Porto Alegre, Brazil
Joana, 31
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work at a big fashion company with trend forecasting. One part of my job is to understand human behavior, because fashion is a way of expression. Therefore I need to know what's happening in the world and study about technology, food, futurism, education, diversity, culture...to understand people and try to predict what will be the next macro trend. The other part is to analyze the fashion weeks around the world and capture the most important trends. I love it because this allows me to get to know different people, research about a lot of things, travel and discuss about many topics.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

All the songs from Lana del Rey

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Master of None

Name some spots in Porto Alegre that are good for a Tinder date.

Josephyna's, Sambô Sushi, Olivos 657, Quentin's and Dirty Old Man. Great drinks, nice food and good vibes!

Who’s your hero and where in Porto Alegre would you take them out for a serious hang?

I love Mozart! And I would take him to Fundação Iberê Camargo, to see some art and drink a coffee.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Vintage mixed with some fast fashion.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Cidade Baixa

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go to the south part of the city and just walk on the Ipanema Beach...

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Porto Alegre and where did you get it?

An octopus at Vineria.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Porto Alegre? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

300 is the name of the place...is not my vibe, but I went there to try some sushi and it was amazing, but so expensive!

What restaurant in Porto Alegre looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Lancheria do Parque. The best "alaminuta" (a typical dish in southern Brazil) and natural orange juice, for the best price!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Porto Alegre? Which one do you like?

Dirty Old Man. A bar inspired by Henry Charles Bukowski Jr. There's a lot of options, so you can try different kinds of drinks, from the classics to the craziest ones.

Where would you take your partner in Porto Alegre if you wanted to really pamper them?

Ciao Pizzeria Napoletana!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Porto Alegre?

Padre Chagas street...there is a lot of bars there, but they are not cool, but people always tell tourist to go there...

What are the Porto Alegre spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

"Fundação Iberê Camargo", a really beautiful art museum in front of the Rio Guaíba, a river where you can see the famous sunset. "Usina do Gasômetro", is a cultural center of the city, being the stage of the most diverse artistic manifestations like theater, dance, paintings... Santander Cultural, a bulding that used to be a bank and since 2001 it shows visual arts exhibitions, cinema, concerts and workshops. "Casa de cultura Mário Quintana", originally Hotel Majestic, is a historical Brazilian building and cultural center of the city, the architecture there is incredible!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Porto Alegre. How do you spend it?

I would go to DEMAE Garden and have a picnic.

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