Culture

Miguel Justino Contemporary Art, Lisbon

By | October 1, 2014 at 5:23 pm | No comments

Bloco 103 Contemporary Art gallery is moving to a new location. Yet, when it opens its doors, it will also have a new name. On 3 October, look for Miguel Justino Contemporary Art at Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 31, just a block off of the exclusive Avenida da Liberdade.

Events

ModaLisboa Legacy – Spring/Summer 2015 Collections, 10-12 October

By | October 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm | No comments

ModaLisboa (aka Lisbon Fashion Week) returns with another full agenda of fashion shows and activities celebrating style in Portugal. The very top Portuguese designers, and very special newcomers, will reveal their collections for Spring/Summer 2015…

Dining

Cantinho do Avillez Porto – Portuguese Cuisine of José Avillez in the North

By | September 9, 2014 at 9:47 am | No comments

Fans of José Avillez in northern Portugal have very good reason to celebrate! The superstar chef, with no less than five restaurants in the trendy Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, has opened his first location in Porto. Cantinho do Avillez-Porto…

Night Life

Bar Foxtrot – Drinks, Art Deco & Jazz in Lisbon

By | August 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm | No comments

Tired of trendsters, dance music and laser lights? In Lisbon, step back in time to when the joint was jumpin’ with jazz. Dudes were “dapper”, and babes were all “dolled up”. Experience a vintage bar seemingly stuck in the Roaring 20’s of last century.

Hotels

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.

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.

Fashion

senhor PRUDÊNCIO Lookbook – Fall/Winter 2014/2015

By | September 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm | No comments

Fashion and art come together in an intriguing, inventive and beautiful lookbook for senhor PRUDÊNCIO’s Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection. This collaboration between the Portuguese menswear, footwear and accessories label and Portuguese artist…

Shopping

Almada 13 – Five Shops in One, Porto

By | September 29, 2014 at 9:13 am | No comments

Some might call it a concept shop. Others could say it’s a micro mall. Those more optimistic would describe it as a department store. We think it’s more of an emporium filled with boutiques selling some of the finest products made in Portugal. It’s Almada 13, at (where else?) Rua do Almada, Nº 13, in Porto.

Cool Things

“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am | No comments

Go ahead. Jump into “The Pool”! This art installation requires your participation. “The Pool”, by American artist Jen Lewin is an innovative public art sculpture creating swirling light and color. Users step, skip, and jump across concentric rings…

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…