Dulce Delight is on vacation in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil.
It's hard to explain the atmosphere of this amazing city but I think I can try: Imagine a mixture between the music I play on my videos, a breeze that moves the leafs from the trees and your hair, a bright and warm sun everyday (almost), a cold light tap beer in a sidewalk and an informal posture from everybody that surrounds you. Combine all these caracteristics and you will be able to understand at least ten percent of the magic from Rio.
I'm originally from São Paulo, the city like New York where people are proud to say they work too much and barely have time to hang out with friends but in Rio it's the opposite, here people are proud to say they get off at 5pm from work and go to the beach during lunch time .
New York has the power to change people and make them believe that work and money comes always first but I honestly hope that my brazilian background saves me from this curse and just to make sure I never lose it I like to come back home and spend time with family, friends, trees, sand and everything else that comes in the "combo".
Relaxation is a state of mind. Doing nothing and feeling happy is also a state of mind really hard to achieve, you have to put effort to set your mind free of worries and be aware of the present time in order to achieve this state. Relaxation requires your presence without future plans, without past feelings, it only requires your mind there feeling the present, living the present and being content with it.
Coming back home inspires me a lot, the colors, the people and specially the food. I've been going out to try new flavors every other night and have been building a notebook filled with good ideas from bar food to dessert and main course. Here in Brazil we produce all of our fruits and vegetables and it grows all year long giving us (foodies) fuel to our imagination at all times.
Well, Dulce Delight is taking a little break but will come back very soon with tons of great new recipes and a tanner host, meanwhile enjoy this video that contains footage from all the places I've been going lately. Don't be jealous!