Browsing Tag



on my radar: cementiles collection by bisazza | o regresso em grande dos azulejos hidráulicos


They are back and I love them — even if in Portugal we have a long tradition of making tiles, I must say that I have a thing with cement tiles. Fortunately, Bisazza, the well-known Italian producer of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decoration, has the same crush on this decorative style of the past (cement tiles were quite popular during the second half of the 1800s and early 1900s among privileged classes) and has launched Cementiles, a very exclusive collection…

Continue Reading

#talkofthetown travel

spot alert: ladurée quai des bergues | geneva

Our collective imagination was already wild when it comes to French luxury pastry brand Ladurée, best-known for its mouth-watering macarons (among other things), but director Sofia Coppola has definitely raised the bar in the film “Marie Antoinette” — she…

#thegoodstuff food

spot alert: the mill | lisboa

They serve the best Arabica espresso in town — as it should be: balanced, aromatic and with a very vivid citrus essence. Hallelujah! Since my last trip to Colombian coffee triangle (comprising the regions of Pereira, Manzanales and Armenia),…

#restaurants food

spot alert: nicolau lisboa

One time was not enough, so I went more than once to Nicolau Lisboa, in Baixa (Downtown Lisbon, between Rua da Prata and Rua dos Douradores) to be certain of my impressions towards it. Thumbs up for the idea…

#thegoodstuff food

spot alert: hello, kristof | lisboa

Coffee and magazines. Can it get any better than this? Hardly if we are talking about coffee shops. The trend is not new, but it took us a while in Lisbon, where espressos are cheap (and part of our…