August 2017: City of the Month, Rio De Janeiro August 01 2017, 0 Comments

With its plentiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and backdrop of samba and bossa nova rhythms, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Made famous (mostly) by the song, Ipanema Beach is still the place to stroll, sunbathe, and be seen. Copacabana Beach is also another popular beach within the city; it became a symbol of Rio during the 1940s, when international starlets would jet in for the weekend. Also home to the largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, beckons visitors to Corcovado Mountain. Lushly forested mountains line the city, shimmering beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Far from being mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara, and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world's most stunning urban landscapes. Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations are bacchanalian extravaganzas of feasting, music, dance, and costumed revelry. Above all the crowds you can hear samba music, a rapid-fire style of music with African influences and an infectious beat that is synonymous with Rio. In honor of the city Loose Petals is offering $5.00 off any non-sale city organic print size 8 x 10 or larger for the month of August 2017! Use code 5OFF at check out.