Cafés de Lisboa for PathPort

Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

When I was contacted by PathPort and asked to make my Lisbon path I knew it had to be about my favourite coffee spots. I was so happy to make a part of their guides made by creatives, artists, influencers … locals who have special view of city they live in.

I made a list of fifteen places I like to visit and spend time in and I started. It took me some time, bit I enjoyed those days of visiting places from my list, drinking coffee, eating and photographing.

In case you are traveling to Lisbon, or you live here but want to find some new places to visit, my Cafés de Lisboa guide is available at PathPort

Alfama

Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

If you ever visited or are about to visit Lisbon you´ve probably already heard about Alfama. Alfama is oldest and one of the most typical Lisbon neighbourhoods.

Nowadays, Alfama is crowded with tourists, mixed with locals … you can hear fado singing from houses, it’s colourful and loud … BUT … in my opinion that’s something that comes out on a first sight. When you start wondering, get lost in its alleys, you start to feel some kind of melancholic peace … pastel tones and old walls comes to your sight.
I love to visit from time to time, run away from crowd and wonder around and that’s what I did last week. I tried to capture that other face of Alfama, one that you can’t get immediately but have to search for …

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

There is something very special about organising workshop, it’s all about being inspired.
Last week Marta and I traveled to deep Alentejo, where we couldn’t get enough of beautiful landscapes .. small hills, olive trees, yellow grass burnt by sun…
We found peace, one that force you to calm down, take a big breath and slow down.

On Sunday we welcomed amazing group of ladies who made following days filled with laugh. Together, we searched for the best light and captured what surround us.
But not just that.. we had long meals, ate amazing food made by Filipe, foraged wild flowers with Chelsea, roasted marshmallows late in the night, picnic and swim in the lake and exchange our life stories, experiences and opinions.

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

I came back to Lisbon richer for so many new friendships, experiences and memories. All of these ladies influenced me and I got inspired by each one of them … be prepared to get inspired as well by Mina, Jette, Sorraia, Natalia, Marta, Nevena, Ana, Zosia and Marielle

Partners:

São Lourenço de Barrocal
Quinoa Organic Bakery
Created and Found
SAL Atelier

Collaborators:

Chelsea Fuss
Filipe Lucas Frazão

Lisbon Stories :: Heim Cafe

Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

One and a half years ago Hanna and Misha arrived to Portugal.
Their life back in Ukraine was connected with food, restaurants and cooking and they continued doing it in Algarve. But, they dreamt about moving to Lisbon and having their own space.

Five months ago they moved to Lisbon and started searching for space where they could open small cafe and cook food they like.
They wanted place where people would feel like home.
They found small space on the corner of Rua Santos-O-Velho. It needed a lot of work, but they knew that´s where their future cafe will be.
Misha did all the woodwork and made furniture himself.
They finally had everything ready and they named their cafe Heim ( means home ).

When you enter, first thing you see is Hanna´s big smile, and hear her greeting you.
Both Misha and Hanna, would make their best for you to feel good and wish to come back again.

Heim Cafe
Mon,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat,Sun 09:00 — 20:00
Rua Santos-O-Velho, 2 & 4

Lisbon Stories :: Landeau Chocolate

Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Landeau Chocolate | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Sofia studied Interior Design in London but she never worked as designer, besides two Landeau Chocolate shops that she designed.
While studying in London she worked in few restaurants and made chocolate cake for one of them. That is where everything started.
After she came back to Portugal and worked as a manager in Vertigo, where her chocolate cake was chosen by Time Out Lisbon as the best chocolate cake in town, she took a time out, and she spent it in her kitchen developing a recipe for what became Landeau chocolate cake.
The rest is history. Her chocolate cake became legend.
Both shops are very cozy, with magazines spread around, where you can take time for a slice of amazing chocolate cake with cup of tea or coffee. As soon as you come in you can feel chocolate scent which invite you to spend hours inside, which I love to do.

Landeau Chocolate
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103, Lisbon
Mon-Sun 12:00 — 19.00
Rua das Flores 70, Lisbon
Mon-Sun 12:00 — 19.00

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
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This workshop is now SOLD OUT. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, write to little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

Thank you everyone!
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Last year I joined Marta Greber and we organized workshop we are both proud with.
We had amazing group of participants to whom I can call friends today. We worked very hard, ate great food Filipe prepared for us and above all we had so much fun and laugh a lot.
Thoughts of those few days always put smile on my face.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
So .. we are doing it again. We are so excited to announce our second Food and Lifestyle Photography Workshop!

If you feel like playing with photography, improving your skills, learning how to control light, style, look for a right angle and spend amazing time in the most beautiful spot in Portugal, this is for you.
Together with a talented flower stylist who will take us foraging and will compose a beautiful flower arrangement for us to shoot, an artist who will show you how to make your own backgrounds, we prepared a great program.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Details:

When: 14th – 18th of May 2017
Price: 1350€ for shared double room 1500€ for private room. Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due March 1, 2017.

What is included: All below listed except transfer from and to the airport
*3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography, all lectures, one on one sessions, classes, hands on
*all meals, refreshment and snack during workshop
*all activities and excursions including flower foraging with Chelsea Fuss and background making with Filipe Frazão
*accomodation at São Lourenço do Barrocal

Where :
São Lourenço do Barrocal is a 780-hectare estate in the stunning Alentejo region of Portugal. Bordering Alqueva lake, the estate spans olive groves, vineyards and meadows, as well as the remarkable stone formations.It is a place to embrace nature, no matter what time of the day.
Seventh-generation family-owned, the property is being sensitively transformed into a rural retreat, comprising a five-star hotel of understated luxury, its own winery, a farm to table restaurant and organic vegetable garden, a farm shop and a spa by Susanne Kaufmann.
All of this continuing to thrive as a working farm, producing olive oil from centenary olive trees, its own brand of single-estate wines, certified organic cattle, and oats.

Collaborators:
Chelsea Fuss is a floral designer and prop stylist originally from Portland, OR, now living in Lisbon. A former flower shop owner, Chelsea has studied floral design in London and worked alongside flower farmers in the English countryside. She loves casual, unfussy, flower arrangements that look like they were just gathered from the garden and strives to use locally grown or foraged flowers whenever possible.
Filipe Lucas Frazão is a Food Photographer based in Lisbon. With education in Fine Arts and Photography he is also a food lover. Food photography and food styling are the avenues he have found through which to communicate his passion for food, and ones he feels deeply fulfilled. Besides Photography Filipe also loves to cook simple and seasonal food and the freshness of a good fish is something he hardly resists.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds on cancellation.

Reservation: For reservation please contact us on: wsiefbt@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

Lisbon Stories :: A Luz Ideal

A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
A Luz Ideal| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I discovered A Luz Ideal while passing by with a car. I remembered I looked through the window and noticed this beautiful small coffee bar on the corner and thought I need to come to visit.
Since I went there first time, I kept going and it turned into one of my favourite places .. one of those spots you come in and you are welcomed with a big smile.

Everything begun while Teresa, owner who lives in the neighbourhood, was sitting on the bus station across where A Luz Ideal is now and realized a shop that was there at the time was closed. Idea came in and she tried to find out who is the owner of place.
Together with Pedro, her husband who is architect, and few more friends, she made project, presented it to the owner of place and they were accepted…
When they found out it’s approved they panicked. No experience in a field, with new project in hands they didn’t know where to start .

But story has a happy-end, they opened a beautiful space which is visited by people from neighbourhood and also by tourists and those, like me, who go there on purpose. Food and pastries made by Teresa, good coffee and great light and atmosphere , I can’t ask for more ..

A Luz Ideal
Rua General Schiappa Monteiro 2A, Lisbon
Mon-Fri 09.30 — 20.00
Saturday 09.30 — 14.30
Sunday Closed

Lisbon Stories :: Hello, Kristof

Hello, Kristof
Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Hello, Kristof Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Hello, Kristof| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Today I will start a new column on the blog, Lisbon Stories.

I live in Lisbon for the last 15 years and I am totally passionate about this city.
I get so excited finding new places, new hidden gems, wandering around through its narrow streets…

The purpose of Lisbon Stories is to share some of my favourite places and their stories with you.
And… what better than to start with a brand new coffee place, Hello, Kristof ?

Ricardo, the owner of Hello, Kristof is/was a freelance graphic designer, who worked from home for some years. Being very communicative, the loneliness of freelance home work kicked out and he needed a change.

On a travel to NYC last year, he got inspired with all those lovely small coffee shops around there and he decided to do something new.
Back in Lisbon, he started searching for the perfect spot, and one day, while wandering through Poço dos Negros, he found it.

The place was not in a good shape, and a lot of construction work was needed.
Although the big Nordic influence, he also wanted to keep the original structure of place, so Hello, Kristof was born, in a mix of Nordic interior design and Portuguese architecture.

Hello, Kristof serves light lunches, juices, great cakes and very good coffee.

Hello, Kristof
Rua do Poço dos Negros, 103 , Lisboa
Monday-Friday 9h-18h

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Hoje vou começar uma nova coluna no blog, Lisbon Stories.

Vivo em Lisboa há 15 anos e estou completamente apaixonado por esta cidade.
Fico tão animada em encontrar novos lugares, novas pérolas escondidas, vagueando pelas suas ruas estreitas…

O objectivo de Lisbon Stories é partilhar alguns dos meus lugares favoritos e as suas histórias convosco.
E… que melhor forma de começar do que com um novo café acabado de abrir, Hello, Kristof ?

Ricardo, o proprietário de Hello, Kristof é/era um designer gráfico freelancer, que trabalhava a partir de casa durante alguns anos. Por ser muito comunicativo, a solidão de trabalhar em casa apareceu abruptamente e ele sentiu a necessidade de uma mudança.

Numa viagem a NYC no ano passado, ele inspirou-se com todas aquelas pequenas lojas encantadoras de café por lá e decidiu fazer algo novo.
De regresso a Lisboa, começou a procurar o local perfeito e, um dia, enquanto vagueava pelo Poço dos Negros, encontrou-o.

O lugar não estava em bom estado, e foi preciso muito trabalho de construção.
Apesar da grande influência nórdica, ele também queria manter a estrutura original do lugar, por isso Hello, Kristof nasceu, numa mistura de design de interiores nórdica e arquitetura portuguesa.

Hello, Kristof serve almoços leves, sumos, bolos fantásticos e muito bom café.

Hello, Kristof
Rua do Poço dos Negros, 103 , Lisboa
Segunda a Sexta 9h-18h

Azenhas do Mar

Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo
Azenhas do Mar | Photography Sanda Pagaimo

Sintra region is one of my favourite escapes.
No matter if it’s to go wonder through historical town or get lost in the forest or visit the beach seeking for salty air and sand ..

Few weeks ago I went to Sintra for work and after I finished I decided not to go running back home but to drive to Azenhas de Mar beach and have lunch there. You know these decisions that you make and you are so happy about them … this one was one of those.
While Lisbon was covered with sun rays, Sintra was totally lost in fog. I arrived to Azenhas de Mar and walked to the beach, and was surprised about finding people there. My first thought was , those are tourist who doesn’t want to loose any beach day of their vacations but then I noticed locals also.

Beach was totally covered with fog, but colours … mind blowing. I never saw something like it.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo :: Portugal, Ocean and People

Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I didn’t have any idea, 10 days ago, how me and my view of life would be influenced with the days that followed.
Looking back at these day, I can now clearly see it. I got richer with 10 new friendships, met 10 amazing women, got insanely inspired by them and collected memories for a lifetime.
10 days ago I was packing my bags to leave Lisbon for a workshop with Marta. I was excited but also scared. It was a new adventure. The weather forecast was not good and we made a plan B for all activities that we have been planning in the last few months.
But, as the participants started to arrive, I started to feel the positive energy… I knew everything would be ok even with the rain, wind and thunderstorms that were announced.
We changed plans, but the new activities turned out to be even better.
We chased fishermen on a rainy day, we picnicked in the woods with wind, we visited a maker’s house with thunder outside, and the light… the one we chased and wanted to capture, was divine, and we could feel it with any each snap of our cameras.
We spent these days at a beautiful place eating amazing food, drinking great wine, editing, sharing stories and experiences and laughing… laughing a lot.
Now I know I changed, and each one of the ladies influenced me because, despite being all different, they all have some things in common… smart, independent, creative, funny, beautiful and I truly believe their work will soon come to you. So, please check out their visions of those passed days and be prepared for all that is coming in the future from Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Partners:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

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Não fazia ideia, há 10 dias, de como eu e a minha visão de vida, seria influenciada com os dias que se seguiram.
Olhando para trás para estes dias, agora posso vê-lo claramente. Fiquei mais rica com 10 novas amizades, conheci 10 mulheres incríveis, fiquei incrivelmente inspirada com elas e colecionei memórias para a vida.
Há 10 dias atrás, eu estava a arrumar as minhas malas para sair de Lisboa, para fazer um workshop com a Marta. Eu estava animada, mas também com medo. Era uma nova aventura. A previsão do tempo não era boa e fizemos um plano B para todas as actividades que tinhamos estado a planear nos últimos meses.
Mas, à medida que as participantes começaram a chegar, comecei a sentir a energia positiva… sabia que ia correr tudo bem, mesmo com a chuva, vento e trovões que foram anunciados.
Mudamos de planos, mas as novas atividades acabaram por ser ainda melhores.
Perseguimos pescadores num dia chuvoso, piquenicamos no bosque com o vento, visitamos a casa de um artesão com trovões lá fora, e a luz… a que nós perseguimos e queriamos capturar, era divina, e podiamos senti-la a cada click das nossas câmeras.
Passamos estes dias num bonito lugar, a comer comida incrível, a beber muito bom vinho, a editar, a partilhar histórias e experiências e a rir… a rir muito.
Agora eu sei que mudei, e cada uma das senhoras influenciou-me, porque, apesar de serem todas diferentes, todas elas têm algumas coisas em comum… inteligentes, independentes, criativas, engraçadas, bonitas e eu realmente acredito que o seu trabalho irá em breve para vocês. Portanto, vejam por favor as suas visões destes dias passados e estejam preparados para tudo o que está para vir no futuro da Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Parceiros:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

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