Hop Across the Pond to Little Britain in NYC!

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Nestled in the West Village–aka Greenwich Village–between 12th and 13th streets is a neighborhood fit for a queen…the Queen of England that is.  Little Britain—or Little England as it’s sometimes called— is your gateway across the pond in NYC.  Fill up on bangers and mash and imbibe authentic English tea whilst perusing a handful of shops and [...]

Brazilian Bites for your World Cup Party!

Pao De Queijo

So Brazil isn’t going to win this year’s World Cup and, yes, it saddens me.   And though I’m not a huge soccer fan, the few times I do think of the sport, I automagically associate it with Brazil. But no need to shed a tear—like many Brazilians did— or burn a car or two, or [...]

Easy Brazilian Themed Crafts for Kids!

Brazilian Flag Craft

  With the World Cup underway in Brazil, it’s a great time to introduce children to Brazilian culture.  And one of the easiest ways to keep active kids attentive during a lesson on Brazilian culture is with craft projects!   Here are a few ideas that I’ve compiled from across the web– with my own adaptations– to [...]

The Girl “in” Ipanema

Passiona Fruit juice and Yucca Croquette

I’m sitting here watching, enviably, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown on CNN.  He’s in Bahia, Brazil sipping cocktails, eating fresh lobster with grilled shrimp, all while taking in the beautiful scenery–and I’m not talking physical landscapes here– there are tons of beautiful Brazilians flaunting their wares in bikini thongs and tight swim trunks.   Whereas Anthony Bourdain [...]

A Quick Stroll through NYC’s Little Brazil

Little Brazil NYC

The World Cup is starting this week in Brazil making it the perfect excuse for visiting NYC’s Little Brazil.  The area known as Little Brazil spans one block on W 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and while on the small side, Little Brazil is one of NYC’s epicenters of Brazilian culture. Little Brazil is [...]