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

Arabian Days Sintra – Summer Oasis of Fun, 13-17 August

By | July 30, 2014 at 9:15 am | No comments

For five days this Summer, the enchanted village of Sintra, just north of Lisbon, becomes a vibrant desert oasis complete with middle eastern dancing, music, tastes and products. It’s Arabian Days, 13-17 August in the Largo São Pedro de Penaferrim.

Dining

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova – Álvaro Siza & Rui Paula Create an Instant Classic

By | July 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm | No comments

Two titans of their respective industries join together to create what is sure to be an instant classic in the world of Portuguese cuisine. Pritzker prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira is responsible for design, and superstar celebrity chef Rui Paula crafts the menu.

Night Life

Bliss Vilamoura, Cool Club for Hot Algarve Nights, Summer 2014

By | July 7, 2014 at 11:44 am | No comments

HUGELY-popular open air nightclub Bliss Vilamoura returns to the central Algarve for an even bigger and better Summer 2014. During July and August, Bliss creates a virtual party city on property at the far side of the Vilamoura resort.

Culture

ArtCatto Gallery Summer Exhibition – Loulé, through 31 October

By | July 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Five renowned international artists are the focus in a special Summer Exhibition at the ArtCatto Gallery in Loulé,featuring Philip Jackson, Vicente Romeo, Gwyn Jones, He Baijun and Miguel Coronado and Alain Bertrand.

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

Nuno Gama Flagship Store – Príncipe Real, Lisbon

By | June 6, 2014 at 11:18 am | No comments

Nuno Gama, the popular Portuguese fashion designer, debuts a new flagship store in Lisbon. Gama is known for creating a very masculine aesthetic, mixed with touches of Portuguese heritage, in his menswear collections.

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

FIESA 2014 – Festival of Sand Sculpture in Algarve

By | May 21, 2014 at 9:12 am | No comments

The super-fun and always-popular FIESA – International Festival of Sand Sculptures returns to Pêra in the central Algarve for another fabulous summer season. The outdoor event runs from 25 May to 25 October 2014.

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