There’s a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about this place in Goa’s Panjim

Praveena Sharma

BLOWN BY SUMMER BREEZE

Strolling around Fontainhas or Latin Quarter in Panjim, the entrance of O.M.O (On My Own) hits you like summer breeze – sunny, warm and inviting. Step inside, and there’s a maze of wonderland.  

Goa | Summer breeze |Fontainhas |O.M.O I Maze of wonderland | Photo: Praveena Sharma

A FASHION WONDERLAND

Set up by Arti Shantakumar, the store is a smorgasbord of style and aesthetics and a treasure trove of fashion clothing, décor, accessories, chic bags, stationary and the works.

Goa |Style and aesthetic | Treasure trove |Fashion clothing | Photo: Praveena Sharma

WHAT LIES BEHIND

A journey inside takes you on an intriguing tour. Behind every door and window lies a different world. Beyond this window is a backyard displaying exquisite and elegant ceramic crockery.

Goa | Intriguing tour |Backyard treasure | Ceramic crockery | Photo: Praveena Sharma

ELEGANCE IN MY BACKYARD

Open a door, and it leads you to the backyard, where an inviting table is set with ceramic tableware, exuding luxury and elegance.

Goa | Backyard | Tableware | Behind the closed doors | Photo: Praveena Sharma

A NEVER-ENDING TRAIL

Turn around, and there’s another lap to be covered. One side of the backyard opens to an al fresco dining area – partly open-to-the-sky and partly roofed – with sunlight flooding in from all openings.

Goa | Backyard opening |Al fresco dining area |Flooding sunlight | Photo: Praveena Sharma

DISCOVER INSOUCIANCE

After you’re done with your shopping, you can unwind in one of the insouciant corners of Mo’s Café in the courtyard with a Champa tree in the centre of it.

Goa |Insouciant corners |Couryard | Champa tree | Photo: Praveena Sharma

FIND PRIVACY, QUIET

Mo’s is more than a café. Tucked away in a corner, it is lapped in privacy and fluffy quietness – a place to work without distractions. Or just pick a book from the bookrack to immerse yourself in. 

Goa |Mo's cafe | Tucked in a corner |Fluffy quietness | Photo: Praveena Sharma

GO ON A CULINARY ADVENTURE

The culinary experience here is distinct. It has nothing you will find at other places. It uses Goan produce to rustle up light and healthy Japanese cuisine. 

Goa | Culinary experience | Distinct | Japanese cuisine | Photo: Praveena Sharma

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