Records and Rebels at the V&A

Growing up, I was surrounded by the spirit of the 60s – my parents and godmother, the biggest influences in my life, grew up in that era, so I grew up listening to Portuguese revolutionary songs along with classic lullabies. I’ve been listening to The Beatles ever since I can remember, my peace sign necklace is my most prized possession, Bob Dylan’s songs move me to tears and Herman Hesse’s Siddharta was the book that made the biggest mark on me as a teenager. For years, all I wanted was to travel in time and live in the 60s, wear…

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The Collection on Amazon

As much as I am a fan of binge watching shows I already know and love (‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’…), I really enjoy discovering new series to follow. Amazon had me at ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ which is absolutely brilliant, and now caught my attention again with ‘The Collection’! Por muito que goste de ver séries que conheço bem e adoro (tipo ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’…), dá-me imenso gozo descobrir novas séries para seguir. A Amazon conquistou-me com ‘Mozart in the Jungle’, que é brilhante, e agora voltou a chamar a minha atenção com ‘The Collection’! Set in the 50s,…

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Rainy day stripes

I wanted to share with you an outfit I wore a few weekends ago, when I went for a wander around South Kensington on a particularly warm but rainy Saturday. Queria partilhar convosco um look que vesti há uns fins-de-semana atrás, quando fui passear por South Kensington num Sábado quente, mas chuvoso. The dress is from Joules, I bought it at their beach boutique in Wells-next-the-sea and have been in love with it ever since – it’s basically a long t-shirt, and it is incredibly comfortable! O vestido é da Joules, comprei-o na boutique de praia em Wells-next-the-sea e tenho…

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London files #5 – A little bit of Paris in London

South Kensington is one of my favourite parts of London – not only does it have my favourite ever museum (V&A) as well as the Natural History and Science museums, it’s also home to stunning houses and charming streets. Last weekend I decided to explore another side of this area: the French cafés. I knew there was a big French influence around the area as I had already visited the Institut Français, where years ago I attended a Ciné Lumiére special screening of Mathieu Kassovitz’ film Rebellion. This time, though, my goal was to find and try two patisseries I’d…

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Danish Jewellery finds

My admiration for Danish silver jewellery has been going on for years, first with the discovery of Pandora charms, and more recently with the discovery of Georg Jensen and Pernille Corydon. A minha admiração pela joalharia de prata dinamarquesa já dura há anos, desde que descobri as pulseiras da Pandora e, mais recentemente, com a descoberta de Georg Jensen e Pernille Corydon. So, when planning my trip to Copenhagen, I knew exactly what kind of souvenirs I wanted to get… Então, quando estava a planear a viagem a Copenhaga, sabia exactamente o género de souvenirs que queria comprar… On the…

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