Wednesday, September 28, 2011


<24 days have passed from my vacations... really?! grrr.. It seems that I'm here since eternity! -'- And specially because I had to start my experiences at lab like crazy. :/
Well, I'm definitely sure that this post is going to put me a smile on my face! (I'm already smiling just thinking in all the good stuff!). And you know, I'll definitely, bookmarked it, and see it over and over again :D
As I told you I had a lot of fun on my vacations back in Portugal. Do you want to see some pictures that I took (and I have to say that I'm really frustrated because I wish I had much more photos)? So, ok I'm going to share just a bit. And I will start with the FOOD. Of course, THE FOOD!
Here, just a sample of all the cheeses and cured sausages that I ate, the bread... Oh, the bread!

All the soups, grilled fresh fish, fish stew (including eel stew, of course!!), molluscs, roast sucking piglet, ... food that I can't eat here! :( It's very, very hard to find a good fish here, like, real fish, you know?

The deserts... Oh the deserts! Actually, I can make them here. It's not hard! :) Our deserts doesn't have any weird ingredient: it's all about eggs,right? eggzs... 8-P

And of course, at the end: the amazing coffee! The perfect and tiny espresso.. I miss you..

But nothing compares with eating all of these goodies with all the friends and family... so much better!! And speaking of friends, yeah! I have more pictures to show you! Now, just have a look on these snapshots, because this Summer was also a synonymous of: a baptism, my cousin's wedding, a relaxing weekend with my boyfriend in the north of Portugal, the south (Algarve) for the awesome beaches (yes!).. and a time with my friends in Palma de Mallorca (I don't have any photo with me, sorry! But just picture this: nice weather, nice beach with warm water but with super fine sand, and surrounded by thousands of germans! lol Ah! and paella!), uai:) The perfect Summer ever, right? (sighs..)

kiss, kiss

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The magnificient Jefferson Hotel

Hey everyone!

I'm back!..back on track! As you can imagine, my vacations were perfect, f**king perfect! Family, friends and boyfriend; beach,food and sun!! I just need to gather the photos all together, pick the best of, and I'll make a post of it ;)
But first, I would like to share with you some photos from 5 star hotel The Jefferson, just a couple of blocks from my apartment. It's very luxurious and unique, inside and out! Unfortunately I didn't have the lucky to actually stay a night, but this summer, me and my friends had a sneak peak on the lobby and main salon.
The Jefferson opened its doors in 1895, and the responsible was Lewis Ginter, he commissioned the design and construction. He imported exotic palm trees from Central and South America and purchased hundreds of valuable antiques here and abroad. Unfortunately, he died less than two years later. In 1901, the hotel was accidentally burned down, demolishing three-fifths of the building. Although the interior of the hotel looked very different from the original, it was reopened in 1907.
One thing very curious about the decoration is the alligators that you can find everywhere, representing the actual alligators that usually lived in the marble pools in the Palm Court, becoming a source of much interest.
I have a friend that stayed in The Jefferson at her wedding night and she said that the breakfast was magnificent!
I hope you enjoy!*


PS: Hey, do you want to know what Inês from That's Bananas, received from my giveaway? Check here! ;)

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