and haPPy 2017 from the marvelous city of rio de janeiro

9pm: it was the first stop of the night, very casual and fun!

midnight; a very grand and small gathering to welcome 2017. Simply lovely

third stop of the night: at the Narciza’s apartment….no need to add more!! Fun and lots of hair movement

the triplex penthouse above Narciza’s place was surreal !!

Well, here I was again at the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, the town that has the best New Years Eve of the whole world! I was hoping that this year I was going to be a little calmer, since my 2016 New Years Eve was really busy, but after the Festa dos Herois Safados, you get in a mood so vibrant…it is almost impossible to resist the energy. So here we went again into the night full of parties and celebrations…
Please don’t take me wrong, I have spent many years celebrating the “reveillon”  in the sands of Copacabana and it was simply amazing…but the time now is different and I like to know and always experience new things…
From a very casual chic gathering to a grand and small reception where I welcomed the first minutes of 2017, and from the super selected and busy party at the Narciza Tamborindeguy ‘s place at the Chopin building we ended up at the triplex penthouse right above Nariciza’s apartment….really insane. The end of the night or shall I better say the beginning of the new year was with the sunrise at the Fasano, and yes I did my little dance in the pool ! Happy 2017 !!

arriving at Fasano at 5am to wait for the sunrise…it was a lovely night indeed !


Ramiro, Martin, my bff Fernando, Adam, my darling friend Anna Maria and moi at Atlantica Avenue in Copacabana

Freak Chic by Gazelle Paulo

rio de janeiro: the best new years eve






  • starting the night at 10PM in the Tancredo Neves building at a lovely, calm and chic party.

I strong believe that how you spend the first hours of the first day of the year it will maybe influence the energy for the whole year…of course not, but it is always good to start the year with a bang, and the only place that I know that is an all night long party on New Years Eve is definitely the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.

From an old school high society party in a magnificent apartment in the Tancredo Neves building in Atlantic Avenue to a Gavea neighborhood mansion owned by a famous and glamorous gay couple in Rio de Janeiro; and ending up the night and starting the day and year at the very posh and cool Fasano Hotel in Ipanema where at the moment you come out of the elevator, a waiter will greet you with real champagne; I had the best time ever…


Second stop of the night at 2:30AM in the home of Andre and Bruno Chateaubriand:

rio 10

rio 7

rio 6

rio 8



and ending up the night at 6AM in the Fasano; and yes, I even deserved a quick clothing change…Happy 2016 everyone !! 😀


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rio 12

rio 11

rio 14

rio 15

rio 13

rio 17

Freak Chic

by Gazelle Paulo