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What: Cloud Cafe, a 24-hour kitchen and home delivery service, call 9757349498, visit cloudcafe.in, delivery between Lower Parel and Andheri, Rs 150 for a Chinese meal.
Why: If you’re burning the midnight oil, let Cloud Café fry some spring rolls in it. This new food delivery service sends over cheap meals cooked in canola oil and packed in microwaveable boxes, at any time of the day or night. bpb got their yum Chinese meal (fried rice, noodles, veg Manchurian, soy chicken, spicy paneer chilli and a mini gulab jamun) at 2 am after a mad night of partying. Other meal options include chicken biryani, risotto and parathas. The only catch: You have to order four hours in advance, so learn to predict those hunger pangs. Delivery hubs at Nariman Point, Malad, Thane and Vashi, as well as their online payment gateway, will be activated soon.
When: It’s looking Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
What: Royal Selangor lifestyle store at third floor, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel; and ground floor, Ratandeep Apts, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, call 66517426, approximately Rs 2,700 for a bottle stopper.
Why: This Malaysian store that specialises in bric-a-brac crafted from pewter, comes to Mumbai with two simultaneous shop launches this weekend. Stocking at stores like Harrods, Royal Selangor sells products ranging from pricey whisky flasks and caviar chillers to cuff links, ornate belt buckles and creepy-cool Hand of Gandalf champagne stems.
When: Pewter Parker slated for release on Saturday, July 14.
Why: We’ve seen your face during a hangover and it isn’t pretty. Let your mug shot get help from Kunal Ross, who’s taking pre-orders for his family’s new brew brand Appa’s Coffee, which will soon be sold on theindianbean.com and is currently available at The Leaping Windows Café. It’s a single-estate coffee from Coorg that’s “robust, aromatic and persuasive” and promotes fair trade by sourcing directly from the farmer. Coming soon: organic coffee from Kodaikanal and a filter blend from Chikmagalur. Now let’s see that lovely mug of yours again.
When: You need a higher estate of consciousness.
What: One-day rally driving course at AutoMission, NH4, Khopoli, call Viral on 09322246231 for a free demo, visit www.automission.in, Rs 15,000.
Why: Initially launched to teach Toyota India salesmen and the Mumbai Police force how to drive safely, AutoMission now wants to put you on the right track. Starting this weekend, founders Viral and Neelay Oza (both have a decade of pro rally driving experience each) will be teaching rally courses for beginners. The module will cover car control, navigating tough dirt tracks and challenging terrain. Advanced classes are available as well.
When: You want to join the (b)rat race.
What: Room makeovers in 33 hours by CO33 Design Concepts, call Bageshree on 9820328430, visit their Facebook page here, price depends on room requirements.
Why: There’s a roomsday conspiracy going around and we suspect that interior designers Bageshree Borgharkar and Sudhir Banthia are behind it. The duo’s new design company claims that it can transform your chamber in 33 hours – if you’re busy, spread it over a week - complete with painting, labour, furnishings and fittings. First, they’ll take pictures of your space, get your suggestions, lock a budget and put together a final concept (see cool before-after pictures here). Then, thirty three hours later, you’ll be resting comfortably in your new and improved room. Suite dreams!
When: You need someone to (s)hack into your system.
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