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BEAUTY TIPS, TRAVEL

DIVE INTO BLUE

I'm always looking for new fragrances, scents and smells that will match my skin and my mood. I tend to choose something fresh and light, especially for the summer holidays. The bottle presentation counts a lot as well! 

Tory Burch just launched a new fragrance called Bel Azur that is inspired by her love of the sea. The fragrance exudes the golden sun shimmering on clear blue waters, perfect for a summer escape. I've been loving it on my trip to Mykonos this summer! HERE is the link for the fragrance.

Thank you Tory Burch for sponsoring this post.

TRAVEL

JORDAN

I’ve been traveling to Beirut for five years now and it became a second home to me since my husband is lebanese and his family lives in Beirut. 

I love bringing new people to town and taking them around. Last summer I invited two of my best friends from Brazil to visit Lebanon. We went on boat rides, restaurants, clubs, and the mountains; it was a blast! After a week we decided to take a quick trip to a new destination. We had a look at the map to check the borders of Lebanon and these were the options: Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Syria. We immediately chose Jordan for obvious reasons. It was a very delicate time in the Middle East and the United States had sent warnings about traveling in the region. 

We decided to go anyway. I called my brazilian travel agency  ESTACAO DE TURISMO (@estacaodeturismoviagens) and they immediately hooked us up with the best places. We had only three days and here is what we did.

PETRA:

We arrived in Petra at night, right in time for the amazing “PETRA BY NIGHT” tour where they light up the place with candles and everyone walks towards the main building "The treasury".  Once we got there, they had blankets on the floor and everyone sat down to watch locals singing and playing instruments while drinking their delicious local tea. It’s a quick tour but definitely with it! We stayed at the MOVENPICK hotel, which was perfect since PETRA sight was two steps ahead!

The next morning after breakfast, we headed to see Petra for real. It’s a full day thing and some people prefer do doit in two days. We took a guide and also walked around by ourselves. Our Petra experience had everything you can imagine. Camel rides, horse rides, donkey rides, laughs, photographs, surprises, bargaining and even an argument with a local beduin that hit a donkey on the face (I mean really??).

Petra it’s one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to, they manage to maintain a lot of the structure of the place and the walk towards the top was fantastic. And also tiring!

After our day in Petra we headed to the Dead Sea. I was suuuuper excited to float on the water and take a mud shower! We stayed at the KEMPINSKY ASHRAM**** the absolute best hotel in the region. Our room was great and the hotel had several pools, restaurants and a great SPA. The best part is that the property is right at the Dead Sea so you don’t need to take a car anywhere. I think the photos will show exactly how our experience was:

TRAVEL

MYKONOS GUIDE

Scorpio - Paranga Beach

Acredite em mim... Esse novo restaurante na praia de Paranga é espetacular. A arquitetura e o design são top e o ambiente é super elegante e boêmio. Calmo e chic! Já é o point favorito da galera "cool" que vem para Mykonos (tipo a gente né!). A comida é super variada e a praia é linda. No fim da tarde tem sempre um DJ bacana tocando. Super mega recomendo (:

Believe me... This new restaurant on Paranga beach is perfection and it's impossible not to love it. The architecture and design are amazing and the atmosphere is really cool. It's bohemian, chilled and chic.
It’s already the favorite place of many Mykonos lovers. I really enjoyed the food and the beach. There’s a DJ deck and great music in the afternoon. I really recommend it (:

 

Alemagou the best - Ftelia Bay
 

Esse é o melhor de todos, tem que ir! Calmo, elegante e tranquilo (não pode tocar música alta como nos outros lugares). Já fui a um casamento lá e foi mega romântico e charmoso. A comida é uma delícia e a praia é super relax...  

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Mykonos! Gorgeous, elegant and calm (no loud music is allowed). I attended a wedding there that was super romantic and charming. The food is really good and the beach is very chilled. 

Kaluha Bar Paranga Beach

Esse beach club fica na mesma praia do Scorpio, bem do ladinho... Sugiro sair do Scorpio e caminhar até o Kalua para tomar uns drinks e curtir a praia, achei bem divertido!  

This beach club is located at Paranga beach, right next to Scorpio. You can easily walk there after lunch to have some cocktails and enjoy the rest of the afternoon on the beach. 

KIKI'S TAVERN

Uma linda taverna que fica escondidinha atrás das árvores; um charmeeeeee... Não existe sinal algum que aponte sua presença. Mas eu garanto que é um dos melhores lugares para almoçar em Mykonos. Vale a pena conhecer.

Kiki’s Tavern is Hidden under trees. It's pure charmmmmm... There’s no sign to announce it’s presence. Here you’ll find one of the best lunch spots in Mykonos. It's worth the visit!

HIPPIE FISH - Agios Yanis

Esse restaurante/praia é uma delícia. O peixe é super fresco, o ambiente é calmo e a lojinha que tem dentro é super fofa. Há dois anos atrás, fiquei noiva durante um almoço no lugar, então já pode imaginar o quanto esse lugar é especial pra mim (: 


This is a greek taverna on the beach. The fish is super fresh, the restaurant and beach are calm and there’s a cute boutique inside. Two years ago I got engaged at the place during a family lunch. Now you can imagine how special this restaurant is to me!

PANORMOS BEACH AND RESTAURANT

Essa é uma das praias mais bonitas de Mykonos. Adoro ficar jogada (bem preguiçosa) nas almofadas na areia... Um paraíso para relaxar, comer bem e tomar uns drinks (porque ninguém é de ferro)... restaurante/bar é muito 

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. The restaurant/bar is really nice and I love to hang out on the big pillows in the sand, it's a perfect lounge spot. The food and drinks are delicious and the service is great.

SPILIÁ

O Spiliá é um pequeno (maravilhoso!!) restaurante que fica dentro de uma caverna (cova, amoooo...) com vista para o mar, um charme!!! A maioria das pessoas chegam lá de barco, e se você for de carro não vai achar o lugar tão bonito mas quando chega até o nível do mar... incrível! 

This little place is hard to find and most people go by boat. The food is high quality and the price is great! You won't find it very appealing if you approach it by car, but once you're by the sea you'll be impressed by the view.

 

Nammos Beach restaurant


Eu frequentava muito há alguns anos atrás mas parei de ir pois fica muuuuuito cheio. Mas se você não se importa em estar numa praia agitada com pessoas dançando em cima da mesa, a diversão será garantida! O jantar também é uma delicia e bem mais tranquilo. 

This is the most popular place in Mykonos. I used to love it but now I don’t go so often because it gets very crowded. But if you don’t mind a crowded beach and people dancing on the tables, you’ll definitely have a lot of fun and great food. Dinner is also delicious and much calmer.
Esse é o restaurante mais popular de Mykonos.

 

SOL Y MAR - KALO LIVADI

Perfeito para almoçar e passar um dia tranquilo na praia. A comida é deliciosa, o ambiente é super relax, a música é gostosa e o serviço é muito bom. 

Perfect for lunch and to spend the day relaxing on the beach. Delicious food, relaxing atmosphere, nice music and friendly staff with a great seaside view.

 

Lia Beach

Essa praia é maravilhosa! Tem um mar cristalino e o serviço de praia oferece ótima comida, drinks e cadeiras grandes. Ótima para passar um dia tranquilo. 

This is a fantastic sandy beach with a crystal clear water. They have large sun beds and excellent food and cocktails. There's no loud music so you can have a super relaxed time! 

ELIA BEACH

Minha praia preferida para ir com meus amigos gays. Super relax, cool, agua cristalina e uma vibe deliciosa.

My favourite to go with my gay friends (: Relaxing, cool, clean, beautiful water, and great vibe!

FOR DINNER - PARA JANTAR

LA MAISON DE CATHERINE

Esse é o melhor restaurante de Mykonos. O preço é bem salgado mas para quem gosta de comer bem, nada chega aos pés... É uma mistura de comida grega e francesa. Até uma simples salada de tomate é de lamber os dedos. Recomendo pedir um vinho grego bem gostoso 

This is the best restaurant in Mykonos. It's a little pricey but if you are a foodie like me I highly recommend it! They have amazing greek wine and even a simple tomato salad is amazing. It's a mixture of greek and french cuisine.  

REMEZZO

Adorei a vibe do restaurante. Fui jantar lá depois de uma longa caminhada no certinho e estava louca pra tomar um bom vinho e comer bem! O restaurante tem uma vista linda para o porto e um pôr do sol incrível. É definitivamente um dos melhores lugares para jantar!

I loved the vibe of the restaurant. I went after a long walk around town and I was craving good food and a nice wine. The restaurant has an amazing view to the post and it's a perfect sunrise spot. It's definitely one of the best places to have dinner (don't forget to order a desert)!

SEA SATIN

Esse restaurante é super popular pois vira festa depois da meia noite. Tipo Nammos sabe... O peixe é incrível e a pasta  

This is a very popular restaurant that serves great fresh fish and a  shrimp pasta to die for... After 1AM the party vibe starts and it becomes a lot of fun. The best thing is the location, as you have a great view to the windmills.

 

NAUTILUS

This is a small charming place in town, The food is great,  the staff is super helpful and you can enjoy the breeze by choosing a table outside. 

 

 

AVRA  beautiful courtyard with trees typical Greek food 

UNO CON CARNE

O restaurante serve carnes ótimas mas também tem uma sessão apenas com peixes. Eu adorei o lugar pois fica bem no certinho e você senta do lado de fora!

The restaurant has great meat and also a session with fish, This is one beautiful open space in the middle of town, I really liked it and will definitely go back there!

BEAUTY TIPS, FASHION, TRAVEL

LONG BRAIDS

Sempre quis ter tranças enooormes por um dia e finalmente criei coragem e fui até um salão africano aqui em Miami. Saí de lá com mais cabelo que já tinha e me sentindo uma princesa, aquelas de filme (: Essa foi minha preparaçāo para o Coachella e fiquei dois dias apegada nas madeixas. As fotos são do meu querido amigo TIMUR EMEK e vestido da FREE PEOPLE.

I've always wanted to have very looooong braids for a day. So I went to an african lady here in Miami and braided my hair princess style (: This was my preparation for Coachella festival and the photos were shot by my dear friend TIMUR EMEK . This romantic shirt dress is from FREE PEOPLE (: