Sour-glass figures, maître Glee, new yoga retreat, pastes that make the cut & give us a call!
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What: bpb Operator, call (022) 22161497, free service.
Why: Because we’ve known each other long enough and it’s time we gave you our digits. Call bpb’s brand new concierge service with queries on anything Mumbai-related: dresses, date ideas, drum circles. If we don’t have an answer right away, we’ll get back to you in under two hours.
When: Weekdays from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm. Don’t forget - we’ll be waiting!
What: Aruna’s home-made ginger chutney, call Anoop Patnaik at 9819915112 or visit the Facebook page here, Rs 180 for 250 gms.
Why: Because this traditional condiment from Andhra Pradesh – Allam Pachchadi – has sweet and spice and all things nice. It can be paired with everything from a BLT sandwich to a dosa, but we like it best with plain dal and rice. Also in the works is a prawn version, and one made from the gungura sour leaf. Take your pick(le)!
When: You’re striving for a sour-glass figure.
What: Performing waiters from Sound Spirit, call Jigar on 9820746266 or visit www.soundspirit.in, price on request.
Why: Backed by a scriptwriter, choreographer and director, expect this theatrical waiter trio to break into a surprise song and dance routine in between courses. Beau ties! Sound Spirit can also dish out flying bands, sand animation storytellers and an all-Brit brass band for your baraat.
When: You want a maître Glee.
What: Atha Yogashala, Agonda Beach, Goa, visit www.yogaretreatsgoa.com or call Suveer on +91 9833122677, start at Rs 17,680 for a weeklong retreat.
Why: The beach view from this brand new yoga studio, fully equipped and presided over by internationally recognised instructors, is enough to get you bent into shape. Add tie-ups with pretty resorts, full service community breakfast and enthusiastic owners, and you have a perfect ommm away from home!
When: Bookings currently open for first yoga retreat on November 4; early bird discount for enrollments before September 30.
What: Vinyl wall stickers from Stimuleye, to order call Ramona on 9833688820/ 26870488 or visit the Facebook group here, start at Rs 100 per square foot.
Why: bpb sniffed (out) this glue especially for you: made-to-order vinyl wall stickers that feature your favourite print, movie poster, photograph or illustration, and are crafted from super cool translucent and opaque materials.
When: You need a wall wisher.
Event Round-Up: Mocha TreeHuggers trek at Sanjay Gandhi National Park on August 22 at 7 am, call 9619863225; Mia Cucina, Bandra starts Sunday brunch at noon; Corona Monsoon Project at Zenzi Mills on August 21 at 10 pm.
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