Açai Bowl

Until very recently, I’ve never tasted or actually knew what açai (or acai) was. It’s in the palm tree family, originally from Central and South America, nowadays cultivated for its fruits and hearts of the palm. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been known as an immune-stimulating, energy boosting fruit, normally seen in smoothies or in a bowl, mixed with fruit and milk. It’s called a power food and proven to help you...

Travel List

Every time I travel somewhere, my anxiety levels rise. Not only because I’m flying or going to a new place, but because I have to figure out what to take with me. Even though what I pack in my bag is always uncertain, depending on weather, time and purpose, my carry-on always has essential go-to’s that help me through the struggle. I’ve talked before about my packing essentials, top 5...

Right Card for the Right Occasion

I have this thought, musing if you will, that cards are underrated. I’ve written a that I love getting people cards and even myself, whether for a birthday, unexpectedly or a celebration. One of my oldest girl friends back home used to always give me a personalized card, with pictures of us, a few drawings and amazingly written – she has the cutest handwriting. And I feel things gain another...

Why I Keep Getting Flowers

When me and M were living in Dubai, we always thought of it as a temporary situation, something that wouldn’t last long and, because of that mindset, our apartment was very impersonal. I never intended to decorate it or waste a lot of time and money on a place we were eventually leaving. We moved back to Lisbon and I started to become less décor impervious, reading more magazines, paying...

Improving Your Workwear

Sometimes I forget that I’m writing for a variety of people with a variety of routines and, since I work mostly from home – or a coffee shop – I don’t focus a lot on work appropriate attire. I’ve worked in several different companies with several different dress codes and know how tough it can be to be creative five days a week. It’s important to know how to dress...

Challenge Yourself

Lately I’ve been highly focused on growing my network in all means of social media. Whether we’re talking about sharing the blog, gaining followers on Instagram or retweeting more, it’s becoming a strange and unhappy obsession. Surely enough, getting likes, comments or shares sort of validates the content we are putting out there, but how is it making us happy? The more people watch us the more we feel there’s...