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Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen
Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen
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Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

Porto, Portugal by Abby Ingwersen

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a little trip to Portugal…

Hi-Hi, Everyone!

I haven’t been updating this little space as frequently as I’d prefer to be lately, but fortunately I have a wonderful, totally legitimate excuse for my recent absence… this past weekend my dad came to visit and we took a mini-trip to Porto, Portugal together! If you’ve been following Lace & Lilacs for a decent length of time perhaps you’ll recall the special tradition my dad and I have for my birthday each year: essentially, he comes to Paris and we travel together over the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Of course, he can’t justify coming all the way to Europe for just a couple days of vacation (because budgets are a thing), so he renders  the trip productive by organizing meetings with clients in order to profit from the time he spends on this side of the ocean. This year, however, it wasn’t logistically possible for him to come for my actual birthday, which falls on Saturday the 25th, but rather than abandon our now three-year-old tradition (In 2015 we travelled to Amsterdam, the Hague, and Bruges, in 2016, Berlin), he was able to get away a bit earlier in the month and arrived in Paris the afternoon of November 9th. The following evening we boarded a flight to Porto… a destination selected above all for its warm winter weather (which, by the way, did not disappoint).

Saturday, our only full day in the city, was spent wandering about, chatting, picture-taking, and enjoying the sunshine… such a nice change from dreary, wintry Paris (Paris is always beautiful of course, but damn, it’s cold right now, guys). We started our day in Porto’s historic Ribeira neighborhood, and later made our way across the Dom Luís I bridge to explore the part of the city which boasts numerous renowned wine cellars… Porto is known predominantly for its port, after all.

Our departing flight was Sunday afternoon around 4pm, so we awoke quite early in order to take advantage of our final few hours in Portugal. While aimlessly meandering about we stumbled upon Cockburn’s porthouse and decided to enter for a tour and (for my dad, as I don’t drink… yes, I know I legally can here… no, I’m not going to start when I turn 21…) a wine-tasting. It was super-duper cool. And then… several short hours later… we were back in Paris. Sigh.

And there you have it… ’tis all for this post! I hope you heart my photographs, and I’ll be returning soon to share some disposable camera snapshots from this weekend.

xoxo,

Abby

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deux jours à porto

Coucou tout le monde !

Ça fait plutôt longtemps depuis mon dernier poste, mais je vous promets que j’ai une très bonne excuse pour mon absence ces derniers temps… le week-end dernier mon père est venu et on est allés au Portugal ensemble pour fêter mon anniversaire ! Si vous avez suivi Lace & Lilacs pendant quelques années vous savez que chaque an mon père me rend visite et qu’on voyage toujours à une nouvelle destination pendant deux ou trois jours. C’est notre tradition pour mon anniversaire depuis déjà trois ans (en 2015 on est allés à Amsterdam, La Haye, et Bruges, en 2016, à Berlin)… le temps passe vite quoi ! Bien sûr, il ne peut pas venir si loin seulement pour célébrer avec moi du coup il organise toujours des réunions avec ses clients européens pour vraiment profiter de son séjour sur ce côté de l’océan. Malheureusement, il ne pouvait pas venir le jour de mon anniversaire cette année (samedi le 25 novembre) mais je ne peux pas me plaindre parce qu’il a simplement décidé de me rendre visite deux semaines plus tôt que prévu. Il est arrivé le 9 novembre après mon cours à l’école et ce soir-là on a embarqué un vol, destination : Porto !

Samedi était notre seule journée complète dans la ville et on se baladait, parlait, et profitait du soleil. J’ai également pris beaucoup de photos… c’était tellement beau ! La météo était parfait… j’adore Paris, même en hiver, mais il fait juste trop froid ces derniers jours.  On a commencé notre première journée dans un quartier historique qui s’appelle la Ribeira et après on a traversé le pont Dom Luís I pour explorer la partie de la ville qui a beaucoup de caves à vins… Porto est surtout célèbre pour son port, après tout.

Le dimanche notre vol à Paris était vers 16h donc on s’est réveillés tôt (ou on s’est tôt réveillés ?) le matin pour profiter de nos dernières heures au Portugal avant de partir. On a découvert complètement par hasard le cave de Cockburn’s et décidé de faire une visite et (pour mon père… je ne bois pas… je sais que c’est légal pour moi à boire en Europe… non, je ne vais pas commencer quand j’aurai mes 21 ans…) un dégustation de vin. C’était une expérience formidable. Quelques heures après on est partis… mais j’ai déjà hâte d’y revenir un jour.

Et c’est tout pour aujourd’hui ! Je serai bientôt de retour avec des photos argentiques que j’ai prises à Porto avec un appareil photo jetable.

xoxo,

Abby


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About Abby Ingwersen

Abby Ingwersen is the 19 year old founder, primary author, and aspiring photographer behind the lifestyle blog Lace & Lilacs. She is passionate about sharing bits and pieces of her life here, and enjoys travel, Pinterest-ing, and thrifting for vintage treasures.

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