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bpb Contest: We’re giving away five couple vouchers, each worth Rs 2,500 for the special menu at Indigo. Check our Twitter feed (@bpbmumbai) at 11.30 am today (Friday, September 27) to know more. Contest closes at 6 pm.
What: New Spa La Vie by L’Occitane, Apollo Mills Compound, near Lodha Bellissimo, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Rs 3,250 plus taxes for the Aromachologie massage, call 23059055 to make an appointment, or visit http://itsmyvie.com/ .
Why: Look, trees in the concrete jungle that is Lower Parel! Its sprawling open courtyard with a "green wall" alone warrants a visit, but the new Spa La Vie by skincare brand L'Occitane has other slicks up its sleeve as well: seven treatment rooms, each equipped with steam chambers; a water-ensconced waiting lounge; a hammam bath exclusive for members; a range of massages, wraps, scrubs, facials and Ayurvedic therapies. Look out for our full review next week!
When: New pressing room now open, by appointment only.
Why: Want to procure these adorable sandals? Let’s go over this step by step: two NIFT, Delhi grads and best friends Supreet Raju (who also runs the blog Thank God For Design) and Nupur Nagpal launch new shoe label Chalk Studio. They create cloth and faux leather sandals in yum colours. You browse their Facebook page, email your order and get your pair home delivered. Waiting in the wings are wedges that will be out soon. Plat-form a beeline already!
When: You want to purchase pair-trade products.
What: Kaffa Cerrado Coffee Beans, based in Delhi, call 01129523564, view the Facebook page here, Rs 1,400 for a 250 gram pack of coffee, shipping charges extra.
Why: It’s as random as it is fitting, to buy your coffee from a space that sells office furniture. Sink into a sleek chair, pretend like you’re pretending to work and check out this newly launched coffee brand– a selection of single origin beans sourced from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and El Salvador, packed in neat brown paper bags and shipped across India. Cool beans!
When: You’re sick of the daily grind.
What: Barwa Khiladi – A Tribute to People Hard Wired to Lose by Sarnath Bannerjee at Project 88, BMP Building, ground floor, N. A. Sawant Road, Colaba, visit the Facebook page here.
Why: “It’s an exhibit of designs he did for the Olympics,” a mis-informant told us. Turns out, it’s a lot more interesting than that. Next week, Project 88 will feature an exhibit of posters Sarnath Bannerjee designed for the London 2012 Festival, a counterpoint to the Olympics, which features a whole bunch of losers. Expect “a boxer whose entire career is built around dodging punches, a pole-vaulter who, just before a jump, realises that he has chosen the wrong sport, a judoka who learned judo through correspondence courses, a high jumpers who achieves levity by eating light food, listening to light music and reading light literature.”
When: Medal pushers opens on Monday, October 1.
Why: We know the truth - you're not shy about walking over to the chemist for a box of condoms, you're just lazy. And here's one more service to enable your slothful ways - online store Hulala provides free shipping across India on condoms, accessories and male underwear from good brands such as Durex, Hanes and Calvin Klein, with no minimum order size or exceptions. Ladies, they don't have underwear for you just yet, but they are stocking sanitary napkins and tampons. Bonus: ten percent of their profits go to organisations working to prevent STDS – aid and abet!
When: You want condom sense to prevail.
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