Celebrating Our Heritage

My Seafood Obsession

My Seafood Obsession

I was totally spoiled on my recent trip to Portugal. From delicious restaurant dishes to homecooked meals  made by loving family members. My food experience this year was extraordinary. Here are some of my favourites…by the way…I gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. Crab, snails […]

Interview with Portuguese Author of Children’s Books

Interview with Portuguese Author of Children’s Books

 Ana Luisa Carapinheiro, also known as Ana La Bella Carapinheiro, is a teacher and Portuguese author of children’s books.  She was born in 1982 and lives in Espinho near Porto in Portugal. She has a graduate degree in Educational Psychology and published her first book when she was […]

Portugal Inspired Tile Stickers

Portugal Inspired Tile Stickers

Every time I am in Portugal I love to take photos of the Azulejos. You can find them everywhere…including the kitchen and bathroom in my apartment. Now it is super easy to get that look here at home with peel and stick tiles. When I […]

Interview with Atrio Designer

Interview with Atrio Designer

  Atrio  – Wear a Piece of History I love the history and beauty of Portugal’s ceramic (azulejo) tiles and when I saw Atrio’s jewelry collection I was overjoyed. The combination of designing jewelry made with Portugal antique tiles is unique and original.  For a history on […]

The Barcelos Rooster

The Barcelos Rooster

Margaret in Barcelos, Portugal! The Barcelos Rooster is considered to be the unofficial symbol of Portugal.  This national symbol is mostly found in its typical ceramic form or embroidered on towels and aprons.  Representing  justice, happiness and good-luck, its popularity is based on the legend of […]

SAUDADE – Celebrating Portuguese Design & Tradition

SAUDADE – Celebrating Portuguese Design & Tradition

Saudade – a sentimental yearning for a former person, place or thing. Located in Toronto’s Little Portugal, Saudade is a lifestyle boutique celebrating Portuguese design and artisan traditions. The store displays the collection of designers and brands from Portugal who are integrating the old with the […]