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Simple Pleasures / #Alfama #Lisbon #Portugal / #palmtrees #wintersky #peacefulmoments #city #cityphotography #citylife #nature

The handmade cement floor tiles are meant to be scuffed, designer Alessandro Munge says, a reference to the patina that came with the old building. "In the next three to five years you’ll see things start to wear," he says, "and that’s what we want."

French Canadian

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, The Distillery District, Toronto. Interior design by Studio Munge.

pastéis de nata - my fave!

Pratos e Travessas: Pastéis de nata # Portuguese custard tarts (Don't worry, the recipes are also in English on the site)

Simple Pleasures in Alentejo, Portugal by Amy Engeler, Condé Nast Traveler | Portugal's sleepy southwestern shore is Europe's newest coastal preserve— two hundred thousand unspoiled acres zoned to stay that way. Here, just three hours from Lisbon, time itself seems to have stopped for a siesta. Amy Engeler gets back to basics

Simple Pleasures in Alentejo, Portugal by Amy Engeler, Condé Nast Traveler

After acquiring the majestic Ashford Castle in Ireland’s County Mayo last year, Red Carnation Hotels completed a three-phase renovation to ensure the 13th-century manse’s structural integrity, reimagine the decor, and add critical updates, such as air-conditioning.

Five European Manor Getaways

Luxury Castle Accommodation, Luxury Castle Accommodation In Ireland - Ashford Castle, Cong, Mayo, West of Ireland

Guincho Beach Portugal and some surfing, kiting, windsurfing by james bedford. The wind, Kiting, surfing and windsurfing at Guincho Beach.

My favorite beach in the world! Guincho Beach - Cascais - Portugal and some surfing, kiting, windsurfing by james bedford. The wind, Kiting, surfing and windsurfing at Guincho Beach.

Domaine de la Baume, the newest addition to the Maisons & Hotels Sibuet portfolio, occupies French artist Bernard Buffet’s former retreat in Provence

Five European Manor Getaways

Domaine de la Baume, the newest addition to the Maisons & Hotels Sibuet portfolio, occupies French artist Bernard Buffet’s former retreat in Provence, near the village of Tourtour.

Last spring, tennis star Andy Murray opened Cromlix in Perthshire, Scotland, just three miles from his hometown of Dunblane

Five European Manor Getaways

The lovely country house hotel CROMLIX. Set in lovely grounds near Dunblane, Scotland. Owned by Andy (Tennis) Murray.

Party time in Lisbon as the city celebrates the eve of St Anthony 12 June 2012. Where will you be eating your sardines tonight?

Party time in Lisbon as the city celebrates the eve of St Anthony 12 June Where will you be eating your sardines tonight?

A gorgeous new boutique hotel in Portugal

A Gorgeous New Boutique Hotel in Portugal

Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde, and other celebrities reveal their travel wish listsThe best accessories for sleek, easy summer travel 7 way-out-there resorts that take luxury travel to spectacular rooftop bars around the world

The unfinished-pine coffer framework of the drop ceiling, seen here above the restaurant’s bar, acts as a veil, a permeable visual barrier that allows only a glimpse of the mechanicals above.

French Canadian

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, The Distillery District, Toronto. Interior design by Studio Munge.

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