A weekend in Lisbon | Super bright shoes | link-up

weekend in lisbon

Last week I mentioned I recently bought some super bright shoes, and because they’re probably the most comfortable pair of trainers I’ve ever owned, I decided to wear them during our weekend in Lisbon. I just adore them! They’re crazy bright and way over the top, but I don’t care. It was actually Michael who encouraged me to buy them, because he owns several pairs already. He is the king of bright shoes lol. In fact, he wore his the same day I wore mine (I know…we’re so cute, right?! LOL).

Weekend in Lisbon

I wore my khaki high-waisted paper-bag trousers from Stradivarius (which probably aren’t very trendy right now but cares, right?!), and a bright sleeveless top from Zara. The trainers are from ASICS (specifically the outlet store), and I reckon they’d also look really cool with a pair of women’s track pants. I may just have to invest in a few pairs to wear with them! My handbag is my latest, favourite, purchase from Amazon. It’s actually a camera bag from Peak Design and I am absolutely thrilled to bits with it. I’ve got a pretty big and heavy DSLR (Nikon D850) and it fits perfectly and because of the wide strap, it’s very comfortable to wear, even when it’s full of camera gear. I’ve also been using it as a regular everyday handbag, because I love it so much! It’s amazing. I can’t recommend it enough.

We had a wonderful weekend in Lisbon, staying in our favourite hotel, the Porto Bay which is located just off the Avenida da Liberdade, the most famous street in the country. It’s famous for its designer stores, some of which had queues outside they’re that popular (like Louis Vuitton). We spent a lot of time wandering around the shops and I bought a pretty pleated skirt from Mango that will appear on the blog soon. I also got a sexy item of lingerie from Intimmissimmi (which won’t be appearing on the blog LOL).

The main reason for our weekend in Lisbon though, was the food. Seriously, if you’re vegan, or just love plant-based food, then you must visit the city! There are so many wonderful vegan restaurants and the food is divine! Our favourites in the past include AO 28, O Botanista and The Green Affair. This time, our hands down favourite was a place called Honest Greens which isn’t exclusively vegan. They do have some meat and fish on the menu as well, but the vegan food on offer is second to none. We first discovered Honest Greens in Barcelona earlier this year and totally fell in love with it. I just hope they might consider opening a restaurant in the Algarve.

We also had a delicious meal in AO 28 which recently moved location. Now it’s a bit more sophisticated, but the food is still spot on. We didn’t get the chance to go to The Green Affair this time, but we did have a bite to eat at O Botanista (now known as Ortea Vegan Collective). The starters were out of this world, but I struggled with the main dish so I swapped with Michael but I didn’t like his either, which was a shame. We had lunch one day in a place called Kong where I had THE best virgin Pina Colada. OMG it was divine. The burger wasn’t bad but I’d probably go back just for the Pina Colada lol. The staff were lovely though. On our last night, we picked up some vegan sushi to eat in our hotel and it was freaking amazing too! It’s called Legumisushi, and I highly recommend that too.

Now, I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I must mention it again. Scoop n Dough. Vegan donuts and ice cream that are OUT OF THIS WORLD people!! I just wish they would open a place here in the Algarve. Actually….maybe I don’t. I’d probably be the size of a house 😉

I neglected to take any photos of the food, because I was so busy concentrating on taking video content for my YouTube channel and TikTok, but you can see some of the dishes in my video here or just click below.

On our way home, we stopped off at the Freeport outlet mall where we had a Starbucks (I love their Mochas), before I had a wander around the shops, picking up a red sweater and a black tee from Benetton, as well as a gorgeous red handbag from Desigual. I can’t wait to show it all off. I’ve just realised I still haven’t shown you the white outfit I wore to my neighbours 16th birthday party last month, but I think that just might have to wait until next year because the weather is cooling down now (YAY!). As I write, it’s absolutely pouring down with rain which is wonderful because we really need it.

Anyway, that’s enough for now. I’ve shown you my super bright trainers that I wore for our weekend in Lisbon, and now it’s your turn to show me what you’ve been up to this week, in the Neverending Style link-up, below! See you soon!

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  1. October 21, 2022 / 9:12 am

    It sounds like a wonderful weekend. Your shoes are fun and your whole outfit is brilliant.

  2. October 21, 2022 / 11:10 am

    I am so happy you shared your new trainers! Ever since you mentioned them last week, I have been excited to see them. How stinking cute they are! I love the bright colors, I love the outfit you styled them with, and I love that Michael wore his coordinating trainers with you. You two are so adorable! It sounds like you had a lovely trip to Lisbon!


  3. October 21, 2022 / 11:15 am

    I don’t know if my comment posted so I am trying a second time. Feel free to delete one if two come through! I am so glad that you shared your new trainers! I have been excited to see them since you mentioned them last week. They are so stinking cute! And you are Michael are ridiculously adorable in your matching footwear! I love the whole outfit you styled to showcase your new shoes, too. It looks like you had a lovely time in Lisbon!


  4. Amy Johnson
    October 21, 2022 / 1:01 pm

    Those sneakers are so cute.

  5. October 21, 2022 / 4:22 pm

    Those *are* bright shoes – but really fun!

  6. October 21, 2022 / 4:53 pm

    Wel those trousers are super trendy now, I’m wearing old ones too on the blog. So we were trend setters……hm. Sounds like a good time, never heard of vegan sushi but I think I will love it! Have a great weekend.

  7. October 21, 2022 / 11:33 pm

    How fun you spent a weekend in Lisbon. I will be going to Portugal next June for a press tour, can’t wait! The lime green shirt is a great color on you!


  8. October 22, 2022 / 3:57 pm

    I love those bright shoes on both of you! And what a fun outfit for playing tourist. Looks like a fabulous time! I’m sorry I haven’t been reading and commenting. I just realized I’m not getting the email notifications for your blog. Ugh! (And no one is getting mine either, because it stopped working. I’ve been trying to resolve it to no avail.)


  9. October 23, 2022 / 5:25 am

    I did enjoy following you around Lisbon , it is a city I love and plan to return to next year. I also must keep not of the restaurants you mentioned. LOved your bright geen top and the bright sneakers.

    • Suzy
      October 31, 2022 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks Jill! You won’t be disappointed with those places to eat, they’re amazing!
      Suzy xx

  10. October 29, 2022 / 4:35 pm

    I’m totally digging the shoes. I have a pair of bright trainers that need to be worn.

    • Suzy
      October 31, 2022 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Daenel! There is something so fun about bright shoes, isn’t there? I’d love to see yours too!
      Suzy xx

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