The Alentejan blankets come from a heritage and a centuries’ long tradition rooted in the identity of the pastors and communities who worked the land. These were essential for the middle-class of earlier times and were used to protect them from the cold, but are now used for decorative...
The normally cold nights of January are flooded with traditional songs to welcome the New Year. Singing the Janeiras, is a recurring event in Portugal that starts at dawn on the Day of Kings (Dia de Reis), and is surrounded by a popular spirit of friends who come together...
Mar d’Estórias went to visit the estate that presents serenity and a journey into the traditions of the Alentejo, with all the comfort and contemporaneity that will make an experience unforgettable – the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, in Alentejo. (more…)
We are wine lovers, we admit it! The Mar d’Estórias team, along with most British and Portuguese, like a good meal, where you can not miss a bottle of wine, it doesn’t matter what kind: white, rosé or red (more…)
Portuguese is a very rich language in sayings, most of which don’t make sense, especially when literally translated into English. (more…)
Wherever we look at the moment, the word “Christmas” keeps constantly popping up. And that’s absolutely fine, as long as we remember that Christmas is a tradition with more than a millennium of history and a great deal of meaning, and is much more than just a business. (more…)
Did we ever stop to think about our daily consumerism, especially at a time when we are buying more than ever because Christmas is coming? Do we ever stop to think about what products we buy? What criteria is behind the purchases and what are the consequences of our...
This bookshop, “Ler Devagar”, founded in 1846, was an old factory for printing newspapers, with its headquarters in the well-known cultural industrial hubs of today’s LX factory. (more…)
We could think of so many different things about this woman, who looks at the sculpture with a primitive curiosity, who sees in the forms and shapes of reality its inherent archeologic context. We could think about her aged and crusty hands, serious and imbued look, tired figure. (more…)
To get dressed, in a time that opposes today’s freedom, was not only a question of aesthetic and functionality. The garment was a representation of tradition, a language shaped in the ways clothes were worn. And there was always a political and religious sense behind it. (more…)