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LooksEasy – Joana Vasconcelos Design for Swatch

Celebrated and awesomely-creative, Portuguese conceptual artist Joana Vasconcelos is the latest artist to design a Swatch watch in the brand’s Art series. Vasconcelos, known for such unique works as a giant chandelier made from tampons and an enormous pair of high heel shoes using frying pans, has a developed a watch face concept of handmade filigree. Named LooksEasy, the watch is produced...
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Haunted Houses in Portugal

It’s that time of year again; time when temperatures become cooler and darkness sets in sooner. It’s the perfect atmosphere to celebrate ghosts and goblins (Halloween – 31 October) and remember those no longer with us (All Saints Day and Day of the Dead – 1 November).
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Paletaria – Fresh Frozen Fruit Popsicles in Bairro Alto

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 Soriano, 25, in Bairro Alto. The awesome thing about these sweet and tasty paletas is that they are healthy too.
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Miss Pavlova – Delicious Desserts in Porto

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 outside, soft in the middle and topped with...
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Glamm Fire – Modern Design Fireplaces for the Eco-Friendly Home

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 focal point of any room. And now, a Portuguese company has ...
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Santini Bombons – Chocolate & Ice Cream Delights

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 hold on...
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Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

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 ....
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Prazeres 28 – Cork Sculpture by Nuno Vasa

Prazeres 28 is a cork replica of Tram 28, the iconic yellow electric tram that rolls through the streets of Lisbon, from Chiado to São Jorge Castle. Vasa constructed Prazeres 28, with 3D implementation help from Carlos Paiva, and using black cork from Abrantes-based corkboard...