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My Brazil: Juliano Corbetta
Following in the stylish footsteps of Charlotte Olympia’s Charlotte Dellal, Made in Brazil editor Juliano Corbetta is the next native tastemaker to share his São Paulo top spots in our My Brazil series.
If I had 12 hours in São Paulo I would catch up with friends over rice cakes and tangerine juice at Ritz in the Jardins neighbourhood before taking a stroll around Vila Madalena to see the street art and visit local art galleries. I’d then go to Skye at Hotel Unique (pictured) for drinks at sunset; it has an amazing view of the city and Ibirapuera Park.
The best place for cocktails is Brasil a Gosto, where they make amazing caipirinhas with a mix of exotic fruits that changes according to the season. I also have to recommend the bars in Vila Madalena, such as Genésio and Salve Jorge, for a "chopp” (draft beer) accompanied by “picanha na chapa” (typical Brazilian bar food) in the afternoon.
I get my culture fix at the Art Biennial at Ibirapuera and SP-Arte, which are my favourite art events in the city. Sala São Paulo is the most beautiful place in the city for concerts.
My top beach spots are on the northeast coast of Brazil in Fernando de Noronha, such as Praia do Sancho. The beaches in Santa Catarina are also among my favourites in the country.
The Brazilian artists I play on repeat are Roberta Sá, Maria Rita, and Marisa Monte.
For menswear, I go to Osklen and Alexandre Herchcovitch.
Don’t forget to pack sunglasses, a pair of trainers to jog by the beach or in Ibirapuera Park, and either a great beach cover up if you’re going to the northeast, or a leather jacket if you’re going to the south or southeast at this time of the year.
Don’t leave Brazil without lots of swimwear, customised Havaianas from the flagship store in Jardins and a copy of Made in Brazil, which is available at Livraria Cultura. I would also recommend not leaving without having as many açaí bowls as possible and eating plenty of “pão de queijo”!
Brazilian style is casual, colourful and very body conscious.
Tempted to stop off in Rio de Janeiro, too? Find out the Charlotte Olympia founder and designer’s top tips by reading My Brazil: Charlotte Dellal. And don’t go anywhere without finding out Harrods’ Fashion Director of Menswear Jason Broderick’s Top 5 Travel Essentials.