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DesignChickee Approved – June 2017

Our latest newsletter is all about what we loved while we vacationed in Europe this past Spring. The list of places included Lisbon, Barcelona, Berlin and London and none of them disappointed at all. They were all so unique and lively. So if you’re thinking of traveling to Europe anytime soon… consider these places and read the newsletter for all the great things we loved!Read More

Sliding Doors: Like the movie

Large expanses of shiny materials, sliding, closing, opening… this apartment, designed by Camarim Arquitectos, in Lisbon reminded me of a real-life Sliding Doors version of the Gwyneth Paltrow movie. One sliding door away from a completely different type of space and reality. Playing with transparency and reflections, high gloss and sleek lines makes for a super modern space. I love the minimalist interior and I especially love the all-over marble steam room. …Read More

Custard Tarts and Tiles too…

You haven’t been to Lisbon if you haven’t been to Belém… and more specifically… to the bakery and café, Antiga Confeiteira de Belém. The most sacred of pastries (invented before the 18th century by the Catholic Monks of the Jéronimos Monastery) and let’s face it… the best pastry you’ll every eat, the Portuguese Custard Tart (Pastel de Nata) is known to draw three long line-ups: one for sit-in, one for …Read More

Snapshots: Greyed

From ornate elevators, classically detailed archways, Roman memorials, gothic cathedrals and an elaborate fountain… these shots looked best in black and white. Lisbon and Évora, Portugal.