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Why: Noodle your way into bpb’s fun underground kitchen where The Great Wall’s head chef will cook Chinese treats at a subscriber’s home, wine will flow and 20 strangers will pig out over interesting conversation. Wah Jong!
When: November 16 at 8.30 pm – China’s one person policy strictly enforced here, so please attend alone.
What: Bombay Underground, garage no 5, Luisa Apartments, next to Domino’s, St. John Baptist Road, Bandra (W), call 9821209085 / 91 9833452170 or view the Facebook page here, start at Rs 50.
Why: Where did all the novels go after Fort’s pavement sellers were wiped out? Into Bombay Underground, part book store, part lending library and part event space, newly started up in a grungy garage. Add in rock concert DVDs and cassettes, coffee table books, and rare international newspapers and mags from the personal collections of founder artists.
When: You’re looking for a CD joint. Open daily from 11 am to 8.30 pm.
Why: Set up a secret rendezvous at this home-run library that stocks only French language novels and comics. Perfect for a sexy night in, when you and your book want to get Sarkozy under the covers.
When: You want a bookmark de Triomphe.
Why: Electric blue and cloud-soft or a casual aubergine jersey, this reversible jacket is the wardrobe equivalent of a Murakami novel: romantic, shape-shifting and perfect to sink into on a lightly chilly evening. Also available in black, custard and magenta.
When: You want to coat unquote.
Why: Varsha’s hand crafted fairy lights should be that string you do this holiday season. Wind them around a four poster bed or catch their romance in an antique cage and never let it go.
When: You want to be fire fly.
Event Round-up: Asian Film Festival from October 29 to November 4, call 24137791; Tedx Gateway at ITC Grand Central on October 30 from 9 am to 6 pm; and Halloween at Tote on the Turf with DJ Nikhil Chinappa on October 30.
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