ColaborArte, Silves’s new collaborative art shop featuring handcrafted and one-of-a-kind creations
Apr05

ColaborArte, Silves’s new collaborative art shop featuring handcrafted and one-of-a-kind creations

“Not just another shop”: A collaborative art shop focusing on artistic outreach as well as workshops – April 5, 2024 | Text & Photos by Eric Roth Members of ColaborArte – Patrícia Marques, Margarida Palma Gomes, Marion Buz, Manoli Ortiz de la Torre, Elke Grath, Susanne Drohla What do you get when you put six artists together to collaborate? Simple … it’s ColaborArte. Welcome to this exciting cooperative shop, in...

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Alma’te: The new Zen therapy space in Portimão
Dec11

Alma’te: The new Zen therapy space in Portimão

Motivated by her desire to instil daily habits focused on physical and mental well-being in others, Débora Rio has opened Alma’te, offering a wide range of massage and energy therapy services – December 11, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio Her passion for this field started at a young age. Since she was a young girl, Débora Rio enjoyed giving her mother a massage with body creams after a bath. Later, and driven by her entrepreneurial spirit,...

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Vitra Clinic has welcomed to its team a General Practitioner and a Speech Therapist
Dec05

Vitra Clinic has welcomed to its team a General Practitioner and a Speech Therapist

Complementary care at Lagoa’s “reference clinic” – December 5, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio The Vitra Clinic dental centre, in Lagoa, has extended its services to new areas. From now on, clients will be able to book General Family Medicine, Non-invasive Aesthetics, and a Speech Therapy appointment, all in the same space. Ana Pragosa & Sérgio Sousa This is an idea that the founders, Ana Pragosa and Sérgio Tavares de Sousa, had...

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Created and run by a tight-knight family, Olaria Nova is a mandatory stop in Lagos for lovers of artisanal pottery
Dec02

Created and run by a tight-knight family, Olaria Nova is a mandatory stop in Lagos for lovers of artisanal pottery

Family matters: A unique space and a reference point in Lagos for over 30 years – December 2, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos João Cabrita Silva José and Sabine de Sousa’s shop, located in the city centre, is a unique space that has become a reference point in Lagos for over 30 years. It is a place where you can breathe in love, creativity, and harmony, where joy and a sense of well-being are inevitable, be it because of the items...

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Mercusion is innovating the fashion industry by using organic and recycled materials
Dec01

Mercusion is innovating the fashion industry by using organic and recycled materials

A fusion of worlds – December 1, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos Renee Joppe Sarah Duemmel was born in East Germany, but it is in Praia da Luz that she spends her days and develops her work. She had already visited Portugal several times and lived in Lisbon before, but, in 2020, she decided to explore the South, and this is here where she intends to stay. She did not have an easy childhood, growing up during the Cold War and in an...

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StudioArte is focused on sustainable architecture and interior design
Nov29

StudioArte is focused on sustainable architecture and interior design

Inspiring spaces – November 29, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio In Portimão there is an architecture studio headed by three partners with different backgrounds and visions who, together, develop unique projects with a “Moroccan touch and Portuguese techniques”. Dutch entrepreneur Arnold Aarssen and Portuguese architects Joana Dalmau Pinto and João Carriço are behind StudioArte Architecture & Design, which was founded in 2002 with the aim...

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The art of making sweet and spicy jams: Cátia Santos has created “Munchi”, an artisanal brand of “unequalled flavours”
Nov29

The art of making sweet and spicy jams: Cátia Santos has created “Munchi”, an artisanal brand of “unequalled flavours”

Munchi enriches every meal with its jams, chutneys, and piri-piri sauces and sweetens the heart with its cakes – November 29, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio Lagos native Cátia Santos is the face behind Munchi Cozinha Criativa (Creative Kitchen), a dream that took shape in 2019 and has not stopped growing since. It all started with the desire to make use of leftover food which, together with her creativity, led to unequalled flavours. She...

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Madalena Telo makes ceramics using traditional methods, creating unique utilitarian pieces that have already found their way across the globe
Nov28

Madalena Telo makes ceramics using traditional methods, creating unique utilitarian pieces that have already found their way across the globe

Madalena Telo’s robust pieces are inspired by the Algarve coast and the landscapes of the hills in Monchique – November 28, 2023 | Text Maria Simiris With a degree in Fine Arts, Madalena Telo finds inspiration for her ceramic pieces in the landscapes of the hills and the textures of the rocks on the Algarve coast. Since 2016, she has been working every day on the potter’s wheel in her studio in Monchique, but she was first...

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New perfume pays homage to the Portuguese Discoveries and the Algarve
Sep21

New perfume pays homage to the Portuguese Discoveries and the Algarve

The scent of history – September 21, 2023 | Text & Photos Maria Simiris Portuguese navigator Gil Eanes, born in Lagos, was the first man to successfully sail past the Cape Bojador in 1434. His feat went down in the history of the Portuguese Discoveries and, over half a millennium later, a new fragrance has been created which celebrates his achievement. It is called ‘Algarve’ and was officially unveiled in the form of a perfume and...

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From generation to generation, one family continues to pass on the traditions of locally produced regional liqueurs
Sep07

From generation to generation, one family continues to pass on the traditions of locally produced regional liqueurs

A taste of the Algarve – September 7, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos Charlotte Cockayne/Open Media Group It is in the heart of the mountains that some of the region’s most flavourful liqueurs and firewater are born, produced by a couple who have collected centuries’ worth of knowledge for their production. In this family, it is a tradition to provide for those who enjoy a drink at the end of the meal with the most distinctive...

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