Top 5 New Hot Spots of 2019

It’s a season in Goa. And it’s exactly as you would imagine it – the streets are alive till sunrise and amongst the many places you could spend your sun-soaked days these venues rise distinctively above the bar. Old Bombay Baga/Arpora A Boho Chic venue conceived by former banker and renowned restauranteur, Akshay Anand, the…

The Waste Bar: Exchange recyclable waste on the beach for free beer

#TeraMeraBeach’s unique Waste Bar to pop-up at Baga Beach ~ The second pop-up waste bar will be held on 27th February at St Anthony’s Shack, Baga. Beachgoers can trade waste as currency against beverages and sundowners. The clean-up party will feature musicians using instruments created from waste ~ #TeraMeraBeach – a unique public awareness campaign…

The Art of Living – Studio Arpora

Studio Arpora, located in its namesake village, is a calming escape from Arpora’s bustling main road. Its Mediterranean interiors feature swatches of Santorini blue, chapel white and tropical green. The calming palette highlights the Studio’s curated collection of lifestyle décor and art. Founded by artist, Shireen Mody and her daughter, Saffron Wiehl – the Studio…

Life Beach Lounge – Goa’s trendy new Sunday brunch

Set against the backdrop of a mesmerising sunset along the white sands of Morjim beach in Goa is the Living Room Beach Resort welcoming one to live the Arabian Sea dream for real. And their coveted Sunday Brunch launches this Sunday.  Adding to the fun and relaxation one can experience at the property, the Season…

TOP 5 SPAS – PAMPER YOURSELF THIS NEW YEAR!

Whether you’re preparing for a wild New Year’s Eve or pre-planning your recovery from it, these spas will give you a moment away from the stress of the year we’re leaving behind and a moment to gear up for the year ahead. Take time to treat yourself this holiday. Goa boasts an impressive list of…

A Local Architect’s Guide to Goa’s Understated Heritage Hangouts

Beyond Goa’s beaming coastlines stacked with bustling dine and dance alcoves, there are quaint, unpaved in-roads that lead to long-reigning, understated venues, including bars, restaurants, cultural centres and local bazaars. For the discerning traveller who would like to side-step mainstream attractions these rustic hideaways, often brimming with customers they’ve served for generations, offer an authentic…

10 HIGHLIGHTS TO MAP THE SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 – By Elvina Halli

In its third edition as Goa’s hallmark art event, Serendipity Arts Festival sets up exhibits, performances and interactive events spanning fifteen locations and seven disciplines of art – craft, music, theatre, dance, culinary arts, visual arts, and photography. Native or visitor – there are few better ways to explore Goa’s deep cultural history and evolution…

AN AUSTRALIAN STAR ON THE GOAN COAST!

Antares has been carrying the baton of making dining in Goa a truly unique experience ever since its inception four years ago, with their highly skilled chefs, Sarah Todd, of Master Chef Australia and now joining the team as their executive chef is Kaustubh Haldipur. Chef Kaustubh who hails from Goan heritage but travelled the…

The Weird & Wonderful World of Fashion Labels

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the thriving village of Arpora, Goa quaintly located behind the popular Baba Woods Cafe lies a fashion and design hub like none other. Armed with a catchy slogan “The Weird and the Wonderful”, one may indeed expect to find a surreal selection of items at a boutique store with…

Chef Benpramar Laitflang – South America in Sangolda.

Unbeknown to many, Tierra Y Mar stealthily entered into the Goan culinary scene towards the end of 2017 and took foodies by storm. Although primarily a Spanish and Latin-American inspired restaurant, the cuisine found here is anything but bound by its cultural constraints. Instead, the menu is completely fluid, constantly shifting and evolving, prepared with…

Bonding Over Food – The Thaal Way.

Bohra cuisine is widely spread across the globe, from the Middle East and Northern Africa to the Indian subcontinent and all the way to the western world.  Often Mughlai dishes such as Kebabs and Tikkas are commonly made by Bohra families. Having its roots deeply embedded in Yemen, it is no wonder that Bohra food…