Samurai sword lessons, Jams Bond, party wallflowers and spot the bag to get super weekend deals!
For ten weeks, score awesome discounts at some of our favourite Mumbai hotspots on The Potluck (www.thepotluck.in). But remember, a deal gets activated only if enough people opt in; so you can play alone, but bring friends and it gets easier!
Potluck Stage VII: 50% off on personal yoga lessons with certified Yoga Institute teacher, 10 people required for deal to tip, 65 hours remaining. Your time starts now!
bpb Freebie: Get a sweet deal on Sonali’s homemade fruit and chocolate “cuffins”. For this and other cool discounts, as well as a FREE weekend guide in your inbox every Friday, enter your email in the subscription box.
What: Spot The Bag, bpb in collaboration with Creo (Kemps Corner), Sobo (Hughes Road), Attic (Santacruz), Fluke and Dhoop (Bandra).
Why: Be amongst the first fifteen people to spy our beloved brown paper bag at any of the abovementioned stores this weekend, and get a discount (25% at Fluke, 15% everywhere else) on your purchase. For our favourite picks from these stores, as well as dope on the city’s yummiest new products, openings and sales, check out our newly launched (P)leisure Pad: a window shopping slideshow for the pleasure – and leisure – seeker!
When: Discounts last through the weekend.
What: Kenjutsu – Samurai sword fighting classes at MP Shah School, Sarojini Road, next to McDonalds, Vile Parle (W), call sensei Mehul Vora on 9820055730 or log on to www.samuraiindia.com, Rs 6,000 for six months.
Why: This Japanese sword fighting class is the closest you’ll come to Killing Bill in Bombay. But before you go blade ballistic, licensed Kenjutsu instructor Mehul Vora will put your ego, fat arms and work stress on the hit list. Plus, you get to wear hakama pants and everything! Hattori Hanzo would be proud.
When: You want to take the edge off. Tuesday and Thursday, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
What: Organic jams and fruit preserves by Magick Potions, to order call Roopa Shukla on 9821249789, home delivery from Andheri to Bandra, start at Rs 150 for 300 gms.
Why: Mumbai’s Lady Marmalade crushes organic fruit into delish jams and sells them in adorable glass jars, minus the synthetic gunk. The mango’s a little too sweet, but we love the fig, plum and apple-cinnamon versions. You can even mix and match fruit and spices to customise your flavour: that’ll be two potions of chilli kiwi jam, please.
When: You want a sexy new Jams Bond.
What: Hand painted murals by Olive artist, Alison Design Studio, call 9867770878 or email
, start at Rs 40,000 for an entire wall.
Why: This self-taught artist and her interior designer husband specialise in customised, hand painted walls and furniture, and have brushed over some of the city’s prettiest interiors from private homes to the Mediterranean-inspired walls of Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mahalaxmi.
When: Every party deserves a wallflower.
What: Group ride to Nashik’s Vineyards with the Mocha Bike Association, to register email
Why: It’s time again to feel the breeze in your hair and the grease on your palms. After a long off-the-road hiatus, The Mocha Bike Association is back and ready to zoom off on its first group ride of the season, this one to Nashik. Riders get to stay overnight at Ginger Hotels and visit the Sula vineyards.
When: July 10 and 11, last day to register is July 5.
Event Round Up: Italian cooking class at Olio, Novotel Juhu on July 7 from 5 to 7pm; LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad play drum n bass at Blue Frog tonight at 10.30 pm; watch Hedda Gabler on July 3 at NCPA on at 7 pm.
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