Joan Smalls Shares Her Favorite Places to Stay, Snap Photos and Shop in India's Bohemian Hotspot, Goa
Joan Smalls Takes Goa
For model Joan Smalls, traveling is more than just a hobby — it’s her job. As the new Global Fashion Innovator for W Hotels, cooking up new collaborations and visiting exotic spots is all in a days work. While on her most recent tip to Goa, the model took note of her favorite places to stay and shop. Here, her guide to the Indian state.
First up, a look at her stunning home away from home at the newly opened W Goa, where Smalls enjoyed 25 acres of beaches, restaurants, a world-class spa and more.
Guest rooms vary from standard suites to chalets and villas, and all are spread throughout the secluded property, which is situated between the jungle and the Vagator Beach coastline.
Flea Market Finds
Smalls started her trip at a local flea market, stopping to snap a photo amongst the colorful offerings
Fun at Flame
She also popped into the storefront of Flame, designer Martino Caramia's fashion label inspired by Indian art and textiles with Italian and German influences.
A collection of blue and white pots showcase the colorful scenery on the city’s streets. “I discovered beauty in unexpected surroundings,” Smalls wrote of the display on Instagram.
Perusing at Paper Boat Collective
After a visit to lifestyle boutique Paper Boat Collective — which sells exclusively handcrafted products — and a stop by Bollywood-favorite designer Lola by Suman, Smalls met Sasha Mendes, owner of Sacha Shop. The carefully curated store started as “a cabinet of curiosities,” according to Mendes, but has now transformed into a resortwear shop featuring Mendes’ favorite of-the-moment items.
For the full details of Smalls' trip, visit The Angle.