“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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Launch Party @The Drunken Botanist

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What a launch party it was…. Right from food  to ambiance..
Music to decor. Everything was on point.
Everybody was so hospitable. Special thanks to Chef for taking such good care of us.
And after watching all the crazy videos of Mr. Drunken Botanist, we finally got to meet this young talent.
Yet another party place to be in Cyber Hub.. but guess what….
IT HAS STOLEN THE SPOTLIGHT
These guys knows the formula very well.

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Highlights were the cocktails
Salmon Pizza & Lichi Basil cocktail was too good
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BUT my favourite is the Pork Belly dish among all. It was one dish, I’m still carrying the flavour in my taste buds.
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And last not the least.. the dessert was superb
It was the perfect Happy Ending of the “Drunken Botanist” story.

Great job guys.

 

The Drunken Botanist 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

Special Winter Menu @Chaayos

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Summer are already approaching in Delhi but its never too late to talk about the amazing memories of winter. I always use to crib about the severe winters in Delhi but this time I was travelling so much that I started missing the weather over here. The places I travelled had moderate climates and I use to wonder how the temperature would be in Delhi. I guess its true that when you are away from something you miss it more.

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Anyways! To cut my long story short, this winter was extra special coz of this one place which I’m in love with now.  “Chaayos”

They have these extra tempting winter special menu which will leave you coming back for more. My favourite will be the different options you get in Chai (Tea). Not only their menu but the unique interiors and captivating designs will leave you mum.  

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Would not take much time and straight forward show you the dishes I liked the most and I am so waiting for this years special menu. 

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Cuisines

CAFE , TEA

Opening hours

8 AM to 11 PM

Delivery Timings

8 AM to 10:30 PM

Address

Plot 3, M-66, First Floor, M Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi

More Info

Breakfast

Home Delivery

 No Alcohol Available

 Wifi

 

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

 

Farzi Cafe @My Dubai Dairy

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Woowww!!!! Simple Wow

My best experience till now with Farzi. I have visited many of their outlets in India. But was pleasantly surprised that Indian food was equally tempting and overwhelming in abroad too. The quality was equally good and food was perfectly Farzified  as always. 

To add on it was a beautiful afternoon and me and my friend took a table outside. Beautiful interior and equally the exterior too

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The service was at its best. We were hosted so well and these guys made us feel so special and royal. We were served a complimentary Indian Masala Tea at the end of our meal and it simply added that extra charm to the beautiful weather that day.

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FARZI CAFÉ aims to bring India cuisine back “In Vogue”. It can have many connotations. But at Farzi Cafe, it has just ome. “Creating An Illusion” with its cuisine. Best described as a gourmet experience, it amalgamates traditional global and Indian classics, with Indian influences, contemporary presentations, culinary styles and ambiance. It is a quirky, chic, modern Indian cafe, where one can enjoy amazing experience through finest modern Indian cuisine along with high energy ambiance.

Here I mention few of my favourite dishes –  

Drinks

Bootlegger –  It is such a well presented drink. It comes in a beautiful and sexy boot shaped glass. The drink was extremely refreshing. 

Tropical cooler –  Oh!! it was quite a cooler. My friend loved it.

 

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Starters

Butter chicken slider  – Light chicken curry prepared with butter and light spices.

Prawns  – ahh!! it was so delicious and mouthwatering. My favourite amongst all.

Chole kulche  – its not the typical chole kulcha preparation. the presentation is jaw dropping and tastes sooo good.

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Dal chawal arancini  – bored of traditional & old fashioned dal chawal?? Here you go.. this dish will

Fresh burrata salad  – One of the best salads I ever tasted. The yogurt was so yummy and refreshing. And the kale dried in liquid nitrogen was so full of taste.

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 Mains –

Chicken tikka masala –  loved it 🙂

Lamb nehari –  We both we so full. Still we couldn’t resist ourselves from having the Nihari. 

Shawarma biryani –  loved it 🙂

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 Deserts –

Gulab Jamun –  Yes! this one was such a beautiful dish. we actually did not feel like having it. You will keep steering at it.  

Rasmalai tres leches –  loved it 🙂

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Cuisines

Indian

Average Cost 

  AED 200 for two people (approx.)

Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours

Today  10 AM to 12 Midnight

Address

CITY WALK, Al Safa & Al Wasl Road Intersection, Al Safa, Dubai

More Info

Breakfast    Wheelchair Accessible

No Alcohol Available    Wifi
Outdoor Seating

 Known For

Modernized presentation of dishes with an elegant décor

 

Farzi Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

MASALA HOUSE

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Masala House is yet another example of Indian Progressive Cuisine which will surprise you with their innovative presentation and awesome flavours.
With beautiful interior and hospitable stuff this place is perfect for a family get together or a chilled out time with friends.
I had a great time too with few of my colleagues over lunch.

Few of my favourite items were –

Drinks =
# Basil Cucumber Coller – my favourite
# Cosmopolitan

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Starters =
# Asparagus Puddu – It was good
# Dahi Kebab – I liked it more. The texture was smooth and flavourful
# Kadi Patta Jheenga – Awesomely cooked Prawns. Soft and loaded with flavours

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Mains –
# Bafat Masala Fish – Yum Yum
# Moge Wala Kukad – Diffrent
# Dum Biryani – Mutton biryani was too good. light and aromatic. I took serving twice.
# Chur Chur Naan – It was also too good.

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Desserts –
# Gajar Halwa Kana

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Masala House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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