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
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