Praça Benedito Calixto, in Pinheiros, is a one-stop-shop for a bunch of things I like to do, from eating tasty little food to digging up references for my art, everything in the same square.
It is a very special and traditional place in the neighborhood and in the city, where street vendors gather to sell all kinds of things, LPs, clothing, handcraft items, decoration pieces…
But what catches me are the antiques, with beautiful works in porcelain wares, and also contemporary items from where I extract inspiration to develop my own work.
I love how people refer to Benedito like an old friend, as if they were visiting someone's house. And there's always a little party really happening at this house, with some chorinho, a type of samba, playing in the backyard.
I have two little golden tips to those who are going to Benedito: get there early in the morning, because the best items disappear quickly!
And to try out "espera marido", a sweet treat in Sr. Obeny and Mrs. Maria Emília's tent. It is made out of curdled milk – food fit for the gods!
At Benedito Calixto I see beautiful things, new and old, young and old people from everywhere in town, different styles, aromas and flavors while going at an outdoors walk right in the midst of the crowded commercial street Teodoro Sampaio.