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What: Hakkasan, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, next to Chemistry, Bandra (W), call 26444444, , Rs 4,000 for a meal for two.
Why: Everything about Hakkasan is unabashedly gorgeous: from the sexy space and silky soups to lush cocktails and luxe lighting. This upscale Chinese restaurant comes to Mumbai via London, with a dining area, Ling Ling cocktail lounge, private dinner room and plenty of hot guests to fill them. So were we seduced? Read the full review here.
When: Now. Open for dinner only.
What: Online tea shop, visit www.teacultureoftheworld.com, call 65270443, home delivery available, pay online or cash on delivery, Rs 1,200 for chamomile tea.
Why: She’ll sigh over chai when you take her through this newly-bloomed online specialty store that home delivers chrysanthemum, jasmine, rose, chamomile teas. Useful sip of the day: blush-inducing red tea is best saved for a rainy date.
When: You want to be her brew-eyed boy.
What: Cake in a jar, Country Of Origin, Maneesha Building, ground floor, next door to Tahaa Spa, Napeansea Road, Rs 485.
Why: Because cup-cakes are so last year. At this new(ish) bakery, bpb found puddings and cakes layered into fun glass jars, which come in a bunch of flavours – the red velvet and caramel-oreo-cream are to die for – with spoon attached. Ask nicely, and they’ll even make you a customised tiramisu or chocolate mousse jar. Warning: these store a ton of calories.
When: You want to go jar and wide.
What: The Kalingar Project, Zenzi, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W), call 9167022112 for more details, entry free.
Why: What would happen if the mad hatters of Indian fashion – hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani, designer Masaba Gupta, make-up artist Meghna Butani and photographer Joy Dutta – played dress up with a bunch of mannequins? Find out at this fun exhibit, and get some drinks while you’re there. Doll-drums!
When: Dummies guide to cool on June 12, 4 pm to 7 pm; right after Microgroove!
What: Aromas Cafe, ground floor, Rita Apartments, Union Park, next to Shatranj restaurant, Khar (W), view the Facebook group here.
Why: This Australia-based all-day cafe (they first opened at Powai) will pull its shutters up in the hip Union Park neighbourhood, serving coffee and tea, breakfast rolls and subs, salads and fried food, wine and beer. (Ol)factory made!
When: Get scent-y when it opens next week.
Event Round-Up: Wobble bass night at Bonobo, Bandra on June 4, 10 pm; How Low Can You Go sale with up to 90% off at Bombay Electric, Colaba, starts June 3; Fat Cat Cafe, Andheri starts brunch this Sunday, June 5, call 67306936, Rs 600 (no booze included).
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