FAST FACTS

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SHOP­PING

Clube Choco­late — Clube Choco­late is cer­tainly one of São Paulo’s hottest fash­ion bou­tiques. A four-story in­door atrium fea­tures tow­er­ing palm trees, sandy beach and chic café-eatery bub­bly with lounge mu­sic. De­signed by Brazil­ian ar­chi­tect Isay We­in­feld, the store fea­tures lo­cal woods, stone, and sand to cre­ate a de­sign oa­sis aimed at cap­tur­ing Brazil­ian sen­su­al­ity.

Aside from men and women’s cloth­ing, the store of­fers home wares from indige­nous In­di­ans, an ex­otic-bird mar­ket with tou­cans and a sexy lin­gerie store. The down­stairs restau­rant, where din­ers are seated on fur­ni­ture avail­able for pur­chase, serves up a ca­sual lunch menu in a book­store en­vi­ron­ment.

Rua Os­car Freire, 913

ARTS

Mod­ern Art Mu­seum — The Mod­ern Art Mu­seum of São Paulo is one of the most ac­tive cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions in the city, with a vast collection of Brazil­ian and other con­tem­po­rary art. The mu­seum also has its own restau­rant where you can have lunch while en­joy­ing the beau­ti­ful view of the sculp­ture gar­den.

Portão 3, Par­que do Ibi­ra­puera Visit mam.org.br.

WHERE TO STAY

Ho­tel Fasano — The Fasano fam­ily, renowned for their hos­pi­tal­ity and fine north­ern Ital­ian cui­sine for over a century, de­cided to spread their wings and fly to even greater heights. The end re­sult is one of São Paulo’s new­est and most charm­ing prop­er­ties. Roge­rio Fasano, con­sid­ered the num­ber one restau­ra­teur in Brazil, is in charge of the bou­tique ho­tel’s gas­tron­omy. The restau­rant oc­cu­pies a cav­ernous room and is very for­mal. Ex­pect clas­sic Ital­ian pasta dishes; fine wines and so­phis­ti­cated ser­vice. The ho­tel owns a fleet of lim­ou­sines pro­vid­ing pick-ups at Guarul­hos In­ter­na­tional Air­port (GRU) and trans­fers to the other ho­tels and restaurants of the Fasano fam­ily.

Rua Vitório Fasano, 88

WHERE TO EAT

Oba — If you want to have a true trendy Sampa gas­tro­nomic ex­pe­ri­ence, try Spot or Oba Res­tau­rante. Oba dishes are in­spired by four dif­fer­ent cuisines: Brazil­ian, Thai, Mex­i­can and Ital­ian. The am­bi­ence is warm and col­or­ful and it’s the per­fect place to have lunch with friends. Be sure to try Brazil’s sig­na­ture drink, Caipir­inha—you might be in São Paulo for work, but you are still in Brazil. So hav­ing fun is manda­tory!

Ad­dress: Rua Doutor Melo Alves, 205 - Jardins

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