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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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PJ's by The Life Juice

PJ’s By The Life Juice

Hello, long time no hear from me! Sorry, but I’ve helping a friend get a dress and a bunch of other stuff for her wedding at home and it’s been hellish! Last week I did an in – depth (for me) interview for Executiva.pt. and I just want to share it with you below. This all came about at delicious and really interesting networking breakfast at Hotel Palacio Verride in Lisbon. I worked with Maria Serina and Isabel Canha, the mentors of the site, years ago at Cosmopolitan and it’s been a pleasure to see them make such a success of…

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healthy+delicious+clean deserts

If you haven’t realised this by now, I’m telling you like it is – I’ve got mammoth sugar cravings! Almost always, I love to eat “little” something sugary almost every day. Sometimes I can keep it to a square of dark, 80% chocolate, other times it’s gummy bears! To curb my sweet tooth, I try to make healthier versions of my passions and I found this guy on instagram that’s helped me to do this! This is Arman, @thebigmansworld, that makes deserts and sweet that are snacks are “almost’ guilt free. His recipes for fudge, brownies or Peanut Cup Breakfast…

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The gift of Life

The Gift of Life

Do you breathe in and out without thinking? Do you take every sunrise and sunset for granted? How often do you appreciate all the things you once wished for and now have? I fall short of my daily gratefulness by a long shot but I try to be as conscious of all LIFE as much as I can, breathe fully, feel the sun and the wind on my face, and give thanks for being alive. Last week, my sometimes sweet but always truculent teenage daughter sent me a link to a text. She never sends me banalities and this wasn’t…

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