HAPPENING

Pine Cliffs Golf Course Algarve winners cup

Pine Cliffs Winners’ Cup 2016 – 20-21 February

100 amateur golfers and tennis players compete for prizes and acclaim in the 6th Annual Pine Cliffs Winners Cup! On 20-21 February, golfers take to the greens on picturesque cliffs overlooking the ocean at the Pine Cliffs County Club, while racqueteers battle it out on the courts of the resort’s Anabel Croft Tennis Academy. An array of activities, from a sponsors village to themed awards dinner...

DINING

Taberna Moderna - Smoked Cod Crispy Salad

Taberna Moderna – Modern Spanish/Portuguese Cuisine to Share

It’s hard to find a place that is cool and trendy, with innovative cuisine and presentation, while at the same time very laid-back, casual with substantial, home-style food. Well, we think we’ve found it. In Lisbon, Taberna Moderna on Rua dos Bacalhoeiros (between Baixa and Alfama) is that place.

HOTELS

Hotel Bela Vista Portimao Algarve Portugal

Hotel Bela Vista – Fun, Funky and Fashionable in Portimão

An exquisitely-renovated palecete on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic is the center point of a refined and hip hotel experience in the Algarve. Hotel Bela Vista mixes the grandeur of past ages with the coolness of contemporary boutique hotels. Add to the mix, a fine dining restaurant, poolside cabanas and a L’Occitane Spa...

NIGHTLIFE

Red Frog Speakeasy

Red Frog Speakeasy – Ring the Bell for Entrance to Fun in Lisbon

We thought the prohibition era was long gone! Well, no one told the owners of Red Frog Speakeasy in Lisbon. This cool bar, reminiscent of a secret 1920s New York bar, sits behind a closed door with no signage at the entrance. Guests know to go to Rua do Salitre 5ª and ring the bell under the Red Frog on the wall....

DAYTIME

Buddha Eden Portugal

Buddha Eden – Garden of Peace

Who would have guessed? Just an hour north of Lisbon, in the countryside, is a beautiful managed garden intended as “a place for reconciliation.” Buddha Eden is 35 hectares (86 acres) of natural fields, lakes, manicured gardens and Buddhist statuary. The story of how the garden came into existence is both intriguing and endearing.

SHOPPING

Say My Name Porto loja shop

Say.MyNAME Shop at Galeries Lumiére in Porto

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.

Confidentially Speaking...

Joana Vasconcelos - Portugal Confidential - feature 2

Confidentially Speaking…..Joana Vasconcelos, Conceptual Artist

What do you appreciate most about art? Is it creativity? ...innovation? …whimsy? ...color? ...the message it conveys? Well, if you enjoy any of these factors, then, no doubt, you’ll fall in love (just as we have) with the works of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Born in Paris, but raised in Lisbon...