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Paletaria – Fresh Frozen Fruit Popsicles in Bairro Alto

Paletaria – Fresh Frozen Fruit Popsicles in Bairro Alto

By | July 24, 2015 at 9:31 am | No comments

It’s hot outside! Can’t get to the waterpark to cool off? The beach takes too much time?  We've got a delicious recommendation: Paletaria, in Lisbon.  The fresh, frozen fruit paleta (popsicle) that has become so popular in Brazil, Mexico and the US is now at Rua Luz...

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Miss Pavlova – Delicious Desserts in Porto

Miss Pavlova – Delicious Desserts in Porto

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

Adeus, pastel de nata! Goodbye, cupcakes! Arrivaderci, Italian gelato! We hate to see you go…but we have a new favorite dessert. We are now in love with Miss Pavlova! Popular as a custom order specialty in Porto, Miss Pavlova (aka Ana Maio) is making her crunchy on the...

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Glamm Fire – Modern Design Fireplaces for the Eco-Friendly Home

Glamm Fire – Modern Design Fireplaces for the Eco-Friendly Home

By | May 1, 2015 at 6:16 am | No comments

Let’s face it, a fireplace elicits a plethora of feel-good emotions.  It is cozy and comfortable on long winter nights.  It is warm and welcoming when stepping in from the rain.  It is sexy and sizzling for those hot intimate moments.  It’s no wonder a fireplace is the...

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Santini Bombons – Chocolate & Ice Cream Delights

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...

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Prazeres 28 – Cork Sculpture by Nuno Vasa

Prazeres 28 – Cork Sculpture by Nuno Vasa

By | March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm | No comments

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC is celebrating Portuguese and Spanish culture….and Lisbon’s famous Tram 28 gets all dressed up for the party! In actuality, in March, the renowned cultural center is presenting Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix, a...

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50 Shades of Grey Features Portuguese Furniture Designers

50 Shades of Grey Features Portuguese Furniture Designers

By | February 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm | No comments

50 Shades of Grey, the international best-selling novel by E. L. James, is now a major motion picture. The highly-anticipated erotic thriller set in Vancouver, by Hollywood-based Focus Features, has a distinctive Portuguese signature. Portuguese furniture and lighting designers...

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