Jenni Avins

Big. Bold. Beachy. Brazilian Beaches, for Virtuoso Life

Click here for a link to the virtual copy of Virtuoso Life’s March/April 2013 issue, pages 76-85.
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Tuck It All in There, for VICE

FETISHIZING THE LATEX DREAM IN THE BRAZILIAN RAINFOREST Jenni tries on Fetisso’s best-selling gloves in the factory’s stockroom. Sometime in the mid-1960s, near the small Swiss town of Vordemwald, little Willi Graber was playing by himself on his grandparents’ farm. He wandered into the kitchen, where something in a basket of old clothes caught his eye: a pair of yellow latex kitchen...
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About

Jenni Avins is a multimedia journalist whose work has been published in outlets including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Vice, Marie Claire, Style.com, Budget Travel, and Saveur. She was a Contributing Editor to New York magazine’s fashion site, the Cut, and the founder of Closettour.com—a website about wondering what to wear in an increasingly...
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Miracle in the Jungle, Gourmet

You might think you’ve heard it all about açaí, the Amazon rain forest “superfruit” that stormed North American shores a few years ago—that it has omega–3 fats sufficient to make a salmon blush, antioxidants to put pomegranates to shame, and grows wild in Brazil. It was in 2002, before most people here had heard of açaí, that I fell in love with this little berry. Eventually, I...
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The Replacement Mural, New York Magazine

(Photo: Allen Benedikt) Last year, Deitch Projects and the Haring Foundation reproduced a 1982 Haring mural at Houston and Bowery. In July, Deitch had twin Brazilian artists, who go by Os Gemeos, paint over it. “People stopped and said, ‘Shit, why are you guys erasing this?’” Os Gemeos said. “They were so worried it was going to be an...
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Point of No Return: Itacaré, Brazil, Foam Magazine

  New streets had been opened, automobiles brought in, mansions built, roads constructed, newspapers published, clubs organized…But the ways men think and feel evolve more slowly. Thus it has always been, in every society. Jorge Amado, foreword, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, 1958 Big tropical raindrops blur the waves on my first morning in Itacaré. So instead of an early morning surf...
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Eu Amo Vintage, NYLON Magazine

Outside an old townhouse, on a cobblestoned hill in Santa Teresa, Brazil, overlooking Rio de Janeiro’s emerald mountains flies a giant flag emblazoned with the words EU...
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Brazil’s Fazenda da Lagoa, Mr and Mrs Smith.com

‘Welcome to Jurassic Park,’ says Mr Smith dryly as our Land Rover bumps through an arid forest of coconut palms in Bahia, Brazil. Indeed, it seems another place and time when we arrive at the road’s end to find a boat with a rainbow-striped awning awaiting us. We feel happily miles from nowhere and plop down on soda pop-coloured cushions for the short ride across the lake Fazenda da Lagoa...
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