October 17

João Jacinto

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João Jacinto is the man behind national fashion focused blog: Gentleman’s Journal. In fact it is not only a fashion blog, it’s a gentleman’s blog. A place where João explores the three pillars for the true gentleman’s elegance, accordingly to João: Fashion, Culture and Lifestyle. So we wanted to hear more about his lifestyle tips for the city.

– Secret location? 
Miradouro Senhora to Monte, on one of Lisbon’s seven hills.

– Best view? 
Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara, to look at this beautiful city of ours.

– A guilty pleasure? 
Luxini. A drink with Santini’s ice-cream and Vodka at Lux.

– Where can we find you on Sunday?

Relaxing at the brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon after a Saturday night out on the town. Read more about the Brunch here

– A trend for Lisbon’s future? 

To become a reference in male fashion, due our rich heritage in tailoring.

– Favourite drink in the city? Coolest place to have a drink? Whats your favorite summer drink? 

A gin tonic, simple like in the old times. Bica do Sapato, in the afternoon. Lux, mojito in the evening.

– Where do you like to unwind?

At my gym, Virgin Active at Sottomayor Palace

– Something you cannot resist? 

The “vicentinas” pies in Rato.

– What’s your favourite beach? 

São João beach in Costa da Caparica.

– A restaurant to go with friends?
Taberna da Rua das Flores.

– A favourite day trip from Lisbon? And why? 

There isn’t anything better than going to Cascais to enjoy the sun, and then end up in Sintra enjoying a warm Travesseiro and a tea at Periquita. Read more here

– Someone NOT to be stuck in an elevator with? 

Donald Trump.

– Something a gentleman never leaves home without? 

Sunglasses, blazer and cologne. In winter some nice gloves and a fine scarf.

– If you had a gentleman friend from abroad visiting Lisbon for a few days, what shops you would absolutely suggest he visit?

Oficina Mustra, Fashion Clinic Men, Lourenço & Santos, Nuno Gama and the hat shop at Rossio.

– If you could dress any gentleman in the world (alive or dead) for any event, who would it be? 

Steve Macquen, David Gandy, Hubert de Givenchy and JFK.