Author page: Isabel Costa

Is he the right man for You?

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person and other stuff…

Yes, what a shocker! Having gotten married earlier this year, I thought I’d better watch this very closely and take notes! Meet Alain de Botton, philosopher and author, who wrote one of my favourite books, The Course of Love. A book that speaks and translates the modern language of love, the misunderstandings, expectations and its everyday challenges. He founded The School of Life which is based in London, and has bases all over the world, and proposes an emotional education concentrating particularly on the issues of Work and Relationships. So Alain is in a good position to tell us more about this…

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Couching or nesting in The Life Juice

5 New Unmissable Shows I’m watching on Netflix

Do you exchange movies, series and documentaries with friends over dinner? We do, and invariably get some great tips on what’s new. This is my favourites list, the shows I most love to watch on NETFLIX, but hey it’s not a sponsored post. I don’t watch much TV, thankfully, otherwise I’d be glued to my screen and not read as much as I do! As the cold and rainy weather approaches, there’s nothing like curling up with your loved one, even if it’s your cat, or dog, having a cup of tea and cake, or cheese and wine, and getting…

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Have a Great Weekend.

Here in Lisbon it’s such a glorious Autumn that it feels more like Spring, with no wind this week and temperatures around 20 C, it’s hard to know what exactly to wear (sandals?), or cook (still salads? but feel like pasta!), sweaters or coats? Maybe just coffee and macarons will do the trick! We don’t officially celebrate Halloween in Portugal, but there is merchandise in all the local shops, like at Tiger  and there are a couple of Halloween themed parties around. I’ve always wanted to throw a proper  Halloween party inspired by  the master of themed parties herself, the…

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Restaurant Eleven by The Life Juice

Have a Michelin star, or two for lunch…

    If you think that fine dining is a serious affair, a special occasion or only during the evening, think again. The Eleven restaurant in Lisbon, possessing one of the most beautiful views in town, and two Michelin stars, has just launched a set lunch menu. The ” Business Lunch ” menu, with the addition of vegetarian options, is comprised of an entree, a main and a desert. The freshness, creativity and quality that we’re so used to from Chef Joachim Koerper is present in each dish, and as always, ingredients are in season, dishes are elaborate, created with patience…

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Honeymoon in Vietnam by The Life Juice

My 10 Must Do’s in Vietnam

This is a tiny, little guide to what we loved best on our honeymoon, with two teenagers trailing, (yes, we were that brave!) in this magnificent country Vietnam. There’s so much more, I just hope to go back soon!  1. take a bike / vespa tour In Hanoi, definitely take a bike/ vespa tour. You each get an individual driver, and sit piggyback all through the ride, and what a ride! Hanoi is full of bikes, thousands of crazy drivers, and it was such fun weaving through the traffic like a local. I’m not crazy about motorbikes, and I loved…

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Vintage shopping lisbon

My Winter Style Essentials

    This is also that time of the year that you start to try to figure out that a new season is on the cards, and hell, what are the trends!?  You don’t? Good for you, skip the text and go right to the end and claim your 200 bucks! Even though I try to stay away from what’s in and what’s hot, it just feels like all my fashion essentials are always in fashion! Please don’t think I’m full of myself, I’m just old enough to have ridden round the merry-go-round a couple of times and a lot…

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