FashionLena Santana’s studio is tucked behind her namesake whitewashed boutique. Her clothes – cotton dresses with Miró-esque designs; silk screen-printed tunics – hang beside beach totes and swimwear, as well as eclectic antiques and kitsch tableware. Salvador-born and London-trained, Santana worked as a costume designer in Rio de Janeiro before setting up her own sustainably led label in Paraty. Address: Rua Comendador José Luiz, 16Centro Histórico, 23970-000, BrazilWebsite: lenasantana.comBrazillian spiritsIn Sítio Santo Antônio, a short ride from Paraty Bay, Cachaça Maria Izabel distillery and farm sits between dense jungle and ocean. Izabel’s brew is the stuff of local legend, using sugar cane grown and distilled on site with near-alchemic yeast-making skill.