Monthly Archives

January 2016

Algarve sunset
Travel

Summer Dreaming: What To Do in the Algarve

There is something to be said for the Algarve. Much more than that summer destination for British and German sun-seekers, for which it is known, the Algarve is an integral…

A Portuguese Affair x Petite Moda Collab
Shopping

A Portuguese Affair x Petite Moda Collab

Petite Moda fashion blogger, Melanie, and A Portuguese Affair blogger, Catarina, got together to share their respective can't-live-without staples, with a unique twist: those wardrobe favorites are made in Portugal.…

Portuguese liqueurs
Food, Shopping

The Portuguese Drinks You Need to Know

Portugal’s wines and ports are world-renowned and you can even find Portuguese beers abroad. But there are some lesser-known alcoholic drinks that, for some reason, haven’t quite made it internationally… yet. I’m…

Ever Business Hotel Viarco
Travel

Portuguese Hats and Pencils in Your Hotel Room

I’ve mentioned before that the city of São João da Madeira is known for its significant contributions to Portuguese economy (despite its population not quite reaching 22,000), as well as international prestige for its world-class products.  The…

Whole pao com chourico
Food

Portuguese Comfort Sandwiches

We’re past mid-January now and those healthy-eating resolutions you made 18 days ago are either forgotten or, let’s face it, soon to be forgotten. Sometimes you just need to cave and forget…

Poca D. Beija 2
Travel

Bathing in the Pool of Youth

My journeys around Portugal took me to a place in the Azorean island of São Miguel known as the Pool of Youth or the Pool of Paradise. Sounds suspiciously like…

Drinks at the Four Seasons Lisbon
Food, Travel

The Search for American Liquor

When you’re far from home, there are certain things you miss. As much as my significant other loves Portugal, he really misses bourbon when he’s there. For those of you…