Vanessa Martins


Actress, model, designer and blogger Vanessa Martins rose to fame on the TVI hit series Morangos com Açúcar, but it’s her blog Frederica that really got us to notice her. A fitness guru in her own right, her blog inspires thousands to lead a healthy lifestyle, as well as to discover new locations in and around Lisbon, always with a wellness theme. She also partnered with Bohemian Swimwear to design a swimwear collection, which she presented at our very own Ritz Spa.

To get to know her a little bit better, we asked her a few questions:

– Secret location?

Deli Delux perfect for brunch.

– Best view?

Miradouro da Graça is a great place to get an all-around view of the city. It’s quite often a sunny place, and you can see all the way across the river and the 25 de Abril bridge, and the Cristo Rei on the other side. It’s such a special place to me that I moved to Graça just to be closer to it!

– A guilty pleasure?

For me my pleasures aren’t guilty. I enjoy what I do without it weighing on my conscience. Be happy!

– Where can we find you on a Saturday afternoon?
Sometimes I go for a walk with my boyfriend through the streets of Graça and Alfama all the away to Terreiro do Paço and have a snack before coming back home.

– A perfect day with your family or friends?

A perfect day with people I love is at the beach, relaxing and having a nice chat. As the sun goes down, nothing better than some tasty sea food!

– A trend for Lisbon’s future?

Lisboa will be a future sports city! We have perfect weather and conditions to practice many different outdoor sports all year round. Developing the coast line with appropriate commodities.

– Favourite drink in the city? Coolest place to have a drink?

From the small streets of traditional Lisbon to hotel rooftops and even by the river you can find different and cool places to go for a drink.

– What can you do here & nowhere else?

Portuguese gastronomy is incomparable to any other. And Fado is the soul of the city.

– Favourite book/band/movie?

Book “O monge que vendeu o seu Ferrari.

Band – Miguel Jontel

Movie – ” Manuele del amore”

– Why did you decide to create a blog?

Inspiring people to do and see beautiful things. I love fashion and working with brands, sharing my opinions and views on them with the world.

– Who’s your style icon?

Rachel Barnes Horowitz, Lena Perminova, Kylie Jenner. I love their style and follow them on Instagram.

– Do you listen to Fado? If so, who’s your favourite singer or favourite song?

I occasionally listen to Fado , and I would say my favourite is Mariza.

– The best beauty tip someone ever gave you?

A thorough cleansing of the skin before going to bed.

– The most important beauty addresses in Lisbon?

Without a doubt the best place has to be Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon.

– Something you cannot resist?
I just can´t go without living a healthy life style.

– Someone to take out for dinner? (alive or dead)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

– Someone NOT to be stuck on an elevator with?
An enemy. Anybody who has given me a reason in the past not to enjoy their company.