Monday, January 31, 2011

Eat.Shop.Love.


These three words quite sum up my current state of mind that is still reeling under Goan trance. A mid week break was the perfect excuse to sneak out from the city for an idyllic getaway and what could be better than Goa at this time of the year. It turned out to be such a crackerjack holiday that even a week-long break left me salivating for more!

Goa has become a second home of sorts for us and we rarely go through a year without holidaying in Goa…at least once and sometimes even twice. This was our fifth time there so sightseeing wasn’t figuring on my wish list at all. I’d rather planned to laze around the beaches and soak up the heady mix of sun, sand and surf. In midst of doing lot of nothing-at-all, I indulged in making the most of Eating, Shopping & Loving! The eating and shopping bit will get a room on this post and I’ll reserve the details of the loving bit :D

The gastronomic journey that I experienced had some stellar pit-stops which deserve a respectable mention. Had the best brick-oven pizza ever, gorged on cheesecakes and banoffee pies and savoured a delectable array of seafood. Here are a few of the images I clicked to keep the awesomeness alive in memory…
Seafood Pizza at Magic Italy (Palolem -South Goa)
Cheesecake at a German Bakery (Baga -North Goa)
Apart from being immensely hip & happening, Goa never fails to surprise me with the effortless style in clothing. A nip here, a tuck there and ta-da u have a beautiful gown made from a traditional sari or few seams conjoined to make a wraparound out of almost anything. Barring a few items that cater to the ‘Butter Chicken & Dal Makhni’ crowd like block-print kurtas, cotton dresses, straw hats and souvenir t-shirts to name a few, the flea market can churn out highly interesting stuff if you have the eye for it.

The flea market is also the pulse of latest trends and this time around I found few things dotting the market

• Scarf Dresses

• Harem pants in all dimensions (short/medium/long) and different fabrics (cotton/ tie-dye/silk)

• Jump Suits

• Hot Pants

• Shimmer Bags

• Ruffle Lamps
Flea Market at Palolem
The colorful ruffle lamps in the flea market
I grabbed a whole lot of stuff from the flea market which gave me a head rush and made me feel good. And at those prices, it’ll make me feel less guilty even if I don’t use them more than once.

I will post some pictures of outfits I wore and those of my flea market buys in subsequent posts…after I figure out how to manage 2.5 GB of pictures spilling out of the folder on my already saturated hard disk and each one vying for my attention. Damn these digital cameras!!!

8 comments:

Dimple on January 31, 2011 at 5:03 AM said...

Looks like you had great fun at goa.. Cant wait to see your collections :)

A Lot Like Fashion on January 31, 2011 at 8:16 AM said...

I love Goa! :) and your pictures make me want to go back sooooooon, I think I will!:) More pictures, please :D
XX

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Inky Pinky on January 31, 2011 at 9:45 PM said...

@Dimple:Yup it was sooper fun!
@Shreya:We share a lot in common! Birds of same feather flock together ;)
Will surely post more pics very soon. Stay connected :D

Tanveer Parmar on February 1, 2011 at 3:16 AM said...

I love Goa! Looks like you had a gr8 time there :)

Geeta on February 1, 2011 at 11:21 AM said...

Its a shame, I have never been to Goa. The flea market sounds great.

Btwn, your write up is awesome and yes, send more pics our way.

Inky Pinky on February 3, 2011 at 7:42 AM said...

@Tanveer:Absolutely!
@Geeta:Thank u so much!Pictures coming up soon..

tanvii.com on February 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM said...

Looks like you had a good time in Goa! I was supposed to visit it on this trip ... Let's hope I do ... there's still time! :)

Inky Pinky on February 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM said...

@Tanvi:Hope u make it..weather is ideal right now

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