thought they were to flamboyant. But as you know, life is full of surprises…my opinion definitely changed when I saw this neoprene leopard dress at Zara, it was love at first sight! Continue reading

Homemade Gnocchi


While I was growing up in Sao Roque, a small town near Sao Paulo, my aunt and cousin had a small business at home, they sold homemade frozen meals. I would help them in the kitchen some days during the week and on weekends. Saturday was especially for pasta, my aunt would make lasagna, cannelloni, gnocchi and I was responsible for cooking them.

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Leek Quiche


Yesterday I was looking for a light recipe to cook for dinner, I have this brazilian cook book, Dona Benta, and it has a lot of recipes. I came across the section of tartlets, pizzas and pies, and I finally decided to make a leek quiche. This recipe is very good, you can have it for dinner, brunch, lunch…just pick a meal!

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A Day to Remember


These are probably my favourite photos of my mother (her name was Vera), they were taken before I was born. Today was supposed to be her 64th birthday. It has been 16 years, she passed away when I was 9, luckily I had the chance to spend those years with her. She was a librarian, but preferred to stay at home to take care of me and my sister, whose 8 years older than me.

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Yayoi Kusama

photo 5 (1)This weekend was a lot of fun, we went to Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition that arrived last week to São Paulo at the Tomie Ohtake Institute. I didn’t know the artist before, but may I tell you, her Infinite Obsession work theme blew my mind! There is so much knowledge behind her paintings, sculptures, videos and installations. I always wonder about the process, how do they get there, what kind of experience did they have? She lived a little while in New York most of the time during the 60’s, and met people like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. I always think of the 60’s and 70’s as a revolutionary time in society, music and art, sometimes I wish I was born in the late 50’s just to experience that time. Yayoi nowadays lives in Japan and still dedicates her life to art. So please find a time in your agenda to check out this wonderful exhibition, it stays until july 27th.

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New items in my closet



As I recently mentioned, last saturday was a shopping day. I finally went to Forever 21, the store opened on march but I decided to wait a little because of the crowd, for weeks you’d had to wait in a huge line just to get in.

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