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What: Sea to Home, a new website that delivers fish from Kerala to New Delhi in 24 hours, visit www.seatohome.com, Rs 270 for a kg of karimeen fish, minimum order of Rs 1,000.
Why: Daily delivery (if you place your order before 3 pm) of marine, fresh water and shellfish: even the hard-to-please Malayali half of this editor’s parental unit was impressed. Available on the website are white snapper, clams, pomfret and the delicious Kerala karimeen, all of which are promised to be fresh off the boat, preservative-free and stored on ice – wave to them!
When: You want to tip the scales.
What: Roberto Cavalli store, shop 132, ground floor, Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj, call 9711484838, approximately Rs 30,000 for a leopard print top.
Why: We’ve been contemplating a trip to Tanzania this month, and one turn around India’s first, brand-spanking-new Cavalli store was all it took to strengthen our resolve: here, signature leopard prints live on silvery-grey blouses and zebra stripes unfurl over a one-shouldered dress with wide, palazzo-like sleeve. Perfect way to blend into the Serengeti (and also Delhi’s social circus)! Also pretty are satin pants the colour of a robin’s egg and a leafy green printed caftan with belt and cutaway back. The loot is expensive, but they hold regular champagne sales, so be sure to add your name to their mailing list.
When: We bought a zoo. Read all about it in our full review, out soon!
What: Rose Café, 2 Westend Marg, Saidulajab, call 29533186, approximately Rs 1,200 for a meal for two without alcohol.
Why: Not to be confused with The Rose B&B’s café in Hauz Khas Village, this pink-walled, piano-populated, frothy tea-time spot seems out of place in rough-and-tumble of Saidulajab. Nevertheless it is worth the detour, serving up salad-y Ploughman’s Pizza (crème fraiche, green apples, pomegranate, lettuce, walnuts and cheese), spaghetti alio olio dripping with its namesake and waffles slathered in strawberry butter. Full review out next week!
When: Open Monday to Saturday, 11.30 am to 7.30 pm.
What: Relic Steam Car Wash, Lower Level II, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, call 65096509, services start at Rs 1,600.
Why: Dear Van G0(gh), it’s time for a brush up – we suggest you stop by the steam-and-clean service at this new vehicular spa-sauna for an eco-friendly, hi-tech, intensive surface cleaning routine. Also check out detailing services for high-end luxury cars and different membership programs, some of which can be surprisingly cost effective. They’ll even wash behind your (g)ears – without cutting anything off.
When: You want to make a clean getaway. Open daily from 10:30 am to 9 pm.
What: Mantoiyat, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, call 43663333, tickets start at Rs 100, available at the venue programme desk.
Why: Dastangos Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain will take great paeans with their performance on the life and times of Sa’adat Hasan Manto at The Habitat Centre this weekend, marking the occasion of the writer’s birth centenary. Compiled by Mahmood, the two-hour biopic draws almost entirely from Manto’s own non-fiction and that of his peers and will be performed in Urdu.
When: Two peas in a plot on August 11 and 12 at 7 pm.