Trippy books, beer bread, jump sip, fresh fish delivery & contain(er) your excitement.
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What: Yellowleg traveller's bookstore, visit www.yellowleg.com, start at Rs 220 for a paperback.
Why: Slick and user-friendly, this online bookstore not only carries usual suspects like Lonely Planet and Fodor’s, but also a curated selection of trippy fiction and non-fiction. Plus, they offer lowest price guarantees, buy back options and three day delivery. In bpb’s cart: My Invented Country by Isabel Allende, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone.
When: You want to (s)train your eye.
What: Baked on order beer and cheese bread, call Mehernosh Khajotia on 9821122290/24982882, unit no 3, ground floor, Adhyaru Industrial Estate, Sun Mill Compound, next to Blue Dart, Lower Parel, Rs 90 per loaf.
Why: Soft, yeasty and just a little bitter, you can practically taste the Kingfisher Strong in this loaf. Pair with olive oil, jam or our favorite – just eat plain. Brew-haha!
When: You want to down your dough.
What: Decoupage tin glasses from 1 kg, to order email
or visit her blog at www.windowseat-design.com, start at Rs 200.
Why: Ditch your old vessel and jump sip to these tin glasses embellished with colourful decoupage work. Craftily put together by Ashwiny Iyer, creative director at Leo Burnett, these work perfectly in the kitchen but are also pretty enough to use as a pen stand outside.
When: Order now, but do try and contain(er) your excitement.
Why: Kiran Shriyan is the city’s new Captain Hook, delivering fresh pomfret right to your Pan. While his bait usually yields Indian salmon, tuna, tiger prawns, Bombay duck and kingfish, exotic fruit de mer can also be ordered a day in advance. Your fish will come cleaned, cut (as whole, filet or steak) and packed in hygienic ice boxes.
When: You want to see bass.
What: Poker tournament by Poker Planet, Mayfair Banquets, 254-c, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, call Ankur Dewani at 9820062629 or visit www.pokerplanet.in, Rs 6,500 for a seat, lunch, dinner, snacks and full bar included.
Why: Because these guys claim to be setting up the biggest poker tournament in India, with over 300 players, 40 tables, and lots of gambler’s luck. Participants can also stock up on imported playing cards, chip sets and tables, available at Poker Planet’s pop-up store. Finishing party at Valhalla on October 14, losers invited as well.
When: October 10, noon to midnight.
Event Round Up: New line up of international acts live at The Comedy Store until October 2; herb and spices workshop plus brunch at The Art Loft on October 3, call 9819132958; Nervecell at Blue Frog on October 3 at 9 pm.
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