Summer Travel Special: Porto, Portugal Posted on 21 May 11:49

If your summer holiday feels just a little bit too far away still, why not take a short break to the Portuguese coastal city of Porto - a wine and architecture lovers paradise!

Make your trip to Porto just that bit more memorable with the Rosa et al Townhouse, perfectly located near art galleries, artist’s studios and concept stores in the trendy Rua de Miguel Bombarda neighbourhood. It certainly isn’t your typical hotel, but rather an ultra contemporary townhouse in the city centre. With only 6 suits, it feels super exclusive and private! Once you have dropped off your bags, head straight Guindalense - a no frills bar with breathtaking views at the city, located in the Sé district.

A great way to explore Porto is via bicycle, so make sure you pack appropriately! The Kaely sanded twill shorts paired with the Jill v-neck tee makes for a super chic yet casual get up. So there’s really no better way to begin your day than the Hungry Biker Cafe, where you can chow down on a tasty and healthy breakfast and also hire a bike from as little as 4 euros! If you follow the Estuary cycle path, your backdrop will always be the Atlantic Ocean and the Douro river - we recommend setting off on the sea side of the Parque de Cidade and following the waters edge all the way up to the bay.

If you are able to make a reservation, we recommend sampling some truly authentic Portuguese cuisine at the O Paparico restaurant. Not to mention the eclectic interiors and impressively extensive wine list. You will no doubt be presented with several insta-opportunities, so why not get glam with the Fey Cotton dress and your favourite stilettos!

Bursting with culture, delicious eateries and artisanal boutiques along unspoilt cobbled streets, Porto makes for the perfect laid-back city break.

Velvet By Graham & Spencer Summer Travel Series: Porto, Portugal