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Holiday Carmese

Holiday Carmese

Welcome to our first ever Carmese just in time for holiday shopping!  We are taking a new approach on an old traditional Portuguese game played at our beloved festas. We...

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Holiday Carmese

Welcome to our first ever Carmese just in time for holiday shopping!  We are taking a new approach on an old traditional Portuguese game played at our beloved festas. We...

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The Love of Hydrangeas

The Love of Hydrangeas

    Whether you know them as the Azores, Portugal, or Açores, these nine islands have been the home of sentimental, loving people for centuries.  If you could peek into...

The Love of Hydrangeas

    Whether you know them as the Azores, Portugal, or Açores, these nine islands have been the home of sentimental, loving people for centuries.  If you could peek into...

Ten Things Every Portuguese Household Needs

Ten Things Every Portuguese Household Needs

In her iconic song, "Uma Casa Portuguesa," the queen of fado, Amália Rodriques' beautifully captures the very heart and soul of the Portuguese home. In this song, there are heartfelt...

Ten Things Every Portuguese Household Needs

In her iconic song, "Uma Casa Portuguesa," the queen of fado, Amália Rodriques' beautifully captures the very heart and soul of the Portuguese home. In this song, there are heartfelt...

Holy Ghost Pentecost Rooster Camisa

Portuguese Pentecost

  Pentecost is known as a pivotal event in the development of Christianity. It is believed to be the day that the Holy Spirit stepped into the scene and indwelled...

Portuguese Pentecost

  Pentecost is known as a pivotal event in the development of Christianity. It is believed to be the day that the Holy Spirit stepped into the scene and indwelled...

5 Facts about the Holy Ghost Festa Rooster Camisa

Five Facts About the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa

I think we can all agree that there are certain traditions that are rocks in the foundation of our culture.  As Portuguese, especially those of us in California, festas (festivals)...

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Five Facts About the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa

I think we can all agree that there are certain traditions that are rocks in the foundation of our culture.  As Portuguese, especially those of us in California, festas (festivals)...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

In the Portuguese culture, we honor our mothers in countless ways throughout the year. While the traditional Mother’s Day is closely linked to the church and celebrated on December 8,...

Mother's Day Gift Guide

In the Portuguese culture, we honor our mothers in countless ways throughout the year. While the traditional Mother’s Day is closely linked to the church and celebrated on December 8,...