Casa Mãe

It was our last stop before heading back home, and we really could use a few days of total relaxation. Lagos was on the way to the airport, and we decided to stay at this cool and relatively new hotel that I spotted on Instagram almost a year ago….


Being the 5th generation with passion and experience in producing wooden goods it was a logical next step for the Violantes family to start the company Gradirripas in 2006. Starting by making wine boxes and gourmet goods, kitchen ware and small furniture.

The wood used in the production of the…

São Lourenço do Barrocal

It’s not a hotel, it’s a lifestyle. From the very first minute, we loved São Lourenço do Barrocal. We were actually browsing for a nice restaurant in the Alentejo region when we accidentally spotted this fantastic place. Though we were not really looking for a hotel, we decided to change our travel plans…