Susana is both a talented and creative chef, as well as an experienced therapist who has always had a love affair for good food and cooking – this took her to working in many prestigious Portuguese music festivals, catering for both visitors and staff.
At the same time, she has owned a small cloth shop in one of the most bohemian parts of Lisbon, called Goodmood bazar.
The shop was connected to the festival scene, being a hotspot for international public attending the festivals, with the sales of the tickets, fashion and related music.
In 2005 Susana end up meeting her Irish partner and moved to rural Ireland, to a small town in Kerry
Whilst spreading her love of imaginative healthy cooking, she also retrained as a holistic therapist, in massage, reflexology and Thai foot massage, managing her own successful therapy business for three years.
But the call for a life in the sun was greater and she and her family moved back to the Algarve and now live a couple of miles from our retreat resort, restoring an old property whilst running an olive farm with lots of animals too.