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Brazilian Street Artist Finok Debuts at Underdog Gallery, Lisbon

By | February 28, 2015 at 10:43 am | No comments

Celebrated Brazilian street artist Raphael Sagarra (aka Finok) debuts in Lisbon with a solo exhibition featuring his unique style of urban art. The show, entitled O Enterro do Galo (The Burial of the Rooster), is presented by the Underdog Gallery, a space dedicated to urban-inspired graphics and visual culture.

Events

LisbonWeek 2015 – Culture of Modernist Alvalade, 10-19 April

By | March 30, 2015 at 8:23 am | No comments

The third edition of the fabulous cultural festival LisbonWeek runs 10-19 April. In 2015, the festival is set around ultimate modernist city in Lisbon, Alvalade. This co-production between ACTU (Associação Cultural e Turística Urbana), Lisbon’s City Council and Alvalade Town Council,…

Dining

Bistrô 4 by Benoit Sinthon – “Bistronomie” in Lisbon

By | March 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Chef Benoit Sinthon, known for his Michelin Star-awarded Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant at the Cliff Bay Hotel in Madeira, has reached across the ocean to participate in a new Lisbon restaurant. Bistrô 4 at the Porto Bay Liberdade hotel is a casual but sophisticated bistro specializing in “bistronomie,” a concept combining bistro and haute cuisine at affordable prices.

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

Six Senses Douro Valley – Riverside Retreat

By | March 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Six Senses Douro Valley is a massive resort on the southern banks of the River Douro.  The Douro region is well-known for its production of quality wine.  The resort takes full advantage of this location sitting beside centuries-old vineyards, and providing lush gardens and natural…

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

Santini Bombons – Chocolate & Ice Cream Delights

By | March 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Portuguese of all ages have fond memories of being taken to Santini’s by their parents for ice cream during the warm summer months. In modern times, this delicious ice cream, offered in a range of exotic flavors, has often been called “the best ice cream in the world.” But hold on…

Confidentially Speaking…

Confidentially Speaking – Alexandre Farto aka Vhils

By | March 1, 2015 at 2:01 pm | No comments

You’ve probably caught a glimpse of his work, somewhere in some city. The large mesmerizing faces sculpted into the exteriors of buildings from Lisbon to Los Angeles, and Ponta Delgada to Paris, have captured the attention of city dwellers and the international art community alike. His gallery works are scooped up by collectors, and his creative potential has been lauded by Forbes magazine.

Fashion

Portugal Fashion REFLECTOR | Winter 2016 – Fátima Lopes

By | March 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm | No comments

Fátima Lopes creates a “Black Rainbow” for Winter 2016. The palette of deep greens, purples, blues and reds, combined with black and gray, make for a dark, evocative, urban and sexy look for the modern man and woman. The architectural silhouette creates unique structure and…

Shopping

Guess Avenida – American Jeans Brand on Avenida da Liberdade

By | March 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm | No comments

Guess, the American fashion, jeans and accessories brand, opens a new location on the stylish Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon. Guess Avenida, as it is called, is the brand’s second shop in the neighborhood, and the 14th location in Portugal. Visit Guess at Avenida da Liberdade 194.