Pão de Açúcar

Hey there lovelies. I took these photos yesterday after taking a (long) walk through Humaitá and Botafogo to Urca, the neighborhood surrounding the famous Pão de Açúcar. I’ve been up the morro once on the bonde or gondola. There are two stops and a gorgeous view of the city. I wouldn’t mind doing it again but yesterday was just about checking out a little fair they had in the praça below called Carioquíssima, full of food and clothing vendors. I hung out for a bit, enjoying the sunshine, and then headed back but stumbled on a skateboard competition along the way. It was a lovely Saturday. Today I met up with my friend Rane for a super fun and hot day at the beach. It has been so rainy this week. Today was a wonderful little vitamin D dose. I may have finally gotten rid of my shorts tan haha. 

Ei, ai amores. Eu tirei essas fotos ontem depois de fazer um (longo) passeio pelo Humaitá e Botafogo até a Urca, bairro vizinho ao famoso Pão de Açúcar. Eu fui até o morro uma vez no bonde. Há duas paradas e uma vista deslumbrante da cidade. Pode ser que eu fazer isso de novo, mas ontem foi só para conferir uma feira, Carioquíssima, que eles tinham na praça abaixo, cheia de vendedores de comida e roupas. Eu saí um pouco, aproveitando o sol, e então voltei, mas tropecei em uma competição de skate ao longo do caminho. Foi um lindo sábado. Hoje eu me encontrei com meu amigo Rane para um dia super divertido e quente na praia. Tem sido tão chuvoso esta semana. Hoje foi uma dose maravilhosa de vitamina D. Eu posso ter finalmente me livrado do meu short tan haha.

xoxo

Mariamma

Veste Rio

Happy Sunday! Yesterday I headed downtown to check out an event called Veste Rio where a bunch of local fashion labels had pop-up shops and sample sales. There were food trucks, a bar, and live music. It was all very close to Museo do Amanhã, which I went to with Dana only a couple weeks ago. After trying on a couple swimsuits at different shops I stumbled on Dajô where the items were marked so low! I found a super cute gingham set that you may have seen on my Instagram story. It was so cheap! And it’s all linen so it will be perfect as it starts to get hotter here in Rio. After I’d made my purchase I got a beer and listened (and danced a bit) to the all female Samba band. It was a lovely Saturday night. Now I’m off to see A Star is Born at the theatre. There’s been so much buzz about this movie so I’m excited to see it!

Feliz domingo! Ontem eu fui ao centro para conferir um evento chamado Veste Rio, onde um monte de grifes de moda locais tinha lojas pop-up e amostras de vendas. Havia caminhões de comida, um bar e música ao vivo. Foi tudo muito próximo do Museo do Amanhã, que eu fui com o Dana apenas algumas semanas atrás. Depois de experimentar alguns trajes de banho em lojas diferentes, tropecei no Dajô, onde os itens estavam tão marcados! Eu encontrei um conjunto de guingão super fofo que você pode ter visto na minha história do Instagram. Foi tão barato! E é tudo de linho, então será perfeito, já que começa a ficar mais quente aqui no Rio. Depois que fiz minha compra, peguei uma cerveja e escutei (e dancei um pouco) para a banda de samba feminina. Foi uma bela noite de sábado. Agora eu vou ver A Star is Born no teatro. Tem havido muito burburinho sobre este filme, então estou ansioso para vê-lo!

xoxo

Mariamma


Lagoa

Happy Friday! In the last 24 hours I’ve almost walked around the entire Lagoa. I ended up walking to Gávea after all and went to dinner at Delírio Tropical, my favorite restaurant in the area. It has this amazing quiche that tastes like pumpkin pie … sounds strange, but it’s SO good. I was so happy they still had it. I also walked around the mall to see what had changed and while I was strolling around the 2nd floor a man fell into the top of the escalator and the glass shattered. It made the craziest noice and everyone ran to see what had happened. Everyone was fine in the end, but it was quite a scare. It rained on my way home, but my new roommate Ana loaned me a nice big umbrella so I arrived back home unscathed :). This morning I went on a walk after breakfast in the opposite direction. Today is a holiday so there were lots of families having little outings along the way. I even got to see a little girl learn how to ride a bike. So cute. 

Feliz sexta-feira! Nas últimas 24 horas eu quase andei por toda a Lagoa. Acabei indo para a Gávea e fui jantar no Delírio Tropical, meu restaurante favorito na região. Tem esse quiche incrível que tem gosto de torta de abóbora ... soa estranho, mas é tão bom. Eu estava tão feliz que eles ainda tinham. Eu também caminhei ao redor do centro comercial para ver o que tinha mudado e enquanto eu estava passeando ao redor do 2º chão um homem caiu no topo da escada rolante e o vidro quebrou. Fez o barulho mais louco e todos correram para ver o que havia acontecido. Todos estavam bem no final, mas foi um susto. Choveu no meu caminho para casa, mas minha nova colega de quarto, Ana, me emprestou um grande guarda-chuva, então eu voltei para casa ilesa :). Esta manhã eu fui em uma caminhada depois do café da manhã na direção oposta. Hoje é um feriado assim havia muitas famílias que têm pequenos passeios ao longo do caminho. Eu até consegui ver uma menininha aprendendo a andar de bicicleta. Tão bonitinho.

xoxo

Mariamma

Palm Backdrops 4Ever

Hello lovelies! I was quite productive this morning. I got my car detailed and went to the new gym for the first time. I am turning my car in tomorrow and then I will officially be a carless SoCal resident - unheard of! I drive my car so little, just for road trips basically since I live three blocks from work and can bike almost anywhere in Long Beach. My three year lease is up and it just doesn't make sense to spend a bunch of dough on a new car when it isn't necessary. There are other things I'd rather spend that money on ;). I got it thoroughly cleaned at a spot right around the corner and it looks as good as new! I am running one last errand with it tomorrow morning and then dropping it off at the dealership! It's such perfect timing that the new gym opened yesterday so I don't need to drive to the North LB location anymore - and that won't be an option anyways. I walked there today and it's only a mile. There were little restaurants and shops that I hadn't seen before so it will be a fun way to explore downtown a little more as well. 

<3 life is good

 Mariamma

To-Do

I just got off work and it's only noon! I have the whole rest of the day and I have a list running in my head of things I want to get done:

  • gym (I'm so sore that my boss said I was walking like a robot this morning - so I need to go move my muscles)
  • wash my hair (yes, that's making it to the list)
  • nap (I got off late last night and then worked at 6am this morning) 
  • read my new book (trying to stay on that!)
  • laundry (I have no clean workout clothes)
  • take out trash/recycling
  • cook the tofu curry that I have all the ingredients for (eggplant!)
  • clean (trying to clean for at least 30 min a day while being educated/entertained by a podcast - this way my apartment is always so fresh and so clean) 
  • take photos for the blog
  • get ready to go out with Francesca tonight! 

Wish me luck! 

xx 

Mariamma

A Little Lush

Hey there beauties! I just got back from lunch at Seabirds with Meg, Sabrina, Carlos, Selena, and Garen. Today is Meg and Sabrina's last full day in Long Beach :( I may go to an art show with them tonight ... I just keep postponing the actual goodbye! The food at Seabirds is so good though and all vegan. They had these jackfruit nachos that pretty perfectly mimicked carnitas. Lucky me that it's so close! 

Happy Friday 

Mariamma

Canopy

Happy Sunday! Today was a relaxing one for sure - and it was much needed. I had a slow morning: eating breakfast, hanging with the puppies, Jax and Bentley, and catching up with one of my best friends on the phone. I'll be heading home in a couple weeks to see all my friends, so we had some conspiring to do. Then I headed to the most relaxing Restorative Yoga class. The class is a perfect combination of stretching and napping, both of which I love! Then I came home and made a very yummy dinner while catching up on The Voice. I hope your day was just what you needed too.

Cheers to a great Monday ;) 

xoxo 

Mariamma