terça-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2014

Food | Raclette

Raclette is a dish indigenous to parts of Switzerland. Traditionally a cheese called raclette (of course) wash melted and then the melted part was scarpped of into the dinner plates and eaten with potatoes, mushrooms, meats such as prosciutto or bacon, pickled vegetables and other veggies of choice. 
Nowadays an electric machine is used to melt the cheese and many kinds of cheese are used, my favourite is emmental. 
It is the perfect confort food for a social dinner as it may last hours!

Inês Tavares

You may also like:

segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2014

Watching the Sunset at Relógio Beach | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

After walking a long distance, we finally reached our destination - the beach. One of our friends had just arrived from Switzerland and she was sick of mountains and snow, so she begged us to go to the beach and just look at the see for a while... we ended up running after seaguls and then spread a scarf on the sand and sat down to watch the sunset. It was really a magical moment.
Even though it's December and rain/snow was expected, it's still sunny in Portugal (thank God!!). Don't be foolled by this bright sun though. it has been freezing cold!

Inês Tavares

You may also like:

sexta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2014

Relógio Beach | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Last Summer I attended Somnii Festival, which is the biggest electronic music festival in Portugal, and haven't been to this beach ever since. It's incredible to look at this deserted beach (now that it's Winter time) when the only memory I have of it is a gigantic stage and fifty thousand people jumping and screaming as one.

You may also like:

domingo, 21 de dezembro de 2014

Streetart | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Hello there! So after passing the marina, we approched the dockyard. This place is enourmous! And to be honest I have no idea what it is for, especially that round wall, with all those paintings. But I found them very beautiful and interesting. 

Two of my friends taking a selfie...

As the sun was setting by the time I took these pictures, the shadows were making amazing shapes and we decided to take some pics.

You might also like:

segunda-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2014

Pretty Things Pt.2 | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

As we carried on walking we passed the marina, which I found beautiful! It's an amazing place to go for a walk or to jog, to have a cup of coffee or simply to hang out.

Anyone who knows me or has read some of my post knows that I'm crazy about mosaics, "azulejos" and "calçada portuguesa" which is this kind of floor composed by small cubes of stone, usually granite or limestone.

You can see my outfit, very warm and comfy.

And some streetart close to the beach.

You might also like:

Inês Tavares

domingo, 14 de dezembro de 2014

Pretty Things | Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Hey there! Last weekend I went to Figueira da Foz with some friends to celebrate the returning of one of those friends from Switzerland. 
We arrived there around lunch time, had some tuna salad and then headed to the beach. The apartment we stayed in was about two kilometers away from the beach so we had plenty of time to explore the city, take pictures and laugh a lot! (We went by foot)

This is probably my favorite picture of the day. Everything about this house is amazing - the mosaics, that shade of red, all the greens around, the golden windows, the sculpted details... 
It's a shame no one is taking care of it. Saddly it happens a lot in Portugal, this kind of buildings are abandoned and no one ensures their preservation, which is too bad because buildings like this are not being made anymore - the remaining ones should be preserved!

I chose a warm and confortable outfit, as I knew we were going to walk a lot! During the day the temperatures were very nice and we were lucky enough to have the sun shining bright over our heads, but after the sun set, it got freezing cold and windy.

Some details from doors around the city.

There are lots of trees pretty much everywhere, which is beautiful during Autumn!

Aaaaaand more mosaics! (I'm a mosaic junkie) The shadows in the back are looking dang fine as well.

You might also like:

sexta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2014

Winter | Barra Beach, Aveiro, Portugal

Hey there! So as I've been very stressed lately with school, saving enough money for my next trip, etc. I decided to go for a walk on the beach, even though it was freezing cold! I feel so lucky for living in such an amazing place.
Inês Tavares

sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2014

Expofacic 2014: Kaiser Chiefs | Cantanhede, Coimbra, Portugal

Hello again! This is the last post of the "Expofacic" series (this expression sounded kinda odd to me, anyone else?) and is about Kaiser Chiefs concert, which I didn't expect, but was simply mind blowing! One of my favorite concerts of all time and I don't even like their songs much (I went to see Borgeous and Moullinex, but it started raining so much we had to leave :'( ). If you watch the video you'll for sure find their energy contagious like I did... to the point that without knowing the songs nor the lyrics I found myself singing along "THIS IS MY LIFE! I CAN WORK IT OUT I LIVE WITHOUT NAHAHANAHAHNHABLABLABLA... THIS IS MY LIFE!!"
I'll see you guys soon!

domingo, 9 de novembro de 2014

Expofacic 2014: Buraka Som Sistema | Cantanhede, Coimbra, Portugal

Hey! So today I'm showing you some pictures and a small video I recorded during Buraka Som Sistema concert in Expofacic this Summer. It was the third time I went a BSS concert and it was a great show, as always, I had a great time with my friends and am sure I burnt all my dinner's calories! The only criticizm I can possibly make is that every concert is the same, exactly the same! And the three times I went to their concert were in 2012, 2013 and 2014, it's not like I've seen them three times in the same month... But, oh well, I still had a good time, so it was worth it. That's all for now... k bye!

quarta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2014

30 Reasons Why You Should Work Out

Working out is starting to be an important part of my life, but everyone needs some motivation to start. So here are not one, not two, but thirty great reasons to start/keep working out.
  1. It makes you stronger.
  2. You’ll feel proud of yourself.
  3. It improves your heart health.
  4. It’ll give you a feeling of accomplishment.
  5. It relieves stress.
  6. It improves your mood.
  7. It helps you sleep better.
  8. It can reduce the risk of cancer.
  9. It’ll make you more confident.
  10. You’ll feel bad if you don’t.
  11. You’re not a quitter, you’re a fighter!
  12. It prevents diabetes.
  13. It’s a good way to spend your free time.
  14. It strengthens your bones.
  15. You want to be better.
  16. It’ll make you lose body fat.
  17. It’ll allow you to eat more.
  18. It’ll help you stay healthy as you age.
  19. It boosts your immune system.
  20. It’ll make you live longer.
  21. You won’t have to hide or be ashamed of your body.
  22. It can be fun.
  23. It reduces blood pressure.
  24. It’s a great way to spend time outside.
  25. It improves your cholesterol.
  26. It boosts your metabolism.
  27. You’ll never ever regret doing it.
  28. It also keeps your brain fit.
  29. It’ll improve your posture.
  30. Did I mention it’ll make you look super-duper-uper-hot?
Inês Tavares

quarta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2014

Fiacoba 2014: Horse Show | Oliveira do Bairro, Aveiro, Portugal

Hi there! A couple of weeks ago I went to Fiacoba in Oliveira do Bairro to see a horse show, as my sister and her best friend are crazy about horses (and I must confess I kind of fell in love with those creatures, they're so beautiful and friendly!). In Fiacoba there are plenty of other attractions such as concerts, food and drinks, other animal exhibitions, etc.
Sorry about the photo quality, nothing was in my favor, it was dark, I was far away and against the light and there was this lovely lady in front of me recording the whole show and constantly putting her camera in front of mine. I still hope you enjoy the pictures! I sure did love the show!

Inês Tavares