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Goa + O Hotel

I’m sinking into relaxation mode in lush and festive Goa. My visit here officially feels like a vacation with expansive views like these.

Staying at the O Hotel has felt like an exotic retreat.

Some amenities here include an infinity style pool, rain shower, and spa. Mostly, what I like is the unique architecture and art.

As I am posting this, I sit in the restaurant lounge sipping Masala chai. Above, is a glimpse of the airy restaurant from dinner last night. They offer tasty Asian, Pan Asian, and Chinese cuisines.

Now, onto the highlight of the morning, if I had to pick….

was stumbling into Buddha Arts, a lovely shop located right on the main road. Filled with antiques and treasures…

It’s a trove of sculptures, salvaged panels, and extraordinary novelties. If you are like me this is the really good stuff.

This window built to shelter a deity, and hanging sculptures are just some of the interesting finds. I took home a patchwork pouf, elephant bookends, and antique carved mirror that I cannot wait to find a home (pictures of these are on the way;)

I hope you have all been transported here, for a moment, if only for a tea.

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Taste of India

Last night’s dinner was a feast for the eyes as well. Here’s a look at the lobby in the Maratha Sheraton.

Find opulence in the grandeur of the atrium…

and craftsmanship the finest details of a glass etching in the elevator corridors.

The restaurant Peshawri is just adjacent to this stunning atrium.¬†Peshwari cuisine is from the north, modern day Peshawar and the Dal Bukhara is slow cooked over charcoals with generous amounts of butter and time; the actual recipe is guarded as secret and cooked for days…

Photo courtesy of Kitchens of India

The naan at Peshawri is tandoori style: soft, flaky and licked by the flames. I found a lovely recipe for this dal over at DelhiBelle.

I hope the first post on this delicious city leaves you feeling both hungry for more yet satisfied.

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