Culture

Raw Japan at MUDE, Lisbon, through 8 February 2015

By | October 16, 2014 at 9:10 am | No comments

Two concurrent exhibitions at MUDE, the Museum of Design and Fashion presents cultural and design items from early 20th century Japan. Boro – Um Tecido de Vida (Boro: The Fabric of Life) and Puras Formas (Pure Forms) examine the preservation of material resources, reuse or…

Events

DocLisboa 2014 – Documentary Film Festival, 16-26 October

By | October 17, 2014 at 10:23 am | No comments

The 12th edition of DocLisboa, the International Documentary Film Festival, rolls out 16-16 October in Lisbon. This year’s festival screens 250 films from 40 countries across the globe. 40 of the films are world premieres, 12 are international premiers and 2 are European premiers.

Dining

Kook Chiado – Popular Luanda Restaurant Comes to Lisbon

By | October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm | No comments

It’s a little bit Portuguese. It’s a little bit Japanese. Oh, and it’s a little bit Angolan! Favorite Portuguese dishes are served alongside light sushi and sashimi, and complimented with unique flavors of African cuisine. It’s Kook Chiado, a fabulous “international” restaurant in the heart of Lisbon’s fashionable district.

Night Life

Meduse Shisha Experience at Conrad Algarve

By | October 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm | No comments

Leave it to the Conrad Algarve to devise a deliciously exciting new experience for hotel guests and local residents. This time they blend the romance of the Arabian kasbah with “the luxury of being yourself.” Its the Meduse Shisha Experience, only at the Gusto Bar and Lago Terrace at Conrad Algarve.

Hotels

Evolutee Hotel at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

By | September 8, 2014 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort has a lot to celebrate. the luxury resort has a world-class hotel. The five-star Evolutee Hotel with spa, conference rooms and Philippe Stark design, is a perfect getaway for weekend retreats or longer-term relaxation.

Daytime

Herdade dos Grous – Take Part in the Grape Harvest

By | August 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or someone who enjoys the thrill of new experiences, you’ll be delighted to participate in the grape harvest weekdays in September at Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo.

Fashion

ModaLisboa LEGACY | Spring/Summer 2015 – Nuno Gama

By | October 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm | No comments

For Spring/Summer 2015, Nuno Gama takes us back in time to the childhood he spent exploring the Arrbida national park. This lush mountain reserve next to the sea was literally steps away from his boyhood home in Azeitao. Experiences here of running, playing and discovering…

Shopping

JANS Concept – 100% Portuguese Products, Bairro Alto, Lisbon

By | October 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm | No comments

Art, nature, wisdom, heritage and traditions come together in innovative design products that are 100% Portuguese at JANS Concept. Fashions of linen and felt, and decorative items of ceramic and cork, are featured in this shop created by Isilda Pelicano. It’s the perfect spot to pick up a…

Cool Things

“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am | No comments

Go ahead. Jump into “The Pool”! This art installation requires your participation. “The Pool”, by American artist Jen Lewin is an innovative public art sculpture creating swirling light and color. Users step, skip, and jump across concentric rings…

Central Portugal

Livraria de Santiago – Historic Church Reborn as Modern Bookstore in Óbidos

By | April 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm | No comments

In recent years, the church was abandoned and fell into ruin. Yet, literary champions from popular bookstore Ler Devagar in Lisbon recognized potential in the structure. They corralled support from the European investors to the tune of €300,000…