Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Checked IN!

Yesterday afternoon, me and Maf checked in at the Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort & Spa. This 5 star hotel invited us to stay here for three days on an apartment of our own, getting to enjoy from all the services and venues like the amazing spa, the delicious food at the restaurant or the aquasports at the lake. The place looks magical, so quiet and vibrant at the same time and we are thrilled to be here. Here are the photos from yesterday. More to come today!

Desde ontem à tarde que eu e a Mafalda do www.never-stop-dreaming.com estamos hospedadas no Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort & Spa. A companhia não poderia ser melhor, pois para além de sermos blog-pals e de haver um enorme espírito de entre-ajuda enquanto bloggers, somos acima de tudo amigas. Temos por nossa conta um apartamento gigante (que já tem roupa em cada canto) para que nós possamos usufruir deste espaço 5 estrelas por 3 dias. Nos nossos planos estão visitas ao spa, desportos aquáticos no lago e deliciosas refeições, como o arroz de cabrito e castanhas que vêm abaixo e acima de tudo muita diversão. Estas são as fotos tiradas ontem à chegada e durante o jantar. Muito mais em breve... 

1.the view from our balcony; 2.my room; 3.Maf-iphone-aholic; 4.our delicious dinner

I'm wearing:
All by Zara* Celine bag* Chanel earrings* Pedra Lua ring

Monday, 30 July 2012


Finally the lime dress.... This is was the first dress I bought for the wedding season and I was waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it. This lime number from Lipsy is very Summerish so I wanted a really sunny and hot day for the premiere. Of course talking about weather is like playing russian roulette but I was really lucky this time. The sun was shining up in the skies until really late, perfect for having dinner outside, which was really pleasant, actually the first one I had like this during a wedding party.
I forgot the clutch I wanted to wear in Guimarães, so last minute I changed everything. Instead of sky high black strappy sandals and black clutch, I wore low heeled golden sandals and finally one part of my Celine Trio as a clutch. I wore the white and golden pashmina at the church, and I found out it was the perfect accessory to neutralize the brightness of the dress. I hope you like it!

I was wearing:
Lipsy dress bought at Asos* Zara scarf* Mango sandals* Celine clutch* Pedra Lua ring

Friday, 27 July 2012

Boho Beach

Since I bought this Harper's Bazaar June edition last May in London, that I already looked at these pages at least 50 times. Boho-chic is my favourite style by definition and if you add bikinis to that, then we're talking about fashion's heaven. Dewi Driegen looks stunning in every photo of this editorial and you can't imagine how I wish my beach photos would look like these. (I think we all do). As I can't afford these insanely expensive garments, I can at least share them with you and confess this has been a major inspiration for my Summer. In the meanwhile the second part of my vacations is about to begin. I'll keep you updated! Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Places to be: L'AND Vineyards Wine Resort

Last year I read an article in a lifestyle magazine about the new resorts in Portugal. The L'AND Vineyard was the one that I kept in mind and since then I really wanted to visit it. That happened for three days, a week ago. This luxurious resort in Alentejo makes you feel like you're in some kind of lost paradise. You don't even need to go to the magnificent SPA vinothérapie by Caudalie to feel lighter. The amazing landscape and the architecture of the place make that for themselves. 
The resort has 22 suites only and they are all special and somehow different from each other. You have fireplaces outside that you can light at night, you have jacuzzis in and out your own room and every suite looks like a small luxurious apartment when you feel yourself in heaven and connected to Olympus (Baco in this case). It's all about natural beauty and peace of mind. Not even to mention the special suites with sky view like you can see in the first photo. You just can sleep under the stars! If you are visiting Portugal this is a place you must go!

Have a look at my photos (click to see bigger)  and learn more here

L'AND Vineyards
Tel: +351 266 242 400

Desde o momento em que a Sábado lançou um suplemento sobre os novos resorts em Portugal que eu estava ansiosa para conhecer este sitio. Tudo me parecia perfeito: o spa da Caudalie, a ligação com a natureza, os quartos com vista para as estrelas e, acima de tudo a beleza, comodidade e luxo do espaço. E quando finalmente entrei no Vineyards, as minhas expectativas foram ainda superadas. 
Certo é que estes não foram três dias normais, com o hotel repleto de amigos, todos unidos pela causa de celebrar o casamento de dois amigos especiais. Todos (e éramos muitos) em clima de paz, amor e harmonia, com muita festa à mistura. Obviamente que este fim-de-semana prolongado ficará para sempre na memória individual de cada um, mas tenho a certeza também que se visitasse o Vineyards num registo a dois, não seria menos inesquecível. O Alentejo provoca sempre algo em nós de especial e caminhar por este resort transmitia-me um sentimento de paraíso perdido e de enorme tranquilidade. Tudo absolutamente irrepreensível como podem ver pelas imagens (cliquem para aumentar) e sem dúvida um sitio a voltar. Recomendo!

Saibam mais aqui

L'AND Vineyards
Tel: +351 266 242 400

Monday, 23 July 2012


A CINCO é o novo projecto da minha querida (e com um excelente gosto) TheGirlChic. Eu, que não me entendo nada com ebays, acho uma benção dos céus que ela se tenha decidido a criar esta loja online, com coisas que todas já cobiçamos aqui e ali e não sabíamos onde encontrar. Com um plus: os preços são apetecíveis e o serviço é excelente, já sem falar no layout clean e imagens de qualidade. Apaixonada por caveiras me confesso, já fiz as minhas primeiras encomendas e ontem foi dia de estrear a minha bracelete de caveiras McQueen inspired na piscina. E não, isto não é publicidade, é serviço público. After all: the gang rules!

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I was getting quite desperate because I couldn't find a dress that I liked for this wedding. I wanted it to be something special, feminine and classy at the same time. One week before going to Algarve I spotted this purple number at The Outnet. 
The Outnet always have the best deals but it's really difficult to grab my number once the best things vanish really fast. I bought the dress right away and, fingers crossed, waited to see if it was the right size. You can't imagine how happy I was when the dress arrived in this giant box, and it looked like it was made for me. I am now a big fan of BCBG once all the dresses seem to have that special thing, just like Herve Leger ones, that make women look so good. 
I chose to wear strappy sandals in nude, my hair up and nothing but earrings in the jewels department. These photos were taken just before the cocktail, outside my room, next to the vineyards and the contagious happiness of the groom and the bride and all their friends. Ufff... What a wedding! Yes... This was the right dress. 

I'm wearing 
BCBGMAXAZRIA dress* Zara sandals* Chanel earrings* Diane Von Furstenberg clutch

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


40ºC - 30ºC. Day & Night. 
This is how we were fighting the heat!

Maf was wearing:
H&M bikini* H&M necklace* H&M shorts* Zara shirt* Zara bag* Espirit top* Bimba y Lola sandals

I was wearing:
Women'Secret bikini* Stradivarius dress* Pull & Bear sandals* Celine bag* Leather necklace (gift from my mom)

Comporta beach

If you follow me by Instagram (@raquel_twb) you know how "busy" my life has been lately. After one week in Algarve I met my boy in Lisbon to spend four days together in some of the Portuguese best spots. One day at Comporta and then a long weekend at L'And Vineyards in Alentejo for the wedding of two friends. Comporta is my kind of beach, and the best place to be after being away from my love for an entire week. We had lunch really late, we drank and ate all the delicious things that place had to offered to us, and then we enjoyed the beach and its beautiful sunset. If you are visiting Portugal don't miss this beach: it's one of a kind! 

Comporta, 12th July 2012

I'm wearing: 
Pull & Bear bikini* Hamsa necklace* Original Panama hat

Monday, 16 July 2012

Best Beach Blog by Style-Passport

"Hi there,

We're an online site dedicated to fashion and beauty for your holidays and travel. The site was set up by ex-editor of Vogue, harper's and Elle, Sarah Walter.

It's my pleasure to announce that your lovely blog, Teenie Weenie Blog has been nominated for the 2012 style-passport summer beach blogs competition."

This was the email I received this morning and that made me really happy. I'm the only Portuguese blog among 12 others I would like to invite you to get the know and of course: vote for me!! By voting you can win some goodies as a Missoni poncho. You just need to enter your email: check it here and THANK YOU!!

Portuguese do it better e a prova disso é que as praias do Algarve e os últimos posts no blog fizeram com que o Teenie Weenie fosse escolhido juntamente com 12 outros blogs para melhor blog de praia. Soube-o esta manhã e fiquei mesmo muito feliz, não só pela nomeação como pela qualidade do site em si. O prémio é simbólico mas como o Teenie Weenie o único Português em competição, gostava muito de honrar as nossas cores. Não há cá likes nem chatices, basta entrar aqui e escrever o nome e o email (depois apenas têm de confirmar o mail para garantir que não há fraude). Ao votar estão a habilitar-se a ganhar um cabaz de praia com uns óculos de sol e um poncho Missoni entre outras coisas. Toca a votar e muito OBRIGADA!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Algarve 12|0.7 - Infinite

There's this line from Buzz Lightyear on Toy Story that I use repeat very often "To infinity and beyond". I kind of feel this way when I'm in Altura. I already wrote last year about my feelings for this place (read here) and this year was no way different. For this "Algarve series" for the blog I decided to show you only photos that may speak for themselves. Keeping things simple, the same way I can tell you and I didn't bring Algarve any make-up at all. Like I said... Altura makes you feel higher. 

I am now in Alentejo after a day spent in Lisbon. Tomorrow is the W day, W from the wedding of two really good friends. Updates soon. Have fun in the weekend peeps!

I'm wearing: 
The Hip Tee infinite t-shirt* Oysho bikini

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