Jade Jagger’s Favourite Goa Haunts
Jade Jagger, it is rumoured, will soon marry her beau DJ Adrian Fillary in Goa, where she spends five months of the year, managing among other things her jewellery line (which is made in Jaipur), and her boutique in North Goa. The daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Mick, she will also design luxury apartments for a Lodha property coming up in Goregaon. Jagger, 40, who was in town to host a trunk show of her jewellery at Le Mill, shared with us a few of her favourite Goa things.
“I’ve so many beautiful memories of Goa. When I was first staying there in my early 20s with my young girls, I used to rent a house behind Mapusa, in a beautiful village called Moira. I remember my younger daughter Amba taking her first steps there when she was around nine months. There was just the view of the river in front, it was a classic Portugese house, so big, with tiled floors. That was 16 years ago.”
“That would definitely be the shells cooked by the lady in my house, Babita. It’s clam curry, with coconut. She also cooks a crab curry. La Plage, which is next door to me, is a great restaurant. As of late, I’ve been going to a little Italian place called Roma, both are in Morjim.”
Favourite places to shop
“I like the Portugese shopping outlets on the road from Mapusa to Calangute. There are lots of great little antique-y shops there selling newly remade, or original Portugese wooden furniture and iron furniture. I love to go down to the fish market in Siolim, it’s a daily adventure to see what the catch of the day is. I also like to go to Mapusa to the market on Friday to buy aluminum stuff for the kitchen. There are a few government-owned shops in Panjim and Mapusa which I go to for shell lamps, shell discs, some of the stuff is made from coconut coir, they make little toothpicks with shell ends, and curtains.”
“I live on the beach in Aswem, near my boutique, where I eat most of my meals. It’s like a family kitchen for me.”
“Tiracol, in the far northern part of Goa, owned by the same people who run Nilaya; they rented it from the government. It has just seven rooms called Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each one is very cute and romantic, you can see the dolphins [from] there every morning in the little inlet, where the tide moves.”