July 22, 2010



Photo by Davide Bellemère to MARIE CLAIRE ITALIA
Tank dress RICK OWENS €165. Glass crystals and gold plated necklace BADGLEY MISCHKA €620. Metallic leather peep toe pumps PITANGA €270. Gray and mint clutch DOROTHY PERKINS €21. Python-trimmed oversized sunglasses LINDA FARROW €520.

I'm fortunate to live in a beautiful city cheek to cheek with the river. When you're in Lisbon this time of the year, you know that there's nothing so breathtaking than the sunset by the Tejo...
One of my favorite behaviors this season has become "Cocktail Hour". It doesn't matter how bad your day was, or how tired and pissed off with your work you are, you always have cocktails!! Don't get me wrong. I do have good days as well. Great ones. And that reason alone should be even more appealing to meet your gals to celebrate it with drinks. In my case, my gals and my brother - Helena, Filipa, Joana and Manel. They are my entourage and they are the ones who make me forget that the world's still spinning when we meet.
Sometimes, it kind of annoys me when they're coming from the beach with their fabulous tans, but I can live with that. After two Cosmopolitans! Maybe...!
I've been working so hard since I've opened my company that I really don't remember the last time I had vacations. So I was lucky enough to found my refuge by the river, with my fabulous gang, where we all can bitch about, laugh, and cry sometimes, if we have to, and for a while, feel unattached from the rest of the world. Life's good... Cocktails for everybody!