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In Goa, it is almost the end of summer. The heat is unbearable and after a super long and tiring week, Sunday calls for a relaxing brunch. So in search of a place closer to nature I discovered this cozy garden cafe in Anjuna call Artjuna.
Keep reading for deets on my ‘last day of summer’ outfit and my super relaxing and healthy Sunday brunch at Artjuna.
Last day of summer OOTD.
To beat this summer heat I wore a strappy yellow floral mini dress. It is a back open dress which is super stylish! I paired it with white sneakers. I accessorized with round shell earrings.
I love this dress, the color is really vibrant and puts you in that summery mood immediately and also the material is so light that you feel really comfortable.
Explore ARTJUNA with me!
One of my fav ways to leave behind work stress and tiredness is by having a laid back Sunday over a healthy meal, and cafe Artjuna is the best place for this if you are in Goa.
Beautifully nestled in an old Portuguese house, this arty cafe is easy to spot. Artjuna gives you some really ‘colorful’ vibes with its trendy decor in an ‘atelier style’ setup. The cozy garden sets in the Sunday mood instantly and has an outdoor picnic style seating which I love as it gives you a chance to mingle with other people easily. No need to worry about parking as it has its own little parking space opposite the cafe.
Cafe Artjuna also has its own boutique where they sell trendy boho style clothing and accessories, the indo western fusion just adds to the charm of this place and makes it even more attractive!
Artjuna actually has everything to make the day eventful, from yoga classes and an MMA center to the weekly movie screening (happens every Friday) and just when you think that’s all, you come across this little library with a collection of books of various languages! What else can we ask for?
Being a super hot summer day we decided to begin with refreshing drinks and ordered an ice tea and the super refreshing ‘cool as a cucumber’ drink.
We then chose the ‘Healthy Breakfast’ which included a delicious bowl of fresh fruit salad, curd, one egg of choice (I selected poached), brown bread, butter and jam and a glass of dress watermelon juice.
Albina chose the ‘Humshuka’ which included poached eggs in thick tomato sauce served with pickled vegetables, spicy chutney and pita bread.
The brunch is very copious and is really tasty. I was very pleasantly surprised by the importance Artjuna gives to the freshness and quality of the products.
Artjuna has a variety of tempting smoothies on their menu, all freshly prepared at the spur of the moment! Albina and I couldn’t resist trying out a few so, we selected Jammuna, Mango Bliss, and Surprise. All these smoothies are so yummy. My favorite was the Surprise which is made spinach, banana, coconut, cashew and coconut milk – It’s a must try at this cafe.
The passionate Artjuna team never stops… they also have a huge number of mouth-watering intricately created French desserts and is the only place in Goa u will find it. So if you are sweet toothed you know your next stop in Goa!
1. Surprise smoothie
2. Healthy breakfast
940, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509, India
Chai & Lipstick Rating
If you are an art lover, crave healthy food, and looking for a place which has a great mix of traditional and modern, you should visit Artjuna!
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Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer | 🇮🇳
Hi there lovely people,
Spring season is finally here, and so is the question of how to dress when it’s 38 degrees in the day 22 at night.
So today’s post is about my spring OOTD and my mid-week getaway to this awesome restaurant called Tierra y Mar with the perfect combination of Goan ambiance and Spanish food.
My Spring OOTD
I wore a plunge neck backless crop top. Spring means flowers, and what makes my top perfect is it’s a beautiful floral print for spring. Bell sleeves to keep it on trend. I paired it with high waist black jeans and a black strap faux leather belt and black pointed toe sneakers.
I styled my hair into boxer braids and accessorized with a two-piece necklace and my new favorite sunnies. I always carry a little cap to protect myself from the sun, nowadays I am loving my Baker Boy Hat.
Top: Zara Jeans: Westside Belt: Westside Sneakers: Romwe Sunnies: Romwe
I always make it a point to carry a mid-season trench, to be ready for the sudden weather changes that are so common in spring.
Let’s go – Tierra Y Mar
Tierra Y Mar is a 15 – 20-minute drive from Panjim city. It is a hidden gem that is not visible from the main road. To access this restaurant you have to take a small path through the Paper Boat Collective store.
We were pleasantly surprised by the deco that is very traditional Goan style with the coconut palm-thatched roof, and a very beautiful theme of blue and white, a little hint of Greece in Goa!
Jude and I were super excited to have discovered this restaurant and couldn’t wait to try out the food, hoping it would be as good as the deco and ambiance of this place!
Tierra Y Mar offers a very tempting Spanish menu which changes depending on the catch of the day and they have a very interactive style of order placement. They explain to you what they have, and suggest different ways to prepare it, so you can choose as per your preference. I love this personalized concept that makes it really unique and made me feel special 🙂
House no 248, Bella Vista, chogm road, 403511. Behind Paper Boat Collective, Sangolda, Penha de França, Goa.
+91 98194 43210
Chai & Lipstick Rating
This restaurant is great! Here is our star rating.
Food: 5/5 ( Big bravo to the chefs)
Drinks – Orange Cinn martini
Tapas – Fish taco & Prawn and avocado ceviché
Mains – Albondigas
Desert – Sugar cane sorbet ice-cream
I highly recommend you to try this place out, Jude and I really had a great time and to top it all the food was really exquisite. Surely going back soon 😀 Looking for more fun places to visit in Goa? Check out our other posts HERE.
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Article by: Ingrid Fernandes | Fashion Designer |India
Today we are talking about pregnancy fashion, I recently discovered the brand PinkBlush and I am so happy to share it with you. Finding stylish clothes with your growing bump can be a very difficult task. My body is continuously growing and it is very overwhelming to find an outfit that suits my new body.
I love flaunting my bump, and I want to be dressed super stylish during this period, but of course comfort is of utmost importance when it comes to cute maternity clothing, and that’s why I love this maternity fashion brand that responds to every pregnant fashionista’s needs! Scroll down to discover my outfits from PinkBlush.
The Maternity Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are a super stylish way to flaunt your belly during pregnancy, PinkBlush has a wide range of maxi dresses in their collection. I must specify the material of this dress is super soft that makes it really pleasant to wear.
The neckline of this dress is very flattering, and the band under the bustline is perfect to mark the bump.
Check out some of the maxi dresses HERE.
What better way to style the bump than swimwear. I am so in love with this monokini I got from PinkBlush, the details are super cute and make me feel and look amazing 😊 I love how they played with the sheer stripes on the belly area, every piece of Pinkblush really focuses on your bump.
The large range of swimwear has something for every taste.
Check out the PinkBlush swimwear collection HERE.
For more inspiration follow Pinkblush on Instagram.
Being pregnant and stylish has never been easier! I am 22 weeks now, it’s been a challenge getting used to my new body and extra sensitive skin, I am glad I discovered this brand that makes styling my new body and looking cute super easy 😊
Catch you guys soon with more pregnancy talk! Have a great week ahead!
Article by: Rachel Fernandes | Lawyer, Cosmetics Formulator, Beauty Addict | 🇬🇧
If you are a fashion lover like me, you can imagine my excitement to be at the Paris Fashion Week AW2018 show, it was truly a dream come true and I m really happy I can share this experience with you guys. I had a chance to discover some fresh designers and pssssst there are some really cool trends that made our hearts beat hard 😉
In today’s post, I am talking about how I spent my weekend in that ‘susegad’ Goan way. From comfy yet stylish dressing to a newly discovered riverside restaurant, this post has everything you need for your ‘weekend in Goa’ inspiration.
I am back with a Trend Alert post, today we are talking of the famous Baker boy hats also known by other names such as poor boy, fisherman hat etc. – no matter what name you give it, wearing this hat is super trendy and screams cool gal style.