Lisbon, Portugal
Teresa, 36
Real Estate, Business Developer
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a bit about Teresa

What are you working on these days?

Social media communication, strategic business development in the fields of health, tourism and music. Also work as a clinician with kids with ADHD.

What drives you mad these days?

The lack of consciousness about the priviledge of being alive.

What makes you happy?

Wake up, breathe deeply, love and be loved, connect, engage, finish my to-do-list. The present. Be here, now. Believing we are all small pieces with a large influence on each other and also on the world around us.

When was the last time you cried?

On my birthday, 3 days ago, with my family singing “Happy Birthday” in our off-key manner, despite the efforts otherwise!

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Love Takes Off podcasts, the latest one in particular.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

“Frozen”, because of my niece. It will be better when Elsa “let’s go” whatever she needs to let go of.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I don’t have that specific task. If something catches my attention while walking in the city, I take a second look. Shopping downtown is my choice.

What’s your go-to café in Lisbon?

Lisbon has a huge offer! For meetings, CCB’s coffee is a reliable choice.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Some of my favorite routes are alongside the river (Belém, Center for the Unknown, Cais das Colunas), downtown (Chiado) and Cais do Sodré (near Mercado da Ribeira).

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Lisbon but never actually do?

Sleeping in an hotel room and take a late morning breakfast.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

I call him and her every now and then and we grab lunch. The place has the amazing Lisbon light, not noisy, cosy, good food. Our phones are on airplane mode.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Walking around Gulbenkian, a museum and a park I’d surrender to the rain and walk on it, strolling, with the promise of an hot tea afterwards!

What’s that place in Lisbon you feel like only you know about?

It’s a place to be discovered by only a few. You can see the hills, the carved black-and-white sidewalks the river. The sun sets in for long hours , just where you are seated, and you can blend in the landscape.

If tomorrow was your last day in Lisbon before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I would wake up at home and take a long coffe. I would never leave this town in the morning. I would have lunch at Mercado and I’de be happy by watching all kind of people sharing meals, seeing maps and talking about the next place to see. And I would smile, on the inside, because I would know that place well.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

These days…Belém.

What’s the spot in Lisbon you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

In traffic.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I would call my best friends, we would call the chef of our favorite restaurant and then we would listen to music and dance. More friends would appear, drinks would be served, time would disappear into an inner shared rhythm.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Meditate.Draw. Write.Listen.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

I start on the streets of Bairro Alto and carry on from there.

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