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What: Sake Brunch, Testsuma, next to Radio Club, Colaba, Rs 1,500 for starters, main course and alcohol.
Why: A no-liquor Saturday night (election counting) prompted the peeps at Privé to put together a last minute boozy brunch at their Japanese resto-lounge. The IPL will be screened; Mumbai’s out, but sushi’s still batting strong.
When: This weekend, when the city’s activities have pretty much run dry. May 17, 12 pm to 6 pm.
What: Love Travel Guides by Fiona Caulfield, Good Earth outlets or Bombay Electric, Colaba, visit www.lovetravelguides.com, Rs. 1,200.
Why: Because this arty series of hand-made, eco-conscious books gives you a local’s insight into Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. These city guides are no brown paper bag, but they’re perfect for visitors, and make for great gifts.
When: You need a little help finding Love.
What: Cuban cigars at Empire Tobacco Company, 319 Prospect Chambers, Opp Thomas Cook, Dr D N Rd, Fort.
Why: These cigars are essential to your rite of passage into Mumbai’s underground poker clubs. Go through Empire Tobacco’s surreptitious stock (they’re not on display, you have to ask for them), and you’ll score the elusive H Uppman’s Corona Majors.
When: Your pocket kings need some suave.
What: Oakwood Poker set, Tesoro, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Rs 5,000.
Why: You can’t swing a briefcase of chips in this city without hitting a poker player. If you can find a poker set, that is. After scouting all the usual suspects — we even called bootleggers — we finally found a slick set at Tesoro.
When: You want to get your game on.
What: Diana’s recycled jewelry, call 9987354466, Rs 1,000 onwards.
Why: Diana Linda turns old magazine pages into hip papier maché bangles, earrings and necklaces. She retails at super pricey stores like Bombay Electric and Attic, but we bring you a direct line to her, minus the mark ups.
When: You want to see waste turned into wonder.
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