Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel: Amazing Restaurant

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After six hours driving from Lisbon to Sagres… Yes, six hours! No joke, I will explain you why later (coming up post). We arrived around six o’clock at the beautiful Martinhal Resort and Hotel. Less tired than dazed, curious and happy to check out our room and the resort. And a bit hungry too.

Fantastic dinner at the O Terraçao

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One of the best fish I’ve ever eaten

Initially the restaurant reservation was for 8 o’clock: no way! I need my time, so I changed the reservation and we arrive at the O terraçao at 9 p.m. Thankfully there are not many people and the atmosphere is relaxed. We sit near the large window to enjoy the view of the city lights of Sagres.

I choose as a first meal a salad with shrimps and fried pineapple (picture 2 in the photo montage above). While my friend has an excellent shrimp soup (1). Then we both choose a delicious fresh fish with a mashed sweet potato and Mediterranean vegetables. 

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Great desserts nicely presented

Above : my chocolate ice cream (picture 1) and the chocolate cake of my friend (picture 2). Super light! Lol! On the wall, beautiful pictures of traditional Portugese : an old woman and nun.

After these desserts we are so full, we decide to have a walk in the big property and stop at the M Bar (really cool surf bar). But at midnight something, it’s already closed! The Martinhal is a family hotel first. No problem, we even laughed a lot on the way back to the hotel room. 

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A Scandinavian vibe with a Brit twist  

Great interior design in the restaurant (first picture of the post) and lobby, with a cosy atmosphere. Picture above: a view from the restaurant to the lobby. Picture below: one of my favorite part of the resort, the lobby is both modern and retro with a “Mad Men” touch.

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Sunny breakfast at the terrace

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First morning, I missed the breakfast

because I was sleeping (lol!). So the next day, I decided to wake up earlier to be ready fifteen minutes before the breakfast at the restaurant (still O Terraçao) closes! I’m defenitely not a morning person.

Pictures (above and the last one): do you see the view? Stunning, isn’t it? And the buffet is awesome with jams of local producers, many different breads and sun-kissed fruits (picture below). As for the dinner, the service is excellent.

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We were invited by the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel and as always these are my opinions. Many thanks to the O Terraçao team.

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel: le restaurant O Terraçao

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Après six heures de route de Lisbonne à Sagres … Oui six heures! Suis sérieuse : je vous expliquerai pourquoi dans un post à venir. Nous sommes arrivées vers six heures de l’après-midi au Martinhal Beach Resort et Hotel. Plus sonnées que fatiguées, mais surtout curieuse de découvrir la chambre et l’hôtel, avec une légère faim.

Excellent dîner 

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Un des meilleurs poissons que j’ai mangé!

Initialement, la réservation du restaurant était pour 20h, mais impossible pour moi! J’aime prendre mon temps, donc je l’ai changée et nous arrivons vers 21h à O terraçao. Heureusement il n’y a pas beaucoup de monde et l’ambiance est détendue. Notre table est face à la baie vitrée avec vue sur les lumières de la ville de Sagres.

Je choisis comme entré une salade de crevettes avec de l’ananas frit (photo 2 dans le montage photo ci-dessus). Alors que mon amie prend une excellente soupe de crevettes (1). Ensuite, nous choisissons le même plat : un succulent poisson frais, accompagné d’une purée de patate douce et des légumes méditerranéens. 

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Très bons desserts joliment présentés

Ci-dessus : ma glace au chocolat (photo 1) et le gâteau au chocolat de ma pote (photo 2). Super léger! Lol! Sur le mur : de belles images du Portugal d’antan: une vieille femme en costume traditionnel et une religieuse.

Après ces desserts, nous nous sentons tellement lourdes que nous décidons de faire un maxi tour de la propriété du Martinhal, perchées sur nos dix centimètres de talons! No comment! Puis nous nous arrêtons au M Bar (surf bar vraiment cool), mais qui à minuit et quelques, est déjà fermé. Le Martinhal est d’abords un hôtel familial. Pas grave, on a même beaucoup ri sur le chemin du retour.

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Touche scandinave avec un twist britannique    

côté décoration, aussi bien dans le restaurant que dans le lobby (première photo du post). On sy sent bien, tranquille. Photo ci-dessus : vue plongeante du lobby depuis l’entrée du restaurant. Photo ci-dessous : une de mes pièces favorites, l’entrée principale de l’hôtel, à la fois moderne et rétro d’inspiration “Mad Men”.

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Petit-déjeuner ensoleillé en terrasse

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Premier matin, j’ai raté le petit déjeuner,

je dormais. Donc, le lendemain, je me suis réveillée plus tôt, afin d’arriver quinze minutes avant la fin du service du petit déjeuner, au restaurant O Terraçao! Résolument pas du matin (lol!).

Photo ci-dessus et dernière photo du post: vous voyez cette vue? Superbe non? Et le buffet est tout aussi génial, avec les confitures artisanales des producteurs locaux, multitude de pains différents et fruits gorgés de soleil (photo ci-dessous). Comme pour le dîner, le service est excellent.

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Nous avons été invitées par le Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel et comme toujours ce sont mes opinions. Merci à toute l’équipe du restaurant O Terraçao.

Review: The Skechers GOwalk & The Skechers Flex Appeal

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Skechers GOwalk: My Must Have!

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Never without my GOwalk!

Initially, when I received  these shoes, what a surprise! So far away from my style! I know this design is the big trend of this winter, but I’m not trends! It took me almost a month before wearing them around mid-August. Then I suddenly loved them (yes after wearing them): absolute comfort with the Memory Foam insole. A blessing for my feet!

Since then they go with me everywhere. They are lightweight and amazing for long walks in town. I even use them when I have to get to a formal appointment. And I swapped my Skechers GOwalk for high heels once arrived at destination. For few months, from the Lisbon Vogue Fashion’s Night Out to a fashion exhibition in Rotterdam … I’ve kept them with me (photo montage below)!

The day before taking these photos, I washed my slip-on sneakers in the washing machine. I feared they deteriorate but not, they stay fine. The only negative point about them is the smell. Maybe they need their ventilation system to be improved, or using antiperspirant materials.

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Skechers Flex Appeal

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Excellent design for indoor running

I’ve had my Sketchers Flex Appeal since summer and I haven’t really been diligent in sport. Actually it’s not true, I focused on aquatics. But I also test my sneakers indoors running on a treadmill several times.

En   In addition to have a smart design, they also feature the Memory Foam, a flexible sole that takes the shape of the foot and work as a pillow for the foot during the effort. These sneakers are very light and flexible for a better comfort.     

As a beginner runner, they perfectly suit me. By cons I have not used them outdoors, so I do not know if they have a good grip (on wet soils for example), or if they are easy to clean (mud etc …).

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