Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Anna Paula, 36
Interior Designer, Mom
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a bit about Anna Paula

What are you working on these days?

On my creative studio for interior design.

What drives you mad these days?

Missing hours in my day…I need at least 72 hours a day.

What makes you happy?

Every time my kid laughs.

When was the last time you cried?

Watching a commercial, it doesn’t take much to make me cry…i’m a pisces!

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Chet Faker! I’m really in love with indie songs nowadays…

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

It was a Marvel movie…I don’t remember the name, but I really love people with superpowers.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Some fashion bazar that happens in different outdoor places in Rio. I enjoy new brands, with new designers, great ideas with a fair price.

What’s your go-to café in Rio De Janeiro?

Empório Jardim at Jardim Botânico.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Lopes Quitas street at Jardim Botânico

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Rio De Janeiro but never actually do?

s Climbing some trails..there are some amazing trails in Rio.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

Patricia Urquiola! I would take her to Dias Ferreira street, in Leblon…cause there are fancy and amazing places there to a super designer like her!

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

To Design Barra shopping. It is huge, with good stores, restaurants and a place for kids to run and play.

What’s that place in Rio De Janeiro you feel like only you know about?

Ptit Café in Ipanema, cause remember me Paris with a delicious patisserie! So yummy!

If tomorrow was your last day in Rio De Janeiro before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

Enjoying my neighborhood, Gavea!

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Gávea, of course….or maybe Jardim Botanico 🙂

What’s the spot in Rio De Janeiro you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Zona Norte…dangerous.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

Esquina 111 with friends, my husband, and my son.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Chilling at the beach.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Bar Sobe with beautiful people, and really good drinks.

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