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Sweaty Betty's guide to Rio

posted on Wednesday, 10th August 2016 | find under Tamara, Travel
With the sporting event of the year in full swing, Sweaty Betty's Founder and Creative Director Tamara is reflecting on her time in Rio, the jewel of Brazil. One of the sources of inspiration for the new limited edition London Edit, she shares where to shop, party and stay in this vibrant city. 

tamara guide to rio
Tamara on the beach in Rio, 2015

Stay: The Caesar Park Hotel, it’s in a great location between Copacabana and Ipanema and always lively. If hotels aren't your thing I recommend getting an Airbnb in Le Blon - this is one of the coolest areas of the city and feels like a local hangout.  

Eat: Either the Zazá Bistrô Tropical for healthy food in the day and wild parties at night, or Zuka Leblon for the best fusion food in town.

Do: Stay outdoors! Rio is such an active city everyone is constantly on the move, there are even floodlights on the beach so citizens can continue to play football and surf at night. I loved running on the beach, then heading to Grumari Beach to watch one of the unmissable sunsets at one of the many beach shacks. 

Drink: Coconut water fresh from a coconut on the beach.   

Wear: A b
ikini and kanga (a small skirt rolled around the waist) with Havianas – girls wear this around Rio, not just at the beach. Everyone is either in swimwear or activewear in Brazil as women are so body confident. 

Shop: The ‘feira hippie Ipanema’ market is a great place to go at the weekend. 

Hangout: The Costa Brava Clube is the Shoreditch House of Brazil and has such a cool vibe. Head there to chill by the pool with a cocktail. 

Go Out: Drinks in Baixo Gavea followed by dancing at Palaphita, where everyone drinks passionfruit Caiprinhas. 

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