LISBOA

Natasja Sadi

Natasja Sadi

Looking for the perfect city trip? Try lovely Lisbon. My great friend and couturier Natasja Sadi gives us tips and insider information for getting around.

Upon arrival, do as the Portuguese do! Get a massage and beauty and hair treatment. I think Portuguese Haidressers are THE best in the world. Because Portugal used to have colonies all over the world, its population became a multi cultural melting pot. Whether one has straight- or curly hair, the Portuguese hairdressers can manage it! Eduardo Beaute at the Avenida Liberdade Palàcio Lambertini is great. His salon is always filled with the country’s rich and famous.

Another salon worth a visit is Skin Life by Dennis and Patrick. Their formula is based on the Dutch brand Skins. The minute you step through the door, you feel at home. Their warm personalities make you feel you never want to leave the place again! They speak Portugese, English and Dutch. Patrick also does the make-up for the host of the Portuguese Decorator Makeover Show and owner of Querido, Ana Antunes (in the Rua da Horta Seca, 24).

Dennis and Patrick

Dennis and Patrick

Querido

Querido

 

After the beauty treatments indulge yourself with a pot of tea at Poison d’Amour at rua da Escola Politécnica 32, Principe Real. Do ask for a table in the garden, which is gorgeous!

Also in the Principe Real, number 26, is Embaixada which is a shopping mall located in a former University building, stocked with cool young designer wear.

The bar Lost in is situated in the area around rue Dom Pedro V, 56, and serves lunch inside and out with a wonderful view.

Lost In

Lost In

Inside the Amoeiras Shopping Mall, the shop Area will not disappoint! Some wonderful decoration, furniture and ceramics can be found here for very reasonable prices.

A great restaurant is D’Oliva, a concept straight from Porto where the atmosphere is relaxed and the men in suits are worth everyone’s while!

Restaurant d'Oliva

Restaurant d’Oliva

Opposite D’Oliva is Olivier for drinks, where the Champagne with red sangria is a must. Both venues are at the Avenida da Liberdade.

Restaurant/Bar Olivier-avenida

Restaurant/Bar Olivier-avenida

Restaurant Largo next to the National Opera Theatre should als not be missed.

Restaurant Largo

Restaurant Largo

For dancing go to nightclub LUX which is co-owned by John Malkovich. He also owns the restaurant next door, Bica do Sapato, which has the best view in town.

Restaurant Bico do Sapato

Restaurant Bica do Sapato

If you are in Lisbon on a Sunday, don’s miss the beach. Go to Waikiki at the Praia da Sereia, Costa da Caparica. Have a sangria and crab sandwiches while relaxing on their beach beds for an instant holiday feeling!

During the month of April, the Lisbon Fine Art and Antiques Fair is definitely worth visiting.

Also don’t miss Arruda Antiguidades at the Principe Real and Dorey Antiguidades where one can find the most beautiful collection of tiles and ceramics. For extraordinary pieces for the home, it is my favorite address.

Antique tiles at Dorey

Antique tiles at Dorey

For flowers, decoration and amazing jewelry, go to Republica das Flores, rua do Alecrim, 99.

Where to stay: Bairra Alto Hotel,  Chado Hotel and the Fonte Cruz Hotel

Museums: Museo Nacional, Gulbenkian and Museo do Azulejo.

Enjoy your trip and fall in love with Lisbon!

 

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3 thoughts on “LISBOA

  1. Wow, your comments are so accurate!! You lived in Lisbon?
    All the places you named have wonderful views.
    PS love your website

    Paulo


  2. I was just told about your blog and your beautifull post by my dearest friend Patrick! I was so happy to find out you did such a beautifull post about my store! I wish I could have met you here. I do hope you can back and do please visit me next time. I’m going to post about it in my blog too home-styling.blogspot.com
    My best Regards,
    Ana Antunes


    • Our friend Natasja Sadi is a fan of yours and visiting your store is now on our bucket list! Glad you’re happy with the post. We’ll be checking out your blog too!
      Kind regards, Wendela and Anouk


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