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Why: Email the French Limona Studio your photos, along with the classic Hindi film poster you like – you can pick from the many options on their website, or send in your own – and they’ll ship you an oil painting, rendered by old-school Bollywood poster artists.
When: You want to star in movies like Mughal-E-Azam and Julie, even if it’s just on paper (or canvas).
What: Godfather Trilogy screening, Cinemax Versova and Metro Adlabs, Dhobi Talao, Rs 500 for a pass.
Why: Because Don Corleone says that a man who doesn’t spend time with his family is not a real man. Hang with the underworld’s most famous family this Sunday, when The Enlighten Film Society brings Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece to the big screen.
When: Sunday, June 14 and 21 at 10 am.
What: Silver plated fortune cookie-shaped boxes, Gifted Lifestyles, Madhuli Apartments, 1st floor, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, Rs 800.
Why: Because let’s face it: once you’ve read your fortune, you don’t really care about the biscuit. No decider of fate, no blah vanilla taste. Just one smart cookie container for your baubles, cash, or rhymes.
When: You don’t want your fortune to crumble.
Why: These two writers can plume odes to your toads, princes, pooches, partners, friends with birthdays, and just about anyone or anything you want to celebrate. We ordered one for a pal, and it was delivered to her house in a whimsical bottle. They also put poems in fortune cookies, stockings and other cool carriers.
When: You want a verse in a purse.
What: Hand embroidered Gara Saris, Ms. Roshan Davar, 117 Malabar Mansion, Colaba, call 66361398, price on request.
Why: Because this month, Mrs. Davar is off-loading her pricey pieces at deep discounts before leaving on a long overseas stint. We particularly love the chiffon saris, which reflect a Chinese Whispers of influences, including traces of the Far East, eclectic Parsi patterns, and contemporary sensibilities.
When: Now, when you’re sick of all the Shimmer-y saris populating Mumbai’s stores.
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