São Paulo, Brazil

May 13, 2014
1

Bar/Restaurant

D.O.M. I think that chef Alex Attala is among the best in the world. He's bright, charismatic, creative, elegant, adventurous, and a workaholic who loves challenges. His D.O.M. reflects his personality. We've been friends since he was a teenager and I was in my early twenties.

2

Street to Walk Down

O Elevado Costa e Silva, or better known by its nickname: Minhocão (big earthworm). This is the face of the ugly, unorganized São Paulo. The traffic lanes are closed to cars at night and on Sundays. I love being the last car to get in and driving very slowly along its 3.5 km, or walking on Sundays and looking at its mixed architecture and miserable reality.

3

Art Venue

Sala São Paulo and OSESP Symphony Orchestra and its choir. This is a comfortable place to hear the best composers, musicians, and conductors. The acoustics are excellent.

4

One Miscellaneous Pick of your choice

Galeria do Rock “The Rock Gallery” or Big Galleries. This is a big commercial center designed by architect Alfredo Mathias. Most of the businesses are music shops, and all genres are included: from rap and hip-hop to hardcore and punk, black music, and samba. There are also fashion shops for skaters and surfers, along with hairdressers for all styles: from black power to punk.