Culture

World Press Photo 2014 – Fórum da Maia, 28 Nov to 18 Dec

By | November 25, 2014 at 6:33 am | No comments

Always a provocative, emotional and inspiring experience, World Press Photo Contest Exhibition 2014 returns to the Fórum da Maia , 28 November to 18 December. World Press Photo honors the crème-de-la-crème of global photojournalism from the last year. In this edition, over 98,000 pictures…

Events

Óbidos Vila Natal 2014 – Christmas in the Castle, 5 December to 4 January

By | November 27, 2014 at 11:26 am | No comments

Once again, the charming walled city of Óbidos hosts Vila Natal (Christmas Town). Snowmen and elves hang out here. So do cake bakers and igloo makers. Even Santa keeps a holiday home inside the castle walls. If the holiday spirit is what you need, then sled, skate or ski over to Óbidos, 5 December to 4 January.

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…