By Carlos Eduardo Oliveira
Upon landing in Qatar in 2021 at the monumental airport of Doha, São Paulo native Mikaela Paim had one goal: to make history. And, she says, she succeeded: "I am the only woman to have implemented an ultra-luxurious lounge for cigars and premium drinks in the Middle East, a unique project in the world".
To help the family, the work had started early: at age 12, she already worked in a bar, and at 14 she was hostess at an Italian restaurant, the long-lived Osteria Generale, in Bixiga. "With the conviviality, I had . . .