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What: Citybliss massage vans, call 9167999666 or visit http://citybliss.com to schedule pick up and drop off locations, Rs 670 for a 30 minute foot massage from Cuffe Parade to Worli.
Why: Stop the presses – there’s a new spa, and it can drive you all over town! Citybliss’s fancy van has two reclining chairs, a pair of female therapists, The Nature’s Co oils, Buddha bar music and a shower; offering you reasonably priced mani/pedis, foot rubs and head massages on wheels (airport drops and pickups included). Van hail inn! Full review on Monday.
When: You want to get from pressure point A to pressure point B.
What: Design Temple’s new store, Churchill Chambers, behind Taj Mahal Hotel, “First Vaid” box for Rs 550.
Why: Designer Divya Thakur launches her first store, stocking it with cleverly named storage boxes (we loved the First Vaid first aid box, featuring a stern swami wearing a vermillion cross); pencil kits; incense sets; two disconcertingly naked mannequins; and prints from different collections including the recent Animania line. Also in the works is a cafe, slated to open next week. Watch out for the full bpb review!
When: You want to get what you pray for.
What: No Man’s Art pop-up gallery, secret South Bombay location, to RSVP (compulsory for all attendants) email
or visit www.nomansart.com, entry free.
Why: After popping up in an old home on the Hamburg Bay, Westerpark in Amsterdam and an empty apartment in Rotterdam, No Man’s Art plans to land at an undisclosed Mumbai location. Here the gallery will show works by European and Indian artists, (Roman Asmus, Catharina Gerritsen, Hersh Acharya, Bhairavi Parikh) as well as a winning photograph from the No Man’s Art Slum Photography contest, which provides 45 teenagers with cameras to take photos of Dharavi. Shoot!
When: Easel your way in on July 1, for three days only.
What: Wooden tissue boxes from Cacophony, call 9833389960 / 9820009008, also available at Taxxi and Vitamin K, Rs 600.
Why: Make some noise for Cacophony, a new home accessory brand that’s the antithesis of all things kitsch. Crafted out of wood and painted in solid colours, the oeuvre – launched by the girls who used to run fashion store Barefoot – features neat chopping boards, lamps and storage boxes. bpb especially loves pretty tissue boxes with a single stripe running across. Perfect for the wipe A personality.
When: You want to come Kleenex.
What: Hemis Festival Photography trip to Ladakh with Trip to Click, call +91 9769046941 or view the Facebook group here, Rs 13,600 (exclusive of flight) for stay, travel, internal transport, permits, breakfast and dinner.
Why: Want a byte off the satellite? Get your camera and run off to the Lunar Hemis Festival at Ladakh, where brand new travel boutique Trip to Click is planning its first photo tour. Founder and film school graduate Parthiva Nag promises a feast for your lens: monks performing masked dances at decked out monasteries under a glorious moon. These guys organise photo tours through Mumbai’s roads as well. Auto(rickshaw) focus!
When: July 9 to 15. Meteor shower trip coming up in August.
Event Round-up: Duty Free sale at The Collective, Palladium, until 3 am on June 17 and 18; hip hop artist T-Pain at Blue Frog on June 17 at 10.30 pm; and Indonesian storytelling at Kitab Khana, Fort, at 11.30 am on June 19.
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