Some pics from Porto

Early this month, I spent a couple of days in Porto (Portugal) with my hubby and his mum. It was sooo relaxing and a perfect choice for sure.  The weather was really nice, breezy and sunny mostly. In fact the weather is one of the reasons the country is so popular with visitors. The Portuguese are a warm and friendly people who offer a genuine welcome to visitors. Portuguese cuisine is absolutely amazing at purse-friendly prices. Fresh cod or salted (bacalhau seco) is the most popular fish chosen across the country.  When visiting Porto, the best places to eat are often the humble small restaurant.  For a more authentic experience eat where the locals eat. Portuguese influence on Brazilian cooking is easily noticeable and I couldn’t resist so many delicious options.We had a great time in the city and enjoyed ourselves a lot. I highly recommend this city for holidays or even short breaks. 😉

Today Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and the centre of the largest most densely populated urban areas in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula

Don’t miss the Ribeira do Porto, the cluster of buildings, smoky bars and seafood restaurants along the waterfront.

Ponte de D. Luis, the city’s emblematic iron bridge, built by a disciple of the famous Eiffel.

12th century Cathedral or Se. Huge cathedral founded in the 12th century but extensively altered in the 18th.

Avenida dos Aliados. The Avenida dos Aliados is an important thoroughfare and definitely a little Parisian in its style and appearance.

Rua Santa Catarina is a major pesdestrian street in Porto.

With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is a state university created the 22nd March 1911. The University of Porto is the largest university in Portugal and one of the most prestigious teaching and research institutions in the country.

The Café Majestic was previously called the Café Élite. It opened during the Belle Époque era when cafés were truly the domain of the bourgeoisie and the café’s clients were mostly intellectuals, artists, writers or high society ladies who would stop by for tea or ice cream. And here is a little Harry Potter trivia – J.K. Rowling, who lived in Porto in the past, spent many days here writing her first Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.

me at Café Majestic

me & my hubby Giovanni at Croft Port Wine Lodge. The House of Croft was founded over three hundred years ago. In Croft’s magnificent wine cellars, professional and highly educational tours take place all year round, seven days a week. So you can enjoy a free visit and tasting (of two of Croft’s Ports).

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula.

Enjoy a ride on the very vintage tram. The tram system of Porto currently has three regular routes and one tourist route. All are heritage tram routes, as they use vintage tramcars exclusively.

me & my hubby. Take a tour of the city with City Sightseeing Porto and you will see all the things to do and see there. There are 2 routes: the Red Route (90 minutes) and Blue Route (60 minutes). Ticket is priced at 13 € (adult) and valid for 48h. It’s worth.

One of my fave pics, the lighthouse at Douro’s river mouth.  So nostalgic. Loved it.

Celebs love high street!! – Part I

Celebrities can’t get enough of the British high street. Consumers love stealing the styles of their favourite stars – and it’s much easier (and inspiring) on the bank balance when they wear high street clothes 😉

Pippa Middleton in a leather jacket (a £295 Whistles find)

Kate Middleton in a crocheted top + pleated skirt, both from Whistles

Alexa Chung + her statement Little White Dress, from Topshop.

Mollie King picked up her white cotton top at Mango – £14.95

Nicola Roberts looks gorgeous in this flower-studded dress from ASOS’ luxe Salon collection
Rachel Bilson wears a bright maxi from Topshop
Olivia Palermo + her divine lampshade dress from Zara
I love Pippa’s dress (from NW3 by Hobbs) so smart casual chic . The shape and colour are absolutely amazing. Style and fashion is part of being more with less.
Fall in love with Saoirse Ronan’s sweet candy-coloured mini dress from Topshop
Fearne Cotton is brightening up her look with this Whistles’ Carrie skirt.

Skinny Coloured Jeans are back on trend!

Colored denim jeans are a hot fashion trend this summer amongst celebrities and fashionistas. I love to pair my jeans with a tee and blazer!!!! It’s a must-have for summer. Don’t forget to keep your look simple when you go for coloured jeans. 🙂

Cameron Diaz and Alexa Chung (I love so much Alexa’s jeans in “rust”)

 Fearne Cotton and Dakota Fanning

Red roll hem skinny jeans, at Dorothy Perkins (£30)

Coloured Cherry Crop Jean, at Oasis (£45)

Spring Dresses

Shell Dress, £295 at AllSaints

Neon Blue Dress, £250 at Whistles

Strap-Front Red Dress, £38 at Topshop

Peach Peter Pan Collar, £38 at Rare

Nude Embellished Dress, £150 at Miss Selfridge

Pleated One Shoulder Dress, £86.82 at Mango

Blue Lace Dress, £110 at French Connection

Rose Print Dress, £89 at M&S


Lace Evening Dress, £70 at Topshop Boutique

Summer Satchels

As novidades primavera/verao ja estao bombando nas lojas por aqui, e claro que as bolsas sao foco de atencao. A satchel entrou com tudo no ultimo outono europeu e teve seu reinado prolongado; so que agora em versoes coloridas e super inspiradas na estacao das flores. Ai, querooo todas. Eis algumas favoritas. Wish list!! 😉

Natasha Satchel, £290 at Marc by Marc Jacobs at Net-a-Porter


Greenwich Satchel, £195 at Michael by Michael Kors


Peach Leather Satchel, £36 at Topshop


Brown Leather Satchel, £40 at Mango


Floral Satchel, £37 at River Island


Dorchester Handbag, £245 at Reiss


Pink Leather Satchel, £189 at Diesel at ASOS


Neon Orange Satchel, £120 at The Cambridge Satchel Company at Dover Street Market


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