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What: Café Zoe, Todi Mathuradas Mill Compound, 126 NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, call 24902065 / 24902066 or view or view the Facebook group here.
Why: With shutters that will go up at 7.30 am, this new brasserie, deli and bar will probably be the earliest riser in the Mill. bpb peeped in to find a 4,000 square foot industrial space with a cool angular bar, deli counter, book shelves, free Wi-fi and treats from chef Viraf Patel (formerly at Salt Water Cafe). Bonus: the menu is expected to be 25% cheaper than Indigo Deli’s. Good morning, indeed.
When: You want to kiss the Todi. Slated to open this weekend, but we suggest you call ahead.
What: Under the Tree’s gardening workshops, to register call 9833921120 or visit the Facebook group here, Rs 850 for a half-day rose class.
Why: Horticulturist and weeder Anusha Bubber is Bandra’s Bob Maali. Starting February 1, she’ll open up her bungalow rooftop to hold workshops on butterfly attraction, rose maintenance and gardens by the sea. Group classes of five to ten (bring your own buds or join a class) will also include music, lemonade, salad and sandwiches.
When: You need lawn-term solutions.
What: Party catering by Silverspoon Gourmet, call 9820044424 or visit the Facebook page here, minimum group size of eight people, canapé menu starts at Rs 800 per head.
Why: Give Neha Manekia a couple of days notice and she’ll organise your entire party. She runs Silverspoon Gourmet, a full service catering company that provides wait staff, cutlery, bartenders and more along with fancy dishes, all of which are prepared in your kitchen. bpb tried and loved ratatouille bruschetta, mushroom mousse and sharp, tangy chicken liver pate.
When: See you cater, alligator!
What: Weekend mountain climbing expeditions in the Sahyadri mountains with Petzl and Advivors - The Adventure People, call +919930992329/ +919969700241 to book a private expedition (minimum of five people), start at Rs 1,200 per head.
Why: In order to promote mountain climbing in India, French company Petzl is drilling climbing bolts into rock faces all over the Sahyadris. You can go find these yourself, or better yet, enlist the services of Ram Vengurlekar, Petzl employee and trained mountain climber. Through his personal company Advivors, Ram will map out your private expedition, train you, and accompany you on a super day or weekend trip. Rock on!
When: You want to knock the chip off your boulder.
What: Shift by Sabyasachi cable knit sweaters, Sabyasachi by Sabyasachi, 3rd floor, opposite the Blue Synagogue, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Rs 8,000 for a sweater.
Why: Cloud-soft and comfortingly warm, these sweaters and woolen dresses from a new, more casual line by the designer come refreshingly devoid of embellishments and in delish colours like camel and purple. Plus, they’re housed in what has to be the prettiest store this side of the Sea Link. Read our full review here.
When: You’re feeling knit-picky.
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