New York, New York!

This is a different kind of travel post than I am used to doing if I am honest. In the past when I have been away, I have blogged after the fact, it has mainly been focusing on what I wore or what I had packed.  I’m not even going to give you any real money saving tips either which is what most travel blogs are about.  I will be up front and let you know I didn’t pay for anything.  Ok, that is a lie, I paid for breakfast a couple of mornings... Read More


Do you want to build a snowman?

It’s a snow day! Or as close as Northern Ireland gets to a snow day! Schools have been closed (I am serious), traffic is at a stand still (don’t drive in the snow if you aren’t confident in it!) and people generally look like they are wrapping up to go out in a sub zero climate, myself included. My outfit today comprises of long sleeved top, blue shirt, blue jumper, parka jacket, tights, jeans, trainer socks and fluffy socks.  Not forgetting hat, scarf and gloves. Ok, I may have over... Read More


Moving Day

In the last blog post, I talked about change, fresh starts and moving forward. At Rio Brazil, we have taken this to heart. 2015 is going to be our year and we can’t wait to share it all with you. As of March, we are happy to announce that our fabulous Bradbury Place team will be moving. Where you might ask? To our newly renovated and extended, Wellington Place stores.  We can’t wait to have everyone on site at Rio Brazil HQ and to give you an even better bespoke... Read More


New Year, New You?

2015, the Year of the sheep.  15 years since the potential dreaded computer crash of the millennium, 4 years since Wills and Kate got hitched, 20 years since Take That were a proper foursome and 27 years since I was born. 2015 is going to be a big year, I can feel it!  I have my first close friend getting married, which signals that everything is down hill from here, I have started a fabulous new job and I will probably by the end of the year, sell the first... Read More


Yummy in my Tummy

Our lovely friends at Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Street are worried about our tummys this Christmas.  They do take a bit of beating over the christmas period. Drinking, starters, main course, dessert, take aways and probably some more drinking. So they sent us over this recipe for Seafood Chowder to make our tummy’s happy.  How very kind. Seafood Chowder Serves 8-10 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients: • 500g mixed seafood (mussels, cockles, prawns, cod, salmon etc.) • 1 onion, diced • 2 ribs celery, diced... Read More


Last Order Dates & Collect In Store.

Last Order Dates (Guaranteed before Christmas) Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 12pm on 22nd December to qualify for FREE DELIVERY Mainland UK: Orders placed before 12pm on 23rd December for SPECIAL NEXT DAY DELIVERY OPTION Collect in store: Orders placed before 12pm on 24th December* *Rio & Brazil – Christmas Opening Hours – Shop or ( Click & Collect ) in store this Christmas Wellington Place, Belfast – 02890 310043 Thursday 18th – 10am to 9pm Friday 19th – 10am to late Saturday 20th – 10am to 6pm Sunday 21st –... Read More


Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I read a headline the other day that stated “worst winter in Ireland for 5o years coming!” Now whether this ice age winter transpires is another matter entirely but if you haven’t noticed, it has become rather cold outside.  The problem with my wardrobe is that I always go for comfort and warmth.  If it passes for acceptably styled and I am warm then it will get worn no matter what. Anyone I speak to, they always say there is a part of their wardrobe that they feel is lacking,... Read More


Autumn/Winter Showcase 2014

One of our taglines in Rio Brazil and Mr and Mrs Stitch is “We do Fashion.”  We eat it, breath it and I am pretty sure that some of our employees sleep among the Circle of Gentleman shirts.  We try our best to be good at what we do and sometimes we like to show off. Last Saturday and Sunday, we showed off. 160 guests, 64 looks,  8 models, 4 courses of food, 2 streakers, mutiple ooohhh and aahhhss & even one customer logging on to the website and buying... Read More


  EVEN MORE DISCOUNTS FOR FASHION SHOW TICKET HOLDERS! If you already have a ticket, you will be happy to hear the we will be offering you even more discounts IN STORE! Be prepared to shop, as we are hosting an after party in Rio & Brazil Wellington Place , with drinks from 5pm to 7pm on both days. Don’t have a ticket yet? There is still time. See below!