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What: Calmhrim Cali, The Clothing Rental, 1st and 2nd floor, Drego House, next to The Shop, Pali Naka, Bandra (W), call Sandhya on 9867344274 for an appointment, starts at Rs 500 for three days.
Why: When Cinderella’s in Bandra she probably shops here: a stylist-run clothes rental service hidden deep in the attic of Drego house, where BCBG gowns and Jimmy Choo slippers can be leased and returned in three days. bpb spied a Balmain sequined dress, fun Forever New maxis and for the boys, sharp Hugo Boss suit + cufflinks. The super efficient Sandhya fits well into the role of Fairy Godmother – email her fashion references and she’ll find you the perfect outfit. Pumpkin coach not included.
When: You want to meet prints charming.
What: Ate-oh-ate culinary delivery service, currently from Kemps Corner to Tardeo, call 23548808/ 9819008808, Rs 99 for a Lebanese wrap, delivery free on orders over Rs 250.
Why: Run by the guys behind Kino108 and Under the Banyan Tree, this new sandwich-wrap-pasta delivery service is efficient, neat and inexpensive, perfect for monsoon dinners at home. From the extensive and schizophrenic (Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern) menu, we loved fettuccini in Thai sauce, olive-laden bruschetta and jalapeno poppers that stayed creamy despite the commute.
When: You want to (b)reach candy.
Why: A friend in NID is a friend indeed: you’ll be glad we introduced you to Kavya Agrawal who while studying at the National Institute of DesignAhmedabad, crafts the coolest notebooks, featuring exposed stitch work, recycled milk cartons, mock leather book bag covers and stand up easels. These are much more fragile than your exercise book, so handle with care.
When: Now, because you are Kaagaz kafool.
What: Silver Beach Cafe, Jaldarshan Building, near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, call 9820417128.
Why: So it’s not on Silver Beach beach but just five minutes away, this all-day cafe described to us as aPali Village Cafe-meets-Indigo Deli. The menu will be predominantly Italian, with pizza, pasta, sandwiches and even a few grills. Stop by the bread and cheese counter on your way out, and remember to wave!
When: Can be waved over for private parties now, slated to open to the public next week. Follow us on Twitter for updates @bpbmumbai.
What: Live From the Console, Recording Studios at Mehboob Studio, 100 Hill Road, Bandra (W), view the Facebook page here, Rs 150 per head.
Why: This new initiative brings together emerging musical acts like The Mavyns, Color Compound and Alex Rintu to perform live in a previously defunct room at the uber cool Mehboob Studios. Plus, the booze will be cheap, so make sure you show up! Also check out Prathna Singh’s sexy portraits of twelve women you can stare at, at Le Mill.
When: Live From the Console starts at 6.30 pm on Saturday, July 16.
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