Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Tais, 35
Event Producer
see her Rio De Janeiro city guide

a bit about Tais

What are you working on these days?

The International Olympic Committee.

What drives you mad these days?

This beautiful city and people who want to something differently in this country.

What makes you happy?

Meet new people and travel.

When was the last time you cried?

When democracy finally died in Brazil.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

MPB, samba and jazz.

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

Talho Capixaba at Leblon.

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

Leblon and Gávea.

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

I do love the horse tracks, but I only go once a year.

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

Chico Buarque, he is a Brazilian singer, and the place is the Botanical Gardens, which are simply amazing.

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

MAC, Museo do Amanhã, CCBB, and drink a coffee at Colombo Coffee.

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

Arpoador Stone, located between Copacabana and Ipanema.

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

In the morning I drink a coffee at Park Lage, followed by a walk in Leblon and a Chopp (draught beer) in Bracarense Bar, then later I’d have lunch at Celeiro Restaurant, watch a movie in Leblon Cinema and end the day eating “boteco”food with a caipirinha at Belmonte Bar.

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

São Conrado, because of the whole area around the beach, the forest and the beautiful rock formations.

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

Baixada Fluminense.

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

Aprazivel Restaurant.

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

Walk along the Lagoon and drink coconut water.

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

Lapa Bar – with good people and great drinks.

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