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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Flavour diaries
Cook with mom this Mother’s Day, as chef Anjali Pathak offers two special Mother’s Day classes at her cooking studio, Flavour Diaries, in Khar, on Sunday, May 13.
This Sunday, Chef Anjali will show mum and you how to whip up delicious and easy dishes in her Thai Tastes Class at Flavour Diaries—Tom Yum Soup using freshly made Thai stock; Thai Green Curry with handmade paste and fluffy Lemongrass Rice to complete the meal.

This class is offered on Sunday, May 13, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. It is priced at Rs 3,800 per person and is suitable for all skill levels, even beginners.

On Sunday afternoon, Chef Anjali is also offering a Chinese Class during which your mum and you will unravel the hidden secrets of Chinese cooking by handcrafting your very own dumplings for Su Mai and fold fresh wontons as you learn to make a Cleansing Wonton Soup. Anjali will also provide step-by-step instructions for preparing Chinese Lettuce Wraps (Yuk Sung) and Spicy Stir-Fried Singapore-Style Vermicelli Noodles.

This class is being offered on Sunday, May 13 from 3:00 - 5:30 pm. It is suitable for all skill levels, even beginners.

Once your class is over, you can savour your culinary creations and bond with your mom over the meal you've prepared together in the dining area.

Where Flavour Diaries, 3rd floor, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, Off S.V. Road, Khar (W)
When 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Price Rs 3800 per person
Contact 98201 43404

Hotel Sahara Star
Hotel Sahara Star offers a host of fun-filled activities, discounts and promotions and gifts for Mother’s Day. If you and your mom are buffet lovers, then check out their lavish brunch buffet with delicacies from around the globe and live counters. The Earth Plate—Global cuisines Restaurant offers a 50% discount on your dining bill along with a special gift for all mothers.

Pastry Chef Lawrence will also host a special pastry session with scrumptious desserts accompanied by a live guitar performance.

Where Hotel Sahara Star Opp Domestic Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
When Sunday, May 13
Price Rs 3,490 all inclusive with alcohol and Rs 2,490 all inclusive without alcohol.
Contact 022-39807444

Hello guppy
Hello Guppy, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), offers a Cherry Blossom Picnic Brunch for Mother’s Day as part of the month-long Hanami (cherry blossom festival) celebrations. Guests can open up picnic baskets on the table to reveal a plethora of goodies, including origami papers (with instructions on how to create origami shapes), board games, Japanese play dolls, candies, cherry blossom-shaped marshmallows, and much more. A wide menu includes Chilled Watermelon Soup or Mushroom Suimono (clear mushroom soup), cold appetisers such as Tuna Tataki, Tofu Sashimi and much more, a sushi roll selection, including vegetarian fare and a range of main courses. Desserts and cocktail pitchers complete the meal.
Where Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block,BKC, Bandra (East)
When All-day dining: 12 noon to 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 12:30 am (last order)
Price Rs 1299 plus taxes for unlimited food, and Rs 2299 plus taxes for unlimited food and alcohol.
Contact  Tel: +91 22 26534720, Mobile - +91 7777049773

The bayview restaurant
The Bayview Restaurant, Hotel Marine Plaza, celebrates Mother's Day with a Brunch and a fabulous view of the sea and Queen’s Necklace, and music. The menu comprises Indian and European dishes, such as a variety of salads, desserts, Indian, Asian and international cuisines--Aglio E Olio Chicken Tikka Tart, Grilled Red Snapper with Saffron Sauce, Rampoori Nalli Nihari, various salads and soups, desserts like Mango Macaroons, Chocolate Pastries, Red Velvet Cheesecakes and Tarts.  Get a 20% Mother's Day discount.

Where  The Bayview Restaurant—Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive, Churchgate
When 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Price Rs 1876 for Food only and 2431 for Food and alcohol (all inclusive plus extra 20% discount on above price)

Nau se Barah
Nau Se Barah, Kopar Khairane, has a Mother's Day Combo Offer with two mocktails, two appetisers, two mains and one dessert only for Rs 699 ++. The menu includes appetisers such as the Basil Chicken Balls, Asian Green Gyoza, Flying Jatt Cheesy Chicken Wings, Mexican Jalapeno Poppers and more. For mains, choose between Khow Suey, Chicken Korean Chilly Fried Rice, Thai Green Curry, Murg Malipuram and Hyderabadi Biryani,  amongst others. There are desserts such as the Pistachio Kheer Cake, Death by Chocolate, Payasam Lava with Ice Cream and the like. And check out the starry mocktails such as Judwa 2, Main Spice Tere Gole Ki, Aligarh Ka Kalingarh, Masala Maarke and more.

Where  Ground Floor, Balaji Movieplex, Sector 8, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai
What Mother's Day Combo Offer
When Sunday, May 13; 9.00 am to 1.00 am
Contact 08291217009/ 8291284963

Nom Nom, Bandra
At Nom Nom, Bandra, try the assorted Sushi Platter, Tender Chicken Gyoza, Rolled Avocado, Cucumber, Cream Cheese with Raw Mango Togarashi Salsa. For appetisers, choose from Prawns Dynamite, Thai Curry Flavoured Stem fish in Banana Leaf, Lamb in choice of sauce. Main courses include dishes like Singapore Chilli Noodles, signature Pan Fried Noodles, Black Pepper Chicken and more. Finish off with Japanese Cheesecake, Dense Yukka Tres Leche, Molten Chocolate Fondant and more.

Where Nom Nom, 1 & 2, Ground Floor, Delux Mahal Building, 16th Road,
Near Mini Punjab, Pali Hill, Bandra (West)
When May 13, Lunch 12 pm to 3 pm
Contact 022 2605 7878

Gifting guide

A new collection from 7th Avenue Jewellery, ‘Made for her’ has gleaming options that promise not to break the bank. Whether your mum is a minimalist and sticks to classic, staple pieces  or loves artistic accessories, there is an array of hand-crafted choices. They include classic earrings, rings and bracelets made with precious and semi-precious stones.  Prices range from Rs 2500-8500. Log on to

The elegant option
Gift your mother a designer saree; try the young designer label, Tyagi by Aishwarya. Described as being “breezy, easy to carry and available in a wide range of print options, these chiffon sarees are meant for wedding events and social gatherings. Says chief designer Aishwarya Prem Prakash, “My intention was to offer up a saree collection that would be lively in fashion. Meant for the outdoors, they can be easily worn for any formal event or high-end soiree.”

Useful gifts
LivTek India have a few chic and useful gifting ideas for mom. There’s the Filofax, the unique planner system, to keep her organized; it will help her maintain daily tasks, track goals, remind her of important occasions and be a journal all wrapped up in one. The Ogon Card Holder will accommodate all her cards, identification documents, high denomination currency notes, and so on. The Ogon wallet is RFID protected.

The Ogon Clutch is great for a getaway or dinner with friends; an aluminum clutch, it is a modern alternative to leather bags. There are also floral designed diaries for recipes and a range of writing instruments, among other things.

These products are available on and other portals.

Whether your mother is a creative person, a busy bee at home or at work, or has her own venture, the new Surface Pro might be a good idea. This versatile laptop, says the company, is thin, light and quiet and is the next generation of the Surface product line. Along with the detachable Surface Type Cover, made from Alcantara® material and the new Surface Pen, the Surface Pro will become your mom’s indispensable mobile creative studio and companion, they promise. They also say that the product has been redesigned to give more performance with improved battery life of up to 13.5 hours, and a vibrant 12.3” PixelSense™ touch display. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 767 grams, the new Surface Pro packs the power of a seventh generation Intel® Core™ processor into a new fanless, whisper-quiet design. It provides unmatched versatility and mobility in a lighter, more refined design.

The Surface Pro and accessories are available for retail purchase in India in online Microsoft stores (Amazon and Flipkart) as well as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorised retailers in India.

Make her feel good
Ellement Co.’s Mother’s Day gifts include a range of products designed to make her feel good. Relax and refresh her with some aromatic Me-Time Sandalwood and Patchouli Bath Salts infused with a blend of natural oils. Or present her with Pamper – Body Oil with the goodness of Rose, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Essential Oils. Make her say good riddance to body aches with the Sore No More – Body Oil, a blend of olive, Clarysage, Palmarosa,  Ylang Ylang & Hazelnut. Ellement Co.’s Rose Water Spray promises to refresh her in the summer heat.  Or there’s the Just-A-Minute Nail Gel Kit, sweatshirts with fun slogans and much more. Or just get the Big Things box, a rustic wooden crate which you can fill with products that you choose, packed and delivered to her door.

Personal care products
Juicy Chemistry’s organic beauty and personal care products are on offer at 25% discount.Handcrafted by husband-wife duo Pritesh and Megha Asher, Juicy Chemistry’s range of products are certified organic by Ecocert, France and are free of preservatives, chemicals, colours, fragrance oils and synthetics, the company says. The products are handmade in small batches every two weeks and offer a shelf life of six months as they do not contain stabilizers or preservatives. They are available at the Juicy Chemistry Store in Tamil Nadu, but also online at and other websites.

Skin care
Alanna has a range of products, including a hamper. The Night Miracle Serum has Sea Buckthorn and Kumkumadi oil and Sesame oil blended together for unclogged pores, tightened skin and  reduced oil levels. Chamomile, Nag Kesar, Daru Haldi and Babchi are antioxidant rich and reduce breakouts and acts as a natural skin lightener, the company says. (Price Rs 600). The under-eye gel is made with aloe vera and licorice extracts and contains mint essential oils, sweet almond oil and castor oils. Its non-greasy formula goes deep into your skin leaving a calming effect. (Rs 250).

Other products include a day cream (Rs 450) and a Mother’s Day gifting hamper which contains five items (Rs 1466) and can be tailored to your needs.

Fragrance for the home
The Fragrance Co’s newly launched Fragrant Elixirs for the house is a collection of nine premium blends that are mood and occasion driven. The company says that ‘Serenity’ is an ideal fragrance for your mom, with soothing blends of Patchouli, Bergamot and Lavender.

Founded in December 2017 by Tarun Rawji and Dharmesh Hemani, The Fragrance Co is a premium line of essential oil blends--Carpe Diem, The Good Host, Serenity, Oudhwood, Festive! Games Night, Rise & Shine, Indonesian Palms and finally Love Potion. They are sold individually and in sets of three and a full box of nine. Serenity is priced at Rs 399- 599.  It retails at

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