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Why: bpb is back with Act II of Turning Tables, this time starring Blue Frog’s Executive Chef Mrigank Singh, who’ll whip up his signature dishes at a subscriber’s home. Also on the menu will be interesting conversation and the chance to hang with new people. Do we hear an encore?
When: January 29 at 8:30 pm. Entries shut January 15.
Why: From the fundamentals of poker to advanced strategies, this day-long workshop has a table for every kind of player. Run by the tourney-winning team at Poker Planet, these guys can also hook you up with a subscription to the international Bluff magazine, or a deck of Copag, official playing cards of the World Series of Poker.
When: You don’t want to play blind. January 16, 12 pm to 8 pm.
What: Adult snow globes by BoConcept, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, visit www.boconcept.com, start at Rs 1,400.
Why: Because even though year end festivities have passed, these heavy, magical orbs will spread cheer. One of the many treasures at just-opened BoConcept, an international home and lifestyle store, these share space with black-and-white saucer sets, acid-trip rugs, and three dimensional wall art. Read our full review here.
When: You’re looking at a global warming present.
What: Java Espresso Coffee Co, Surf, ground floor, 3-c, Pali Mala Road, Bandra (W), call 26432112, opens at 9.30 am, free home delivery in the area, Rs 22 onwards.
Why: This charmingly asymmetrical café’s décor might be suffering from a Bagel Shop hangover, but its menu is original. Here, you’ll find cheap munchies (Roast Veggie Panini costs Rs 30) and an unusual selection of hot brews like Ginger Bread Latte and a spicy Mexicano Hot Chocolate. Bandra’s latest secret!
When: You need a new mug shot.
What: Quirky head gear from Accessorize, Raghuleela Mall, Vashi and the Palladium, Lower Parel, Rs 295 onwards.
Why: Enormous chiffon flowers and wide-eyed owls jump on clips to hold your hair in place. Neat! The newly-opened UK-based store also stocks adorable Bakerboy hats for bad hair days that can’t be salvaged by flora and fauna.
When: You want to root for the tortoise in your hair.
Event Round-Up: 5th Octave goes live at Gadda da Vida, Novotel, Juhu on Jan 8 at 10 pm; NCPA Weekend Festival kicks off, featuring Zakir Hussain and other musicians from Jan 8-19; and read bpb’s review of Asia 7, the newest restaurant at Phoenix Mills.
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