By day (and some very long nights), I'm a trend researcher at Box1824, which operates out of my adopted city of Sao Paulo in Brazil. During the rest of my waking hours, I'm a freelance writer and editor.

My book, Total Sao Paulo: A Guide to the Unexpected (released in 2009 and received acclaim from major publications such as Budget Travel and Vogue Portugal for its new take on the usual travel guidebook), and its accompanying site keeps me busy.

My likes include chocolate, travel and shoes that fit.

I'm always on the lookout to become involved in projects that provoke and educate, so email me if you've got a good idea.

Current weather: 67 degrees F. 31% humidity. Clear.