Showing posts from August, 2012

Praia da Rocha, Portugal, is one out of 10 breathtaking beaches

More Praia da Rocha photos, here ! Based on opinions from TripAdvisor’s users , a list of the top 10 most stunning beaches both in Europe and in the world has been compiled and Praia da Rocha, Algarve, was the only Portuguese beach to make either list and came within the top five on both. Praia da Rocha was described by one voter as “huge, clean and wonderful”. Well, that's my opinion too. I loved spending some days there. It was August but I never felt like there were too many people around. It was incredible because each morning there were lots of people on the sand and in the water, every day but the beach was always very clean - I liked that. Later I discovered that the team in charge of cleaning the beach starts the job at 4 in night, every day. TripAdvisor: Top 10 Breathtaking Beaches in Europe 1. Navagio, Zakynthos, Grécia 2. Whitehaven, Ilhas Whitsunday, Austrália 3. Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico 4. Yapak (Puka), Boracay, Filipinas 5. Praia da Rocha, Portimã

RUTZ, Portuguese shoes made from cork!

These shoes are really cute! The designers found inspiration in Portuguese traditional motifs that you already know so well - the lover's handkerchiefs hearts and flowers. This is what they say about their brand: " rutz was born from a passion for women’s footwear and a desire to go further and innovate, by uniting two of Portugal’s major industries: Footwear and Cork. However, its uniqueness is based on its design and color – a true passion for shoes as urban art pieces. The brand name recalls our “roots”, our Portuguese origins and traditions which will inspire our collections. On the other hand, the name shows us our “routes”, the paths we will follow towards to a better future: the eco-friendly choice of material and the concern with lightness and comfort. Rutz intends to bring together conflicting concepts of past and future, tradition, and modernity - a current trend known as “rurbanism”.Our proposal is simple: "to make women fall in love with this reinvent

Munna Design is on the run for Design Awards

The International Product Design Awards is on and Munna Design, a Portuguese Company, is on the run for two prizes. The International Product Design Awards form part of The International Design and Architecture Awards celebrating the best in interior design, architecture, and innovation from throughout the world. Their aim is to celebrate design, recognize talent, create opportunities, and quite simply offer inspiration. Like other design and LUXE awards, the difference between these awards is that they will be judged online by other industry professionals, readers, and subscribers to the magazine and the general public. In other words, the people that matter and your new prospective clients. So, what do you think about Munna Design's proposals?

Sangria - a refreshing way to drink fruit

Sandeman , the world’s leading port and sherry company is celebrating warmer days and sunny skies with sangrias. It's a great drink for summer days so I picked two ways to prepare it and I am sharing it with you! Watermelon and Strawberries Mint Sangria Ingredients 1 bottle of Sandeman Porto wine 12 oz lemon-lime soda 1/4 watermelon, muddled and strained for juice 20 mint leaves 10-15 strawberries, halved How to prepare it? Slice strawberries in half and set aside. Slice watermelon, and strain for juice. Mix Porto Wine, lemon-lime soda, and watermelon juice in a pitcher. Add strawberries and let sit for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Muddle mint leaves and add to the pitcher before serving. Sweet and Salty Watermelon Sangria Yield: Makes 1 large pitcher, about 12 cocktails Ingredients: 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon, divided 2 cucumbers, peeled, and divided ½ cup simple syrup ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 750-ml bottle Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto 12 ounces of club soda

The Portuguese Pera Rocha do Oeste

When you think of pears, you think of babies because pears are considered a safe and good fruit for the baby. I grew up enjoying eating fruit more than candy or cakes but many children do not like fruit very much. Especially if they have to peel it before eating it! This pear tastes good inside and outside. You can bite the outer skin because it tastes good. The pear is a very nutritious fruit, rich in vitamins and fiber. I don't know why apples are more popular! Pera Rocha is an excellent fruit to be eaten as a dessert or between meals. The Pera Rocha do Oeste can be eaten fresh, cooked (in syrup or boiled), or as an ingredient in all kinds of dishes. The Pera Rocha do Oeste - that's the name to keep in mind because this variety only grows in Portugal - is oval, the skin is fine and smooth, and its color is green and yellow. Inside the white pulp is hard and firm, crunchy, juicy, and sweet. Around 1836 this variety was identified in the municipality of Sintra, on the proper

The Dark Knight Rises posters!

Batman Dark Knight Futuristic Poster  by  batman See another  museum poster  on The Dark Knight opened four years ago in 2008 and Christopher Nolan led the movie to transcend the comic book movie genre like I've never seen. He created a sophisticated, morally complex, and intelligent movie. It was really awesome. Tomorrow The Dark Knight Rises in Portuguese theaters. Posters are advertising it everywhere on the streets. I want to watch it, of course. Possibly this is summer’s most grandiose superhero movie. I like superhero movies, yes. So what? I also like Fellini's movies, Bergman's and animation movies, and a lot more. There are a lot of superhero movies filling the summer market, I think it's a trend and it will fade. I've watched comic book adaptations since I remember and it took a while before some great movies were made. I enjoyed Iron Man and Thor very much. I think that anything that can stimulate a return to the cinema is a good thing, n