quinta-feira, 19 de julho de 2012

Made in Portugal

"Sure, it’s tops for port, but Porto, the cozy town in northern Portugal’s Douro River Valley, takes locavorism beyond the glass. A guide to shopping for the best native arts and crafts—pre- or post-aperitif, of course. (...)

Begin your browsing at the paradigm of Porto shopping, A Vida Portuguesa. On the second floor of an 1886 fabric store, it’s packed with all the retro-flavored local souvenirs you never knew you needed, like 1950s-inflected toys, textiles, and toiletries, and woven puchandos bags made in the northern town of Viana do Castelo.(...)

Porto's perfume. The rose-scented soaps at A Vida Portuguesa are made in the Confiança perfume factory, founded in nearby Braga in 1894."

Condé Nast Traveller, Julho 2012.

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