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Kala Ghoda's Joss To Open In Santacruz
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:59

Food Bulletin

Long after shutting down Joss at Kala Ghoda, owner Farrokh Khambata will now open an outpost at Santacruz (W). Launching in place of Two One Two All Day, next to the Mini Cooper showroom, the Pan Asian restaurant will open to the public on August 5.

We'll be there on opening day, hoping to see some of the old Joss favourites including the Inside Out Urumaki rolls, Nigiri, Green Thai Curry and Chocolate Cigar Rolls. More on this soon!



 
Sponsored: Special Eid Menu At Neel
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:06



***This ad is sponsored by Neel***

What: Special Eid Menu at Neel, Tote on the Turf, Gate no 5 & 6, Mahalaxmi Race Course, call 61577777 to make a reservation, Rs 1,995( all inclusive) per head, available for dinner only, follow them on Twitter here, Facebook here and Instagram here.

Why: We’re over the moon for Neel’s Shahi Dastarkhwan menu, an Eid special list of  17 elaborate dishes. Post fasting feasting here includes rich Changezi Raan and Kashmiri Tabak Maas; Gosht ke Sheekh Kabab and Tawa Adraki Chaap to go with drinks; Pashtooni Gosht Nihari and Mahi Kofta Qaliyan; and to end with, the indulgent  Shahi Badaam Halwa, Malai Phirnee and Kesari Kala Jamun, all at Rs 1,995 per head! Eid Mubarak!

When: Tres Sheekh from July 29 to August 3, 2014.

***This ad is sponsored by Neel***

 
bpb Review: Aqaba, Lower Parel
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:50


 

Cooped up at home thanks to a long bout of flu and the monsoon blues, this writer jumped at the opportunity of visiting Jordan. Even if it was just a restaurant at Lower Parel named after Jordanian city Aqaba.

Launched a few weeks ago and housed in the Peninsula Business Park building, Aqaba serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. In cool shades of aquamarine, cream and green, with sea themed designs, the restaurant tries to invoke a light, breezy day, but instead reminded us of a rather staid airport lounge with little attention paid to detail. Are we there yet? Not yet, dear reader, not yet.

Mezze-merised

Excited to try the Mediterranean food – this writer’s favourite cuisine – we started with the Hummus Ghunam, swirls of hummus, topped with bits of lamb kebab that came with a side of lavash. Disappointing due to the lack of flavour and limp lavash, we hoped it wasn’t a sign of things to come and moved on to our Lamb Kibbeh. Unfortunately, the Kibbeh too was a bore, with a too-crispy-on-the-outside, oily layer. We doused it in the tangy tzatziki sauce that came with it, the only saving grace of the dish. 

Pita Patter

In between catching up on gossip, our Chicken Souvlaki arrived. Tasty with with nicely marinated chunks of meat and spiced vegetables, but nothing that would warrant a re-visit. Bored and stuffed, but not satiated, all our hopes were pinned on the Baklava. Dry and chewy, the baklava was hard to swallow, and had us hoping we had stuck to something safer.

Aqaba attempts to capture a sunny summer day in the Mediterranean but our experience didn’t quite feel like a vacation. It’ll stick around for a while, thanks to the number of offices in the building, but we doubt we’ll return unless they really plan on stepping the food up a few notches.

At the end, traces of our flu remain, but Aqaba’s not going viral anytime soon.

Getting There: Aqaba, P5, Club House, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, meal for two without alcohol approx. Rs 2,300.

bpb reviews anonymously and pays for its own meals.

 
#bpbPhotoTrail: Instagram Pick
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:30


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

Why: Run along the #bpbphototrail this week where you’ll see artist and musician @echofloat aka Jeff Nelson (See the previous trail here). passing the baton to Arani Roy. “This man captures everything from warm tones to nostalgia to deeper phases of human existence in a frame,” he says.Stay tuned next week to see which Instagrammer @arani_roy introduces you to.

When: You want to get with this click.

 
Raw Mango's New Collection: Shaher
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:10


What: Preview of Raw Mango’s new collection of saris, “Shaher” at Ensemble , Great Western Building, 130/132 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, prices start at Rs 5,000.

Why: Borderline personalities, head to Ensemble this weekend for a preview of Raw Mango’s new fleet of pleats titled Shaher. We love the metallic and silk threads used in the traditional Mashru weaving techniques in rich greys, blacks and silver. We(ave) the people!

When: Now until July 31.

 
Aqaba Opens In Lower Parel
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:07


What: Aqaba, P5, Club House, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, meal for two without alcohol approx. Rs 2,300.

Why: When we heard that a restaurant named after Jordanian city Aqaba had moved into a floor at the Peninsula Business Park, we packed a suitcase almost immediately. But our experience was more airport than vacation, with a restaurant that featured airport lounge-like décor and not so great Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. We tried the Hummus Ghunam, the Lamb Kibbeh, the Chicken Souvlaki and the Baklava. Full review out on Monday!

When: Now open to the public.

 
Weekend Guide: What's The Scene?
Friday, 25 July 2014 10:49



bASQUE

What: Aqaba, P5, Club House, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, meal for two without alcohol approx. Rs 2,300.

Why: When we heard that a restaurant named after Jordanian city Aqaba had moved into a floor at the Peninsula Business Park, we packed a suitcase almost immediately. But our experience was more airport than vacation, with a restaurant that featured airport lounge-like décor and not so great Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. We tried the Hummus Ghunam, the Lamb Kibbeh, the Chicken Souvlaki and the Baklava. Full review out on Monday!

When: Now open to the public.


What: Preview of Raw Mango’s new collection of saris, “Shaher” at Ensemble , Great Western Building, 130/132 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, prices start at Rs 5,000.

Why: Borderline personalities, head to Ensemble this weekend for a preview of Raw Mango’s new fleet of pleats titled Shaher. We love the metallic and silk threads used in the traditional Mashru weaving techniques in rich greys, blacks and silver. We(ave) the people! 

When: Now until July 31.

Note: Speaking of Raw Mango, look at The Pickle Bar we found!

pOLAROID

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

Why: Run along the #bpbphototrail this week where you’ll see artist and musician @echofloat aka Jeff Nelson (See the previous trail here). passing the baton to Arani Roy. “This man captures everything from warm tones to nostalgia to deeper phases of human existence in a frame,” he says.Stay tuned next week to see which Instagrammer @arani_roy introduces you to.

When: You want to get with this click.

***

What: Pre opening peek at Café Nemo, Thadani House, 329/A Worli Village, opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli, to RSVP email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 7738934888/999, Rs 999 for unlimited alcohol and appetisers.

Why: Don’t have a weekend plan? We’ll help you find Nemo!

On Saturday, July 26, just for Coup Cardholders, we’re having a pre-opening party with a great deal on food and alcohol at Café Nemo, the new bar and restaurant from the Bonobo boys. For just Rs 999 per person, you get a Saturday night with unlimited alcohol (IMFL) and endless appetisers, bao buns and small plates. Plus, you get to see Café Nemo before everyone else!

Open only for Coup Card holders and a + 1. Don’t have one? Buy it at www.coupcard.in or call 7738934888/999.

When: 26th July, 9pm onwards.

bIKE

What: Custom-made bikes by Motokraft, call Saumik at 09899423005, view the Facebook page here, approximately Rs 50,000 for a custom job.

Why: Your ride’s looking a little tired lately? Make vroom for Motokraft that fits vintage bikes with newer engines. Customised for bad backs, demanding friends and Indian city roads, brothers Sayon and Saumik Chatterjee can satisfy almost any modification whim, and also build from scratch. A bpb staffer with a Royal Enfield wants to add a music player and a camping box that holds a tent, on his. Did someone say price hike?

When: You’re looking at a rev share model.

 
Event Roundup: Jul 25-27
Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:54



Jul 25: Catch The Watts performing live at Café Infinito this Friday. Head on over & sip on fun cocktails, chow down some international grub and take it all in. Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), call 26567777, 8pm onwards (happy hours from 5pm-12 am)

Jul 25: Dough Dears! PizzaExpress spreads its pie and extends to Powai! Try their Pomodoro Pesto and super yum dough balls! PizzaExpress, G-14, A-Wing, Ventura, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, call 261669088/ 89.

Jul 25: In association with Shamiana Short Film Club, The Pantry will screen three short films as part of their Short Film Night. The films are Time Freak, an action film by Andrew Bowler, Johnny Express, a beautiful animated film by Kyungmin Woo; and Sound of Nature, an interesting fiction film by Simon Weber.   The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort, call 22700082, 22678901, entry free, 8 pm onwards.

Jul 25: Lemon Grass turns over a new leaf and evolves into Lemon Leaf, with new signature dishes like Street Style Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls, Srilankan style Kuthu Rotis, Sugarcane Stir Fry Chicken Thighs, Malaysian style Beef samosas, Soto Ayam & a whole new sangria section. 4, Carlton Court, Turner Pali Road Junction, Pali Hill, Bandra (W), call 26429193, 12 noon till midnight.

Jul 25-27: Le Pain Quotidien will be celebrating Belgian National day with a live waffle station all through the weekend. Try out their signature Belgian waffle with fresh fruits, nuts & Belgian chocolate sauce. Le Pain Quotidien ( Powai, BKC & Colaba), 10 am onwards.

Jul 26: Head to Li Bai this Saturday for a mad night with Percussionist JONQUI known as one of the best percussionists in India along with resident DJ Jay Weather. Entry post 10pm is Rs 5000 for a couple and stag, full cover.Level 37, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel call 6162 8000.

Jul 27: Listen to super Qawwaali courtesy Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah- Qadar Niazi and The Nizami Brothers will perform at Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel, call 6158 6158, 9pm onwards, Rs 1000 cover charge. See more details here.

Jul 27: The Bombay Local Pops up at Juhu this weekend! Head to The Easel, to explore a whole day of food by home based bakers, chefs, caterers, restaurants and shop for fresh, organic, gourmet and artisanal food and beverage products. 32, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Ahead of Prithvi Theatre, Juhu , 2pm to 8pm, call 9930779772 / 2320955.

Jul 27: Myra Vineyards presents music by M.MAT (aka) Mathieu Josso, BHAVISHIYAVANI Future Soundz.Cafe Zoe, Todi Mills, Lower Parel, RSVP:9900144715

 
Sponsored: Monsoon Menu At Foodhall
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:32



***This post is sponsored by Foodhall***

Vada Pav with a drizzle of garlic chilli. Samosa with a trickle of chutney. And on the side, a pour of soup.

The rains are here, and with it, Foodhall’s awesome Monsoon Menu. The lifestyle specialty store at Lower Parel will be selling a whole range of tasting platters, fun dishes and kitchen equipment to make your monsoon more romantic.

There’s pretty pots of chai to buy, coffee makers and electric grills and no-grease air fryers for non-guilt fried food binges. If the calories don’t matter to you, stop by Foodhall’s Try and Buy counter for Vada Pav, Samosas, buttery croissants Bombay Sandwich and masala chai. You’ll be especially intrigued by the Falafel and Thai Vada Pav.

Also, see their selection of ready-to-eat soups and noodles, plus dessert that you can indulge in, monsoon or not.

Getting there: Foodhall stores, see address and contact details here, for more information visit foodhallonline.com, view the Facebook page on https://wsww.facebook.com/FoodhallIndia and follow them on Twitter on ChefJayFoodhall

***This post is sponsored by Foodhall***

 
Try This: Max Goes Wheatless
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:46



Gluten gurus, if you think yeast is a beast, you might want to nibble on this.

Launched a few months ago, under the name Max Goes Wheatless is Malu Patel's new home baking business that specialises in wheat-free muffins, cookies and cakes. From this home baker, we tried and liked the soft, dense chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with sea salt. Perfect to have around the office or for when friends come over. We didn’t like the orange almond cake though, which makes for a pretty top shot arranged with orange pieces, but comes with a strange non-spongey consistency.

Stick to the cookies, monsters. 

Getting There: Max Goes Wheatless, see their website here, all orders to be picked up from Peddar Road or Nariman Point, Rs 300 for 12 chocolate chip cookies with sea salt.

 
Shelfie: Indus Creed’s Uday Benegal
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:41


A detective who grows orchids in mid-town Manhattan, an acid trip of a story, a picture book for grown ups and a rock star biography. In between working on new material that hits airwaves in September, singer and songwriter, Indus Creed’s  Uday Benegal takes a picture of himself and his bookshelf so you can read well tonight.


1. Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Kilgore Trout gets stuck in an accident of time in this one. Vonnegut is hilariously brilliant as always.


2. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

This is everything a Pamuk book invariably is—dense, engrossing, enriching, heavy and just fantastic.


3. The Story of My Experiments With Truth by MK Gandhi

The Mahatma will always be my hero.


4. Life by Keith Richards

I’ve never been into autobiographies. Or the Rolling Stones. But this account is one the best reads I’ve had in a long time. Keith Richards’ gonzo prose is top shelf.


5. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

From one gonzo guy to another. Bourdain’s backroom tell-all of NYC’s restaurant world is just a cover for some truly fabulous writing.


6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Want a mind blowing acid trip but hate taking drugs?


7. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Because it’s got pictures. And some of Rushdie’s most honest writing.


8. Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto

Here’s honesty again. Probably the most truthful story I’ve read. Outstanding.


9. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Because now is where it’s at, Kat! Everything else is figment.


10. Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout

The finest detective series I’ve ever read. Because the elephantine sleuth cracks the toughest cases while never leaving his house. And he has a gourmet chef. And grows orchids. In midtown Manhattan.


 
The Pickle Bar: No Preservations
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:48



With a father who waded away from the job of aqua culturist to restaurant owner, a daughter who studied food but designs lamps, and an MBA graduate son who hopped from banking to insurance to entertainment to entrepreneur, it wouldn’t be entirely wrong to say that the Cardoza family is fairly pickle minded.

A family who takes food very seriously, the Cardozas with their strong culinary roots and some experience in the hospitality business, have recently kicked off their pickling business, The Pickle Bar, run out of their home in Andheri East.

Bottles Up

“My mother is from Mangalore, and grew up with strong culinary influences around her. There are hints of her roots in everything she makes”, Joel says, while explaining how even regular food like bread and eggs take on new tastes at home. The business is being run with the help of his sister, a HAFT graduate from the Sophia Polytechnic and his father, who owned a restaurant called Going South, which shuttered a month ago.

Like most house-incubated businesses, The Pickle Bar started with just a few samples being sent to friends and family, and eventually grew thanks to the encouragement and support they received.

Holy Mackerel

The Pickle Bar currently does a variety of flavours and spices done predominantly using Mangalorean techniques. We tried and loved the bacon pickle - spicy, with a slightly sweet, meaty twang; the prawn pickle, which goes well with a simple dal chawal dish; and the tangy sweet mango. Their other flavours include mackerel, bombil, beef, lime and Mangalorean Mango pickle.

This Sunday, they will be at the Bombay Local Pop Up at The Easel in Juhu from 2 pm to 8 pm, serving up samples of their latest batches. See more details here.

They are currently open to doing deliveries anywhere on the Western Railway line (Churchgate –Borivili), but if you’re in the area, we suggest you drop by to Casa Cardoza, where the door is always open to new, big ideas and even bigger appetites.

Getting There: The Pickle Bar will be at The Bombay Local on 27 July, see details here, to order, call Joel at 9833002832 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , view their Facebook page here. Deliveries from Churchgate to Borivali, prices start at Rs 160 for a 200 gms bottle.

 
Do This: Underdress & Underpay at Bonobo
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:47


 

It’s Thursday night, you’re in your PJs and don’t want to spend Rs 500 on a drink. If you’d rather stay home, stay inn at Bonobo on Thursday, when Old School Bar Nights allow you to show up in shorts and pay not much for a drink.

The first of these nights is slated for tomorrow, July 24 from 8 pm onwards. At the bar, you’ll find time machine rates– Rs 150 for a Gateway beer (originally Rs 270), Rs 200 for an Absolut (originally Rs 380), Rs 200 for a Jameson (originally Rs 400). There’s also easy-to-eat food like Corn on the Cob, Hot Dogs, burgers and BBQ treats, and 90s music on the play list. Coolio! 

Getting there: At Bonobo, 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W).

 
Sneak Peek Party at Café Nemo: Sign Up!
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:42




So we already gave you a virtual sneak-peek of Café Nemo last week, that much awaited Worli restaurant and bar by the boys behind Bonobo and Jamjar Diner. See more here. Now you get to come in before everyone else!

Drink With Us At Café Nemo Before It Opens

On Saturday, July 26, just for Coup Cardholders, we’re having a pre-opening party with a great deal on food and alcohol. For just Rs 999 per person, you get a Saturday night with unlimited alcohol (IMFL) and unlimited appetisers, bao buns and small plates. Plus, you get to see Café Nemo before everyone else! Closure for those Finding Nemo.

Open only for Coup Card holders and a + 1. Don’t have one? Visit www.coupcard.in or call 7738934888/999.

Getting there: To register for yourself and a + 1 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 7738934888/999, Rs 999 per person for unlimited food and alcohol.

 
Jodi: Fashion Label by Ex-Elle Stylists
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:27


How do you do India on a dress without auto rickshaws and cows and generic desi block prints?

You draw fat Cherrapunji rain clouds that have begun to burst; you do geometric prints held together by Kutch embroidered patches; you work with block printers in Vishakhapatnam to make a fun pineapple print that can be the prize of the fruit bowl anywhere in the world.

Say Namaste to Jodi, a fun new women’s clothing label and lifestyle brand created by ex- Elle India magazine colleagues and stylists Karuna Laungani and Gauri Verma, that launches on Indiacircus.com on July 25.

Cut From The Same Cloth

“We’re greatly influenced by brands like Free People and Anthropologie, who get a lot of their work done from India”, says Gauri, who wanted to take something that was local and traditional, and turn it into a globally recognizable piece. This involved development in Pune and Vishakhapatnam, production in Ahmedabad and Mumbai, making Jodi what they call a “geographically secular” brand.

Go through their look book or their interesting Instagram account (@thejodilife) and you’ll find Karuna and Gauri’s collective love for craft turn into cotton crop tops and shirts with mirror work patches that are traditionally seen on women in Gujarat; an adorable fish printed shirt with turn up sleeves; a couple of geometric block print shorts; a pretty hand-blocked floral skirt with denim waist band; and a bomber jacker with neat vintage elbow patches, among other pieces.  We love that Jodi’s clothes are a mix of cute non-clichéd Indian motifs and contemporary silhouettes, with a price point that’s at par or even slightly cheaper than Zara.

Grab A Pair

Launching this Friday, July 25, with a limited number of pieces from their collection, the brand will introduce new designs every month. “While designing this line, we put together a mood board of things we love and felt inspired by- prints and graphic patterns were obviously a big part of it,” says Gauri.

While the channel to sell Jodi in larger cities is primarily an online one, Gauri and Karuna are planning to use physical retail spaces in Pune and Ahmedabad and slowly branch out into home décor as well.

At the end of their look book, against mustachioed dogs and rainbow fish, Karuna and Gauri end with “we hope to add much colour and wonder into your world.” Let the season begin with those pineapples then.

Getting there: Jodi launches on Indiacircus.com on July 25, prices start at Rs 1,099. See their Facebook page here, Instagram feed here.


 
bpb Review: Terttulia, Shivaji Park
Monday, 21 July 2014 10:49


 

Last night at Terttulia, Pune’s popular European and Mediterranean restaurant now at Shivaji Park, seated on high chairs at the bar, we felt a little bit like lifeguards, overseeing a pool of party people and diners, some who needed to be saved from a Sunday night stretched too long. Tomorrow is Monday, people.

But there was no sign of this impending Monday at Terttulia, where dinner tables were buzzing, people were waiting to be seated, shots were being ordered and the music thought it was Friday night. If you thought location was going to be a problem for this restaurant to pull in a crowd, you were wrong. At least not while the novelty of new lasts. The restaurant is divided into an inside dinner section with floral sofas; an outside space that mimics an al fresco seating but is really an air conditioned section with lots of sunlight; and a wine and tapas space with high tables and a wine rack where every imported wine bottle will be charged at MRP + Rs 600 mark up.

Save the Dates!

Seated at the bar we were recognised owing to an earlier Coup Card + Terttulia promotion, so the review could not be conducted anonymously. However, the restaurant was too crowded for us to be fawned or fussed over, the staff barely managing to keep it all together. No complaints about the service. We started with two Japanese Pear and Ginger Martinis that were served to us at the bar where we sat all night because no tables were available. If you’re a party of two like us, this is actually a fun place to perch.

The martinis arrived while we were ordering appetisers and tasted more like vodka-lime juice with no hint of pear or ginger. And so we quickly switched to sangria, which was a nice and easy Sunday mix, jewel toned, booze-soaked fruit bobbing at the top.  A couple of sips in we were told that the bacon wrapped dates were over for the night, and so we got the shrimp and the popular Pizza Terttulia. 

The grilled shrimp rubbed with sundried tomatoes were super fresh, well flavoured and lemony. On a previous visit we tried and loved the bacon wrapped dates – dates swathed in delicious ribbons of bacon – so you should definitely order that. The Pizza Terttulia, the restaurant’s thin crust pie topped with cheese, tomato sauce and spinach, isn’t as creamy as Indigo Deli’s but is a great snack to get at the bar, as is the Karari Roti, a huge bowl shaped crisp roti sprinkled with chilli, serving the purpose of a masala papad to pair with drinks, but looking much prettier.

Spare Time

For mains, we skipped the sandwiches and burgers to get the spare ribs and ravioli. The ribs, sweet but also slightly spicy, came with tender well-cooked meat. The portion is huge, and we ended up doggy bagging it. The ravioli came in a subtle sage and brown butter sauce, stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese that offset the sweet of the caramelised onion. Our dining companion did however, think they could have gone easy on the caramelized onions. 

At the end, we got the crème brule cheesecake, one that came with a nice crisp top and base, but in between housed a too-dense, no-personality cake. Better to skip dessert for a fruit salad, also known as the fourth glass of sangria.

Getting thereHotel parkway, Shivaji Park Sea Face, Ranade Road Extension, Shivaji Park, call 60020202, follow them on Twitter @Terttuliamumbai, on Instagram @Terttulia_Mumbai, approximately Rs 3,000 for a meal for two with one alcoholic drink each.

bpb could not conduct this review anonymously and paid for its own meal.

 
#UberIceCream Only For Today!
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:27


What: Uber Ice Cream Day - Uber delivers Hagen-Dazs ice cream just for today, download the Uber app for iPhone or Android devices, Rs 700 for two sundaes.

Why: Just for today, Uber turns into an ice cream truck, courtesy their collaboration with Hagen-Dazs to deliver ice cream sundaes all over the city. All you need to do for your lick-er license is download the Uber app, request the “Ice Cream” option for your ride and your treat cart will arrive shortly. This is for delivery only. They’re plying a limited number of these cars, so offer valid until stocks melt. #UberIceCream

When: Friday, July 18 from 11 am - 5 pm.

 
Pack On Your Face: Purearth
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:14


What: Wild Rose & Seabuck Face Cream from Purearth, currently available at Four Seasons Hotel, Worli, see their website here and order online, Rs 5,000 for a 50 ml bottle.

Why: Get kissed by a rose with Purearth’s Ayurvedic Wild Rose and Seabuck Face Cream. Made by hand in small batches, each product is put together by Himalayan women, is sans any chemicals and in aid of free trade. Other products in the range include exfoliating face sands, fruit oils, body polishes and more. Newly launched in India, the international brand is now available online and at The Four Seasons Hotel, and will soon be on fashion store Le Mill’s shelves too.

When: You want to glow and behold!

 
See This Weekend: Gaurav Ogale's Travel Journals
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:13


What: Preview of My Visual Journals by Gaurav Ogale at The Hive, Huma Mansion, next to Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village road, Khar (W), call 9820998790, view the event page here.

Why: Travelling light takes on a whole new meaning as visual chronicler and writer Gaurav Ogale shares his travel journals through watercolours, sketches, doodles and other random bits of memories at a preview of his work at The Hive this weekend.

When: Baggage check in on July 20, 2014

 
Juicifix Cold Pressed Juices
Friday, 18 July 2014 14:44


What: Juicifix cold pressed juices, for delivery call 9820926711, minimum order of five juices, delivery from Andheri to Bandra,Rs 130 per juice bottle, for different subscription packages check www.juicifix.com

Why: There’s a new apple in the cold pressed juice basket, but unlike a lot of the others, Juicifix isn’t so militant. “It’s not about substituting food for juice or necessarily about detoxing. It’s just a fix of healthy, happy juices you can get sent over,” says Tejomay, formerly creative director of an ad agency. From March to May she sold these out of an icebox in her Vento at Carter Road, after which she turned it into a business with partner Avrio and was consulted by Sonam Kapoor’s dietician (which explains the actor’s Instagram endorsement for Juicifix). We tried the 24 Carrot, which was tasty and pulpy, but had little trace of the carrot and ginger promised; the Memory Fix, a mix of pineapple, apple, kiwi and lemon; and our favourite, the Go Green, which managed to make a spinach, parsley, celery, apple, lime, ginger, cucumber juice tasty.

When: Now. It’s cold off the press.

 


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