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How to vacation in Portugal: a designer’s travel diary

From terracotta rooftops, colour block buildings, orange sunsets and dreamlike grapevines. Ana Piteira (designer for Reliquia Jewellery, Valet Studio and Respiro bags, and director of PR agency OMG FIVE), shares with RUSSH her travel diary and ultimate city guide to Lisbon, Portugal. From where we want to be.

Blue tiles and purple bougainvillea of Alfama – one of the oldest and most beautiful districts of Lisbon.”

Pastel views.”

Old town details.”

Contrasting new with old.”

Diverse textures and colours.”

Neo-Gothic details.”

Cobble streets.”

“Blue lagoon – a quiet sanctuary with the most incredibly warm fresh water.”

“Lakeside sunsets.”

Anchovies the size of my head.”

Modern tile art in Alfama.”

Rancho Relaxo.”