Invent!

From adult piñatas to liquor lollipops, these are some of bpb’s coolest inventions.

bpb's Fire Escape Contest
Thursday, 26 May 2011 19:44

What: bpb’s Fire Escape, view page for submission email address and other details, prizes include free stays at InterContinental Marine Drive and The Westin Mumbai Garden City.

Why: What are the five (or more) things you would take with you if your house was on fire? Email us a photo of these items and you could score a free night's stay at the InterContinental Marine Drive or The Westin Mumbai. All entries will be featured on bpb’s Fire Escape, and the most “liked” ones will win.

When: Contest closes on June 10.

 
Turning Tables: FAQs
Thursday, 20 January 2011 18:38

What exactly is Turning Tables?

In a nutshell, Turning Tables is a dinner party that’s catered by a celebrity chef, where none of the guests know each other. It’s designed as a place to meet new people, eat good food, and generally expand avenues in which communities and networks can be built in unconventional ways.

Why should I come to an event?

Three reasons: a celebrity chef cooks specially for you; your meal is significantly less expensive than it would be at the restaurant; and you get to meet some really cool people. Plus, you get to hang with us!

Basically, an extremely novel concept that incorporates elements we inherently associate with comfort - dinner at home, good food, interesting company.

What’s in it for the chefs?

It’s more intimate and more impromptu than cooking at the restaurant, which chefs enjoy. Also, they get great first hand feedback on stuff that they’re often experimenting with, and also have the chance to meet their patrons.

What kind of people will I meet?

We are constantly amazed by the number of adventurous people in this city! We’ve had 24 year old girls wielding whisky bottles, graphic designers, lawyers, hedge fund managers, magazine editors, expats (we’ve had a girl from China working for the IFC, an Australian guy working at an NGO, a French corporate lawyer, a British wine connoisseur), lots of Indians who’ve just moved back from time spent abroad, and many, many foodies and curious restaurateurs.

Basically interesting, interested people.

Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 22161497 to know more.

 
Purple Foodie Catering
Thursday, 08 July 2010 18:51

What: From blog to burner with Purple Foodie Catering, call 9820995543 or visit www.purplefoodie.com, free delivery from Bandra to Andheri on orders of Rs 500+, start at Rs 20.

Why: Pesto bread rolls, chocolate cinnamon babka, candied ginger, American biscuits, mini pop tarts - after months of ogling all these and more on Shaheen Peerbhai’s kickass food blog, bpb has finally convinced the chef-writer-photographer to start up her own catering service. Oh, goodies!

When: You can’t resist taking bite after byte.

 
bpb's Pizza Toss Up
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 21:05

What: Pizza Toss Up with bpb and Del Italia’s head chef, at Del Italia, opposite Juhu Beach, Juhu, Rs 1,000 per person including unlimited beer and wine, to register email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Why: Because rolling dough gathers much sauce. Here, you can toss pizza base in the air, miss, and try again; drink copiously in the afternoon; and hound head chef Glyston Gracias for his secret recipes. Maybe, if you pay close attention, you’ll even learn how to make pizza from scratch, toppings - mozzarella, parma ham, grilled zucchini - and all. 


When: Base camp on Saturday, April 10 from 4 to 7 pm.

 
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Thursday, 11 March 2010 19:24

What: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Le15 catering, call 9820995543, start at Rs 550 per head; Tart, call Ashiana at 9821015510, start at Rs 450 per head.

Why: bpb invent! Host your own version of Lewis Carroll’s party - red hibiscus tea, multi-hued macaroons, “Eat me” cakes, magic mushroom quiches, heart-club-spade shaped cookies – catered by the city’s coolest new bakers. Tart does a fun version as well, with signature cupcakes, giant lollipops, cool crockery and more. Also look out for their new store, opening in Bandra this month!

When: You want to Depp-Depp-Depp!

 
bpb's Secret Bar Week
Thursday, 18 February 2010 21:20

What: Bar week, part of bpb’s Secret Mumbai initiative, join the Facebook group here, for queries email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , free.

Why: bpb puts Mumbai in the Secret Cities running. In a bid to get you to share your favourite hangouts on our Facebook page, we’re planting gifts at partnering bars all over the city, beginning with Bandra. So visit Bonobo this Thursday, The Den on Friday, Salt Water Café on Saturday, Mocha Mojo on Sunday, Soul Fry on Monday, and you might get lucky!

When: You want a shhh(ot) on the house. From Feb 25 to March 1.

 
bpb's Flying Solo
Thursday, 28 January 2010 19:57

What: bpb’s Flying Solo week at Prive, Colaba; Bonobo, Bandra; Mocha Mojo, Bandra; Tulips, Kemps Corner; and Kino108, Versova.

Why: bpb’s initiative to get you to spend more time with yourself. This week, visit any of our abovementioned partners alone, and receive a bpb incentive: check out the deals here. One-derful!

When: You want to be singled out. From January 29 to February 5.

 
Coming Out of the Closet Service
Friday, 16 October 2009 13:58

Coming Out of the Closet Service

What: Coming Out of the Closet, call Ashmi Bhansali at 9820009008, starts at Rs 2,000.

Why: bpb’s newest invention, this service will transform your wardrobe. Take your old clothes, mum’s sarees and dad’s retro ties to design wizard Ashmi (you’ll find her stuff at Mogra and Oak Tree), and she’ll piece them into a whole new ensemble.

When: You want to turn old into gold.

 
bpb Brainchild: Your Life on Film
Friday, 17 July 2009 21:17

bpb Brainchild: Your Life on Film

What: bpb brain child — Your life on film, directed by Rohan Sabharwal, visit  rohansabharwal.com, price on request.

Why: Tombs of Egyptian royalty were painted with scenes from their lives - we bring you an updated version. Award-winning filmmaker Rohan Sabharwal who showed at Cannes this year, will script, direct, score and edit your life into a super slick short flick. Read on for other recommendations so cool, you’d want to take them to your tomb.

When: You want the show to go on.

 
bpb Brainchild: Partner Silver Rings
Friday, 19 June 2009 05:30

bpb Brainchild: Partner Silver Rings

What: Better Half rings from Soul of Silver, call Anjali on 9820231799, Rs 2,500.

Why: If you’re always losing the better half you hook up with, send out an SOS for these. Partner silver rings, cut and designed to fit together, put a cool spin on Kumbh Mela reunion lockets.

When: You like it and you wanna put a ring on it.

 
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