The Luxury Passport has always been a space for Ana Paula to express herself! But since she is Phyna and lives in Germany, we find the difficulty to cover every legal agenda we have around here in Brazil. So, I’m putting out my journalistic veins and helping you with that, I’m going to steal just a little bit of your attention. Pleasure, I am Marcella, advisor of The Luxury Passport and that makes this blogger beak to ensure THAT the PL is always updated and bring the best news from The Bridge Europe-Brazil for you!
Inspired by the post of life coaching and the search for the reconnection of Ana Paula (post that you can see here), I was invited to participate in a meditation sung in the dark. I Was curious, I am completely passionate about music and meditating always takes us out of the problems of every day. I still didn’t know, but I’d have a very different experience and I’d meet amazing people.
The Show begins with the ritual of turning off the cell phones and the lights are slowly fading. It happens every last 5th of the month, in the City Warehouse, and in each encounter a guest conducts meditation. By virtue of this wonderful fate, the Rajesh Raman, was the time mediator and made us a meditation technique through respiration. If you still don’t know her work, search a little more here.
The singing of urban Troumers happens after a good time of meditation and when we are already totally in the dark. According to them, “music in the Dark is an experience of coexistence, which provokes inspiration through music.” AHarvard study has proven that the brain changes from meditation. The audience is attentive to the show with the exercise of concentration and respiration, and perceives the melody and the lyrics in a different way. In my case, I observed quite what reaction and emotion every song caused me, it was surprising!
The next meditation in the dark will be May 25th, the 21h, in the City Warehouse, and will have mediation of Mirna Grzich, a reference in meditation in Brazil. The value is $45 per person, but the project has a discount partnership with the Free turnstile.
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The Dream of Car travel: practical tips for you to plan your
One Day you saw that genius Road Trip and remembered a latent desire, but forgotten by the routine and obligations of normal life: Take the road by car. Who ever? The question is, what to do with this will? You Will leave aside and forget again or organize your trip, choose a genial playlist and close the door to just return… Who knows when?
Well, if you decided to give your imagination a ball and turn it into reality, congratulations! To celebrate your decision and help with some practical tips, we created this article with the goal that everything works out and you come back telling genius stories and not what ended up going wrong. Shall we go?
Define the route
One of the coolest things about traveling by car is the possibility of going anywhere, anytime you want. Okay, freedom is genius, but it’s also worth defining some destinations, or at least going towards some. So If you change your mind on the way, that’s fine.
Even so, choosing the destination serves to plan the route, and in them, identify the points of support and stops for you to supply, rest a little or take off that selfie in a fantastic gazebo. In Fact, it can be said that the best of Brazil is found precisely in points that are not necessarily in the tourist maps. By car, you can afford to go discovering havens.
Vehicle: Own or depart for theCar rental?
That’s the million-dollar question. Actually, it all depends. If you have a car in perfect condition, with all the documentation in day and available for free use (if not shared, for example), nothing like going with your cart and making it participate in the story along with you.
Now, if your car is not 100, if it’s not ‘only you ‘ or if you want to start the trip from a point away from where you live, the best option is to count on the advantages of car rental. What is not missing are rental companies that deliver the car in one city and receive in another, besides the GPS facilities and vehicle status. How do you find a good vehicle? Easy, type “Car Rental RJ“(or the city you need) and you will see what options are not missing!
The best thing is that you guarantee a reliable vehicle and, even if something happens, the same is exchanged and the ransom saves you. On the other hand, you can choose the model best suited to your needs. Imagine taking an offroad? Or a convertible to travel, literally, with your hair in the wind? Luxury and wealth;).
What’s missing to get on the road?
Some say that to travel by car is only necessary to have two things: a car and a driver. It May be, but let’s just tell the truth, even for the trip to run smoothly or you have to arrange things all the time, you’d better go out with everything ready. We could even make a checklist of personal objects, but each person is a world, let’s just cite some universal needs of an authentic car traveler:
Playlist- Music is all on a trip. What do you like to hear? Play all your MP3 on mobile or on a USB stick, think that not every place has Internet and running out of soundtrack at that time is not an option.
Documentation- Personal and vehicle (if you do not opt for car rental). To stay, you need to present personal documents and there is a place that asks for something that proves that you are you at the time to pass the credit card, for example. Health Plan Card and, if traveling with children, birth certificate of everyone, if required by supervision in some control.
Useful Objects- The best way to travel by car is to be able to take a lot of things! Then You can play whatever you think is necessary in the trunk. Food is good, so you don’t get hungry on the way, water is critical. Toilet Paper, hair dryer, small board, sunscreen, everything goes. There’s no harm in a ice cream, either. And If you’re the type to cook and camp, a camping kit could be salvation.
What else?- Decide and leave. Even the lodging you can go see on the way, discover cool places and ask for directions. The most important thing is to go! So do not leave your wills aside, your personal road trip is waiting for you, and can be done much more easily than you think, but only become reality. So, good luck with the preparations and foot on the road! Then tell us about the Luxury Passport, how was your trip!
Random iPhone shots of the Luz station today in Central São Paulo city. I loved seeing the place today on my way to Bom Retiro neighbourhood. I had forgotten how beautiful it is inside. I love Sao Paulo. It is a delight to rediscover the hidden treasures behind the indifferent eyes of the passers-by. Their eyes are so used to seen the same things everyday – unable to perceive the beauty of the place.
Luz – Iron and its solid and robust beauty
A little poetry in everyday life, with the music coming from a piano in the middle of the station.
The Watch. Why do we wear it? There is a clock on my phone, in my car, on my computer, there is a timepiece everywhere. So what’s the point, then of wearing a watch? The answer from a male perspective is: It is the last thing that men have left. For millennia, we used to wear amulets, chains, rings, charms, bracelets, we had headdresses and earrings, and we had big belts with heavy buckles and shiny weapons attached to them.
Today, all that is gone. We literally wear nothing on our bodies that states anything – apart from clothes that say “I don’t want to be cold outside”.In comes The Watch. The watch gives us a chance to state who we are and where we want to go. I have two watches. One is a green Swatch Irony which feels vey light on the wrist and looks trendy and almost DJ-like. I can wear it with anything, and it states “I am a modernist, I don’t live in the past”.
I appreciate beauty, creativity and color. And green happens to be my favorite color, probably not a coincidence. My other watch is a Hans Stern Compass Sfera – HStern – which sends quite a different message. It states “I am a leader, not a follower. I don’t like to waste my time”. I wear it for business meetings and when my adorable wife and I go out to a special place at night.
“I love my two watches! I would feel kind of naked without a watch. And sometimes… sometimes I actually look at them to see what time it is.
Mode Suisse was on last weekend, and I’m just dying to post it all here for you. I hope to do that later today or tomorrow. For now, I’ll leave you with this picture of a dress all made of rosaries, designed by the guys over at University of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva – how about that for an inspiration?
Where do you wear an outfit like that ? Over at the Vatican I guess! Joking aside, I found it very creative and believe me, it was very beautiful! The whole event had a very “conceptual” take on modern fashion, but there was also a lot of prêt-à-porter. I took many photos and am going to show everything in the next post.
Ana Paula Schäpers
Cresceu na periferia de São Paulo, mudou para a Suíça, depois França e atualmente mora com seu filho em Munique, na Alemanha. Sempre antenada e buscando o melhor de cada destino, adora partilhar suas experiências com pessoas, explorando o mundo feminino, da maternidade, beleza, moda e decoração. Acredita que luxo é viver com criatividade.