The Last days of Summer

…..The last days of Summer are most definitely approaching, September has arrived, and although the sun is still shining there is a hint of autumn  in the air, with some leaves already fallen and the the temperatures dropping……But woe, woe, woe if you don’t mind. Let’s just put the breaks on, just for a while. […]

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Casa Modesta- Olhão, The Algarve

Welcome to Casta Modesta. A white haven of tranquility, tucked a stones throw away from the sleepy Fishermans village of Olhão, in The Algarve. A place so warm, so, so welcoming, so peaceful and so serene. You cannot but help but slow, slow, slow right down as soon as you step foot into this rural, […]

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A beach day in Cascais & our last night in Lisbon.

On our second day we decided to jump on a train and head out to the beach.  After deliberating  over breakfast in the apartment on which beach to discover for the day, we went with Cascais, mainly because I had heard lovely things about this idyllic beach town. It also seemed the easiest in reach […]

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Lisbon – Part Two

…..After our sugar kick from the Pasteis de Nata, we were ready and energised to soak up more of the city.  Hopping back on a tram (thankfully a less crowded tram) we aimed to head back towards the city, but on a whim decided to jump off at the bridge, and then realising we were […]

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Lisbon- Part One.

Lisbon has been on our bucket list for quite sometime now and having spent years listening to friends rave about it, coveted all Instagram feeds galore and hyperthetically planned out exactly where we would stay,   we decided enough was enough, it was time to see it for ourselves.  Luckily we had about five days […]

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Baixa House, Lisbon

I have so many photographs to share with you of our weekend in Lisbon, but I simply had to share our perfect apartment in Baixa House first, as this shabby chic, super comfortable warm and delightfully charming home from home, completed our time in Lisbon. Tucked along the Rua dos Fanqueiros’ cobbled street, we walked […]

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Return of the….. Dress

We are as humans apparently creatures of habit, we see ourselves as in control, consciencly making decisions at our own free will, but really we just return to the familiar and our instincts take over.  I think that there is no exception when it comes to clothes.  Familiarity is comforting and simple, so maybe that […]

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