// HAPPY 2008

// The Last Night

And here it comes, the most festive night of the whole year . It's 31st December, it's the time to go out, dress better, drink champagne, have a wonderful dinner and spend a nice time with the ones you like most!

Sometimes, and because this is a special night for all of us, it is difficult to make the right choices… We leave you with some suggestions of how to take advantage of your time tonight.

First thing (after a long hot bath) is to choose what to wear! As we love to make your life easier, here are three possible looks: romantic, trash and party look. You'll be amazing, no matter which one you prefer.

If dinner at home with some friends is not in your plans, hurry up and make a reservation in a nice restaurant, because usually they are blowing up. Amo-te Tejo or Bica do Sapato are safe and good choices.
// Bica do Sapato

To party all night long, you have plenty of offers. You can go for a quiet place, with good music and delicious wine, the streets (in the middle of a giant mass of people, looking at the fireworks for about half an hour), or some party in a discotheque to spend the midnight. It's up to you and your mood.

//Arena Lounge
Free entrance; 00.30
The Gift
Buraka Som Sistema
Dj's Rui Murka e Kamala

//Santiago Alquimista
until 10 pm– 25 euros
after 1 am – 20 euros
Irmãos Catita
MD Gimba

//Cabaret Maxime
until 9 pm – 50 euros (dinner included)
after 1 am – 30 euros
The Legendary Tiger Man
Mister Gay

//Music Box
Soul, funk and electrojazz
Mike Stellar
João Gomes

from 11 pm on
Mariana Barosa and João Maria – A Dama e o Vagabundo, Oxigénio

from 11 pm on
Dj's Kaspar and Tó Ricciardi

//Pitch Club
João Cari
Gonçalo Costa
Dj Kitten

from 00.30 on
36 euros
Resident dj's
Jim Masters
Jesus del campo

//Casino Estoril
from 8.30 pm on
500 euros (dinner included)
Woody Allen and New Orleans Jazz Band


/////////////// Porto ///////////////

11 pm
Dj's Twin Turbo, Philips, Sininho, Nuno Mendes, João Carlos, Pedro Santos

11 pm
Dj's Carlos Manaça and Carlos Fauvrelle

//Alfândega do Porto
11 pm
Dj's Fernando Alvim and Fernando Botelho

/////////////// Póvoa de Varzim ///////////////

11 pm
Miguel Rendeiro
Kika Lewis

/////////////// Matosinhos ///////////////

//Centro Hípico
11 pm
Ministry of Sound
Luís Gilvaia

/////////////// Madeira ///////////////

Sébastian Léger
Gary Nesta Pine


// Black Windows

While looking at shopping windows and New Year's Eve outfits, we couldn't help noticing black is everywhere!
Now you know better: no matter what clothe you wear or what's your mood, black is a must-wear!
New year's eve is coming and sales give a hand… Run and buy that beautiful black dress or that coat to die for! The time is now!


// Boutique Dior - Paris

In 1947, n. º30 of Montaigne Avenue became an emblematic place for the fashion world. Christian Dior was opening the "Boutique de Colifichets", where he presented his first collection, "New Look". Without knowing, Dior was changing, for good, the world of fashion and the concept of luxury and griffe.

To celebrate Dior's 60 anniversary, this boutique was refurnished. Architect Peter Marino gave it a new look (just like Dior did with high couture in '47), creating a symbioses between past and present.
If you are planning to go to Paris shortly, go and visit this intimate atmosphere boutique where you can not only see Dior's classical pieces, but also appreciate the artwork of some contemporary artists, such as van der Straeten and Aldo Chale.



We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!
As usual, here are some of our choices to wear during the festive season…

// Vest Decénio, boots MNG, stockings H&M

// Trousers H&M, shoes Gant, shirt and coat Diesel;

// Blaser, jeans and scarf H&M; t-shirt Lee; shoes Diesel; bag Samsonite vintage

// Poncho Gant, boots Diesel;

// Jeans Jean Paul Gaultier; leather jacket H&M, sneakers Lacoste

// Trousers Storytaylors; coat Gant, boots MNG;


// Christmas Shopping: watches

As usual, there are always some last-hour presents left to buy… Nothing better than watches to change this situation, right?
Here's the solution for those who seek exclusivity and alternative design: “Only the Brave" line, from Diesel.

Look for these amazing watches in Diesel store, in Lisbon, one of the ten exclusive selling points in the whole Iberia zone. To enter on time in 2008!


// Christmas Shopping: Home

Since that day we went to Cook and Eat to produce the article about gourmet black products, we never stopped going there! Besides of having a quiet atmosphere, the food is simply great and surprises us everyday with a sophisticated touch.

For this Christmas, Cook and Eat has some pieces to die for, teas and chocolates, sweets and candies… For you to have a merry little Christmas…
// Tea service (gold) Urban Style; Chocolat meteors and Pepper chocolat, Quai Sud ; Anis drops Mrs. Bridges; Christmas ornaments; Angel and Santa Claus;

If you're one of those who haven't shopped for Christmas yet (welcome, in the first place), take a walk on Marginal and go to Oeiras…

//Cook & Eat

R. Dr. José da Cunha, 32 A
Fórum Oeiras
from 10 am to 10 pm


// IN-VENTO by Kolovrat Concept

Lidija Kolovrat presented her "IN-VENTO" in 7th December, at Kolovrat Concept Store.

We were at the presentation and came back later to her atelier to photograph and understand IN VENTO's concept, bags thought to be an extension of the women's bodies, a second skin.

This new bag line explores Jeanne d'Arc theme, mixes sensuality and discipline, strength and elegance. It works squares and circles, opposite geometric shapes, to make the form redundant.

IN VENTO useful and versatile bags, made for contemporary women, are available in different sizes, patterns and textures. If you are not thinking in buying one, go see it then… Surprise yourselves!

//Kolovrat Concept Store

Rua do Salitre, n.º169/169a


+351 213 874 536


// How wrong can we be?

While visiting "The Wrong Shop" (which is nothing but right!), we found the so-called strategic souvenirs, the most interesting, originals, unusual and ironic greetings of Lisbon.
The Wrong Shop brings out of its concept icons of Portuguese folk and tradition, such as Santo António or Barcelos' Rooster, and shows their kitsch and funny side.

Concrete candies, Tower of Pisa's, Big Ben's or Atomium's t-shirts with the lettering "This is not Lisbon", engagement origami rings, a painting of Mona Lisa holding a banana, design accessories, broche and bags with tourist Lisbon routes are some of the pieces you can buy here and which awaken us of the ways of being and living in Portugal.

The question is “How wrong can we be?”

The Wrong Shop
Calçada do Sacramento, Lisboa
Tel: (+351) 213 433 197