LISBON | MONK RECIPES & THE SEASIDE

Making a pilgrimage to the monks in Belem and heading to the seaside for some art and a wander. These two towns in Lisbon are reason enough to head out of the city for some downtime even if they are tourist magnets in their own right. BELEM: BIG SWINGS Belem is a small town with…

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SHORT STOPS | LISBON

When the world opens up again, we are going back to Lisbon because we are in need of something soothing to be charmed by and if there is one thing Lisbon has in spades, it’s charm. Here’s the short stop for a long weekend: STAY H10 Hotel Duque de Loule. Whilst on a return journey…

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Lisbon- Charming Nostalgia

Lisbon is light, frivolous and… happy. In the summer, it is intoxicating, in the winter I would imagine serendipitous. It’s a happening spot, fun and flirty yet encapsulated by the charm of its history. For a city built on seven hills it is as theatrical as it is modern yet the history is not lost…

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San Gimignano x Helmut Newton

San Gimignano is a small town in Italy, a medieval walled town surrounded by an outer newer town. Like all small towns and medieval villages it is utterly charming and old and cobbly and uphill and so, perfect. It is also not the place you expect to see a Helmut Newton exhibition, but that’s the…

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Amsterdam | Europe’s Cool Cousin

Amsterdam is coolness, its just that simple. Coolness. Wander around with Van Gogh on your mind, let the blooms of tulips in the spring enchant you, a visual feat of architecture, weed? Yes. The Red Light District? Sure. But those are mere parts in a city filled with personality and the best pancakes I’ve ever…

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Rest In Peace, Mr Bourdain

I should have died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car- a really nice car- and I keep looking in th erearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet. – Anthony Bourdain Two years ago, I was…

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