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Amor Cruzados at A Vida Portuguesa Intendente, through 15 March

By | February 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm | No comments

During this month commemorating lovers, a very special exhibition of traditional Portuguese craftsmanship is on display at the Intendente location of A Vida Portuguesa. The ages-old craft of embroidering lenços de namorados (or Valentine’s handkerchiefs) has been re-interpreted…

Events

Fantasporto 2015 – Fantasy Film Festival, Porto

By | February 24, 2015 at 9:58 am | No comments

For 2015, 27 features and 19 short films will compete for top awards at this festival dedicated to fantasy films. Additional films will be screened in Directors Week, Orient Express and Cinema Portugués sections. Films from 27 countries will unspool, of which four will make world premieres …

Dining

K.O.B. by Olivier – Top Quality Aged Beef in Lisbon

By | December 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm | No comments

Popular restauranteur and chef Oliver da Costa (Guilty!, Olivier Avenida, Yakuza, Honra and Assador) is at it again. He has opened a new restaurant that can be considered the first restaurant of aged beef in Portugal. It’s K.O.B. by Olivier. The K.O.B. stands for “Knowledge of Beef”…

Night Life

Moldura do Fado – Chic Space, Captivating Fado in Viseu

By | February 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm | No comments

Friday nights in Viseu just became more melodic. Fado, a mournfully beautiful traditional Portuguese style of music, is performed and celebrated in a new venue in the city’s popular Ribeira neighborhood. Moldura do Fado, at Largo Nossa Sra da Conceição 37, is the sophisticated …

Hotels

Hotel da Música – Melodic & Modern Design Hotel in Porto

By | January 5, 2015 at 10:27 am | No comments

The Hotel da Música, just a stone’s throw away from the Casa da Música concert hall, considers itself a symphony of modernity, comfort, culture, cuisine and tradition. Music is the design inspiration here. Music staff and notes are painted on walls, portraits of composers hang in appreciation…

Daytime

Siopa Chocolatier – Sweet & Savory Gourmet Chocolate in Cascais

By | February 20, 2015 at 9:49 am | No comments

Creative chefs using unique ingredients in extraordinary ways get our attention every time. OK, chocolate also really piques our interest. So imagine our excitement with learning about the sweet and savory chocolate delicacies of Chef Francisco Siopa. His Siopa Chocolatier, featuring gourmet chocolates…

Cool Things

50 Shades of Grey Features Portuguese Furniture Designers

By | February 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm | No comments

50 Shades of Grey, the international best-selling novel by E. L. James, is now a major motion picture. The highly-anticipated erotic thriller set in Vancouver, by Hollywood-based Focus Features, has a distinctive Portuguese signature. Portuguese furniture and lighting designers Boca do Lobo, Brabbu, Delightfull and Koket have been selected by the film’s art directors to […]

Confidentially Speaking…

Confidentially Speaking…Diogo Morgado

By | January 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm | No comments

A heart-throb on Portuguese TV since 1998, Diogo Morgado is now a bonafide international film and TV star, thanks in part to his role as “Jesus Christ” in the miniseries The Bible. With new film projects and an American TV series in the works, Morgado is on a rocket-powered career trajectory…

Fashion

ModaLisboa Curiouser – Winter 2016 Collections Presented 13-15 March

By | February 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm | No comments

30 designers will present collections during ModaLisboa Curiouser. 12 leading Portuguese designers will debut their winter wear on the main runway. 6 designers spread their creative wings in the Lab series. And, 12 rising stars of fashion make their mark in the New Blood showcase.

Shopping

Lacoste Flagship Store on Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon

By | December 7, 2014 at 7:14 am | No comments

Avenida da Liberdade, the avenue of luxury shops in Lisbon, continues to blossom. The newest international brand to open a flagship store is French lifestyle brand Lacoste. The shop at #38H carries collections for men, women and children, featuring fashions, footwear, eyewear…..