So we escaped again. This time to Lisbon.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a warm weather person. All this chilly business we’ve been having this spring and summer here in the UK? Well, that just isn’t acceptable I’m afraid.
And so we decided to get away. Somewhere hot and beautiful. Somewhere new (to us).
To be honest, it didn’t take long for us to decide on sunny, tile-filled Lisbon.
And man, was I sure excited about breaking out some of my more recent summery makes. Makes that have been quietly pinning away waiting for summer. Yup, those babies went straight into the suitcase.
So, read on for gratuitous photos. Oh, and to hear some of the (Lisbon and me-made) highlights. Of course 😉
A few Lisbon highlights:
Lisbon was such an easy going city. I got the impression that people don’t take themselves too seriously. Which sounds alright with me!
We honestly had the most fun just walking around, filling up on street food, playing ‘spot the vintage tram’.
Our favourite ‘attraction’ was the castle which had brilliant views. And was perfect for a cheeky picnic.
Lisbon is pretty hilly, so we hauled ourselves up to the top of a few of those hills and enjoyed some pretty awesome views down over the rooftops to the water.
As for my handmade wardrobe, those me-made wardrobe pieces worked really well. Score.
My woven Hudson’s proved to be the perfect city-break trousers. Cool and comfortable, but jazzy enough to look pulled together.
Then my Maya top came in handy, paired with this vintage skirt (you can see the refashion here).
And my modified Ella tank coped perfectly well with the heat. Sorry, no pictures of that beauty (but you can see the original post here).
If you’re going some place hot anytime soon I’d totally recommend you look into getting at least one of these little beauties made up.
And for logistics, well, we stayed in the Barrio Alto neighbourhood. Great location with lots of bars. But also just your average neighbourhood with normal Lisboners going about their lives. People catching up on the street with washing hanging out to dry.
We rented an airbnb apartment, which was ace with the bambino. We also used our sling a lot, so bear that in mind if you’re heading to Lisbon with a baby. Prams just don’t cut it on the narrow, cobbled sidewalks. Or on the tram. Or in the small shops. Just bring a sling, OK? 😉