Secret dance store, boozy dates, kit cats, coaster child and escape to the Wildernest!
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What: Dance Essentials, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, call Karene Mody at 9920050210 or visit www.danceessentials.in, Rs 1,050 for a pair of ballet shoes.
Why: Housed in an old crumbling building, hidden behind the walls of an architecture firm exists a small room with big windows, pirouetting ballerinas on the walls and jazz shoes on the shelves. This is Dance Essentials, a secret store where you’ll find a wide range of dance apparel including tights, tutus, legwarmers, gym bags and shoes.
When: It’s time for curtains up!
What: Boozy dates by Date a Chocolate, call 9820113368 or visit www.dateachocolate.in, Rs 200 for eight pieces.
Why: bpb always recommends getting drunk on a date, especially those as yummy as Vijeta’s. Starting next week, the confectioner will fill safawi and medjoul dates with chocolate and potent shots of alcohol including whisky, tequila and Baileys. Virgin flavours available as well.
When: You want to experience the Khajoor’s Last Sigh.
What: Italian leather “buxa” for men by SRZ, call 9810190705, view the catalogue on www.studiosrz.com, Rs 15,500.
Why: This uber-chic baggage you’ll want to claim almost instantly. From NIFT designer Shahrukh Zaidi’s collection, bpb lugs out a vintage-y attaché case, crafted from tanned Italian vegetable leather with interiors that can be customised depending on your profession. Work it out!
When: You want to be a kit cat.
What: Monsoon escape to Wildernest, off Sankhali, Chorla Ghats, North Goa, visit www.wildernest-goa.com, Rs 4000 per couple, per night for a suite.
Why: Infinity plunge pool with valley view, garden beer bar, two bulls named Ramu and Shamu: at this secluded jungle estate perched 800 metres above sea level, you’ll reach the height of fun!
When: Now, in the Goa monsoon, when all the beach shacks (and hot swimsuits) have folded up for the season.
Why: Every hour is happy hour with these super fun bar accessories by NID graduate Dipika Vijay, including fuchsia netted placemats, a lingum inspired coaster, mad stirrers and multi-coloured Buddha silhouettes.
When: It’s time to say cheer(s)!
Event Round-up: K+G Business Class Refugees ( Israel) at Blue Frog on July 17 and 18 at 10.30 pm; The Genius of the East at Prithvi Theatre on July 17 at 11 am; Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 model auditions at Grand Hyatt, Santacruz (E) on July 21 at 11 am.
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