Founder of XN and its Creative Director.
Drawing up events since the age of 19. An education based on a mix of years spent studying dance and piano, the 1980s spent in fashion added with an undying passion for the arts and showbusiness, resulted in a dreamer, entrepeneur but also a lover of the digital age since its start. Her experience with the rigour demanded by luxury brands and the secrets she possesses of Portugal, means her projects become unique experiences.
Favourite film: Avatar
Founder of XN and its Creative Director.
Rosa Mello do Rego
In her soul, an archeologist, her diploma makes her a Classic Historian. Always searching for meaningful moments and people who make a difference. With over a decade working with contemporary art and producing events in improper locations throughout London now looks to do the same thing throughout Portugal. With an added dose of creativity and sense of humour, no project will ever be the same.
Favourite film: Death on the Nile
Working with XN for a decade, our finance controller allows us to relax in our creative endevours while she takes over the more rigorous tasks. A business manager and previously a financial consultant she is also the mother of two. Her passion and dedication when it comes to her work and for the Excel software is unmatched.
Favourite film: Out of Africa
With close to 20 years of professional experience in the area of finance, this mother of two has changed her direction and now organizes and coordinates adventures. A combination of a quick mind and an unlimited source of imagination, Rita makes friends quickly and is the soul behind our experiences.
Favourite film: The Great Beauty
Rita Almeida Freitas
Rita runs her own Art Consultancy and is an academic and a collector that travels the World to satisfy her curiosity and knowledge of artistic treasures and to understand the market that runs it all. Whether it is a lecture, a tour of galleries and museums or you want help in filling a lapse in your collection – our art specialist is the right person to guide you.
Favourite film: Into the Wild
Her eternal love for Lisbon was declared many years ago. An art historian with an insatiable curiosity to open doors and unveil secrets. To tell a story with all its details is her mission and vocation, making her the best person to guide you through the city.
Favourite film: Edward Scissorhands
Susana Marques Pinto
This lady with a smile works with the advertising, television and cinema industry and is a renowned fashion stylist in Portugal – there is little she has not mastered! The go to person for National Fashion events, she is our favorite fashionista and mistress of all things fashion and elegant.
Favourite Films: The Talented Mr. Ripley and Blue Jasmin
A passion for music in all its forms is something many claim to have but only a few can actually state to feel with certainty. Ricardo is one of those rare birds and whose interests goes from Fado to Ragga stopping by Opera and Jazz. His knowledge and soulful links to music and musicians has led him to produce some of the most memorable intimate musical experiences around the country and we could not imagine anyone more knowledgeable to host you on your musical experience.
Favourite film: Round Midnight
Our Urban Art Specialist is a trained architect that has been referred to as being very passionate about her art outside the confines of a white cube. A pleasure to learn from and to see in action. Her dialogues with the artists are in themselves, artistic as are her tours.
Favourite Film: A Clockwork Orange
Maria do Carmo Stilwell
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean" John Muir
Our returning to the land facilitator is passionate for nature and movement with awareness. She is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and an Embodiment Practitioner. She firmly believes in conscious slowing down and nature connection as a gateway to a more peaceful, healthy and meaningful life. Less is more and this is exactly what she will offer through her guiding.
Favourite Film: Out of Africa