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What: The Terrace, Ikxia rooftop, next to Cafe Coffee Day, Chowpatty, Marine Drive, call 9821241733.
Why: Float up to this new South Mumbai rooftop resto-bar and gawk at the Queen’s Necklace (before the rain cover comes on), snack on all-vegetarian finger foods (tapas, pizza, tikka) and drown in fun cocktails. Watch out for the full bpb review!
When: Comes up for air today, Friday. Open daily from 6 pm to 1 am.
What: bpb’s Fire Escape, view page for submission email address and other details, prizes include free stays at InterContinental Marine Drive and The Westin Mumbai Garden City.
Why: What are the five (or more) things you would take with you if your house was on fire? Email us a photo of these items and you could score a free night's stay at the InterContinental Marine Drive or The Westin Mumbai. All entries will be featured on bpb’s Fire Escape, and the most “liked” ones will win.
When: Contest closes on June 10.
What: Love From India, call 32959819, shop No. 7, Chinoy Mansion, 162 Warden Road, next to Creo, starts at Rs 1,600 for a tunic.
Why: With two floors dedicated to cotton kurtas of many different shapes, sizes and prints, this new store will make our mums very happy. We liked a green and white paisley kurta that can double up as a fun brunch dress, a papery white chikan top and yummy retro polka dotted shirt. Best worn with big, fat diamonds. Mad(u) or what?
When: You want to fine tunic your wardrobe.
What: Tout de Suite catering service, visit www.toutdesuite.in or call 9833047724, 21st floor, Hassa Mahal, cuffe Parade, Rs 300 for half a dozen lemon pull-apart muffins.
Why: Nidhi Behl, home chef and food science Ph.D student, may describe her menu as no-frill but that doesn’t mean it isn’t exotic. From a selection of chai crème brulee tarts, savory éclairs, onion marmalade and more, we ordered creamy mac and cheese with a biscuit crust that tasted suspiciously of Monaco biscuits, refreshingly different cheddar and chive cupcakes and sticky lemon pull-aparts.
When: You want a new Tout fairy.
What: Strand Book Stall summer sale, Kamal Nayan Bajaj Hall, Bajaj Bhavan, Nariman Point, call 22614613.
Why: This weekend, work a new sift: stock up on towers of fiction and non-fiction at the legendary Strand Book Stall summer sale, with discounts that start at 30%.
When: Foreword thinking from May 28 to June 8, 11 am to 8 pm.
Event Round-up: Audio Hijack + Janux at Blue Frog on May 27, 10.30 pm; BNHS Tree watch on May 29 at MbPT Botanical Garden, Colaba at 8 am, call 22871202; Microgroove at Zenzi, Bandra on May 29, noon - 5 pm.
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