Robert & Sonia Delaunay Exhibition – Centro de Arte Moderna, through 22 February

By | November 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm | No comments

French artists, and married couple, Robert (12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) and Sonia (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) Delaunay were key figures in the modernist art realm in Paris in the early 20th century. A new exhibition at the Gulbenkian Centro de Arte Moderna in Lisbon recreates the creative ambiance of the artists during their period in Portugal. O Círculo Delaunay runs through 22 February 2016.


António Paulouro Exhibition in Fundão, through 31 January

By | November 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm | No comments

Residents of central Portugal hold António Paulouro in high esteem. He was a journalist and founded Journal do Fundão. He was promoter of culture and a politician. He was committed to the region and championed social causes. To honor his legacy, the city of Fundão presents the exhibition António Paulouro – Centenário do …


2016 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

By | November 25, 2015 at 9:18 pm | No comments

There’s a new member in the Michlein Star Portugal club! For 2016, the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has awarded a first time star to Chef Rui Silvestre at Bon Bon in Carvoeiro, in the Algarve.  Sadly, L’And Restaurant in Alentejo loses the honored designation.  In total, 14 restaurants in Portugal are recognized with […]

Night Life

Place Nightclub in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

By | November 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm | No comments

The Cais do Sodre neighborhood in Lisbon, once a seedy red light district, has slowly found a new hip revitalized life. Trendy restaurants and cool bars sit next to boutiques and vintage shops. The gourmet Mercado Ribeira is close by. On the west end, the Music Box is one of Lisbon’s best night clubs for live music. And for a…


9Hotel Mercy Lisbon – Boutique Hotel in Chiado

By | November 21, 2015 at 11:51 am | No comments

This boutique hotel in Lisbon emanates cool and chic. No wonder it has become a popular hangout for the trendy traveler. The Mercy Hotel is ideally located on Rua da Miscórdia, with the lively Bairro Alto on one side and the seductive Chiado on the other. Seven floors of haute hospitality are capped with a rooftop terrace offering…


Fabrica Lisboa – Hot Bread and Pastries Baked Fresh in Lisbon

By | September 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm | No comments

It’s morning in Lisbon. You need a coffee, and something fresh and delicious to get you started in your day. Where’s the cool place for hot bread, croissants and pastries? At Fabrica Lisboa, on Rua da Madelena in the Baixa. Handmade, still warm from the oven, goodness delivered to the table. Add a high-quality espresso from…

Cool Things

LooksEasy – Joana Vasconcelos Design for Swatch

By | October 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm | No comments

Celebrated and awesomely-creative, Portuguese conceptual artist Joana Vasconcelos is the latest artist to design a Swatch watch in the brand’s Art series. Vasconcelos, known for such unique works as a giant chandelier made from tampons and an enormous pair of high heel shoes using frying pans, has a developed a watch face concept of handmade filigree. Named LooksEasy, the watch is produced…

Confidentially Speaking…

Confidentially Speaking…João Sousa

By | April 6, 2015 at 11:58 am | No comments

João Sousa is the most recognized Portuguese face on the professional tennis circuit. At only 26 years old, Sousa is already regarded as Portugal’s greatest tennis player of all time. Sousa grew up in Guimarães, in the far north of Portugal. His father, a judge and avid tennis player…


Portugal Fashion CELEBRATION | Summer 2016 – VICRI

By | October 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm | No comments

VICRI goes “Bold & Preppy” for Spring | Summer 2016. Jorge Ferreira reinterprets the classics, giving them a new look through colors, textures and unusual patterns. The silhouette, slim and well-fitted, has as its primary goal a preppy inspiration look, but at the same time, contemporary, urban and with greater prominence. Characteristics of the collection include navy symbols, cricket sweaters and double…


Say.MyNAME Shop at Galeries Lumiére in Porto

By | September 14, 2015 at 11:08 am | No comments

Say.MyNAME, the women’s fashion brand conceived and made in Portugal has an official retail location. At No. 7 in the Galeries Lumiére in Porto, the Say.MyNAME shop is a showcase for the urban-contemporary womenswear concepts of company founder and designer Catarina Sequeira.