“Vaishnavipratima” GOA GETS A NEW INTERIORS DESIGN STORE 

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The Designer – Vaishnavipratima

Goa welcomed Mumbai’s popular interiors design store- Vaishnavipratima on 14 September 2018. Located in the heart of North Goa; a ninety year old Portuguese influenced four thousand sq.ft. spacious Goan villa is now home to the gorgeous studio. Specializing in Indianized artifacts, furniture, interior design and for the first time- fashion by Prama and Bhavaa  jewellery; the studio is named after its founder- Vaishnavipratima (popular interior designer and artist). It first opened in Mumbai in June 2016 and has ever since been known for its exclusive customized furniture and design for Indian homes.

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The collection and style of the second Vaishnavipratima- Signature Collection is more suited to Goan houses and its people as it simultaneously retains its design sensibility of celebrating Indian art. Unlike its Mumbai flagship; outdoor furniture, designer beds, dining tables, premium designer wear by Prama (chanderi sarees and Indo-western outfits by Pratima Pandey) and Bhavaa jewellery  comprising of semiprecious gemstone collections are notable additions to the Goan store. Both Prama and Bhavaa share similar aesthetics and ethos with those of Vaishnavipratima of Indian designs and art. The store also boasts of an entirely new furniture and furnishings line (distinct from its Mumbai store) each specifically designed to suit large open Goan houses and its local hospitality industry.

Gorgeous bougainvilleas adorn the large wooden doors, windows and roof of this heritage villa. The store overlooks a lush green patch complete with palms and its newest outdoor furniture range alongside a water body of rare violet lotuses. The entrance is warm and welcoming as the furniture at first sight reveals the brand’s journey over the last couple of years.

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The first room of the villa consists of beautifully handcrafted furniture pieces that are strikingly fused into two diverse color tones: subtle pastels and chunky bright pop colors. These include mirrors, chests of drawers, consoles, book shelves, bar units, wing chairs etc that are all made by Indian artisans. Pop art dining couture and various artists’ works are on display in the second room. The third room is the siesta corner- comprising of an elaborate four poster bed with cushions, throws and rugs passionately developed in the current and possible next year’s Pantone color tones. One can see Shibori and block-printing art in various palettes here. The intimate open café area is in the passage and back foyer of the villa and will soon serve exotic teas and bites. Vaishnavipratima Goa will be introducing exquisite lightings and conducting art workshops as well.

Vaishnavipratima says, “Within a few months of opening my flagship store in Mumbai in June 2016 I had a secret wish of opening my second store soon. Seeing its success, expansion was only natural and nothing better than a heritage Goan villa! Moreover, post intensive market research and the current lifestyle changes, Goa seemed like the ideal place for my designs. It is after all known as a ‘Tourist’s Paradise!”

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About the founder:

Vaishnavipratima is a self-taught designer, mother, an entrepreneur, traveler and an artist. She is a self- made  interior aesthetic consultant.  After years of personal experience in designing and re-designing her own home and helping out friends and family with their homes, in 2012 Vaishnavipratima decided to start out by helping others give their homes a makeover. It was in 2015 that she started designing furniture and by the following year she had set up her self titled interior studio in Lower Parel. Today the studio has exclusive, customized furniture made for Indian homes and offers consulting services for interior designing and home makeovers. Drawing inspiration from her travels and her unique sense of style and aesthetics, Vaishnavipratima has created this studio-cum-store to be a reflection of herself – full of creativity and warmth.

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About the studio:

Vaishnavipratima is an interior studio based in Mumbai specialising in interior designing and makeover, furniture, and arts and artefacts. The studio and store, name after its founder, is a place for exclusive customized furniture made for Indian homes. Its products are uniquely personalized, stylish and yet functional. It also offers consulting services of complete interior designing and interior makeovers. All its products and services are built on the basic idea of merging.

 

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Store Address:

Vaishnavipratima- Signature Collection. Goa.

Villa No-190 -268(1) Vadem, Near Vetal Temple,

Soccorro, /bardez, Goa.

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Artjuna Garden Cafe @Anjuna, Goa

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Anjuna is laid back coastal village on the Arabian in Goa. Anjuna Beach, a sandy cove dotted with palms and black rocks, was a well-known destination among hippies in the 1960s. Today it’s known for its electronic music trance parties & many cafes with sumptuous food.

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Artjuna Garden Cafe is yet another hidden gem in Anjuna, Goa and is all about delicious food from fresh produce, art & craft, boho fashion clothing and bohemian accessories.
Its a brainchild of Moshe & his wife Anastasia who wanted to have a unique space for their handmade leather bags, belts, pouches and jewellery designs. Its been 10 years since then. They are truly inspired by the spirit of India and plan to keep creating beautiful crafts and soul satisfying cuisines.

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Established in a old Portuguese house & has a very cool and calm vibe which will leave you spending hours in the cafe admiring the lip smacking food & beauty of the cafe.
ARTJUNA specialises in Healthy Food, Mediterranean, Lebanese and Israeli Cuisine.
These guys very watchful about their quality of food provided at the cafe.
Only fresh garden produces, seasonal fruits and vegetables, imported herbs are used to prepare any dish.
Top quality products like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, imported Tahini and wild honey is used to provide best of quality.
Vegans! If you looking for a cafe in Goa, you should visit Artjuna

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Lets talk about what we ate –

# BABA GANOUSH – A creamy flame roasted eggplant dish, blended with best quality Tahini. Seasoned with lemon juice, chopped parsley & extra virgin olive oil. It is served with Pita bread. I liked the creaminess of Baba Ganoush as it was very subtle and flavourful.

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# MAZZET PLATE – Selection of Mediterranean flavours, including Greek Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, smooth Tahini, Olive Pate and mixed pickled vegetables. Served with Pita bread. I loved the platter and it was on point with flavours.

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# WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA – A simple diced watermelon with homemade feta cheese, garnished with basil. One of the best Feta Cheese I have ever tasted.

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# Chocolate Fondant Cake with Vanilla Icecream – After all I ate in the cafe I gave up on ending my day with some dessert. After a while I just scrolled up to the section they kept the dessert and guess what guys!! I could stop myself from eating a little extra. I said to myself, Nicole! you are not having your dinner today, Just have your dessert. But fortunately I am proud of decision to drop dinner & choose my chocolate cake with ice cream. It was indeed a very happy ending 🙂

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Address

Monteiro Vaddo, Near AnjunaFlea Market, Anjuna, Goa

Opening hours

· Open now

Today  7:30AM to 9:30PM
See more

022 30150811

Cuisines

Healthy Food, Mediterranean, Cafe, Israeli
&
Labanese

Average Cost 

₹800 for two people (approx.)

Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any
Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours· 

Season Time – 7:30am to 9:30pm
Off Season 7:30am to 7:30pm

Artjuna Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Laila’s Cafe @Goa. One Stop Shop For Food & Fashion.

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A Sunday well spend with friends and special Eid Menu at Laila’s Cafe. It’s never too late to celebrate any festival so we did the same.

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The cafe will provide you taste of both good food & fashion. She has a boutique in the cafe where you can find beach wear and casual clothing. Love the hippie vibes and the Boho designs. Indulge in shopping and good food under one roof.

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Laila Fathima is a sweetheart. Loves to cook and you will have a lovely time spending at her cafe. She often visited GOA for holidays and fell in love with the place like many of us. Her love for Goa was strong enough to make her leave the corporate career and she finally followed her passion and stared her cafe in GOA. In the beginning she started only home deliveries of Biriyanis and few Hyderabadi specialities. I met her then and now it’s so inspiring to see her in her own cafe.

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She cooks her heart out everyday and serves flavourful dishes. Everyday is a different menu and they serve only lunch.

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It is in the Anjuna Vagator road.

What we ate –

* Mutton Haleem – I tried it for the first time. It has a porridge consistency with mutton and cereals cooked together and then mashed. It’s a healthy & filling dish. Muslims prefer to include in their food menu while fasting to keep them going for the day.

* Mutton Biryani – Biryani was simple yet flavourful.

* Baghaare Baingan – This Hyderabadi dish stole my heart. Peanuts, coconut and different spices cooked to make a thick gravy and brinjal is cooked in that. I loved it. Very spicy and had a unique taste.

* Shahi Paneer – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Chole Masala – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Lachha Paratha – 👍🏼👌🏼

* BangolorianGhee Rice – 👍🏼👌🏼

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Laila's Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Unleashing GOA With GOA UNLIMITED

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You can’t get enough of Goa ever. And I mean EVER…. After spending two years in Goa and exploring as much places as possible, I still feel something or the other have been missed out. Goa has always been my go to place to find some peace and serendipity.

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After staying here and at present visiting this place so often I am in quest of exploring each and every corner of it and making awesome memories with my Goan friends. There is so much to know and explore about Goa that you can’t get enough of it. It is more then those crowded tourist beaches, Tito’s lane, beer and tattoos. There is always something new to discover about it. The culture, traditions, food, language from four different corners of this place and unseen and unexplored destinations. 

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You cannot get tired of exploring Goa, and when you have experts who can guide you through the most unexplored parts of Goa, you simply can’t ask for more. I am talking about “Goa Unlimited” who can be your idle travel partners in Goa. Read the full story here

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