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Azores: My Addresses In Ponta Delgada

24 Hours in Ponta Delgada

A Walk in The Historical Center

First day of my trip to the Azores, where I will discover two islands of this beautiful Atlantic Ocean archipelago, São Miguel and Santa Maria. I am super excited, cause I’ve wanted visiting the Azores for a long time!

Départ aux aurores de Bruxelles vers Ponta  Delgada (capitale des Açores sur l’île de São Miguel), via Lisbonne avec la TAP. Nous arrivons en milieu de journée. Le temps est changeant, couvert avec des éclaircies. Mais ça fait partie du charme de l’archipel, les 4 saisons en un jour. 

In the old city, time seems to be stopped, with imposing monuments (Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada, 1783) and churches (Igreja Matriz de São Miguel) dating from the sixteenth century. Cobbled streets, green squares, some brightly colored facades (photos below) … 


Where To Sip A Tea From The Azores

Louvre Michaelense

Take time to get lost in the city! Take time to get lost. That’s how I found my address: where to sip a tea from the Azores!  

Louvre Michaelense is both a shop (photo 3 above), a tea room (2) and a delicatessen (1). It offers a selection of rare objects and sought local products, with regressive packaging in an ancient framework. The concept reminded me of A Vida Portuguese (in Lisbon). A friendly trendy spot.

Where To Sleep


La Casa das Palmeiras

I first saw from a distance the roof of the house that contrasted with the local architecture. Built in 1901, La Casa das Palmeiras is more like one of these Art Nouveau villas on the French Riviera. Recently renovated, this small hotel with 10 rooms is a gem. Perfect for an elegant weekend.

Awesome adress, less is more!   


What’s up?

Discovering Street art

What a fantastic surprise! I am a creative (photographer, former art director). So imagine my happiness walking and seeing these amazing Street art works in Ponta Delgada! Oups, I really apology, I lost my notes with the titles of the art works and names of the artists.


Where To Drink & Dinner

The Panoramic Terrace of The Azor Hotel

It is always a great pleasure for me to stay or dinner in a hotel decorated by Nini Andrade Silva! I love her work and personality. She has this ability to dramatize space and create unique universes in which we feel good.

After a long time on the relaxing terrace of the Azor Hotel, we dine at the restaurant A Terra Fornaria. The food (promoting local ingredients) and service are great. Definitely my chic address from Ponta Delgada!


Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.


Visit AzoresVisit Portugal, TAPLouvre Michaelense, Street art with Walk & Talk AzoresCasa das Palmeiras – Charming House, Azor Hotel


Many Thanks to Visit Azores, Visit Portugal and TAP for this beautiful invitation. As always these are my opinions.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Paris: Fantastic Fragrances

Some places thrill, some scents enchant.

In spring 2010, while I was going to Véronique Leroy‘s shop, I found the charming boutique of Francis Kurkdjian, a French famous nose. It was 5 rue d’Alger in Paris. 

I started dicovering the fragrances smelling peer scent’s bubbles. Fun, breaking through the bubbles with the end’s nose for smelling all the scent’s nuances. I really enjoyed and did it again with a kid’s excitement.

The perfumes I prefer : Aqua Universalis, Apom and  Lumière Noire. Capsizing, thrilling… Subtle perfumes print frames in mind. A journey in beauty. Chic detail: fabric conditioner and washing liquid declined in one of the four perfumes references. 

Discover the fragrances:

Click on the perfume you like for all the product informations.


Séance de maquillage chez Make Up For Ever

Sans un bon maquillage, pas de photo.

Direction Make Up For Ever, où le talentueux directeur artistique, Juan-Carlos Salazar m’a fait un superbe maquillage pour une séance photo. Ca été un réel plaisir (il a su me mettre à l’aise, suis super timide!) et une immense surprise : je n’ai jamais eu un regard aussi “hynotique”! Oui c’est le mot, hypnotique :  sans faux cils et tutti quanti, teint fluide et léger (presque “nude”) et les lèvres à peine colorées. 

Un excellent maquillage qui a su respecter la morphologie de mon visage. Je voulais une base très naturelle, avec une pointe de glam (à peine perceptible). Juan-Carlos a éclairé mon visage, grâce à la poudre HD. A utiliser avec parcimonie sinon effet “ghost” sous un flash photo. Pour les yeux, il a d’abord appliqué la base Eye Prime pour que le maquillage tienne plus longtemps, puis les fards Aqua Shadow et le mascara Aqua Smoky Lash. J’ai tellement aimé le résultat que je ne voulais plus l’enlever (lol!).


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Merci à toute l’équipe de Make Up For Ever.