If you read our recent blog post about what to pack for a winter sun holiday but didn’t actually book those flights, then keep reading. We have got some ideas for a budget break to take this spring. Once those flights are booked, pack your en-route essentials with us and get ready for a dreamy spring break. Read on for the best places to find amazing hotels, the latest spring trends so you look the part, and ideas of where to eat and drink.
Lisbon, Portugal is the place to visit this spring. You may have seen tons of people on Instagram book trips to the vibrant Portuguese city with its iconic yellow trams and myriad of printed and textured tiled pathways and mosaic walls. Inside those city walls is a buzzing culture of delight: from fruit stalls, to the smell of authentic anchovies and freshly brewed coffee, there’s a serene air of charm that undercuts the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan, working city. Now a major tourist attraction, we at Threadbare are crowning Lisbon as Europe’s hottest Spring destination. Warm enough to enjoy al fresco dining and definitely t-shirt weather, we took to the streets for our first Spring/Summer 2023 shoot: Essential Escapism.
Essential Escapism: Threadbare Spring/Summer 2023
The Essential Escapism S/S23 collection seeks to make time to embrace the getaway feeling of travel, exploring new places in transitional essentials that are forever investment pieces. Spring and summer shapes come to life in the streets of Lisbon, where a myriad of colours, prints and textures inspires a new level of creativity in espace seekers. Our spring collection is inspired by effortlessness in everyday essentials and captures the feeling of escaping, wearing pieces that work for en-route moments and transitioning into summer.
To us, and we hope to you too, Essential Escapism embodies the feeling of needing a getaway. And let’s face it, after everything we have experienced in the last few years, a break is everything we need (and more). Lisbon is one of the oldest towns in Western Europe with Moor, Spanish and African influences along with the Roman and Ottoman conquests playing a part in its history, making it a historical delight. If food and drink are more your thing when it comes to a destination, then Lisbon has all of that too – click here to find some of the best and most recommended places to eat and drink in the city.
We absolutely love the tiles of Lisbon, and they inspired our designers to put together a bold and colourful Spring collection that incorporates artisan-feel fabrics and shapes that flatter both men and women, along with palettes that speak to serene glamour, and easy-to-wear transitional essentials that can be worn from work to the airport, to the city streets of another country. Across menswear and womenswear, our Essential Escapism collection combines playful uses of colour, floral and geometric prints, linen-rich pieces that are softly tailored for a laidback luxe effect, and men’s swimshorts in fun graphics to bring the pazazz to the poolside while still looking effortless.
Where to stay in Lisbon – hotels for your dreamy (but budget) escapes
For our Spring 2023 campaign, the Threadbare team headed to the centre of Lisbon so that every shot could be maximised from daybreak to dusk. Our advice for a great hotel? Exactly where our team stayed: Turim Terreiro do Paço Hotel. Located between Praça do Comércio, Cais das Colunas and Avenida Ribeira das Naus, this 4-star hotel is the perfect, easy stay if you’re travelling to Lisbon for a long weekend. Stay in one of the 132 well-equipped rooms that boast glorious views of the walls of Lisbon. “The Turim Terreiro do Paço Hotel has 132 rooms, between Superior and Executive categories, decorated in a contemporary way, some of them being possible to see the Lisbon Cathedral.” And if they’ve not got availability for your dates? Then why not have a look at one of their other hotels based in Lisboa. Click here to find the right location for your plans.
Skyscanner is an absolute must when booking your flights
Whether you’re a frequent flyer or not, Skyscanner is a great website as it acts as a comparison tool for all flights going in each and every direction across the world. Maybe you do prefer to book as a package holiday which is great too, but sometimes booking your flights eparate can work out cheaper – great if you’r on a budget. Click here to view flights to Lisbon from anywhere in the UK – you can of course change the dates to suit you! Both Ryanair and easyjet fly out to Lisbon from the UK – just make sure to double check which airlines operate from your most local airport.
More reasons why we love Lisbon (and Portugal as a whole)…
All the colour. From lemon yellows to raspberry reds, turquoise blues and pops of tangerine, Lisbon is brimming with playful palettes to be inspired by. We love the fun uses of fruit and vegetables that are used on the tiles, and the Moorish-inspired designs that give this country rich Arab undertones. From the sexy-sounding language to the smell of the sweet wines and Portuguese cuisine, Lisbon is the ultimate getaway for anyone seeking a cultural city escape.
Discover the best hotels at the best prices via BookYourHotels.com who have some incredible deals for families. Stay in super luxurious hotels across the world and want to know the best part? You can filter by what youre’ looking for. Choose from family, festive, romantic, party, and even…Instagrammable! What’s not to love about a hotel booking website that does the legwork for you?! Check them out on Instagram for inspiration for your next adventure.
And if you can’t get out of the U.K. this spring, take a trip down to London and visit the best place to find Pastéis de Nata? Café de Nata. Tried and tested by our team in Threadbare HQ, these Pastéis de Nata are the perfect accompanient to a gloomy British spring day – have you seen the weather?!
For more ideas of what to do in Lisbon, visit Portugal.com and read their guide called 10 Best Things to Do in Lisbon. They also have plenty of detailed information about where to stay, where to eat and drink, and also about the history and culture of the colourful city.
Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram @threadbare.apparel for the launch of our Spring campaign, and revel in all of the gorgeous looks our influencers have created in Threadbare pieces. Learn how to style clothes from the likes of Beth Bartram, Claire Club 40, Shelley Loves and Lady of the Manor. And for ultimate sweetness in time for Mother’s Day, see how Emily J Bull and her Mum style shades of green.
Written by Anna J Mather, Content Writer at Threadbare