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Firemen of Setúbal Calendar 2015

Firemen of Setúbal Calendar 2015

By | November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

Don't know what to get that girl (and some guys) on your holiday gift list? We've got a suggestion....!! (Story from our sister site Portugal Confidential LGBT) They’re at it again. The hunky firefighters in Setubal (Bombeiros de Setubal) have released a new calendar for...

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Haunted Houses in Portugal

Haunted Houses in Portugal

By | October 31, 2014 at 7:13 am | No comments

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...

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“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am | No comments

Go ahead. Jump into “The Pool”! This art installation requires your participation. “The Pool”, by American artist Jen Lewin is an innovative public art sculpture creating swirling light and color. Users step, skip, and jump across concentric rings of circular pads to...

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Sabonete de Cerveja Sovina – Soap Made from Portuguese Beer

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 have joined together to create a unique...

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Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

Teddies by Ana João – Porcelain Teddy Bear-Inspired Jewelry

By | March 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Creative and innovative Portuguese product designer Ana João is at it again. She has designed lamps resembling peacocks, marigolds and black widow spiders. She has created whimsical stools in the shape of raspberries. Already on the drawing board are contemporary design,...

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Limited Edition Joana Vasconcelos-Designed Green Boots

Limited Edition Joana Vasconcelos-Designed Green Boots

By | March 15, 2014 at 11:14 am | No comments

Who said you can’t own a creative work by popular Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos? You can! In fact, you can wear it on your feet! Available now, in shops and online, are limited edition Green Boots-brand footwear, designed by Joana herself. Only 599 pairs were produced...

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