My date with the Three Wine Men

You may have heard about how I like a glass of wine, or three. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got my invite to the Three Wine Men event, which took place recently in London.

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A bit of Lisbon love

Nov 25, 12 A bit of Lisbon love

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My love for Lisbon is no secret. It is my hometown, after all - but I had to move to other places (Spain, the UK) to really start appreciating it, which is a bit of a shame. Join us for a walk around the old part of town?

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Missing summer, missing the Algarve

It is no secret that summer is, without a doubt, my favourite season of the year. I love the beach, the sun and the long lazy lunches by the sea. One place we visit every year, and part of my pre-nuptial agreement with Mr. O, is the Algarve, in the south of Portugal.

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Wine, sun and lux in Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo is one of my favourite places in the world. It is not overdeveloped (on the contrary), it is quiet, hot, the food and wine are amazing, and the pace of life slow slow slow - perfect to wind down and start a week. Or stay there forever.

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My secret place: Fazenda Nova, Algarve

Jul 27, 12 My secret place: Fazenda Nova, Algarve

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It doesn't matter how many trips I have booked or intend to book each year, one is absolutely non-negotiable (or even sacred!) - and that is my week in the south of Portugal, which includes at least a day in the Alentejo, and the rest of the week in the Algarve. This year, I was in for a treat.

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5+1 reasons why I love the UK

May 22, 12 5+1 reasons why I love the UK

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When people find out I am originally from Portugal, a question usually follows: "Oh, and you moved to England?". I think people get even more surprised when I respond something along the lines of "Yes, and I love it"!

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Trying new places in Lisbon

It was time to try something new and on a recent trip to Portugal's capital city and my hometown, Mr. O and I did just that! Here are some places we found and loved in Lisbon, Portugal

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A beginners guide to Port Wine by @TaylorsPortWine

I have recently fallen in love with this special grape juice, which comes in many shapes and colours. Obviously, I didn't know much about it, and always keen to learn. Should we raise a glass?

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Glass of Porto, anyone?

With the excuse of my book launch, I had the opportunity to visit Porto in late 2011 (with a little hop to Spain), which is Portugal's second largest city. The city which gave its name to Port, Oporto has been the home of British wine shippers and their families for over three centuries.

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A Portuguese and an English Christmas

Being Portuguese and married to an Englishman, means that we get 2 completely different Christmases! Another point of difference, is actually the dates and meals we celebrate - you can discover the differences!

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Mrs O’s Lisbon – her address book!

Nov 28, 11 Mrs O’s Lisbon – her address book!

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It is quite interesting that my beloved hometown - Lisboa - is becoming quite a popular destination for weekend breaks. This is good news for the "current economic climate", but also because, in my humble opinion, it is quite a place. Here are my favourite places.

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