In "Sex and the City", Carrie Bradshaw once gave a Rolex watch engraved to Mr. Big with a phrase saying: "Me and You, just us two". I can add to this phrase, the vineyards...and at night millions of stars in the sky. 
It is in the middle of the vineyards that we discovered the L'and Resort in Montemor-o-Novo. An irresistible place in Alentejo where the typical surroundings are embraced with an ultra contemporary graphical design of this not so typical Resort. 
L'and is potentially the ideal place to discover Alentejo and its unique landscape, as it is to taste one of the best wines in the world as this region is very well known to produce the most exquisites wines around the globe. Talking about the wine...I was surprised in our room with a personalised wine bottle with my name on it - "Catarina de Anciães". I am a person who finds a special beauty in all these small details and to me this was the cherry on top of the cake when we arrived to our Sky View Suite, decorated by Márcio Kogan, which had delighted us from the moment we walked into that wooden place that fuses within the involving Nature. 
The Sky View Suite had a uniqueness of having a skylight in which we had fall asleep with the stars and had waken up with the blue skies and birds flying over us. It was like being watched by the vast Universe but with an unique sense of privacy at the same time. I can say that when we will come back to L'and I want to stay again at this Suite because to fall asleep with the stars is probably one of the best feelings ever. 
During the day the pool of dark navy tiles made me dream about getting exactly one like that into our future home and at night I wished a skylight too. If a place inspires you like this as L'and had inspire me,  it is definitely The One.  

L'and Vineyards Resort
+351 266 242 400
Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo, Portugal
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After the confinement, all of us have the immense desire of discovering this wonderful world again. It is time to start planning getaways and to choose the next destinies in which we want to enjoy the feeling of freedom again. 
If you cannot stop thinking when are you going to catch your next flight, take a look at the countries that are on your bucket list for ages but now with a different view regarding the most recent events that make us think even more seriously of our impact on the Planet. 
If Portugal is on your bucket list, I strongly recommend you "Sublime Comporta" in Alentejo, which is perfectly adapted to the current requirements finding new innovative ways of keeping ourselves safe and happy. And the Planet also. Making eco-friendly holidays it is possible and mostly desirable. 
In Sublime, the sustainability makes part of the essence of their core, with a mission to make us feel special. As soon we arrived to our Villa we were greeted with kindness and safety too (think about receiving a goodie bag with masks, green tea disinfectant gel) and finding in the Room one of the best wines in the region - "Breijinho" - joined by typical queijadas
It was a short but sweet trip in which the weather wasn't super warm but our hearts were. We enjoyed the bicycle rides, a fresh swim on the pool inspired by typical tanks of the region taken to the next level of modernity and a view that made my heart skip a beat. 
The organic farm in Sublime was also one of the highlights. It gives them the flowers, fruits (I tasted the strawberries and what a magical organic flavour), veggies and aromatic herbs that made the perfect tea in the end of the day. 
The Sublime Comporta Beach Club also opened doors in the Carvalhal Beach in which you can enjoy typical Portuguese dishes with a gorgeous Mediterranean decoration and a view to die for. 
Getting back to normality is coming to places where you are going to be happy. We hope to comeback to Sublime on a near future. I have the feeling that we will always be truly happy in that slice of heaven in Alentejo. 

Sublime Comporta Country Retreat & Spa
+351 269449376
Grândola, Portugal

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