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Night picnic party

When my husband’s friend invited us for a night picnic party at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to celebrate his birthday I got a little curious of how this picnic gone be.

He asked his guests to arrive around 19:30 and meet him at Parque dos Patins, a specific location in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for the picnic. But we ended arriving there late at 20:30 because of the terrible traffic jam we hit in Avenida Borges de Medeiros, one of the main roads around Lagoa.

Our friend chose one of the Lagoa’s decks as the location for his birthday party and when we arrived there we found a real night picnic with little candles lighting the picnic blanket.

The scenery was beautiful and the night was pleasant.  The couples that had kids could take the children to amuse themselves in the kids recreation areas by the  cycling path and come back to the party at any moment.

As we arrived a little late, unfortunately, we couldn’t stay much. My son got sleepy after having a lot of fun jumping on one of the trampolines near Parque dos Patins and we had to leave while he was still awake enough to walk to the car.

As I was taking care of my son I didn’t take my DSLR camera with me, but I took the pictures below with my point-and-shoot camera. They are just a little taste of the atmosphere of that lovely night. I hope you like them!

If you wanna know a little more about Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, take a look here or here

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Beach party

Last saturday we could feel a little of  Rio’s summer atmosphere when a close friend celebrated her birthday in Ipanema Beach, Posto 10.

There are a lot of events going on the beaches of Rio’s south zone in the weekends. And last saturday, one of the attractions of the Project Summer Rio (Verão Rio), organized by “O Globo” newspaper with the partnership of Rio’s City Hall, was the party “Noite do Vinil” (Vinyl’s night). From a stage on the sand of  Ipanema Beach, just beside Posto 10, DJ Pedro Bastos  entertained  people who were enjoying a beautiful  and hot afternoon playing rock, pop, soul and brazilian music only playing vinyl records.

The beach was just perfect that day. At that time , around 5.30 pm,  many people were still in the beach enjoying that hot afternoon. To cool down we took a dip in the sea and had some beers.

It was a very carioca birthday party! My friend was happy! A beautiful location, good friends, good music and a stunning sunset was definitely a great way to celebrate her birthday!

We had a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy the photos!!

Another weekend in Rio

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Sometimes I got a little tired of the repetitive routine of spending summertime in Rio.  It is all about going to the beach, going to the beach and going to the beach…

It is seems that when talking about summer in Rio, everything happens by the beach. Rio beaches are livelier in the summer. Tourists and cariocas of all ages enjoying the endless entertainment options that Rio beaches have to offer: water sports, music events, stunning sunsets and much more. But all of this means crowded beaches, and it can sounds strange, but this is why we avoid going to the beach in summer. As a couple with a 5 year-old boy we avoid crowded places the most we can.

But this saturday we’re going to do something different.  A very special friend is celebrating her birthday in a beach party this afternoon and me and my husband will be meeting  up friends while my mom watch our son. I know the beach will be crowded but I’m sure we’re gonna have lots of fun.

Although it would be great to bring my DSLR with me to document this party, I will let it at home. I don’t want to be worried about my camera and I decided to take with me only a small point-and-shoot camera to capture the best moments.

Well, that’s my plans for today, and you, what are your plans for the weekend? I would love to know!!

Have a great weekend everyone.

The SUP’s conference

SUP surfers in Barra da Tijuca beach

SUP surfers in Barra da Tijuca beach

When I took this photo it was still winter in Rio, but they were already there, paddling and filling my pictures of the Barra da Tijuca sea with their colorful shirts!! Now, it is high summer in Rio and there are crowds of them in every beach of Rio de Janeiro, from Copacabana to Barra da Tijuca. As I’m not paddling myself lately, I keep taking pictures of them hoping that soon I will be joining this conference in the water too!


The other day, when I went out to photograph I spent a lot of time framing those colored boats. I always have a little difficulty with backlight and I’m trying to learn a little more how to use it. Well, this time I just played with the composition. Although I had a little trouble with exposure, I liked those photos.  They were taken in Urca, from Cacilda Becker Square, Rio de Janeiro. Another great place to go whenever in Rio de Janeiro for a great view of Enseada de Botafogo. Have a nice weekend!

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