Weekend Guide: Secret City
Thursday, 18 February 2010 22:24
Weekend Guide
Secret City

Brawn and grains, Jean Paul vault-ier, strapping young men, Parisian tarts and how to get lucky in bars.


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bRIBE


What: Bar week, part of bpb’s Secret Mumbai initiative, join the Facebook group here, for queries email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , free.


Why: bpb puts Mumbai in the Secret Cities running. In a bid to get you to share your favourite hangouts on our Facebook page, we’re planting gifts at partnering bars all over the city, beginning with Bandra. So visit Bonobo this Thursday, The Den on Friday, Salt Water Café on Saturday, Mocha Mojo on Sunday, Soul Fry on Monday, and you might get lucky!


When: You want a shhh(ot) on the house. From Feb 25 to March 1.


 pAN(T)


What: Houndstooth messenger bag for men, Lord K, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , visit her Facebook group here or call 9892135331, Rs 2,500.

Why: With their burly detailing, leather flaps and black & white checks, these bags put the macho back in the murse. They come in denim as well, but we like those better for girls.

When: You want to be a strapping young man.

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What: International culinary workshops, Le 15 Central Kitchen, shop 2, B wing, Rajgruha Co-Op, VM Marg, near India Bulls Building, Lower Parel, call 9820487727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Rs 2,000 per class, 10% off for bpb!

Why: In less time than it takes to scope out a good caterer, you can learn how to whip up your own Parisian tarts, cream cheese cupcakes or breakfast complete with waffles and French toast. Next week, Le 15 Patisserie is getting chefs from Korea to France to conduct two-hour gourmet cooking workshops in the city. Pot luck!

When: March 3 to 8, see full schedule here.

bANK


What: Purse Fund piggy bank from Yellow Submarine, call Nisha Charania on 9820497905 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to order, Rs 249.


Why: Jean Paul vault-ier! If you don’t have enough for a designer bag just yet, this pretty ‘Purse Fund’ money box will get you started.


When: You love it so clutch.

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What: Lime Date Coconut and Anjeer Amaranth health bars, Nourish Organics, available at Guardian Pharmacy at Inorbit Mall, Vashi; Muse, Kala Ghoda and GNC Live Well outlets, Rs 330 for a box of six.

Why: Bursting with unusual flavours, these bars taste far better than any other diet food we’ve found and are packed with wonder ingredients like pumpkin seeds, buck wheat, honey and raisins. Apple, date and ginger versions are available as well.

When: You want both, brawn and grains. 


Event Round-Up: Free style footballers take over Carter Road’s amphitheatre on February 19 at 4 pm; Shahid Dattawala’s photography exhibit at Matthieu Foss Gallery; and jazz/blues band Airport lands at Bonobo on Feb 21 at 7 pm.


 

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