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

Maquinas de Tortura Exhibition – Porto, through 28 September

By | August 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm | No comments

The Maquinas de Tortura (Instruments of Torture) exhibition, which has already been seen in over 10 countries worldwide, features 50 original pieces used during the period of the Inquisition, from 13th to 17th centuries.

Dining

Bistro Edelweiss – Swiss Cuisine, Retro Chalet Chic in Lisbon

By | August 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm | No comments

A fresh breath of Alpine air wafts over the calçada streets of the Príncipe Real neighborhood of Lisbon, offering a unique dining experience. It’s Bistro Edelweiss, serving up Alpine cuisine and Swiss hospitality at Rua de São Marçal, 2.

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.

Culture

Gervásio Exhibition – Vale do Lobo Gallery, through 3 November

By | September 2, 2014 at 9:43 am | No comments

New works by contemporary artists and Monchique-native Carlos Gervásio (aka “Gervásio”) are showcased in an exhibition at the Vale do Lobo Art Gallery through 3 november 2014. Inspiring and challenging, works by Gervásio…

Hotels

L’And Vineyards Hotel & Sky Suites – Sleep under the Alentejo Stars

By | July 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm | No comments

L’And Vineyards Resort is a unique hybrid of secluded country estate, romantic winery guest house and cosmopolitan boutique hotel. Located just 45-minutes east of Lisbon, near Montemor-o-Novo, in the heart of the Alentejo…

Cool Things

Sabonete de Cerveja Sovina – Soap Made from Portuguese Beer

By | July 29, 2014 at 11:31 am | No comments

We know Portugal has a rich tradition of handcrafting beautiful and fragrant soaps. We also appreciate the country’s heritage of producing artisanal beers. So it makes sense when we learn that the top companies in both these industries…

Shopping

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Lisbon – 11 September 2014

By | August 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | No comments

It’s binge night for fashionistas and shop-aholics! It’s the one night of the year in Portugal to celebrate all that is fashion and fun…at discount prices. It’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Lisbon 2014, set for 11 September. So grab your credit card, your shopping bag, some fashionable friends and meet us on the streets of Lisbon.

MODALisboa

ModaLisboa Legacy, 10-12 October – SAVE-THE-DATE

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am | No comments

Summer 2014 is not yet over, and already fashionistas are preparing for Summer 2015! ModaLisboa Legacy, showcasing Spring/Summer 2015 fashions from top Portuguese designers is set for 10-12 October. Save these dates in your calendar.

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.

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