Claus Porto: looks and smells amazing!

Oh, it smells heavenly around here today! That’s Claus Porto for you: a Portuguese beauty and fragrance brand that was founded in 1887 and will be turning 130 years old in 2017, but just keeps on surprising us. Famous for its beautifully packaged and fragrant soaps, their colorful labels are inspired by the glamorous European Belle Époque and their amazing scents (floral, oriental, woody and fresh) are made with ingredients that come straight from the richest Portuguese flora.

 

Claus Porto Portuguese soaps

 

Claus Porto Portuguese soaps packaging

 

Claus Porto Portuguese soaps gift box

If you browse their online shop, you’ll discover that Claus Porto also has cologne, men’s products and gorgeous candles! Perfect treats for your guests to take home from their unique destination wedding in Portugal… after all, smells are a great way to evoke great memories!

 

Claus Porto Portuguese cologne gift box

 

Claus Porto Portuguese cologne gift box

 

Claus Porto Portuguese cologne

 

Claus Porto Portuguese candles

 

 

 

claus porto portuguese soap and candle gift box

Did we mention that they’re Oprah Winfrey’s favorite soap?

 


The power of flowers

Fall is definitely here to stay, but warm days still linger in our minds and in our hearts… fortunately Pinga Amor’s amazing floral design has the power to transport us to a gorgeous summer day in Portugal where, inspired by a rustic and organic feel, the beautiful Douro Palace Hotel was transformed into a fresh and elegant paradise, where linen, sackcloth, wooden boxes, detailed glass and kraft paper laid the foundation for the fragrant beauty spun by porcelain flowers, buttercups, baby’s breath, eustoma, eucalyptus, roses, peonies, viburnum and chrysanthemums. A white, ivory and natural green garden of love…

 

wedding bouquet

 

wedding bouquet with satin ribbons

 

rustic wedding bouquet

 

wedding flowers and details

 

wedding flowers

 

wedding floral design

 

wedding floral design

 

wedding flowers

 

wedding flowers

 

flowers on wedding cake

 

The power of flowers…

 

Venue: Douro Palace Hotel

Floral Design: Pinga Amor

Wedding Cake: Sabores da Gula

Photography: Um Dia de Sonho

 


Lisbon City Guide by Louis Vuitton

Lisbon just keeps getting cooler and cooler… it now has its very own Louis Vuitton City Guide, thus joining a very select group of cities that the luxury brand deems as fantastic! According to the French brand: “Capturing Lisbon’s seductive power, a new generation of Lisbonites is bringing fresh life to its gastronomic, cultural and festive scene, while taking nothing away from the still lively and vibrant image of its old trams, its grilled sardines… Here, fado singer Carminho offers an insider’s perspective on Lisbon, enabling travelers to get their bearings right away.” The perfect welcoming party for your stop in Lisbon: be it an engagement session, an elopement, a bachelorette or bachelor send-off or the moment you decide to say “I do” to a Lisbon destination wedding!

Lisbon City Guide by Louis Vuitton

 

Lisbon City Guide by Louis Vuitton

 

Lisbon City Guide App by Louis Vuitton

 

Available in paper format and for download on the App Store, this is just another great way to discover Lisbon… let’s go?!


ClementinAtelier: handmade ceramics, handmade goodness

A destination wedding in Portugal means hearty and beautifully decorated tables and how amazing would they look with handmade ceramic pieces by Portuguese brand ClementinAtelier?

 

handmade Portuguese ceramic platters

We’re in love with their serving platters, perfect for cheese and grapes; and how about those cute lace-inspired bowls? We want those knives in every color and their cake plates would look amazing on the dessert table, don’t you think?

 

handmade Portuguese ceramic bowls

 

handmade Portuguese ceramic knives

 

handmade Portuguese ceramic cake plates

In Portugal, everything that is handmade, is handmade with love…


An elopement wedding fit for princesses and princes

Entertaining the idea of an elopement wedding (or even a destination wedding!) in a Portuguese palace, located in one of the beautiful forests of the country’s gorgeous northern region? Well, Pixel has shot a styled video that brings together just that… and we have to say that the backdrop – the Hotel Vidago Palace – is absolutely stunning.

 

 

It may be imaginary, but it feels oh so real, oh so beautiful!

 


Caked in love

Cake inspiration is always welcome we say! And now that we’re drooling over the gorgeous, finger-licking good masterpieces by Rosa Cardoso, the Portuguese baker behind Be Nice Make a Cake, they are too delicious not to share! Whether you’re looking for a naked cake, a beautifully sculpted or over the top wedding cake, Portugal’s got you sugar-coated and covered in that department as well!

 

naked wedding cake

 

naked wedding cake

 

chocolate wedding cake

 

raspberry wedding cake

 

ice cream wedding cake

 

naked wedding cake

 

naked wedding cake

 

naked wedding cake

 

Yum… can you pick just one?!


Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

As Summer gives way to Autumn here in Portugal, we’re dreaming of golden fields, crisp breezes, fall weddings, leaves crackling under our strolling footsteps, warm blankets and coffee, nesting and cooking, family and friends gathered around an inviting table… sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

 

 

This lovely video of a KINFOLK Flower Potluck held in Portugal was shot by De Alma e Coração.


Put it in writing, with Portuguese Patterns

Portuguese Patterns is the new collection by Beija-flor, a stationery brand based in Oporto that creates unique handmade paper goods. As its name gives away, this postcard collection was inspired by the iconic and gorgeous tiles that can be found all over Portugal… wouldn’t they be perfect as handwritten wedding invitations or even thoughtful thank you cards sent after the party?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go ahead, put it in writing!


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