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…

Events

Madeira Film Festival 2014 – 21-27 April, Funchal

By | April 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm | No comments

The Madeira Film Festival is a non-competitive showcase. Film makers are invited to submit films with subject matter relating to nature, the environment, the oceans and the skies. The film event is intended to bring attention not only to the natural world…

Dining

Cantina del Lobo – Mexican Favorites in Vale do Lobo, Algarve

By | April 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm | No comments

With colorful lanterns hanging above, Dia de Muertos masks and iguanas on the wall, and the stunning Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the setting could be mistaken for Cancún…but it’s not. Cantina del Lobo is on the popular Praça of the Vale do Lobo resort in Almancil.

Night Life

Premium Club Rivoli – Cosmopolitan & Cool Nightspot in Porto

By | April 18, 2014 at 11:59 am | No comments

In the 21st century, the Rivoli remains an icon of Porto’s modern vision. Not only is it home to film festivals and stage entertainment, but it is also the gathering place for Porto’s fashionable party crowd. It is Premium Club Rivoli.

Culture

“Off the Wall” Urban Art Show at Conrad Algarve, 17-19 April

By | March 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm | No comments

The Conrad Algarve and Art Catto Gallery introduce urban art to the Algarve, 17-19 April, by way of a very special event, “Off the Wall.” “Off the Wall” takes place ON the walls, in and around the luxury resort. For three days, from pool deck …

Hotels

Deluxe Rooms at VILA VITA Parc – Redesign and Relaunch

By | April 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm | No comments

For 2014, VILA VITA Parc has redesigned a signature element of their resort–the Deluxe Rooms in the Main Building. The newly designed rooms maintain the esthetic of the coastal region, but incorporate a chic, contemporary style.

Cool Things

Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

By | March 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Utilizing Ana João’s designs, traditional goldsmiths in the north of Portugal handcraft each piece in the collection. Teddies are made of porcelain and, at the moment, are available in white, pink, black and cobalt. A Swarovsky crystal is ….

Shopping

A Vida Portuguesa – Unique Portuguese-Crafted Products for Your Life

By | March 14, 2014 at 11:03 am | No comments

So, you want to get that special someone a lovely momento of Portugal, but really, a refrigerator magnet of a cockrell, or a T-shirt with a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo, just isn’t what you are thinking? Step inside a unique shop filled with original and traditional Portuguese products.

MODALisboa

ModaLisboa VISION – Fall/Winter 14/15 – Filipe Faísca

By | March 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm | No comments

Start with some 1930’s glamour, add some sleek activewear elements, but save room for a large dose of urban streetwear, sprinkle with futuristic accessories, just a touch of Goth, and you get a collection for Fall Winter 14/15 that is uniquely Filipe Faísca.

Daytime

Park Restaurant & Bar – Elevated Garden Terrace in Lisbon

By | April 5, 2014 at 11:27 am | No comments

Lisbon is a “city built on seven hills.” The urban sprawl across this rolling geographical landscape provides many opportunities to take advantage of spectacular views of the city and the Tagus River. One of the more popular spots to appreciate the vista …

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