What: Dial-a-bar from Myst, Call 9920010729, Rs 1,500 onwards.
Why: Because all it takes is a call for this floating bar to anchor in your living room. Along with deliciously potent cocktails and shots come matching glasses, mixers and garnishes. Also thrown in: a bartender to lend expertise and an ear, in case your guests need mid-party counselling.
When: You want to set the bar for legendary house parties.
What: Tart Cafe, Express Towers, First floor, Nariman Point, Call 66028080, Rs. 55 per cupcake.
Why: Situated bang in the middle of the corporate district, this new cupcake-cookie-coffee shop makes the work day go down, in the most delightful way. We like the red velvet cupcakes and adorable shoe-shaped cookies.
When: You need a sweet excuse to make yet another coffee run.
What: Taj Safari’s Banjaar Tola, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh. For reservations call 9212305607 or visit our website http://www.blogger.com/www.tajsafaris.com. Price on request.
Why: Spanking new luxury tent suites (each with a separate fairy lit deck that opens out onto the river and a secret pool) put you in the heart of the wilderness… but with an eco-friendly air conditioner.
When: You want to rough it out in style.
What: Shen Reflexology, 16, Link Corner, Off Linking Road, Bandra. Call 26055578 or visit http://www.shenreflexology.com/, Rs. 320 for 30 minute hand rejuvenation therapy.
Why: Because the minute you step into this tiny (they only accept four guests at a time) Zen-like space, your stress begins to melt away. And the real therapy hasn’t even begun yet.
When: This Sunday, through March 15. As part of a Women’s Day special, Shen is offering three free half hour
sessions for every three one hour sessions that you buy.
What: Natural hair fall treatment, Shai Hair and Beauty, Krishna Sanghi Marg, off Hughes Road. Call 3805706, Rs. 600 onwards.
Why: Shai owner and hair expert Rahat Nathani uses a chemical-free wonder treatment to tighten your scalp and stop hair fall. Her product pick: Leave-in hair restructuring Liss Ultime Night Cream by L'Oreal Pro, Rs. 525.
When: To take the load off your shedding.
What: Oleander fashion for women, Bandra West, Call 9870220035 for an appointment, Rs 1,800 onwards.
Why: Planted flower; uprooted flower; went underground; back now. Designer Swarna Gupta, owner of former Bandra store Magnolia and current supplier to Top Shop, is back in Mumbai and retailing out of her residence.
When: After futile rounds of the city’s stores. When you see her designs, you’ll be glad we nosed her out during one of our secret-scouting trips.
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