PORTO // Armazém


Opened in 2016 by creative power couple, Raquel and Batata Cerqueira Gomes, Armazém (warehouse) was previously a storage facility for a variety of businesses including a chemical supplies company and Real Companhia Velha which distributed wine and Port. The 1,500 m2 space has been re-purposed with a lot of TLC, maintaining much of the rustic and raw feel of the former tenant(s), to create an industrial multi-purpose space hosting a variety of vintage furniture shops, antiques, an art gallery, and a cozy wine bar with a mirrored fire place.  For summertime, you can grab a drink and head to one of the deck chairs on the patio in the summer and chill among potted plants and hammocks.

Armazém is literally the first stop when we arrive in Porto, and we always try to make it the last.  The wine bar makes you feel right at home -- it's hard to peel ourselves off one of their benches -- and the tapas menu is extensive and tasty.  And if you are lucky, you might be there one one of the weekends when they host a theatre group or an art gallery opening.  If not, you can always spend some time admiring their 1934 MG parked behind the bar (it's not for sale, sorry).

Rua de Miragaia, 93
Porto, Portugal
Open Daily 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
+351 222 011 702

Photos courtesy of Armazém Facebook page.

OBSESSED // Pantone Light Pendant


If you love color, then you probably love Pantone.  Now you can bring some Pantone into your home with their Pantone Light collection of Deneb Pendants.  Available in 7 colors, the pendant is able to be hard wired and comes with a matching ceiling rosette, socket and 10 ft fabric covered cable. 

L 2” W 2” H 3”  
Available at fab.com 


PORTO // Adega Sao Nicolau


Nestled in a small alleway off of the Douro river, Adega Sao Nicolau is a restaurant that you have to visit when in Porto.  Originally built as an adega (winery) more than 80 years ago, it then became a tasca (tavern), and then next transformed into a casa de pasto (eating house) until eventually settling into what it is today: one of Porto's best gastronomical destinations.

Under the command of António Coelho for more than 20 years, Adega Sao Nicolau is a warm restaurant of traditional Portuguese fare in a setting reminiscent of the interior of a wine bottle.  All of the food is locally sourced from the countryside and then is magically transformed into delicious signature dishes served in iron pots, such as seafood rice or chicken bordelaise.  Don't skip out on the appetizers of home-made cod cakes and cornbread with garlic-infused olive oil, and definitely indulge in one of their home-made desserts and from their selection of rare Porto labels.

R. de São Nicolau 1
Porto, Portugal
Mon-Sat 12-3pm & 7-11pm
+ 351 22 200 8232

NEED // ELODIE Unicorn Diffuser


The Elodie works as both a humidifier and an essential oil diffuser, and features timed auto shut-off modes and a color-changing LED bulb that puts on a soothing, magical light show. 

pre-order only
Available at smokonow.com

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