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…

Events

Surf at Night 2014 – Surfing & Music Festival, 13-17 August

By | August 3, 2014 at 11:38 am | No comments

Surf at Night is back for 2014! This celebration of Summer on the central coast of Portugal is where surfing and music collide in a giant five-day (and night) beach party. Grab your board. Grab your tent. Grab your sunscreen and get to the Vila do Surf (Cortegaça Beach in Ovar), 13-17 August.

Dining

Bistro Edelweiss – Swiss Cuisine, Retro Chalet Chic in Lisbon

By | August 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm | No comments

A fresh breath of Alpine air wafts over the calçada streets of the Príncipe Real neighborhood of Lisbon, offering a unique dining experience. It’s Bistro Edelweiss, serving up Alpine cuisine and Swiss hospitality at Rua de São Marçal, 2.

Night Life

Bliss Vilamoura, Cool Club for Hot Algarve Nights, Summer 2014

By | July 7, 2014 at 11:44 am | No comments

HUGELY-popular open air nightclub Bliss Vilamoura returns to the central Algarve for an even bigger and better Summer 2014. During July and August, Bliss creates a virtual party city on property at the far side of the Vilamoura resort.

Culture

Contemporary Art from Portugal Telecom – Casa das Mudas, Madeira, through 11 January

By | August 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm | No comments

Portugal Telecom’s art collection includes over 200 works. The public utility company opens up the collection to public view via travelling exhibitions. The body of work in the collection encompasses artistic disciplines of drawing…

Hotels

L’And Vineyards Hotel & Sky Suites – Sleep under the Alentejo Stars

By | July 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm | No comments

L’And Vineyards Resort is a unique hybrid of secluded country estate, romantic winery guest house and cosmopolitan boutique hotel. Located just 45-minutes east of Lisbon, near Montemor-o-Novo, in the heart of the Alentejo…

Cool Things

Sabonete de Cerveja Sovina – Soap Made from Portuguese Beer

By | July 29, 2014 at 11:31 am | No comments

We know Portugal has a rich tradition of handcrafting beautiful and fragrant soaps. We also appreciate the country’s heritage of producing artisanal beers. So it makes sense when we learn that the top companies in both these industries…

Shopping

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Lisbon – 11 September 2014

By | August 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | No comments

It’s binge night for fashionistas and shop-aholics! It’s the one night of the year in Portugal to celebrate all that is fashion and fun…at discount prices. It’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Lisbon 2014, set for 11 September. So grab your credit card, your shopping bag, some fashionable friends and meet us on the streets of Lisbon.

MODALisboa

ModaLisboa Legacy, 10-12 October – SAVE-THE-DATE

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am | No comments

Summer 2014 is not yet over, and already fashionistas are preparing for Summer 2015! ModaLisboa Legacy, showcasing Spring/Summer 2015 fashions from top Portuguese designers is set for 10-12 October. Save these dates in your calendar.

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.

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