Bookstore Ler Devagar| O bolo da Marta

Lisbon has several nice places to study. You can choose a spot with a view, a silent spot, a noisy spot, a hidden spot, and you can choose a delicious, cozy and original spot, the Livraria Ler Devagar, a bookstore in LX Factory is that kind of spot.

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With a floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with books, thought-provoking art, entertainment and delicious ice cream cakes made this bookstore the perfect space to spend an afternoon.

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Ler Devagar means, literally, “read slowly” in Portuguese. You can find a large selection of books, even in foreign languages; concerts; plays; performance artists and art exhibitions.

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On the first floor you can have the famous “bolo da Marta” with different ingredients such as, Nutella, fruit, cookies, condensed milk, etc.

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Every Sunday, Ler Devagar transforms into a market fair with kitsch antiques, comfort food, vintage clothing, urban crafts, plants, etc.

Contact Details

Address:  LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103,
Livraria Ler Devagar, Edifício G, Piso 0, Espaço 0.3,
Alcântara, Lisboa
Telephone: +351 918 929 654
O bolo da Marta on Zomato.
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Zomato Foodie Meetup at Carnalentejana

The moment you receive a Zomato Foodie Meetup invitation, you know you have to start doing exercise every day and start eating very small amounts of food, in order to save space for the enormous meal that’s coming your way.

These foodie meetups are kind of a get-together of people who share the same love for food.

The chosen restaurant for this meetup (my first one) was Carnalentejana, which translates to “Alentejo’s Meat”. Alentejo being a region on the South of Portugal, very well-known for the quality of its food and wines.

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After a brief explanation of how’s the concept of the restaurant all about, we got served small portions of a big variety of starters, so we could taste every single one of them. Amongst those starters we had croquettes, scrambled eggs with sausage, marinated oxtail, etc.

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For the main course, we also got to taste several dishes, but I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves.

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And if you think that a meat restaurant doesn’t have delicious desserts, then you are so wrong.

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I want to thank Zomato for this kind invitation and also a big thanks to the restaurant Carnalentejana for offering us such an unique experience of flavours.

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Address: Rua da Beneficência, 229 D,
Entrecampos, Lisboa
Telephone: +351 218 237 126/ +351 966 727 235
Carnalentejana on Zomato.
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#Primelove| The power is in your images

Being a blogger, you always search for new ways of improving your relationship with your readers and brands. Recently, I came across this new interactive way of helping my readers buying the products I display on my blog. Here’s how it works! photo Blog_Post_imagem_capa_zpsipgdbef7.png

What is PrimeTag and why it is important for you?

PrimeTag is a specialized platform for products’ identification on images in order to check the value you deserve. Today, most of the brands apply their marketing investment in conventional advertising (Facebook and Google Ads, etc.) ignoring a better reality.

The value of influence and credibility that you transmit to your audience when promoting a product is tremendous. However, there is no easy way to satisfie your readers interest, because the question is always “ Where can I buy this?”.

Also, you don’t have a way of measuring your influence so certain brands can invest in yourself. With Primetag, brands will be able to know what kind of return will they have by investing in yourself.

What’s in it for me?

PrimeTag presents you various options to add interactive tags to your images that indicate where you can buy each product, so your readers can have easy access to the products in a free way.

You can use Primetag only for sponsored publications, you have a Prime way to increase their interaction and measure their impact. Or, you can use PrimeTag for not sponsored publications by accessing a repository of more than 20,000 brands in vertical fashion, beauty and decoration and more than 10,000,000 products with reward per click or sale.

How does it work?

First, you choose the type of interactive image having at your disposal five options of image templates (you can see the different possibilities in the image below). Then you click on “Pulse generator”, where you start by uploading the image and, soon after, a search and tag the products promoting it. Finalized the creation of the interactive image, you have access to links to share in your channels.

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Brunch at Melt

Because we accept the brunch we think we deserve, and we deserve quite a lot after assignments, exams, work and bad weather days…

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I met with the girls for a Brunch during the week at Melt, a new concept of a coffee-house and gourmet store.

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Between croissants, orange juices and delicious home-baked cakes, we got to do a gossip update while enjoying a sunny day at the terrace.

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This place is perfect if you want to bring your laptop, enjoy a good read or even meet your friends for a chilled afternoon. Although, you should keep in mind that you must have time to spare, because the service can be a bit slow.

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Address: Avenida Visconde de Valmor, 40A,
Campo Pequeno, Lisboa
Telephone: +351 217 960 050
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Burgers & Booze| Dog Town Burger

The good weather in Lisbon wasn’t here to stay. It made a short appearance, two weeks to be exact, and now we’re back finding nice places where we can eat and chill indoors.

Last week we went to Dog Town Burger for the first time. It was raining, of course, but it didn’t stop us from going to Bairro Alto, a Lisbon district very well-known for its bars and nightlife.

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Dog Town Burger is a restaurant and bar with a very cool concept that reflects the surf, skate and urban’s culture. With a relaxing vibe and a good playlist, this can be the perfect place to spend an evening with friends. But here comes the important part: Food.

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While we indulged in our delicious burgers, a Tony Alva and a Stacy Peralta, we drank one of the best natural juices ever! (Orange juice and Berries & Mango juice).

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I’m not vegetarian, but I do love vegetarian food and I can’t wait to try the green side of Dog Town Burger’s menu, which is quite expensive comparing to other burger restaurants.

I don’t know if this chocolate brownie as a dessert is a technique to make us come back for more, but it totally worked because it was excellent!

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Contact Details

Address: Travessa Água da Flor,
42, 1200-010 Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal
Email: dogtownburgerjoint@gmail.com
Telephone: +351 969 449 052
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My 24th Birthday

Celebrating your birthday can be one of the most stressing plans you’ll have to do during the year. Unless you’re a boring person and don’t celebrate it at all, then you should definitely go read another post.

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I’m the type of person that starts planning my birthday party the moment I finish my latest birthday party, if you know what I mean! And celebrate it the entire weekend. I started with a family dinner with a wonderful view of the “Tejo” river. The restaurant was called “Amarra Ò Tejo“.

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This year I decided reunite my friends, the ones I haven’t had the opportunity to be with for photo IMG_7093_zpsrrjb8lbp.jpg 3 years. That was my first reason to make it big, the second one was, you only have 24 years old once in your life.

I spent the afternoon in Lisbon and I had the opportunity to  be one of the first clients of the hair salon Pirez De Campus since it opened last week. Catarina found a way to tame my wild hair in an elegant hairstyle that lasted all night and even the following day. Andreia was responsible for my make up and taught me some tips to make it last longer and what to do on a day to day basis. (Their details are at the bottom of the post).

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I planned my birthday dinner at Portofino Restaurant in Sesimbra, near the sea. Although it’s winter in Portugal and the cold doesn’t feel like leaving us, I decided to wear a very summerish dress. The food was deliciously as usual and I want to thank the team for everything. Especially for letting me send a sky lantern and make a wish.

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Dress from Cali Girl here.

Hairstyle by CutbyKate here.
Make up by AndreyaDeus here.
Portofino Restaurant here.
Cake by Nortejo here.

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