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We're giving away 5 couple vouchers for the wine and cheese evening at Café Prato at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, worth Rs 2,090 per person (terms & conditions here). Check our Twitter feed (@bpbmumbai) at 11.30 am today, Friday, July 20 to know more. Contest closes at 6 pm.
Why: Get street smart at this fun cooking class where the very fancy Rahul Akerkar and Neel’s master chef Mukhtar Qureshi will teach you how to whip up treats sold in Mumbai’s khao gullies. With two people per work station, you’ll learn how to make Baida Roti, Bhatti Khumb ka Katti Roll and Hare Pyaaz aur Murgh Ka Pasanda, from scratch. The class will end on a sweet note with everyone frying up their own jalebis. Let’s get this show off the road!
When: One batch on Monday, August 13, and the other on Tuesday, August 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm.
What: Shop online at We Make Love, visit the website here, Rs 150 for eco chic wooden forks.
Why: It’s not just the super cute name that distinguishes We Make Love from other e-commerce ventures mushrooming up around the web; it’s also the cool stationery, only-a-little cheesy rakhis and mustache-shaped ivory wood comb available on this easy-to-navigate site. Plus, prices stay under Rs 1,500 and they deliver all over India. Comb raider!
When: You want to be Lara Craft.
Why: Fresh off the boat in Bombay? Go straight on to Mahesh Makwana’s dinghy, and you’ll find yourself fishing with Koli folk and feasting at a beach house in Madh Island. Not a bad way to meet Mumbai. Twenty-two year old Mahesh, who works at Bombay Connect also runs Bombay Survival Services, a new company that offers to familiarise you with city, whether you’re new in town of just visiting. Other packages include done-to-death heritage walks; festival tours; how to navigate the city’s public transport system; and also essentials like getting a local SIM card, finding an apartment and booking tickets. Think of him as your welcome desk in the city.
When: Now, because you haven’t been around the block.
Why: This month, the oaters’ choice award goes to Skitch bars - pricey, new granola snacks made on order by Diya Dembla, who also dreams up delicious beauty potions at her studio, The Skin Kitchen. Prepared fresh, these Skitch bars are available in sweet and savoury versions that are made chunky with oats, barley, nuts, seeds, honey, sea salt and spices. Organic ones can be made on order.
When: You need a new nut job.
What: Marry Me - the store at Candies, 5AA Pali Hill, St. Andrews Road, Pali Hill, next to Learners' Academy, Bandra (W), 26430728, starts at Rs 100.
Why: You’re getting married! How about we get you a nice noose from Marry Me, a new wedding store that sells everything you need before your aisle walk. There will be candles and invitation cards, packaging and other gift-y stuff that you can buy off the shelf or order in bulk. The fun bit is that the store, started by wedding consultants Jarret D'Abreo and Candice Pereira, will be housed inside Bandra's favourite snack hub Candies. One chicken sandwich for the old ball and chain, please.
When: They’re taking the plunge next week. You are cordially invited.
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