You’re strolling down a tree lined path – make that a palm tree lined path – leading to a whitewashed veranda where fresh lime soda awaits, spiked to your liking.
Sipping slowly, your gaze takes in the Arabian sea a stone’s throw away. A tropical breeze rustles through the coconut grove surrounding you. Your made to order evening meal is served and you find yourself eating alongside a bevy of British aristocrats including the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the Marquess and Marchioness of Douro, Christopher Balfour, the former chairman of Christie’s and maybe even the stunning former Miss Universe, now Bollywood star, Sushmita Sen.
Are you dreaming? Not if you’re staying at the Aashyana Lakhanpal, an exclusive property in North Goa owned by a local entrepreneur, Ajai Lakhanpal, and vacation favorite of the British elite who freely gush about the property.
Chic and modern, Aashyana Lakhanpal’s main villa houses five spacious bedroom suites, an informal gallery filled with the owner’s modern art collection and enough staff to fill your every whim. Did we mention the gourmet chef who prepares meals to your individual preference? And, if you like a little more seclusion, you can choose one of three self contained two bedroom cottages on the property, each with an individual private garden.
Vanity Fair calls a stay at the Aashyana Lakhanpal a “Scheherazade moment on the edge of the Arabian sea.”
Now you can partake. Get 10% off your stay until June, 2011. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, mention Republic of Brown and tell him you want your ticket to the glam life.
Goa, the place where the progeny of rockstars (think Jade Jagger in a caftan), the beautiful people (Kate Moss and Daniel Craig frequent) and Bollywood royalty go to play.
Have at it.