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Seven Hills wall display

Seven Hills: Not Your Average Souvenir Store

  It’s not difficult to inadvertently fall into tourist traps when you’re visiting the touristy parts of Lisbon. Sadly, there are more tasteless shops with their tacky, made in China…

Wicker art
Shopping, Travel

The Dying Wicker Art of Madeira

  If you go to Madeira, don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly surrounded by wicker objects wherever you go. You may find yourself drinking a coffee on wicker chairs, enjoying…

A Vida Portuguesa postcards

A Vida Portuguesa: Shopping in the 1950s

  It’s only natural to feel like you’re in another era when you walk down Lisbon’s baixa/downtown area. The trams, the old building façades and narrow streets are all evocative…

Lapa set

A Gift for Forgetful People

  The coolest gift I got my parents this past Christmas was a set of Lapa bluetooth trackers. This company had been on my radar for several months now as…