Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

Restaurant/gallery ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais near Lisbon: lovely roof terrace, healthy food, recycled furniture, African articraft & Dutch owner Anna Catharina

The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit if you are in Portugal’s famous vacation spot Cascais. Looking for a healthy lunchtime snack or dinner this unique place is easy to find in the center of the former fishing village close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (30 min. by train) Roof terrace ‘House of Wonders’ in […]

Designer Sebastião Saraiva Lobo in Lisbon & his Art Nouveau style atelier, once dictator Salazar’s private jewelry store

If you visit Lisbon it’s a nice idea to walk up the little hill from Praça Martim Moniz to the famous castle (Castelo São Jorge) . In a street called Calçada de Santo André  nr. 15 you will see an atelier on the right side with a beautiful façade in Portuguese Art Nouveau style. Lisbon designer Sebastião Saraiva Lobo & […]

Restaurant ‘O Poéta’: Portuguese and international cuisine close to Cascais’ beach, famous vacation spot & easily reached from Lisbon

Cascais is a famous vacation spot in Portugal by the sea quite close to Lisbon (about 25 km; 30 minutes by train, 15-20 minutes by car). Great beaches, and a promenade that connects Cascais to Lisbon providing one of the most spectacular costal walks available. Cascais: in the background the pink-coloured Restaurant bar ‘O Poéta’ Cascais (more pictures and […]

Alternative Flea Market (Ladra Alternativa) Lisbon (2) & Rosa Lourenço’s beautiful bags

If you happen to be around: several times a year the Ladra Alternativa indoor fair is held in Lisbon, a perfect place to find a unique gift. You can mix with creative locals at the bustling fair Ladra Alternativa, a treasure trove of original articles of jewellery, arts, crafts and fashion accessories, clothing, bags and much more, under the theme of […]

Sunday flea, vintage, stamps, coins & (eco)handicraft market at Praça do Comércio Lisbon

Do you enjoy flea market shopping? Every Sunday morning there’s a small market at square Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square’) , where you can find antiques, books, collectioner’s items, vinyl music albums, stamps, coins and (eco) handicraft. In summertime this market also take place on Saturdays. March 2009 This outdoor market is held every Sunday from 9am to […]

The Napoleão wine shops in Lisbon, Ginja, Ramos Pinto, the magic of vintage Port & free shipping

Vintage port is made only in exceptional years, must be bottled within 2 years of the harvest date and be 100 % wine from that harvest. The magic of Vintage Port is different in every phase: as a young wine its captures the useful fruit characters, then after 20 years or more the effects of […]

Lisbon’s Ladra Alternativa (Alternative Flea Market) cool recycled art & Nespresso caps Christmas decoration

At the urban handicrafts Fair, Ladra Alternativa, you can find every type of item, from jewellery to home utensils, always with the knowledge that you are buying unique and original items for a cheap price. If you happen to be around: four times a year this indoor fair is held at the Dr Magalhães Lima Cultural Centre, Rua […]

Saldaña, Estefania, Arroios: wonderful areas to discover in Lisbon & famous Pastelaria Versailles

If you like to walk around outside of tourist areas go to Saldaña , the fashionable Avenidas Novas (a part of Lisbon built in the 1950s), with department stores, cinemas, museums, supermarkets and libraries. Avenida da República near Saldaña square. A must-do is to have breakfast or lunch in the wonderful old tea- and lunchroom Pastelaria Versailles (opened in 1922) which […]

Conserveira de Lisboa (famous Lisbon Cannery store): hundreds of colourful tins of Portugal’s favorite fish & nostalgic power

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store) has been covered in many many newspapers, tv-programs and on the internet, never paid for any promotion but is listed by many touristic guides. Why? Because this is a wonderful preserved-fish store with hundreds of colorful tins of the Portuguese favorite fish. It’s been open for 80 years and […]

Lisbon shopping: ‘Santos Ofícios’, a shop exclusively dedicated to Portuguese Folk Art

In 1995, three friends gathered efforts and determination to build a project which was at that time a pioneering but also a risky one: the opening of a place exclusively dedicated to the promotion of the Portuguese Folk Art. They named it ‘Santos Ofícios’, located Rua da Madalena no. 87, in Lisbon’s Baixa Pombalina. This […]