Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lisbon Top European City Break 2009

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Image via Wikipedia
Just one of Lisbon's gems that are waiting for you to discover.


Gulbenkian Museum | a Lisbon must-see


we visited the Gulbenkian Museum today during our tour of Lisbon. Clearly one of the most outstanding museums I have ever visited, I cannot recommend this highly enough.
While the scope of the Gulbenkian's art collection rivals that of the Louvre, the scale is ever so much more manageable. You can get an overview of the entire museum in just an hour, although longer visits would be well worthwhile. Instead of glazing over the thousands of relics from Egypt you might find at the Louvre or British Museum, visitors can view a few dozen exquisite pieces on display. Persian carpets, Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman artifacts, far eastern art pieces, illuminated manuscripts, Lalique creations, and a representative collection of 15th - 19th century western paintings make for a stunning experience.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Lisbon the Lovely

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Lisbon Top European City 2009

Two tramcars tramway No.Image via Wikipedia
Lisbon the Lovely
Lisbon the Fair
Never to have seen Her
Is to Miss something Rare

  • If you have never been - now is the time to come,
  • If you have - now is the time to come back. 

Europe's Leading City Break Destination
Lisbon, Portugal
Europe's Leading Cruise Destination
Lisbon, Portugal
Europe's Leading Destination


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Portugeezer in Neon Trousers




Unleashed in Lisbon Fashion Week. What can I say. Neon Trousers and tanned Portuguese Pecs here is a little bit of a different appetizer for the Ladies Who Lunch - eat your heart out girls!

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Lisbon fashion week: Nuno Gama
Menswear designer Nuno Gama tapped into the 90s trend with neon trousers - and a top that is best avoided by 99.9% of the male population

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ModaLisboa Lisbon Fashion Week

The most eye-catching event to date is Lisbon fashion week, which finished on Sunday. The 33rd 'ModaLisboa' showcased 'weapons of mass creation*' (their words, not ours) from leading Portuguese designers. They can crochet too!
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Lisbon fashion week: Dino Alves
Knitwear was anything but cosy

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Portugeezers unleashed in Lisbon Fashion Week

Tin Foil Wigs. New Take on Coffee & Cream. Give you're gigantic knitting pins a whirl.
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Lisbon fashion week: Dino Alves
A statement necklace added a 'biker' touch

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Grab a Portugeezer and Get some Fun on the Weekends

Lisbon is a great place for that long weekend for a boost before the long dark days set in. Hey it’s still summer here.
Partial view of Lisbon, viewed from CacilhasImage via Wikipedia
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Lisbon-skateboarders
Portugeezers ...
The following day we hopped on tram 28 and went for a quick explore of the excellent Museu Nacional de Arte Antigua, recommended by everyone. Lisbon's ancient art museum is popular with the younger crowd and I spotted at least 15 people in skinny jeans and oversized glasses with not a teacher in sight.
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amazed by how much was going on in Lisbon – it might be small, but it feels like it has a genuinely proactive and exciting arts scene.
Our final destination of the trip was the Electricity Museum, situated on the banks of the Tagus in elegant Belém. Like so many industrial buildings in Lisbon, the former electricity factory has been transformed into a stunning arts venue. We were there for a live drawing performance by the comic book artist António Jorge Gonçalves.
Lisbon's art scene is alive and well.

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For Ladies who Lunch see what you’ve been Missing!

Last days of Lisbon Restaurant Week gives us this delightful midday repast from the Gemelli lunch menu offering, even if you’ve missed this lunch venue this week it’s well worth the visit on any normal day just for the food – as you can see!


cinnamon cream in Gemelli Restaurant in Lisbon

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"Pudding" Grana Padano cheese salad with pears and parmesan in balsamic

Gratin of "Fettuccine" with cream of cod with lemon and "pesto" vinegary coriander

Bolo d 'grandmother warm apple with cinnamon cream

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Cloudy Skies in Lisbon ABSOLUTELY NOT this October!

Alfama in Lisbon / Alfama en Lisboa

I love this photograph but Autumn has not reached us yet in Lisbon as the warm Indian Summer is still in full swing. Blue skies & hot temperatures of 30ºC to 28ºC are the order or the day here. Enjoy your weekend wherever you are.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OR Just Organic Brunch Lisboa Style at HOME

Great to go out but just as nice to stay in and brunch at home as I did this beautiful Indian Summer Lisbon morning. How good can this get with mid October temperatures of 29 degrees C or 84 degrees F today. Lovely Lisbon deserves it name today so where ever you are brunching today have a sunshine morning from me.

Chewing over your late Mornings in Lisbon

Brunch spots to head for in Lisbon any day of the week.
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Lisbon’s 5 Best Brunches
DELI DELUX
(Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Armazem B Loja 8 – Alfama)
KAFFEEHAUS
For 8.90 euros, you may get Austrian bread with cold cuts, cheese, eggs, and yogurt.
(Rua Anchieta, 3 – Chiado)
MENSAGEM
(Doca do Bom Sucesso, Belém)
POIS CAFE
its brunch includes tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, fresh fruit juices, and a variety of cheeses, hams, and breads. All for 10 euros.
(Rua São João da Praça, 93-95 – Alfama)
SÃO ROQUE MUSEUM CAFÉ
The recently-renovated museum of sacred art also houses a café in a wonderful Asian-inspired courtyard. Between 10AM and 6PM on weekends you may have a fruit juice, coffee, or tea, with eggs, bacon, toasted bread, scones, cheese, and hams. The total cost is 10 euros.
(Largo Trindade Coelho, 21 – Chiado)
Lisbon brunch

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cafe Majestic THE place to try a Cimbalino in Porto, Portugal's 2nd City

Nice video about the Porto coffee house - get you to hear a bit of Portuguese too!

Lisboa & the Bica

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A Brasileira

"The Brazilian House") is one of the oldest and most famous cafés in Lisbon. It is located 120 Rua Garrett, on the Chiado Square (Largo do Chiado), in the Chiado district, near the Baixa-Chiado metro stop.



Interior of A Brasileira.
A Brasileira was opened by Adriano Telles on 19 November 1905 as a shop selling "genuine Brazilian coffee" from Minas Gerais state. A shopper who bought a kilogram of ground coffee, for 720 reis, was entitled to a free cup of coffee. It was the first shop to sell the "bica", a small cup of strong coffee, similar to espresso.


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