Culture

Iconic Photography of Terry O’Neill – Art Catto Gallery, Loulé, from 27 November

By | November 5, 2014 at 7:30 am | No comments

Rockstars, world leaders and Hollywood movie stars are all coming to Loulé! It’s true!…(sort of). Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood and the Beatles will all be there….through the beautiful and iconic imagery of English photographer Terry O’Neill. This amazing exhibition of …

Events

CASALISBOA’14 – Interior Design Showcase, through 23 November

By | November 11, 2014 at 8:44 am | No comments

CASALISBOA’14 is a grand showcase of interior design. Over 30 designers are given the opportunity to restore and decorate a specific space within the historic Iglésias Palace in Largo National Academy of Fine Arts. This blending of exhibition, lifestyle and home design is open to the …

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

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

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

Haunted Houses in Portugal

By | October 31, 2014 at 7:13 am | No comments

It’s that time of year again; time when temperatures become cooler and darkness sets in sooner. It’s the perfect atmosphere to celebrate ghosts and goblins (Halloween – 31 October) and remember those no longer with us (All Saints Day and Day of the Dead – 1 November).

Confidentially Speaking…

Confidentially Speaking…..Joana Vasconcelos, Conceptual Artist

By | November 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm | No comments

What do you appreciate most about art? Is it creativity? …innovation? …whimsy? …color? …the message it conveys? Well, if you enjoy any of these factors, then, no doubt, you’ll fall in love (just as we have) with the works of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Born in Paris, but raised in Lisbon…

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

Pinko – Italian “Uniqueness” Opens in Porto

By | November 22, 2014 at 8:15 am | No comments

Pinko, the contemporary fashion brand with a distinct Italian spirit, has opened its first location in Portugal at the muito trendy Passeio dos Clérigos in the center of Porto. The 226sqm shop intends to be more than a shopping experience… Rather, it is something special…