Monthly Archives: May 2013

Made in Portugal

A lot of the products I’ve written about so far are rooted in Portugal’s past and rely on techniques that often have barely changed at all. That of course is part of their beauty and allure. But can any of … Continue reading

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Carpets of Colour

Arraiolos rugs have been around for hundreds of years and are still frequently seen in portuguese homes. The patterns are often intricate and can look quite busy, not always ideal in a smallish, cluttered flat like mine. But in the right place, … Continue reading

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The Green Island

My family on my paternal grandfather’s side is from the Azores (Açores in Portuguese). These remote islands, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, which I’d never visited, had always seemed rather magical to me. Last summer, the year of … Continue reading

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Ssh…It’s The Portuguese Conspiracy

The Portuguese Conspiracy serves portuguese food and wine, liberally sprinkled with portuguese culture, at different venues around London.  The supper club has been going since the start of the year and a couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to get tickets … Continue reading

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