ask Luna about
cocktail bars • viewpoints • breakfast and brunch • brazilian restaurant • bistro • gastropub • tapas • music venues • speakeasy • historic sites • history museum • theater • local design • flea markets • beaches • bycling • walkways • botanical garden • historic town
a bit about Luna
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a journalist, current working as freelancer but trying to find out something else to work with. Despite being a very hard career, I love to be where things are happening, witnessing history while it's taking place. I also love working with social networks, people in general and tourism.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?
Probably having to upload tv content for a website, in the early days of the internet, it was too mechanic, boring and repetitive
Were you born and raised in Rio de Janeiro? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Rio de Janeiro?
What’s your current hood in Rio de Janeiro and what’s the best/worst thing about it?
Leblon. Best thing is that you have all kinds of things in walking distance, from bars and restaurants to markets and beauty salons. Bad side, it's an expensive hood
What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?
Love everything from rock to samba, but hate electronic music
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Just Breath, Chasing Cars, A thousand years, My Immortal, The winner takes it all, Missunderstood, Just like a pill, I don't wanna miss a thing, and some Brazillian music
Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?
Friends, you can watch it over and over again and it never stops being funny
Name some spots in Rio de Janeiro that are good for a Tinder date.
Lagoa, Bar dos Descasados, Meza Bar, Bar Nosso
Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).
Michel Temer (Brazil's non-elected president)
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
I'm not faithful to any brand in particular, I buy more small brands in events. But some stores I like: Mi Allegra, Maria Filó, Farm, Forever 21. Nice event to buy clothes: Babilônia Feira Hype
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Night clubs in Barra da Tijuca
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Enjoy all the beautiful open air spaces like parks, gardens, beaches
Where do you go in Rio de Janeiro for a casual night out?
Bar in Lapa with tables on the sidewalk and cheap bear
Where would you go in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate some freaking good news?
Praça São Salvador
What’s your choice of transportation in Rio de Janeiro and why?
Metro. No traffic, close to home (only 2 blocks away) and, despite not being wide spread, it takes me to where I need to go
What are the Rio de Janeiro spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
A match in Maracanã Stadium, Forte Duque de Caxias (Leme), Samba do Trabalhador at Renascença Club, Music presentation on Sunday mornings at São Salvador Square
What are the Rio de Janeiro spots tourists should run from screaming?
Barra da Tijuca - far from the rest of the city, lots of buildings and malls. Nothing else to do
Tomorrow’s your last day in Rio de Janeiro. How do you spend it?
Morning at the beach, afternoon at some samba place and a night of beers with friends
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Paris. Amazing culture, amazing buildings, amazing food and wine. You can either visit museums or just sit down and enjoy the view drinking some wine for hours.