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bRIDE & GROOM
What: Online lingerie store, visit www.strapsandstrings.com, swimsuits start at Rs 5,000.
Why: Cute and easy to use, this new website is the perfect place to get your panties in a bunch. Also available is a nice range of swimwear from international labels Cosabella Mare and Christies Swim and exotic (read: sexy) nuptial garments. Yes, we’re trying to get you into wed.
Note: Also see Wedding Vowels, bpb’s definitive guide to surviving marriage madness.
When: You want to bride down Garter Road.
What: Vegan cupcakes from Cake It Away, Rajhans Building, flat number 18, G Road, Marine Drive, call Natali at 9820951925 or visit the Facebook page here, start at Rs 15 for a mini.
Why: They may be free of eggs, cream and milk, but these cupcakes are fat on taste. We suggest you steer away from the ho-hum chocolate versions and pucker up for Elvis, a seriously delish banana cupcake with mulberry jam center and peanut butter frosting.
When: You want to bake a leg.
What: Tattoo Star, ground floor, Gagangiri Apts, next to Crepe Station, off Carter Road, Bandra (W), call Swapnil on 9892141100, Rs 1,000 per square inch.
Why: The biggest draw at Tattoo star, Mumbai’s newest ink inn is its artists – A JJ School of Arts graduate and a specialised portrait sketcher who insist on creating designs from scratch. We see a pattern here.
When: You’re looking for a win-skin situation.
What: Coffee Block cups from Love Form, call Arushi on 09818981677 or log on to www.loveform.in, also available at Attic and Loose Ends, Rs 200.
Why: You’re so square, but baby we don’t care! bpb’s sending some sugar to Love Form’s sexy, cube-shaped coffee mugs with copper spoons for handles.
When: You need to drink straight.
What: German Christmas Market, Race Course, Mahalaxmi, call 66652121, entry Rs 300 per person.
Why: Because you’ve been a sour puss all year and it’s time you got into the holiday spirit. Sponsored by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, this fun bazaar with its beer garden, German brews, sausages and kitschy shopping stalls, is guaranteed to lift your mood.
When: Heil Santa on December 4 and 5 from 2 pm – 11 pm.
Event Round-Up: Jazz Utsav on December 3 and 4 at NCPA, 6 pm, call 32231199; French Film Festival from December 4-7 at multiple venues, call 2880 5544; UpperCrust Show from December 3-5 at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade.
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