Earlier this year I took a short trip to Lisbon with the lovely Princess Misia. More business than pleasure, but even a little pleasure can go a long way, now can’t it? So what to do when you’re in an unknown city and only have a few hours to spare? Conquer it by storm armed with the only weapons you need: a camera and an Elle magazine! The perfect recipe for snapshots and hotspots (which was basically all we had time for :) ).
Nothing like some vintage shopping to get that “local” feel. Through the Elle citytips we discovered A Vida Portuguesa ( ‘Portuguese life’) a little shop in the middle of the Chiado neighborhood. This vintage treasure house holds a carefully selected collection of Portuguese heritage. Snooping around the handcrafted and locally manufactured objects feels like a genuine dive into Portuguese culture! A great tip indeed, thanks Elle! ;)
As amazing as these vintage treasures where, what we were really craving (obviously :) ) was some vintage fashion. That is how we stumbled upon the vintage shop & bar A Outra Face da Lua (‘The other side of the moon’). If you’re ever in Lisbon, I really recommend a stop at this hotspot! (Let’s call it a Scene by C citytip, shall we? ;) ) It has a great selection of vintage and second hand clothing. Feeling overwhelmed by all this prettiness or simply want to rest your feet? (shopping can be SO exhausting :p ) Just have a seat and enjoy a nice coffee while you let your eyes wander through the racks. Extra tip: around the corner is a small A Outra Face da Lua outlet shop, with second hand items for only €5! I scored a really nice romantic white blouse (which I will definitely share with you at some point!)
As for the snapshots? You might know (or you do now) that I’m somewhat of a newbie photographer. And since I’d bought my new camera only a few days before taking off for Portugal, our stroll around the beautiful blue-skied streets of Lisbon was the perfect occasion to put it to the test.
Of course, this newbie still needs to develop her skills. And as my travel buddy happened to be the awesome Marta Majewska, I had a first class mentor at my side :) Blog photography one-on-one workshop = check! And that is how my first outfit shoot came to be :)
Pics by Princess Misia
This little sip of Lisbon definitely made me thirsty for more, so this lovely city was immediately added to my must-visit (properly this time :) ) destinations list!