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

 


Sweet Portuguese tart by Sweet Paul

Obsessed with cooking and crafting since he was a little boy growing up in Norway, Sweet Paul was inspired by Chef Jorge Miguel Romão from the Internacional Design Hotel in Lisbon to create his very own rendition of the decadent Portuguese Caramelized Almond Tart and… doesn’t it just look amazing? Imagine how mouth-watering this delicacy would be on your dessert table or beautifully wrapped up so guests could take home as a sweet reminder of an unforgettable destination wedding in Portugal?!

 

traditional portuguese caramelized almond tart recipe

Have a sweet Tuesday everyone!


Adriana + Vitor, by Vanessa & Ivo Handmade Films

Hi peeps! As Autumn is settling in, we bring you bits of gold in this beautiful wedding video.

Stay tuned for the love affair of Adriana + Vitor, shot by duo Vanessa & Ivo Handmade Films: delicate is the word.

Check out the gorgeous earrings the bride is wearing: traditional gold filigree, handmade by skillful artisans from the Minho region.

 

 

Have a great weekend!


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…


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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