1. EMBAIXADA : The Coming up Portuguese Designers. In a beautiful old palace (see all pictures), you get lost in a maze of rooms, where you discover various areas dedicated to the young Portuguese designers or brands. For the gourmet: I had a crush for the traditional Portuguese products (olive oils, sardines, biscuits …) with a really hype packaging! There are also great notebooks, pads etc… Many original gifts at affordable prices. Very nice coffee in the patio too (photo 3). Praça do Príncipe Real, nº 26.
2. CORK & CO : jewelry in cork and silver. I didn’t know that cork is used as a traditional craft materials in Portugal. Better tell you right away, in a soft version: I do not like cork at all! But a friend took me to this shop selling fashion and home accessoiries with a modern design (lamps, jewels & bags). And I really liked the bracelets that looked like brown leather, with silver! Like what anything can happen! LOL! Rua das Salgadeiras n°6-10, Bairro Alto.
3. ARTESARIA : memories of Lisbon. Yes, it’s true I don’t like souvenirs, but I can make exceptions (LOL)! Starting with this new boutique of Portuguese craft, where I let go my old obsession for notebooks. Notebooks of all sizes. The smaller ones are 2 euros with very cool covers representing the famous heart of Viana do Castelo, Azuleros etc … And you can choose several as a gift. Rua da Rosa, 14E.
Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2013, tous droits réservés.
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