Culture

Justino Alves & Daniel Gamelas – Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

By | December 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm | No comments

Abstract artist Justino Alves and realist sculptor Daniel Gamelas are featured in a double exhibition at the Galeria São Mamede in Lisbon. A series of 19 paintings entitled “Counter Current” by Alves are on display, as are 16 terracotta and bronze sculptures by Gamelas under the theme …

Events

O Fabuloso Desejo de Natal – Holiday Spectacular in Lisbon

By | December 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm | No comments

In the Christmas spirit yet? Corral the kids, bring your partner, assemble your friends, grab grandma and come on down to the Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon for a multisensory holiday spectacular. O Fabuloso Desejo de Natal (The Fabulous Christmas Wish) is a video mapping show projected…

Dining

2015 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm | No comments

And the Michelin stars just keep on coming! For 2015, the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has added two new restaurants in Portugal to the distinguished list of gastronomic excellence, and elevated another to two-star status. In total 17 stars on 14 chefs are spread from Porto to the Algarve…

Night Life

Mood Tavira – Lounge, Bar, Nightclub & Bowling

By | December 1, 2014 at 10:31 am | No comments

You’re in the eastern Algarve, and you’re looking for something to do on a weekend night. What are you in the Mood for? We’ve got a suggestion. MOOD Tavira is a multi-faceted spot for music cocktails and dancing. They’ve even got a bowling alley for a bit of sport to go along…

Hotels

Viceroy Algarve at Quinta da Ombria Announced

By | November 13, 2014 at 9:20 am | No comments

A new resort, spa and golf course is coming to the Algarve in 2017. Viceroy Algarve at Quinta da Ombria is planned to be built in Loulé council. This is the first European location for the Viceroy Hotel Group. Upon completion, the luxury destination will offer distinguished jetsetters and thrill-seekers an exclusive coastal enclave in one of Europe’s most seductive locales.

Daytime

Mercado Bom Sucesso – Fresh Market & Gourmet Cuisine, Porto

By | November 12, 2014 at 8:22 am | No comments

Have some spare time and hungry in Porto? Get over to Mercado Bom Sucesso for a large assortment of food products, prepared cuisines, cooking workshops, and a glass of Portuguese wine. These tasty treats are served under a beautifully renovated mid-century modern building …

Cool Things

Firemen of Setúbal Calendar 2015

By | November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

They’re at it again. The hunky firefighters in Setubal (Bombeiros de Setubal) have released a new calendar for 2015. In 2014, the organization decided to shoot a beefcake calendar to draw attention…and financial support…to local charities. The calendar was such a huge success that…

Confidentially Speaking…

Confidentially Speaking…José Avillez

By | December 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm | No comments

Whether you’re a true foodie or a casual diner, we’re sure you’re familiar with José Avillez. Perhaps that’s because his business acumen is as sharp as the knives in his six respected restaurants in Lisbon and Porto. Or, maybe you’ve bought one of his three cookbooks, or seen him on ….

Fashion

“Portuguese Soul” – Book Promotes Portuguese Fashion & Footwear

By | November 13, 2014 at 6:53 am | No comments

A beautiful new book of images captures the essence of Portuguese footwear and fashion design in Portugal today. “Portuguese Soul” is edited by APICCAPS (Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e Seus Sucedâneos) the national footwear and….

Shopping

Lacoste Flagship Store on Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon

By | December 7, 2014 at 7:14 am | No comments

Avenida da Liberdade, the avenue of luxury shops in Lisbon, continues to blossom. The newest international brand to open a flagship store is French lifestyle brand Lacoste. The shop at #38H carries collections for men, women and children, featuring fashions, footwear, eyewear…..