We decided to skip Blue Monday and take off for some sun soaking and recharging in the Algarve, Portugal. Neither of us had ever been. And now we keep on asking ourselves, why have we never been before?!
In the heart of the historical center of Lagos we found this Oasis called Casa Mãe. As they say themselves, it is definitely more than a hotel. They support Portugese designers and sell so many goods at their shop Loja. And while it was super low season, we were lucky to have the cooks cook vegetarian suprise meals for us (harvested from their own garden!) in their restaurant Orta. We got to spend time with and talk to the super kind staff. Share passions for food, wine and coffee. Their friendliness and service was endless and they felt like friends by the time we left.
The Casa really did feel like a retreat, an oasis and interior design heaven. They are finishing some more goodness on the property at the moment, I cannot wait to go back and see.
I will let the photos do the further talking.