Five star underground kitchen, pour-fait, Sunday archery and orchids-only store!
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Why: bpb’s underground kitchen temporarily surfaces at the launch of Fifty Five East, the Hyatt’s brand new restaurant. You and 20 interesting strangers can be the first to hang in these sprawling interiors and watch as chefs whip up five kinds of cuisine (Asian, Thai, Lebanese mezze, Indian, grills) right in front of you. Plus, all bpb guests score a free meal voucher for the next time they dine at Fifty Five East, as well as wine and beer on the house for the evening.
When: Chow and tell - June 10, 8:30 pm.
What: Orchids Etc, 1-B, Prem Sagar, Vishnu CHS, 14th Road, Khar (W), call 26483418, start at Rs 300 per plant, home delivery for Rs 100.
Why: We only just discovered this fancy boutique dedicated exclusively to live orchids; excuse the late bloomers! Lining wooden shelves and hanging gracefully from the ceiling, these exotic jewel-toned plants make for a super romantic gift.
When: You want to pull a Bogart. Here’s looking at you, (or)chid!
What: Monsoon Raindance, Bombay Electric, 1 Reay House, BEST Marg, Colaba, call 22876276 or visit www.bombayelectric.in.
Why: Flood your wardrobe with super buys (vintage sunglasses and jodhpurs for men) from one of our favorite fashion stores. At Bombay Electric this monsoon, get 10% off on any day that it rains. Pour-fait!
When: You’re hoping to (th)under pay. Valid until July 31.
What: Sunday archery workshop by Never Grow Up, Asmita School, off the Western Express Highway, ten minutes from the domestic airport, Jogeshwari (E), to register call Asif on 9892338317 or visit the website here, Rs 1,550 per person.
Why: At this six-hour class you get to string up a bow, shoot arrows and compete against other participants - all under the eagle eye of Subhash Nair, national level archery coach. Ten seats reserved for bpb subscribers!
When: It’s time to take a bow. June 13 at 10 am.
What: Handmade clips from Bowz N Buttonz, call Zeenat on 9820340155 or view the Facebook group here, start at Rs 40 a pair.
Why: Because giant flower clips are no longer in season. Switch to tiny hairpins by clip couturier Zeenat, which come topped with handcrafted crochet flowers, stars and candy-coloured buttons.
When: You’re all set to be June’s pin-up girl.
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