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Sponsored - The Weekend Plan: Luxe Villa Rentals
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:07

***This post is sponsored by The Weekend Plan***

As you toil away chained to your desk, somewhere, there is a hammock with your name on it. More specifically, on weekendplan.in.

You’ll swing into holiday mode when you visit this online platform that features luxury villas to rent across India, including Goa, Alibaug, Lonavla , Karjat, Manali, Kerala and more. Perfect for long and micro weekends, a week off from office, a month of travelling across India. Where there’s a villa, there’s a way!

Why You Should Rent from The Weekend Plan

Sprawl, Don’t Crawl: Villas give you and your friends enough space to hang out as opposed to the confines of a hotel room. The Weekend Plan has homes for groups of 10 and more too!

Eat, Swim Anytime: The Weekend Plan’s villas have the option of a Vacation Chef, who will cook you what you like at any time of the day. Eat, swim, nap. Repeat.

Your Music Won’t Wake the Neighbours: These villas offer privacy, which means no warding off complaints from neighbouring hotel rooms.

Take Your Pooch Along: Take your beau and your beast on vacation to these villas, which are pet friendly.

Never Run Out of Goa options: Just ahead of the Goa season, The Weekend Plan offers a ton of super Goa properties, including 30 + luxury villas in North Goa alone, at Baga, Vagator, Calangute, Anjuna, Candolim, Siolim, Asagaon and Arpora. Shore you’ll love these!

Our Favourite Weekend Plan Villas

We’ve been armchair travelling all week, and have come up with a stunning list of our favourite villas on weekendplan.in: Indigo villa, Veritas Chateau & Dazzle, Goa; Mi~Casa & Daliah, Marsol, Lonavla; Dolce, Rembrandt & Quinta, Alibaug; Vasudha & Estrellas Khopoli; Sunshine, Mount Abu.

Best casa study ever!

Getting there: Rent a luxury villa on Weekendplan.in, start at Rs 15,000 per night. Follow them on Twitter @TheWeekendPlan, view their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/theweekendplan, Follow them on Instagram.

***This post is sponsored by Weekend Plan***

 
This Week: Gather for Fins & Safety Pins
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:05



Japan Dolphin Day: What You Should Know

 Every year, from September through March, dolphins are herded to the shores of Taiji, a town located in Higashimuro District in Japan. Apart from being captured for sale into amusement parks and captivity, these Dolphin Drive Hunts lead to torture and killing for the production of dolphin meat products.

But you already know this. You’ve probably even watched The Cove, an Oscar winning documentary that was secretly recorded over five years that highlights the controversial dolphin killing techniques used in Taiji.

Wondering what this has got to do with you or how you can help? Brought to India by the Co-founder and Creative Director of the fashion label Koecsh, Kresha Bajaj, Japan Dolphins Day is a public event that brings dolphin lovers and supporters together from across the globe. In collaboration with the official Japan Dolphin Day campaign, Kresha and her team will be staging a peaceful protest on Marine Drive on Saturday, September 6 from 3.30pm onwards. Turn up this Saturday dressed in blue to show your support or read up more about the cause here and help prevent bottlenose neck situations like this for the future.

It’s small scale right now, but hey, it’s a start.

Getting There: Sign up for Japan Dolphins Day peaceful protest on September 6th here, watch the documentary The Cove here.


Fashion’s Night Out Is Back!

Need to fuel your own cause next?

Head to the Mumbai edition of Vogue’s Fashion Night Out (FNO) on September 4 at Palladium Mall, where you can sip on champagne and shop until midnight!

Like last year, FNO will bring luxury brands, Indian designers, makeovers, freebies and super discounts together in the same space. Also look out for limited edition FNO Thukral & Tagra t-shirts, along with the Amrapali bracelets  that have been specially crafted for the event.

Getting There: Vogue’s Fashion Night Out will be held on 4th September at  Palladium Mall, 6 pm to midnight.

 
Catch Kalki's Monologue On Womanhood
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:26

What: Monologue: Kalki, A Solo Act On Womanhood at Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd floor, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Rs 600 per ticket, booking details here.

Why: Whether you’re the bra burning type or not, you should catch Kalki’s monologue that will cross reference history and mythology to illuminate the role of a woman in today’s society. Tickets are already on sale and proceeds for the event will go to Give India.

When: September 4, 7pm. Good luck-shmi!

 
Surf Classic & Music Festival: Covelong Point
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:02


What: Surf Classic and Music Festival, Covelong Point, Kovalam village, near Fisherman’s Cove, ECR, off Chennai. See their website here, music festival lineup here, sign up for the surfing contest here .

Why: Buoys and girls, go down south next month for Covelong Point, a fun Surf and Music Festival! Sign up to participate in the surfing contest, join in group yoga sessions or just head over for the music festival lineup that features Nischay Parekh, Kutle Khan Project, T.M. Krishna and others!

When: You need the Waikiki to your heart. From September 12-14, 2014.

 
bpb Recommends: Neelibhringadi Hair Oil
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:41


What: Arya Vaidya Shala Kottakkal Neelibhringadi Keratailam hair oil, Rs 142 for a 200 ml bottle, see here for centres in Mumbai.

Why: Bad hair day (f)oiling your plans? Try this long time bpb staffer secret - Neelibhringadi hair oil. It doesn't smell like roses, but its effects are sweet. Works against hair fall, premature greying and leads to long, lustrous locks. A little birdie told us that designer Sabyasachi Mukerji uses it as well. Chic leak!

When: For spring, summer, fall-icle, winter.

 
New Smoothie Joint On Carter Road
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:21



What: Slurrp, shop no 10-A, Gagangiri premises, Carter Road, Bandra (W), no delivery, Rs 140 for a detox smoothie, Rs 200 for an Oreo shake.

Why: Slurrp’s milk maid-en voyage begins at Carter Road, where it sells all kinds of smoothies. If you’re not eighteen anymore, you probably will be passing it after a run rather than hanging out on the strip with your friends. So skip the dessert shakes like the Nutella, Oreo Cookie and 5 Star Crunchie shakes, and sample the fresh Detox smoothie made with mixed fruits and probiotic yogurt, as well as the Happy Appy apple smoothie.

When: You want a Kula Shaker.

 
Event Roundup: Aug 28-31
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:24

 

Aug 28: Watch a screening of The Making Of Gandhi, a tribute to Richard Attenborough, at 6:30 pm at NCPA, Nariman Point.

Aug 28: Catch electro swing duo Madboy/ Mink tonight at Hard Rock Café, Sharyans Audeus, Fun Cinema Lane, Near Balaji Telefilms, Off Veera Desai, Andheri (West), tickets Rs 500.

Aug 28: Attend a Late Night Beer Session at Woodside Inn with food bloggers The Big Bhookad, Finely Chopped and others! Pay Rs. 995 for up to six beers from Gateway Brewing Company and Yeast India Company with unlimited food ! Woodside Inn, Colaba, 10 pm onwards, call 22025525.

Aug 28: Aqaba, Lower Parel, introduces Bottomless Thursday’s, starting today available all day, on a weekly basis. For people who like to start their weekend early, they are offering unlimited Sangria and Beer priced at only at Rs 875 all day, every Thursday, Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.

Aug 28: Get up close but not personal with Spud In The Box at The Dome, Intercontinental, Marine Drive, tonight, 8pm onwards. For reservation call 39879999, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug 29: Catch National Award winning independent film 'Crossing Bridges' that’s releasing in selected cinema halls under 'PVR Director's Rare'. See ticket details here.

Aug 29: This Friday, The Guppy Pop Up at Olive Mahalaxmi plays host to Nina and Malika,  with their  new Deep/Tech House project. 10 pm onwards, RSVP -40858585 for guest list .

Aug 30: Head over to Indigo Colaba on  Saturday for The Indigo Drum Code with Mihir Ganatra playing deep house  & Faizan Hussain with unique percussions using multi instruments like Congas, Bongos & more! Indigo, 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 6636 8999, 10 pm onwards.

Aug 31: As part of their new Culinary Adventures, the first week of September at The Daily will see a diverse French Menu such as baked ratatoulie, cordon blue chicken, flambe tenderlion, french onion soup and lamb bourguignon. Make your way to The Daily every Sunday to discover a new cuisine in the month of September!7 pm onwards, The Daily, Ground Floor, Behind Shoppers Stop, S.V Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Aug 31: Watch Ek Mulaqaat, a play about unfulfilled love and poetry starring Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman, this Sunday at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan: Chowpatty, K.M.Munshi Rd, Grant Road(W),  book tickets here.

 

 
Weekend Guide: Wing Man!
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:10



bERRY


What: Slurrp, shop no 10-A, Gagangiri premises, Carter Road, Bandra (W), no delivery, Rs 140 for a detox smoothie, Rs 200 for an Oreo shake.

Why: Slurrp’s milk maid-en voyage begins at Carter Road, where it sells all kinds of smoothies. If you’re not eighteen anymore, you probably will be passing it after a run rather than hanging out on the strip with your friends. So skip the dessert shakes like the Nutella, Oreo Cookie and 5 Star Crunchie shakes, and sample the fresh Detox smoothie made with mixed fruits and probiotic yogurt, as well as the Happy Appy apple smoothie.

When: You want a Kula Shaker. 

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What: Monologue: Kalki, A Solo Act On Womanhood at Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd floor, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Rs 600 per ticket, booking details here.

Why: Whether you’re the bra burning type or not, you should catch Kalki’s monologue that will cross reference history and mythology to illuminate the role of a woman in today’s society. Tickets are already on sale and proceeds for the event will go to Give India.

When: September 4, 7pm. Good luck-shmi!

pREEN

What: Surf Classic and Music Festival, Covelong Point, Kovalam village, near Fisherman’s Cove, ECR, off Chennai. See their website here, music festival lineup here, sign up for the surfing contest here .

Why: Buoys and girls, go down south next month for Covelong Point, a fun Surf and Music Festival! Sign up to participate in the surfing contest, join in group yoga sessions or just head over for the music festival lineup that features Nischay Parekh, Kutle Khan Project, T.M. Krishna and others!

When: You need the Waikiki to your heart. From September 12-14, 2014.


What: Arya Vaidya Shala Kottakkal Neelibhringadi Keratailam hair oil, Rs 142 for a 200 ml bottle, see here for centres in Mumbai

Why: Bad hair day (f)oiling your plans? Try this long time bpb staffer secret - Neelibhringadi coconut oil. It doesn't smell like roses, but its effects are sweet. Works against hair fall, premature greying and leads to long, lustrous locks. A little birdie told us that designer Sabyasachi Mukerji uses it as well. Chic leak!

When: For spring, summer, fall-icle, winter. 

bUNGEE

What: Take/gift a seaplane ride to Lonavala from Juhu Airport. To book a flight, log on to www.mehair.in, Rs 2,999 for a one way trip from Juhu Airport to Pawana Dam, see flight schedule here, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 26172929.

Why: This weekend , there’s a quicker route to Cooper’s Fudge!

After several failed attempts at a hovercraft, rounds of hiked tariffs for taxis and auto rickshaws and one new line on the Metro, the Maharashtra Government now gives you the city’s first seaplane service.

Destinations to include Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, Shirdi, Talegon and Aamby Valley in the months to come (subject to clearances), plus Rs 750 flights from Juhu to Chowpatty! See more details here.

When: Now! Chop(per) Chop(per)

 
Shop: 5 Ice Buckets To Buy
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:16

 


Of all the ice bucket challenges floating around on the Internet, our favourite is the one with actor Patrick Stewart, who writes a cheque and then uses the ice bucket the way it’s supposed to be used – to add cubes to his single malt. Whether you plan to make a splash or make a drink, we’ve rounded up fun five ice buckets to buy.

Pagoda Ice Bucket from Le Mill

This sleek black ice bucket can be carried with one hand and is currenly at half off! Works as an ice bucket and to carry a bottle.

Available on lemillindia.com, Rs 2,090.

LED Ice Bucket from Wasted Fish

Perfect for parties, power cuts, or when you’re home drinking and missing the ambient light at The Ghetto.

At shop no 7, ground floor, Banarasi Apts, 30th Road, next to Toto’s Garage Pub, Bandra (W).

ID Ice Bucket from Tappu Ki Dukaan

This chrome brass and stainless steel bucket is pricey, but also elegant with a figure of a mean leaning over, as though looking for ice.

Available on tappukidukaan.com, Rs 5758.

Mandalay Wine Bowl Bucket from Good Earth

Almost identical to the ice bucket Lady Gaga used for her challenge, this silver wine bucket is broad enough to ensure you get soaked.

Available at Goodearth.in, Rs 14,500.

Beer Chiller Bucket from Happily Unmarried

Available in red and yellow, and more a tub less a bucket, this one will be great company at a house party.

Available on happilyunmarried.com, Rs 750.

 
Be The Chef at Café Zoe!
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:14


 

After a delicious Season 1, One Night Stand Chef (ONSC) is back for a new run at Café Zoe. This fun culinary series invites and auditions amateur chefs to work with Zoe’s Chef Viraf in the kitchen for one night only. You get to create your own Very Specials Menu and watch customers eat a meal cooked by you.

We knew your spoon would be over the moon, so we bookmarked this news for you. Wannabe chefs, no matter what your day job is, you can apply for ONSC Season 2 now. You must be 18 years of age; must not currently work in a professional kitchen. You have to submit a quick presentation about you and why you want to participate, backed by a Café Zoe-style 5 dish menu that comprises two appetisers, two mains and two courses (choice of starter/main/dessert).

Good luck! We hope it’s love at first bite.

Getting there: Email applications to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with ‘One Night Stand’ in the subject.

 
Take A Seaplane To Lonavala
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:11


 

After several failed attempts at a hovercraft, rounds of hiked tariffs for taxis and auto rickshaws and one new line on the Metro, the Maharashtra Government is now attempting to make weekend trips to Lonavala smoother with the city’s first seaplane service. Quicker route to Cooper’s Fudge!

In Plane Sight

As you’ve probably read already, MTDC in collaboration with Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Limited (MEHAIR), launched a schedule of seaplane services yesterday, that has flights from Juhu airport to Pawana Dam and back. With a drop off about fourteen kilometers from Lonavala (cab services will be available from the drop point) and at roughly the cost of a cheap air ticket (Rs 2,999) to somewhere nicer, we aren’t sure how much of a bang for your buck this might be, but it sounds like a fun thing to try. Or perfect for a gift/ grand gesture, the need for which usually comes up during the wedding season. You’ll be glad to know that the website is easy to navigate with an animated route map and the online booking process, simple.

Fly Me To The Moon

bpb spoke to the MEHAIR team, who told us that they plan to extend the services to Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, Shirdi, Talegon and Aamby Valley in the months to come, subject to clearances. They are even toying with the idea of ‘romance packages’, in collaboration with hotels in Lonavala where customers can dine as well as reserve chartered flights for up to Rs 1 lakh for an hour. Not for Plane Janes, this.

What we’re most excited about though, are the plans for seaplane flights from Juhu to Chowpatty, priced at Rs 750 one way, scheduled to start from September 15. Let’s get this Chowpatty started!

Getting There: To book a flight, log on to www.mehair.in, Rs 2999 for a one way trip from Juhu Airport to Pawana Dam, see flight schedule here, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 26172929.

 
Ask ForMore: Made To Order Cereal
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:57


 

Can you start a cereal business from watching too many serials? In the case of Alka Dujodwala, a Napeansea Road resident, you can. It’s kind of like that famous Groucho Marx quote: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

When Alka took a year off to do nothing after she stopped her handbag business, her son Akshay would say to her, “Mom, you’re watching three TV serials a day. You need to do something!’ That’s when Alka, who always had a flair for cooking, decided that the kitchen would be her next workshop. How did she go past the ubiquitous chocolate and cupcakes and zoom in on cereal? “My husband had a heart condition, and since then I’ve been researching health food,” says Alka. Cereal was a product of this combined with her love for breakfast food.

Test (You)Tube

After months of watching Youtube recipes, hunting and gathering, Alka recently launched Ask Formore. The Oliver Twist antonym, Ask Formore let’s you ask for seconds + more, serving up sweet and salted cereal that you can use as morning meals, but also in-between snacks at the office, and ice cream toppings. These are made with canola oil, olive oil, healthy seeds, nuts, jaggery, oats and Baba Ramdev honey. Breathe inn?

Last evening, we topped our yogurt with the audibly crispy Ask Formore honey-raw sugar-flax-poppy-seeds-white sesame version, which can also add a bit of personality to a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The Pecan-walnut-hazelnut with chillies and salted oats has found a new place in the office pantry next to 5 pm green tea. Next time, we plan to try her Italian mix with herbs, olive oil, garlic and ginger.

The very basic packaging could have been more fun, but we suppose it’s what’s on the inside that counts. “I’m a big breakfast person. My day begins with cereal and that’s what I want for you too,” Alka says at the end.

My morning (c)oat!

Getting there: Ask Formore, to order call Alka Dujodwala on 9819825523, pickups only from Nepeansea Road, approx. Rs 500 for 500 gms of cereal.

 
bpb Review: PDT Mumbai, Lower Parel
Monday, 25 August 2014 11:01



 

We said it during the launch of The Local, and we’ll say it again: there’s nothing secret about a speakeasy if it comes with a press release, a launch party and a PR team. But that doesn’t take the fun away from punching in a password and entering a bar through a bright red phone booth, does it? Collect(ive) call?

This is how you get to Please Don’t Tell (PDT), the new Lower Parel speakeasy that has nothing to do with the New York PDT, except inspiration. This past Friday, after a long day at Fashion Week, we booked a table where we began the weekend with our favourite hers, hims and a glass of something called Pimms on A Whim. 

Inside The Booth

Finding Please Don’t Tell isn’t so much of a task. Around Tilt All Day, you'll spot a heart red phone booth where dialing 5 (finger scanner for members), gets you on the other side.

Inside, PDT is predictably industrial in the elements that make up its interior, but you’ll like it for its long bar with shutters that look like half-closed shops, and well spaced out tables.

At one of these, bobbing our heads to The Foo Fighters, we brought in the weekend with The Dutch Enigma, a fruity mix of pomegranate, gin and cranberry juice, made grown up with a dash of bitters.

By now Alanis Morissette was playing, and we were already thumbing through cocktail list for our next drinks. We only wish they had omitted silly lines on the menus and coasters (like ‘sex is good only when it’s dirty’), because with its main gimmick plus interesting cocktails, PDT doesn’t really need to try so hard.

Breakfast at Night

Our dining companions, sipping on a Pimms On A Whim (a regular Pimms cocktail with orange juice) and a Puzzle Guzzle(vodka, fresh ginger, grapefruit juice and ginger bread syrup), enjoyed their drinks, which weren’t recklessly mixed, but still potent enough for a Friday night.

We lined our stomachs with the Secret Breakfast, paneer sticks coated in cornflakes crusting that were so heavily fried, it masked all flavours except the tangy sauce that came with it. For snap-crackle-pop get instead the ill named but well made Prawn Star - succulent, large shrimp wrapped in lovely greased bacon strips. The Chicken Kathi roll titled Under Wraps is a roll cut up in pieces for your convenience and served on a wooden board. Taste wise, it will come close to your favourite late night street kathi roll, but will cost you more. 

Stealth is Wealth

Next at the table was the Stealth Bomb, a classic Goan Sausage preparation that came served with garlic bread and Silence Of The Lamb, lamb kebabs served with pav, imli and pudina chutney. Neither of these dishes really impressed us – the sausages were too chewy and the lamb kebab featured too few and too small pieces of meat.

Go to PDT for initial not-so-secret secret thrills and stay for the cocktails. But in its current still-new phase, picking a week night might be a better idea. For past 11.30 pm on a Friday night, it got too crowded, the music turned commercial, the service dropped substantially, resulting in us quickly wrapping up for the night.

Don’t however, leave without going to the restroom, a voyeuristic booth where the mirror comes with a two-way glass and our favourite – the tap is operated with a foot pedal so you don’t get germs on your hands.

Best faucet-up ever!

Getting there: Please Don’t Tell, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, next to Tilt All Day, call 8082783783 to make a reservation. Meal for three with one drink each: Approximately Rs 6,000. Kingfisher pint for Rs 300, small Absolut and Jameson for Rs 300, average price of a cocktail is Rs 700.

 
New Mexican Bar In Fort: Tijuana Iguana
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:16



What: New Mexican bar Tijuana Iguana opens, Bombay Mutual Annexe building, Rustom Sidhwa Marg, behind Citi Bank, opposite Hotel Residency, Fort, call 33487715.

Why: After a Barking Deer, a White Owl, a Blue Frog and the Lazy Dog, comes another creature of the night, for dinner and drinks. Recently launched, Tijuana Iguana at Fort is a Tex-Mex bar that serves up nachos, chicken wings,  burgers and steaks. The artwork on their Facebook page seems slightly tacky, but we suspect that the bar, which looks nice enough in pcitures, will dole out well-priced drinks and great deals considering the offices in the neighbourhood. Full review out soon!

When: Lounge lizards, go this weekend!

 
What To Buy At #LFW2014
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:11


What: What to buy at Lakme Fashion Week 2014, at The Source, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, starts at Rs 3,000.

Why: After the Anavila show yesterday, we whirled around Fashion Week’s The Source to find a few things that you should keep your eye out for – an adorable chair shaped brooch from Mrinalini Chandra; embroidered and tie-dye brogues and ankle boots in fun colours by Kasha; chunky palmlets by Outhouse and a beige floral skirt by Dhruv Kapoor that could be mistaken for a garden. Also lurk around the S&M-esque Asa Kazingmei booth. We will return to check out Anavila and Raw Mango, which weren’t set up yet.

When: On until Aug 25.

 
#bpbPhotoTrail II : Instagram Pick
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:06


What: #bpbPhotoTrail II- in this space we give you one new Instagrammer to follow through a picture trail. Follow us on @bpbweekend.

Why: After nominating @turmeric design as the first person to start the second round of our  #bpbphototrail, her vote is in!

@turmericdesign picks @scissortongue, “a doctor who also draws, tells lovely little stories through words and visuals and is a simultaneously playfully, disarmingly mad character, and an easily affable one.”

Stay tuned next week to see who @scissortongue picks as his Instagrammer of the week. To nominate your favourite Instagrammers, tag them in our Instagrammer of the week post here. At the end of the month, they could be added to our list of favourites.

When: You’d like to cut to the chase.

 
NH7Weekender #LineUp2014
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:57


What: NH7Weekender #LineUp2014, tickets available on www.insider.in, start at Rs 2000-Rs 4000.

Why: And the Moveable Fe(a)st is back! This year’s treats across Mumbai, Deli, Bangalore and Kolkata NH7 Weekender include super artists like English indie rock band The Vaccines, Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi, heavy metal band Fear Factory and comedy collective All India Bakchod, among others. See full line up for the annual music fest here. Mumbai folk, the good news is that the Pune line up is awesome, so no need to travel beyond.

When: Tickets go on sale today, August 22. Pune Weekender from November 21-23, 2014.

 
Recipe: Blueberry Mojito From Tilt All Day
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:04


Tilt All Day has introduced Happy Hours, with super deals on cocktails and food, from 5pm to 9pm. Try this Blueberry Mojito recipe from their cocktail menu on for size this weekend.

  • Method: muddled
  • Glass      : Roly Poly
  • Garnish : blueberry pulp on top

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Captain Morgan
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20 ml simple syrup (sugar syrup)
  • 1 bar spoon fresh blueberry pulp
  • 3/5 Macerated lemon
  • 5/8 mint leaves
  • 1 Lime wedge

Method

  • Place the blueberries, mint in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the fruit and mint with a muddler until the blueberries release their juice and you can smell the aroma of the mint.
  • Add the Captain Morgan, Simple syrup and lime juice.
  • Fill the glass 2/3 full of cracked ice.
  • Just give a nice stir in the mixing glass. Once the mix is done perfect. Pour it in a roly polly glass.
  • And garnish it with a top of Fresh Blueberry Puree and lime wedge.
 
Event Roundup: Aug 22-24
Friday, 22 August 2014 12:14



Aug 22: In association with Shamiana Short Film Club, The Pantry has shortlisted four short films which will be screened tonight. These include My Friend Charlie Whight, Jump, Bingo Nights and Surviving a Funeral. The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort, 8pm onwards, entry free.

Aug 22: Head over to Boveda this weekend, with Friday Frisco feat. G.A.D plus Pskiblotter. Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), call 67080858, entry free, 8pm onwards.

Aug 22: Jazz fans, turn your attention to Jazzification, a concert that ‘jazzifies’  the tunes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Michael Jackson,and many more. Flautist Rajeev Raja will be accompanied by an array of stellar Jazz musicians such as Merlin  D'souza(Piano/Keys), Sanjay Divecha(Guitar), Karl Peters(Bass), Ryan Sadri and Rhys Sebastian(Saxophones), Karim Ellaboudi(Piano/Keys) and Ruben Steijn(Drums). 7:30pm, book tickets here.

Aug 22: Learn the nuances of Hula Hooping with Peyton. This class will focus on physical health, using a hoop on various parts of the body, while simultaneously encouraging participants to express their own unique dance style.The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, next to Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), 7pm onwards, see here for tickets

Aug 22: Catch Junoon's Mumbai Local with painter, poet, and playwright Gieve Patel as he will attempt to identify ''the spark'' that makes the experience of any art such a special, unique thing. Somaiya Vidyavihar, Vidyavihar (E), entry free, 5:30 pm onwards.

Aug 23: Catch DJ Curly Teddy, along with Nigel Rajaratnam play their mix of electronica and jazz, at Arola  this Saturday night, 8 pm, JW Marriot Hotel.

Aug 24: Party all Sunday at The Little Door’s Sunday Karaoke Drunch with unlimited food, drinks and music! Rs. 793 + taxes (without alcohol) Rs. 1393 + taxes (inclusive of unlimited cocktails, beer and sangria). The Little Door, plot B31, Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, off New Link Road (in the lane opp Citi Mall) Andheri (W), 10 am onwards, call 26732528.

Aug 24: Food bazar Bombay Local will see a new range of live food stations from Keralite delicacies, a salad bar and more this weekend. Tranceforme Under the Banyan, No. 36 Laxmi Mills Compound, Off Dr E Moses Road, Lane after Famous Studio (Shakti Mills Lane), Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.Entry free,  3pm onwards.

 
Weekend Guide: Come On Over
Friday, 22 August 2014 10:55


bOUNCE

What: New Mexican bar Tijuana Iguana opens, Bombay Mutual Annexe building, Rustom Sidhwa Marg, behind Citi Bank, opposite Hotel Residency, Fort, call 33487715.

Why: After a Barking Deer, a White Owl, a Blue Frog and the Lazy Dog, comes another creature of the night, for dinner and drinks. Recently launched, Tijuana Iguana at Fort is a Tex-Mex bar that serves up nachos, chicken wings,  burgers and steaks. The artwork on their Facebook page seems slightly tacky, but we suspect that the bar, which looks nice enough in pcitures, will dole out well-priced drinks and great deals considering the offices in the neighbourhood. Full review out soon!

When: Lounge lizards, go this weekend!

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What: NH7Weekender #LineUp2014, tickets available on www.insider.in, start at Rs 2000-Rs 4000.

Why: And the Moveable Fe(a)st is back! This year’s treats across Mumbai, Deli, Bangalore and Kolkata NH7 Weekender include super artists like English indie rock band The Vaccines, Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi, heavy metal band Fear Factory and comedy collective All India Bakchod, among others. See full line up for the annual music fest here. Mumbai folk, the good news is that the Pune line up is awesome, so no need to travel beyond.

When: Tickets go on sale today, August 22. Pune Weekender from November 21-23, 2014.

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What: What to buy at Lakme Fashion Week 2014, at The Source, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, starts at Rs 3,000.

Why: After the Anavila show yesterday, we whirled around Fashion Week’s The Source to find a few things that you should keep your eye out for – an adorable chair shaped brooch from Mrinalini Chandra; embroidered and tie-dye brogues and ankle boots in fun colours by Kasha; chunky palmlets by Outhouse and a beige floral skirt by Dhruv Kapoor that could be mistaken for a garden. Also lurk around the S&M-esque Asa Kazingmei booth. We will return to check out Anavila and Raw Mango, which weren’t set up yet.

When: On until Aug 25.

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What: #bpbPhotoTrail II- in this space we give you one new Instagrammer to follow through a picture trail. Follow us on @bpbweekend.

Why: After nominating @turmeric design as the first person to start the second round of our  #bpbphototrail, her vote is in!

@turmericdesign picks @scissortongue, “a doctor who also draws, tells lovely little stories through words and visuals and is a simultaneously playfully, disarmingly mad character, and an easily affable one.”

Stay tuned next week to see who @scissortongue picks as his Instagrammer of the week. To nominate your favourite Instagrammers, tag them in our Instagrammer of the week post here. At the end of the month, they could be added to our list of favourites.

When: You’d like to cut to the chase.

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What: Moksha Katha, a dance performance that includes Bharatnatyam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi at NCPA, Experimental Theatre, Nariman Point.

Why: If you can’t watch your friends get drunk and dance anymore, buy a ticket to this instead: in a performance that will combine nuances of Kathakali, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam, trained dancer Shantha Ratii will be performing Poothana’s liberation, a female demon’s struggle between good and evil. For the clueless, a narrator will be there the entire time to help decode the performance.

When: You’re in the mudra for love.  Tonight at 7 pm.

 


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