Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas presents ideas via Etsy!

Sometime ago I did a post regarding Etsy , since Christmas is closer and closer, here is some inspiration!!

Twisted Earrings from shlomitofir

A super original Foks scarf from Celapiu

Gorgeous Acrobats Print from MissBrigette

Mushroom Ring from DayDefyProject

Super Cute little Bunny from prettyrandomobjects

Red Bear from ememem

:) isn't Etsy the best!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The cutest way to attract customers to your shop

While i was visiting Gouda in the Netherlands i came across this really cute children's shop,
which had the perfect why to attract people :P to see the shop..

How cute are they????

What is it about cats sunbathing in art Galleries? is not the first one I've seem them,

simply cutenesssss!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Commons, a great initiative!

Recently in Flickr I came across the Commons initiative. Its basically a set of galleries with some of the best world's public photography archives! You can easily get lost there just browsing through!

One of my favorites is the Nickolas Muray gallery from the George Eastman House's,

These are some colorful and full of joy pictures!

This is just a wonderful gallery of many! I also found out that one of the Portuguese institutions involved is the library of Calouste Gulbenkian foundation. How cool is this! although far away i can still enjoy their photography archives!

here are our famous trams! And this one goes directly to my home! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Time flies when you are having fun!

Yep! Time does sure fly when you are having fun! It has been already 3 years since I'm living in Belgium!

As everyone knows the weather is the main complain for people that are from the south or Europe.. so no pictures of grey sky's! but instead! the nice sunny days we have! :)


When is sunny in Belgium people go to the parks and relax and enjoy!!!

Gorgeous Belgium, cities like Ghent!

Snow snow!!! we love it! being from Lisbon you had to drive quite a bit to see snow! and now!! we just go outside :) yep if freezing cool when it snows but is so much fun!!!

Another thing great here are the Christmas markets! they are so charming!

It has been three full years of European exploration!


Moet & Chandon in Epernay,

The amazing cathedral of Reims!

Mika concert in Arras,



Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands!

Kinderdijk Windmills,

Amazing Prague!


Uh laa laa!! Paris , Paris!!

London Town!!

and we are still having a blast in Belgium! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Remembering Barcelona!!!

Back in 2005 i lived in Barcelona for about 6 months! and it was one of the best experiences i had! I shared a tiny tiny 34m2 apartment on the Carrer Mozart, in the trendy Gracia neighborhood, with my great friend Carolina!!

We went to Barcelona do to an internship sponsored by the European program Leonardo da Vinci

Here are some snapshots of those wonderful moments!!!

In Barcelona there is always a hole bunch of people in the streets! at any time! specially in Passeig de Gràcia! so you will never feel lonely
In the corner of the picture you can see our mascot the Galo de barcelos a traditional Portuguese souvenir!

It was a Sunday afternoon we were at home having a relaxing time.. out of the blue we start to hear music! we come outside and here they are the Castellers in the middle or our square!

Barcelona is Gaudi, Gaudi and Gaudi!!! and we love it!

do see Casa Batllo with an audio guide, is really worth it!

Gorgeous Park Güell!

BCN is all about fooodddddddddddd

the famous Xampanheira! were you can have some cava! with a Botifarra sandwich, simply yummy!

there is always something doing on in the Barrio Gothic!

Beautiful Montserrat!

the most awesome party ever!! is in the Gracia neighborhood and is called Sant Medir. A lot of people in horses come and throw you candy !

our catch that day was good and colorful!

Gorgeous view Barcelona from Tibidabo

Port Aventura is really a blasttttttttttt

Great moments!!!!

Barcelona is a city that is fully alive, full of diversity, events, colors etc
With out any doubt one of my favorite European cities!!!!