Olá Lisboa: The New Season Editorial
Stunning views, historic architecture and Portuguese tarts? Lisbon basically has it all.
Join BNKR + Valentina Ruby on a journey through the city’s hidden alcoves and colourful backstreets, getting matchy matchy with our surrounding and befriending a bunch of locals along the way (some furrier than others).
Stop 1 - 8:03am
Valentina leaves her hotel, pulls on her hiking (cowboy) boots + heads up the hill for a better view. She attracts a few looks on the way (they must like her boots too).
Green normally means go, but she’s taking it easy - it is her holiday after all.
Stop 3 - 3:11pm
Necessary caffeine stop. Valentina takes her time to wander the historic streets (and introduces the locals to the latest in tonal dressing).
Valentina limbers up to continue her search for the best Portuguese tart in town. Current tarts consumed: 6.
Stop 5 - 12:33pm
Best part of the day? Meeting new friends - although this one is a little furrier than most.
Stop 6 - 6:05pm
After a steamy day in the sun, she slips into something a little more fancy - and lucks upon golden hour on her way to dinner.
It’s important to catch up on current affairs while abroad (even if your Portuguese is a little rusty). Option #2 - use newspaper as hat.
Stop 8 - 5:41pm
One moment please - Valentina heads back home for a quick outfit switch. In head-to-toe yellow, she matches the intricate tiles in a hidden alcove. Perfect, no?
Every corner + backstreet holds a new story. Valentina commits these to memory.
Stop 10 - 4:13pm
Valentina keeps it light + breezy in a lilac mini for her last afternoon in Portugal.
Words: Lucy Ahern