Last week I was invited to the launch of a new Portuguese restaurant called Caco & Co. The invitation got me thinking about Portuguese restaurants in London, where are they and which is the best? To answer the question, I took my Portuguese bestie and my father with me to try out three of London’s most talked about Portuguese restaurants. Here’s what I found…

View Post

Pousadas of Portugal, Paradores of Spain, and French Chateaux are all essentially the same thing: palaces, castles, convents and other historic buildings converted into luxury hotels. You can literally sleep like a king in one of Portugal’s many palaces turned hotels. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that this category of hotels is my absolute favourite and…

View Post

I can only speak for where I’ve been When you think of nightlife in Europe, your mind probably goes first to somewhere like Berlin. But hold on a minute, Berlin? Pill-popping, warehouse sweating, alternative pumping, 24-hour-raving Berlin? Is it that obvious I’ve never been there? But I have been to Barcelona and I’m with you there, Barcelona…

View Post

Instagram is where I get a lot of my travel inspiration. Just by following a few friends, bloggers and igers you can quickly discover the best and most popular places to visit around the world. It’s our generation’s way of saying we were here! Like a postcard. Social media is having a huge influence on tourism and travel. Especially…

View Post

There’s something I need to rectify quick time, the lack of blog posts about Portugal. I’m half Portuguese and yet, I haven’t written a single thing so far about Portugal! The reason is pretty simple. Portugal is home. I live in London, but I still go ‘home’ as often as possible to visit my family and…

View Post

Glögg, aquavit and yahtzee Christmas is celebrated across many different cultures in different ways. This is a little story about my time at a Swedish Christmas party in Portugal. A few Fridays ago I was having one of those days. Mum to the rescue, she came to pick me up and we went to her house.…

View Post

Made to Fit, Made in Lisbon Lisbon-based fashion brand CLEONICE is the name to know. Recent collections include day-to-night and seasonal pieces designed for the urban modern woman and created just for you. Founded in 2016, CLEONICE explores the relationship between clothes and identity, seeking to empower women through fashion and design. The brand celebrates individuality with…

View Post

From Japan to Portugal Sushi is everywhere today. It’s popularity and accessibility has exploded around the world from London to Lagos. Sushi can now be eaten on any budget, anywhere. Sushi restaurants have sprouted up and proliferated worldwide as a result of restauranteurs seeking higher margins and clientele seeking something more exotic. In London there are many affordable…

View Post