Exposição “Hidden thoughts” de Mikki. F no Monte Santo

Já está patente no restaurante Club House, a nova exposição da pintora belga, Michele Frederickx, intitulada “Hidden thoughts”.

Michele Frederickx, mais conhecida por Mikki.F, nasceu no dia 11 de Março de 1963, na cidade de Gent na Bélgica. Formou-se na Escola de Artes em Brugge, onde desenvolveu todas as técnicas. De seguida, estudou design gráfico e design de moda. Durante 15 anos, desenhou joalharia para joalheiros famosos. Michele Frederickx conseguiu, também, trabalhar em diversos projectos enquanto artista e decoradora de interiores. Em 2002, realizou o seu grande sonho: fazer arte em completa liberdade.

Os seus trabalhos estiveram expostos na Bélgica, nas feiras Liberart, Talent e Sfeer, de 2004 a 2006, tendo passado por Sun Valley (E.U.A.) no ano de 2004. Desde 2006, Portugal, e em particular, o Algarve, tem sido o seu destino de eleição, onde já expôs o seu trabalho inúmeras vezes.

A exposição, organizada por Monte Santo em colaboração com a artista, tem entrada gratuita.

Fica o convite: venha conhecer a Arte de Mikki.F e provar, a Arte à mesa, com o nosso novo menu!


Mikki. F “Hidden thoughts” exhibition

Monte Santo is honored to welcome the new Michele Frederickx´s exhibition, entitled “Hidden thoughts”.

Michele Frederick, most commonly known as Mikki.F, was born on March 11th 1963, in Gent, Belgium. Her artistic techniques were perfected at the Brugge’s Arts School, where she graduated with a major in art. For 15 years, she dedicated her talent to designing for world renowned jewelers. In 2002, she achieved her ultimate passion, to create art with absolute freedom and creativity.

Come to discover the Art of Mikki.F and discover at the table, the Art of our Gastronomy, with our new menu!


Monte Santo Resort Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Honoured as a Highly Rated Resort as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Monte Santo, the first 5 star all-suite resort in Carvoeiro, Algarve today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, which honours top-rated accommodation businesses, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site.

To qualify, these businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travellers. The accolade is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

“Monte Santo Resort is very pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Marc Sontag, Director of Residential Tourism of Imocom Hotels and Resorts “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

About Monte Santo Resort
Monte Santo is Carvoeiro’s first all-suite 5* resort consisting of self-catering suites and linked villas with up to 3 bedrooms. An extensive open area provides privacy, tranquility and luxury facilities and hotel services of the highest standards. Privileged with light and airy living areas, the multi-room suites and linked villas are stylishly furnished, with a sophisticated decoration of light hues that calm both the sight and senses.

Monte Santo is an ideal destination for family holidays, golf escapes or to simply replenish energies along the year. The attention to detail and needs of family life can be found in every corner of this impressive property. Monte Santo provides guests the opportunity to live memorable moments, with its vast list of luxurious five star services, accompanied by smiles and thoughtfulness.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools.

http://www.montesantoalgarve.com/ Tel. +351 282 321 000


Holiday Tip: A drive through the Serra do Caldeirão

Head into the Algarve’s hinterland and explore the beautiful landscapes of the Serra do Caldeirão.

Drive through gentle hills and discover hidden villages with their own traditional trades, architecture and local cuisine.

Experience the green forests of eucalyptus, cork-oaks and pine-trees, or enjoy the views over wheat and barley fields. Amongst the hills, stop from time to time and watch the people as they busily go about their daily tasks: the cork stripper, the shepherd, the miller, or the apple picker in the orchard.

Discover the characteristic architecture of the houses in this inland region, with their chimneys, ovens, sloping roofs and whitewashed walls.

In São Brás de Alportel, stop and admire the parish church and the iron bridge. At the small museum centre of Cachopo, you’ll find an exhibition of traditional local crafts.

To round of your tour of the region, don’t forget to taste some of the local cheese, wine, brandy and sausages!

Source: http://www.visitportugal.com/


Algarve Stories - Discover the history and secrets of the Algarve

What is the pirate Francis Drake’s connection with the town of Lagos?

The Algarve is popular with tourists the world over. It is a region steeped in history with a rich cultural heritage. On your holiday, learn more about this famous Portuguese landscape.

Perhaps you didn’t know that the city of Lagos was attacked by Francis Drake, one of England’s most famous corsairs, or that off Lagos Bay in 1693, France’s Admiral Tourville sank an Anglo-Dutch convoy of 80 ships commanded by England’s Admiral Rooke.

Did you know that the Algarve Ethnographic and Costume Museum in São Brás de Alportel includes a reconstruction of an old barber’s shop?
Such shops used to be a place that the richer classes met to gossip and discuss politics.

Discover how Algarve chimneys, with their clearly Moorish influence, only began to be produced 200 years after the Arabs were driven from the region. Learn the romantic Moorish stories centred on the African coast.

If you enjoy Algarve wine, discover how the grapes of the region saved the quality of northern wine in the 19th century. Grapes were taken to estates in the Douro region to be blended with what little northern varieties remained after a devastating bought of disease.

This and much more are just examples of what you can discover during your Algarve holidays!

Source: www.visitportugal.com


Holiday Tip: Travel back in time with the Silves Medieval Festival

Medieval Merriment in the Algarve

Nestled in the Algarve’s sunny tip of Southern Portugal, Silves has become renowned as a place of great historical significance. Beginning its life as a dwelling for a small riverside colony, this is a town that has endured many transformations over the years. Once the strong Roman city of Sibilis and then the Moorish town of Xelb, before the Christians finally took control in 1242, this culturally diverse district has a wealth of past wisdom to draw upon. And despite seismic damages during an earthquake in 1755, many of the city’s monuments have remained surprisingly intact. Everywhere from the compact cobbled streets to the craggy Silves Castle, this stunning town surveys scenery of rolling hills and the River Arade, recalling the splendors of times gone by.

Revisiting a significant time in this triumphant historical past, every August this vibrant town turns back the clocks to stage a fully-fledged festival of Medieval merriment. Aptly known as the Silves Medieval Festival, and particularly popular among locals, this is a time-travelling event where everyone plays a part. Electric lights are turned off; local merchants dress in full medieval garb and wandering minstrels pervade the streets serenading passers-by.

Remaining true to the era, visitors experience Silves as it once was, and are greeted with daily street scenes. Straw is strewn everywhere; horses, mules and camels transport valuable goods, and Templar Knights parade through the town with chivalrous prospects. Adding to the busy street bustle, beggars plead for alms while local merchants barter and trade. Even the local eateries enter into the contagious merriment, serving traditional wine and food in fired-earthenware to be enjoyed in the medieval manner-less way, without a knife and fork. The daily currency is converted from the Euro to the Xelb to complete the full effect of this time-travelling façade.

Taking its rightful historical place, this year’s festivities are being held from the 9th to the 15th of August with the frivolity in full-flow from 6pm until 1am. Allowing for all ages traditional costumes are available for hire in all sizes, (adults you simply can’t escape!) And, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, this fictitious journey back through time couldn’t be more enjoyable.