27 June 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Create an Active Holiday the Local Way in Rio (As Seen in Ultimate YOU Magazine!)

  Rio de Janeiro has long been an iconic destination for sizzling hot beaches, an even spicier Samba scene, and a tourist tickers’ dream come true! If you peel back the layers, Rio has a bit more to offer than sun, sand, and might I say, bangin beach bodies to boot! In fact, I would go as far to say, locals, called ‘Cariocas’ are some of the fittest (and finest) folks I have seen collectively! Apart from the upcoming FIFA Read more…

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25 April 2012 ~ 3 Comments

A Perfect Day in South America, Take 4: Standing On Top Of The World in Rio… AGAIN!

“A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep my personal Read more…

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22 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 23/4/12

¨What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Quiet Mind, Open Heart, Vitality, Energy, Peace. Photo by Edson Santos.   Have a beautiful week! Don´t forget to share this with someone that might need a bit of Inspiration today:) Health and Happiness, Jess    

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19 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A PERFECT DAY IN SOUTH AMERICA, TAKE 3: Standing On Top Of the World in RIO de Janeiro, PART I

New series!!  “A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep Read more…

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14 April 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Brazil, That´s a Wrap: The Sappy, Heartfelt Farewell to My Beloved…Brazil!

  Goodbye Rio! I left Brazil bronzed and baffled, sunkissed and full of stories, slightly heart-broken , certainly more broke than ever before, about 100 caipirinhas too many, a beach-bum, an acai, coconut and euro shorts addict, I’ve embraced my afro, wear nothing but havaianas, can feel the samba music inside (dancing is still another story) and have one hell of a desire to remain in Rio as a wannabe Carioca forever!!   See, I am a Carioca…I even have the T-shirt! To Read more…

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25 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 26/3/12

“BE DARING. Be different. Be impractical… …Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers. The creatures of the common place. The slaves of the ordinary.” ~ Cecil Beaton   Saúde e Felicidade, Jess

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