The Disruptive Diva of Portuguese Jewelry

I want to send a huge shout out of gratitude to Gabriella Opaz. She has created a wonderful platform – Catavino – to share Portuguese and Spanish culture along with a few amazing gourmet guide experience tours. Thanks for letting me be a part of this, Gabriella 🙂 You can read the entire piece here.  


Few travelers are drawn to Coimbra, mainly known as the city of the students: in fact, it has the oldest university, which in 2016 celebrates 726 years of existence. For many visitors to Portugal, it’s a day trip destination, but the city deserves more of your time. Located on the picturesque banks of the Mondego River, Coimbra has so much […]

french toasts

Gently stir from your slumber…weekends are for laziness, so what could be better than grabbing some magazines and having a good read over a late breakfast? And it’s the perfect time to do something a little different, than your standard week breakfast. This time, fancy french toasts were on the menu. You can go as simple or […]

Praia Grande

With an average of over 300 sunny days a year, winter In Portugal feels like spring and you will always need your sunglasses! This shot was taken yesterday, during a lovely walk in Praia Grande beach. I guess I am blessed that I don’t have to worry about scraping ice from my car before heading out to buy some […]