July 24, 2019
à bientôt GOES: Porto
Porto, one of our favorite cities in Portugal, is packed with gorgeous shops and charming cobblestone streets dating all the way back to the 8th century. Enjoy our packing list below and a few of our favorite places to shop and to stay!
The Yeatman is a luxury wine Hotel and Spa in Porto, Portugal, situated high on a hilltop on the south bank of the Douro River and has stunning panoramic views of the city and river. Set amidst the historic Port wine cellars, The Yeatman is one of Europe’s leading wine hotels with the largest and most comprehensive cellar of Portuguese wines anywhere in the world.
The label built its name on hand-crafted soaps infused with fine fragrances, which draw on ingredients from Portugal’s lush countryside. These products are imbued with an artisan’s heart and soul, and are wrapped by hand in packaging illustrated with beautiful art work.
La Vida Portuguesa
Located in the beautiful area of ‘Clérigos’, in the heart of the city’s downtown, the store is located on the first floor of a centenary building. This rare and extraordinary space consists of an elegant interior staircase and huge windows, and still retains all its original furniture.
Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal - it still remains top in the world and one of our favorite places to visit! Make sure to swing by the store on R. das Carmelitas!
Trip to Porto not in the cards for this summer? Whip up a Porto Tónico and be instantly transported.
4 ounces good-quality tonic water, such as Fevertree or Q Tonic
2 ounces white port lemon slice, to garnish
Pack a highball glass with ice. Pour in the tonic, then the port. Stir lightly. Squeeze the lemon slice a bit into the drink. Sip and enjoy!