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…


Surf At Lisbon Film Festival 2014 – 30 Oct. to 2 Nov.

By | October 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm | No comments

Once again, The Surf at Lisbon (SAL) Film Festival brings to Portugal’s capital city the best of what the world of surf cinema has to offer. With a full schedule of independent surf films, produced by national and international filmmakers, SAL is an event that celebrates the art, the culture …


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.


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.


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.


Portugal Fashion BLOOM – Katty Xiomara, Summer 2015 by Petra Confashionista

By | October 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm | No comments

Love at first sight? Yes, it exists and it happened at Katty Xiomara runway show. Inspired by the 1960’s with the pixie dresses, the 1940’s with the midi skirts, the romantic blouses and light skirts were so my style that it seemed this talented designer had made a tour through my brain and…


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

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).

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…