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mandatory first day(s) of school picture (see more over here) – it wasn’t easy (for both of us) but sometimes she surprises me. i couldn’t be prouder of my little trooper, no tears, no tantrums, no looking back ♡


a weekly portrait of my daughter at age 3


são lourenço do barrocal / portugal

a couple of weeks ago i took julia and my friend for a quick getaway to São Lourenço do Barrocal – it was a gift i got from my besties and i was really looking forward to staying there.

we first stopped in monsaraz, the quaintest little medieval town, where we had lunch at sabores, a restaurant recommended by the hotel – featuring local dishes, everything we had was insane!

the hotel is so welcoming and peaceful, we knew, once we arrived, we wouldn’t want to leave. the service was seamless and every detail in the property, featuring the estate’s history and the local traditions are incredible. the estate, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and holm oaks, has been in the family for over 200 years.

there are guest rooms and cottages, known as ‘casinhas” and we were lucky enough to stay in one :)

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