GLCO goes to Brazil-Ilhabela

By helen

I think its time to take a little escape from L.A. A little mental vacation by seeing what our friend Helen has been up to in the month of March. Last month, Helen spent 3 weeks in her native Brazil, jealous? Of course we are. The next few days will feature of series of day trips Helen took while visiting the beautiful country of Brazil...

First up, Helen visits our friend Ruby Corley in Ilhabela, Brazil, who was featured in our first catalog shoot 4 years ago. To get to the island you have to take a ferry or a boat. Rising steeply from the narrow strait that divides it from the continent, the 350-sq-km Ilhabela (meaning "beautiful Island") earns its name from its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, dense tropical jungle and some 360 waterfalls. A haunt of pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, its waters are scattered with shipwrecks, many of which make for excellent diving.


Lush vegetation car ride to Prainha beach.


Friends getting ready to sail.


Walk from one side of the beach to another.


At the beach bar, you can get beer, booze and handmade seafood dishes


Beach dogs just hanging out begging for coconuts.


Speedos are a must over there


And of course the best Acai bowls.


Wondering where Helen is going to go next!