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…

TYM – Chef Profile – Benpramar D. Laitflang

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…

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF BEHOLDER

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder- If those words be true then sure enough same applies to art.  If one is to look up the meaning of art you are led to believe it is and expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting…

INDOOR FUN – TOP 5 ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONSOON

Every monsoon in Goa is spectacular and each season brings its own challenges as to what to do during the rains with your friends and family.  Here are a few of our suggestions to keep you entertained.   SNOW PARK Snow sledging in your favourite vacation state! Goa is known for its nightlife and beaches,…

Ready, Set, Honk and Gobble!

When out and about these days it’s hard to miss the “Food trucks” that seem to be popping up on every corner, a concept that has started trending all over the world and one that now serves exquisitely delicious food in this little state! So, while one enjoys the natural beauty and popular Fish Thali’s…

One Burger to Rule Them All

Not too many years ago, burgers were the monopoly of the McDonald’s, Hardy’s and Burger Kings on the block. To simply suggest that a decent burger could be found elsewhere was tantamount to heresy among the inner circles of foodies in India. Sure you could always settle for Regina Aunty’s choris pao down the street,…

Pitcher Perfect

A quick perusal of the menu, whether at a five-star restaurant or a local watering hole points to one conclusion; there are few popular establishments that can afford to run a bar without a comprehensive selection of cocktails. Gone are the days when a one’s choices are limited to simple hard drinks, right out of…

STAY ‘HOT’ BUT DON’T LOOSE YOUR COOL!

We’ve all been facing this sweltering heat over the past few weeks but have no fear Goa Grapevine is here with some of the best ways to beat the heat and stay cool! Let’s start by the your favourite, the best friend that is everyones saviour during these boiling hot days! Yes, you got it…

The Asian Kitchen in Goa – The Banyan

Set in Asagao, Goa under the expansive shady branch of a two-hundred-year-old tree is this unique Asian kitchen, The Banyan and thus so aptly named.  The original 100-year-old Goan house that existed here has been given a face-lift and the surrounding gardens brought back to life. As you step in through grand intricately carved wooden…

The Biggest Gift to Goa

European fashion brands VERO MODA, ONLY, JACK & JONES and SELECTED HOMME launched their first-ever store in Goa last Wednesday, 2017. Located in the northern part of the state – Panjim, the multi brand store offers the latest international styles and trends to satiate the needs of the fashion-conscious men and women in the city. The stunning…

If shopping be the thing of delight then shop on shop on!

Goa is slowing becoming the hub of electric fashion, from the old hippy markets to new trend setters with Eco clothing and much more.  The fabric and designs available in Goa today give one the opportunity to really set your own style whether it be for one’s home or to adorn the body. Goa has…

A ROOF ON TOP OF THE WORLD

In this small state of sun, sand and sea is the old village of Candolim. During the late 16th century, this became the first village to be entirely converted to Christianity by the Franciscans. The Portuguese invasion brought much more than religion of these monks, they also brought with them the cuisine from the Mediterranean….