Expressions of colour
Oct01

Expressions of colour

From October 3 to November 28, the Celas Conventuais do Centro Cultural Convento S. José will welcome an exhibit from artist Ana Sota titled “Expressions of Colour”. Creating vibrant pieces with acrylic on canvas and wood, the artist seeks to blend the bright with the opaque whilst playing with strong colours and monochromatic tones. Looking to create a simple and vibrant universe that awakens different emotions in...

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Rejuvenating retreats
Sep09

Rejuvenating retreats

Inside visits oasis of tranquillity that is Moinhos Velhos Detox Juice Fasting Retreat Slightly off the beaten track, in a secluded valley just south of Barragem da Bravura near Odiáxere lays a hidden treasure called Moinhos Velhos. This is not the kind of thing you would expect to come across in the Algarve, and I was thrilled when I did! I’d signed up for a one-week Juice Fasting Detox and Yoga Retreat to try and offset my...

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Art is everywhere
Sep09

Art is everywhere

Local artist Rita Silva introduces her crafts   As a young adult, Rita Silva left her hometown of Lagoa to pursue her studies firstly in Portalegre, where she graduated in Graphic Design. With her passion for her chosen path intensifying, the young artist moved to Lisbon, where she gained a Masters in Design and studied Drawing and Illustration at the prestigious Belas Artes college. Rita then had the massively exciting opportunity to...

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Full speed ahead
Sep09

Full speed ahead

The Algarve International Racetrack will host world-class events to round off the 2020 calendar. This year has certainly been full of surprises, albeit mostly problematic, but when we got the news that Formula 1 was confirmed back in July, for the weekend of October 23-25, it was just the fabulous news that the Algarve needed. Less than a few weeks later, we got even more great news, that MotoGP would be coming too. Motorsports lovers...

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Living in a movie
Sep09

Living in a movie

Designing unique homes, cinemas and garages inspired by Hollywood blockbusters and attracting film productions to Portugal make up the core business at Spy Manor Productions. It all begins with an unfinished house with an incredible ocean view, near Ferragudo. Vanda Everke did not hesitate to design it, although her purpose went beyond looking at the sea from her window. A massive fan of the infamous James Bond, created by Ian...

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