Date Archives November 2017

A weekend in Lisbon pt. 2

Lisbon, we meet again!

It’s time for the second chapter of our Lisbon guide. This time we’ll cover a food market, the search for the best burger in Lisbon, a quiet café, and an old factory turned into a creative hub.

Hello, Kristof
The owner of Hello, Kristof was working in the magazine industry when he fell in love with coffee and decided then to combine his two interests. If you have some time to kill you should definitely head to Rua do Poço dos Negro 103, order yourself a coffee and an avocado toast, sit down and flick through one of the many lifestyle and fashion magazines that cover the wall.

Rua do Poço dos Negros 103, Lisbon

Photo: hellokristoflisbon.tumblr.com


Ground burger

The word on the little street called the internet is that this is the place to get the best burger in Lisbon. Without having tried any other burger joints, the word seems true. The buns are house-made, very fresh, and perfectly toasted. The milkshakes didn’t really live up to the same standards, but their slogan “Oldschool American Burgers and Craft Beers” definitely wasn’t a joke. Worth a visit? Absolutely.

Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 148, Lisbon

LX Factory
This is by far one of the coolest hangout spots in Lisbon. Some creative folks have turned an old strip of factory buildings into trendy restaurants, cafés, and shops. The area is filled with workspace for freelancers, design agencies and photography studios, so no wonder this place is just filled with creativity. Visit LX Factory on any Sunday and you’ll run into the outdoor flea market.

R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, Lisbon

Time Out Market Lisbon
Time Out Market is basically a huge food market that offers a huge variety of cuisines. Let’s assume you like to eat good food, but often have a hard time to decide on what to eat. Then don’t go to Time Out Market. With 24 restaurants, 8 bars, a dozen shops and a high-end music venue, you’ll just want to have a bit of everything. But maybe that’s not saying that’s a bad thing after all?
FYI, it’s often crowded, especially during lunch and weekends.

Av. 24 de Julho 49, Lisbon

A weekend in Lisbon pt. 1

Bom dia, Portugal!

Lisbon has been on our radar for quite some time now. Well, it’s kinda on everyone’s radar since it’s one of the most talked about cities in Europe for the moment. After Fabian went there a few weekends ago to visit a friend living there, it’s clear why. It’s simply a great town.

It’s hard to put a label on Lisbon. Is it the new Barcelona? The next Berlin? Not at all, but at the same time maybe a bit of both, hence why it’s so hard to pin it down. What we do know is that it’s a vibrant city with a lot of creative and exciting things going on. A non-pretentious community, an exploding and really interesting food scene, and a come-as-you-are kind of nightlife—simply a good time in every direction. So for a couple of days, Fabian got to walk around the seven hills of Lisbon, just taking it all in for the first time. But definitely not the last.

Some Lisbon nuggets:

Pistola & Corazon
If you like Mexican food, then this taqueria is the place for you. Not only do they serve the best tacos in Lisbon, they do it together with a vibrant and easy-going atmosphere. Expect to wait a while to be seated, but that’s okay since you can have a drink in the street while you pass the time.

Rua de Boavista 16, Lisbon

Ciné Society outdoor cinema
Enjoy a cult classic together with friends and some ice cold drinks in one of Lisbon’s most iconic spots. This outdoor cinema is just one of kind and the demand for tickets is high, so book your spot to make sure you don’t miss out.

Terraços do Carmo, Lisbon
Bookings


Fábrica Coffee Roasters
This hipster-chic cafe was created with the mission to bring genuine specialty coffee to Portugal. With a farm-to-cup philosophy, they’ll provide you with pure and unaltered coffee from their producers’ farms in Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Guatemala. This is a must stop if you love coffee and need to rest your legs after walking around in the hills of Lisbon. Also a good spot for breakfast or a quick lunch.

Rua das Flores 63, Lisbon

Park bar
Enjoy a sunny afternoon or bring a date to look at the stars together at this rooftop bar located on top of a … parking garage? Okay, why not? With its 180º views of Lisbon, this is a nice but not so well-kept secret. If you’re totally sick of other tourists you better stay away. If not, take the elevator to the top floor (there are no signs). Park serves a lunch and dinner menu that leans toward healthy cuisine, but we all know you come here to cool down with a cold beverage.

Calçada do Combro 58, Lisbon

Brandstationen vintage interior, watches and jewelry

A dreamy vintage shopping boutique in Stockholm

If you’re looking for vintage shopping in Stockholm, then this is the right place. This chic—and pricey—boutique will make you feel like a kid in a candy store (if you replace the candy with vintage interior, jewelry, and watches).

Every time we walk pass Brandstationen, we can’t stop ourselves from going in even though it’s just to look around and dream for a moment. Part of the Herr Judit brand, Brandstationen’s focus is vintage interior while its sister shops have a more fashion-centered approach. The name translates into “the fire station”. Why the name, you might ask? Stupid question, some might say (someone else, not us). It’s obviously because they opened up in a really old fire station before they moved around the corner and can now be found on Hornsgatan.

When you walk through the doors, you just want to stay there. I could live in this real-life version of an interior magazine, you’ll probably think. You don’t have to be a dreamer to fall in love with everything Brandstationen has to offer—only a big wallet. There are so many pretty things to fall in love with—from desk globes, jewelry, and watches for all the genders, to lamps and furniture with stories for days if they could speak.

Carefully selected

Each and every item has been carefully selected to meet the standards of this boutique, and it really shows that they put a lot of love into finding them.


Hornsgatan 64, Stockholm
Website
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:00
Saturdays 11:00–17:00
Sundays 12:00–16:00

 


Svenska: Om du är letar efter bästa second hand-shoppingen i Stockholm ska du besöka Brandstationen på Södermalm. De har med stor omsorg och noggrannhet fyllt butiken med vintagemöbler, klockor, smycken och annat fint.