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(before Feb 23) telling us why you deserve to it. Limited passes available.
What: Bespoke dress shoes for men, call Sarah Sheikh on 9930584392, email
or view the Facebook group here, start at Rs 4,000.
Why: This shoemaker elves deep into the psyche of men’s dressing rituals, concluding that Bombay boys need better party shoes. Give this London School of Fashion graduate a call to get your polished lot of leather Oxfords and lace-ups. Also see her fine line of bespoke men’s clothing.
When: You want to be Don Dapper.
What: Down a beer in three seconds by Di3, to order call 9920451962 / 9819700977 or visit www.di3.in, view the Facebook page here, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499 (also available on hire with pick up and drop for Rs 500).
Why: No animal parts were harmed during the testing of this product. Only two human livers. Business partners Chirag Bhatia and Varun Parekh drank a gazillion litres of beer to develop this super cool apparatus – a portable Bottle Guzzler and party Funnel Guzzler (with pipe and tap) that let you down a pint in three seconds or less (see how it works here). Seriously!
When: You want their hard work to beer fruit.
What: Pappion Spa and Wellness Centre, 4/A, Royal Terrace Building, Wodehouse Road, next to Juice salon, Colaba, call 9820042637, treatments start at Rs 1,500.
Why: bpb locates a new pressure point on Colaba’s map – a pretty boutique spa with bamboo porch that leads to a massage centre, hair spa and nail bar. Owner Agnes recommends you get the Balinese knead.
When: Opens next week. Look out for the bpb review!
What: Sunglass-shaped picture frame, to order email
, view the Facebook page here, also available at Sobo, Hughes Road, Rs 1,400.
Why: You can fit not just one but two BFFs in this bi-focal picture frame. Hold that pose, smile, clique! Available in technicolours.
When: You need to think about you-we rays.
What: Dial-A-Book, call 9650457457 / 9971243364, view the Facebook group here, free delivery, shipped in 2 to 3 working days.
Why: We’ve already established that reading is sexy, and now it comes with a hotline. This dial-a-novel extension is answered not by Madame Bovary but a certain Mr Mayank, who is well-versed enough to give you recommendations and track down titles that are hard to find in bookstores. We even got a discount on our order of The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor.
When: You want a sigh-fi story.
Event Round-up: Photography exhibition - 70s and 80s in Bombay at Sakshi Gallery, Colaba, until February 21; Cobblestone Jazz at Aurus on February 20 at 5 pm; unlimited beer and food from the British Isles at The Peshwa Pavilion, ITC Maratha from February 18 to 27.
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