Welcome to the Dunas Blog!
Catch up on our latest news and exciting products added to the Dunas Lifestyle shops.
Our outdoor furniture showroom in Almancil in the Algarve, Portugal now has one of the largest displays of outdoor furniture in Europe.
Dedon - Manutti - Royal Botania - Tribu - Tuuci - Paola Lenti - Glatz & more!

Perfect resort fashion for an Algarvean climate and unusual gifts, scented products and decorative items fill our eclectic lifestyle boutiques in Quinta Shopping, Val do Lobo and The Conrad Algarve.

Relax - Enjoy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

An Alternative Algarve

Whilst northern Europe has been enjoying an unseasonal heat wave we have not been doing quite so well!! The Easter holidays began hot and sunny, then unkindly chose to be cool and showery over the Easter weekend and back to warm sun this week. For those of us here for the entire break its been mixed, but as its only April we can forgive the odd cloud.
 We had a lovely trip to visit the Vila Lara Thalassa Spa Hotel in Porches where we have a small 
Dunas boutique.
The views from the pool are spectacular......... and as you can see the water is turquoise blue.
A Heavenly Hideaway!

This is a beautifully secluded hotel with a wonderful spa and only a couple of hours from London, Paris, Brussels or Frankfurt.

The day before we drove north into the wild countryside of the Algarve and southern Alentejo.
Its almost impossible to describe the aroma of wild herbs, eucalyptus and clear fresh air as you step out of the car. I wanted to bottle it up to sell in the shop!
The roads are empty and you can drive for miles through rolling hills and tiny villages, a world away from the bustle on the coast. You can see cork piled high to dry, herds of goats, panoramic views and elderly villagers enjoying a quiet chat outside the local cafe.

At this time of year the yellow broom is spectacular!

With colour in mind we are loving our new men's collection by Italian company
MC2 St Barth's
which arrived in Dunas Resort for Easter.
Inspired by the French Island of St Barth's in the Carribbean the designs are bright and fun, including swim wear, shorts, linen shirts and Tee's all in chic Italian style.

.............and finally I cannot resist a couple of photos of Emma wearing our stunning
Helen Kaminski Hats

And I just have to say A BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who supported
Lots of money was raised and a good time had by all!
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1 comment:

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