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Friday, January 31, 2014

Saks Salon

UK’s leading hair and beauty salon, the iconic Saks has completed 40 years in the industry. As part of their anniversary celebrations, the salon and spa has introduced a special offer. Combine your haircut with a Kerastase hair spa ritual, facial or body treatment and avail of a 15% discount. “This offer allows you to indulge in multiple premium services, which use only the best branded products available, at a discounted value. Now, you can pamper yourself in the lap of luxury and get your money’s worth too. We ensure that you will leave looking and feeling absolutely fantastic,” says Akhil Uchilker, senior marketing executive for Saks Hair & Beauty, India.
When Up to February 28
Where Saks outlets in Andheri and Bandra

W’s end-of-season sale

Indianwear brand, W for Woman, is holding its end-of-season sale where you can look forward to up to 50% off. The offer is valid on a variety of their collections. Skirts, trousers and accessories are on a flat 30% discount while the bags and drapes are available at a 40% discount. The CEO of TCNS Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd., Anant Daga, says, “W has had an excellent autumn/ winter collection and the strong showing continues with the end of the season sale.”
When Up to February 14
Where W outlets in the city

Phoenix Market City on sale
If you can’t decide on which brand you want to spend your money on during the ongoing sale season, then visit Phoenix Market City, where they are holding a sale on a number of brands and stores which are located within the mall. Amit Kumar, centre director, says, “We at Phoenix Marketcity have always believed in giving our patrons a memorable and gratifying shopping experience. With more than 350 brands, Phoenix Marketcity is a shopper’s paradise that offers shopping, entertainment, food and beverages.”
When Up to February 9
Where Phoenix Market City, Kurla

Sale at Crocs
If you want to indulge in some footwear related retail therapy, head to Crocs and take advantage of their end-of-season sale. Avail of exciting discounts and get up to 40% off on styles that feature pastels, pop colours and sporty elements. While at the store, you can also check out their new Stretch Sole collection, which incorporates the innovative Crocs Fit2U TechnologyTM that fits, stretches, flexes and twists on your feet. “The new collection features articulated outsole pods that flex with your feet, coupled with a removable Croslite™ material insole to provide cushion all day long,” said Nissan Joesph, general manager, Crocs India.
When Ongoing
Where At Crocs outlets across the city

Sale at Vinegar
Head to Vinegar to update your wardrobe with merchandise from their end-of-season sale. Pick the hottest styles in a riot of colors, styles and designs this season with discounts going up to a whopping 70%! This weekend, indulge in happy hours with an additional 10% off between 4 and 7pm. That’s not all, you can also choose from a variety of accessories such as bold neckpieces, contemporary handcuffs, rings and shoes at flat 50% off. Varsha Bhawnani, owner and managing director of Vinegar says, “At Vinegar, the collection boasts of apparel and accessories in colors right from soft pastels to bold brights and has plenty to offer for all your style needs. Pick up trendy jackets, skater dresses and chic jumpsuits — get sporty, sexy and flirty with Vinegar.”
When Ongoing
Where Behind Shree Khatwari Darbar Trust, 13th Road Khar, Off Linking Road, Khar (W)

Learn to Bachata

Want to learn a new dance form? Head to Studio Balance to learn the simple but sensuous Bachata dance. The dance, which originated in the Dominican Republic, is colourful, with romantic music and moves. Shannon Benjamin, instructor, international winner and co-founder or DanceSport India tells us, “Bachata originated as a mating call. If you were selected for a dance, you were chosen as a mate. Two dances with the same individual sealed the deal.” Head over to learn the fun Latin American dance.
When February 3, from 8.30-9.30pm
Where STUDIO BALANCE, Krishna 29/30. K.M. Munshi Marg, Behind Wilson College, near Anokhi Handicrafts, Chowpatty Contact 32227931

Social etiquette & bartending workshop
This Saturday, Cheval is organising a fun workshop that will help will help you improve the different aspects of socialising, including, the art of inviting, gifting and mingling. The workshop, conducted by Vinita Alvares Fernandes (trainer of Miss India finalists and winners), will also teach you how to mix cocktails. Shivani Seth, from Finishing Touches, says, “Let your hands do all the talking as Finishing Touches welcomes you to a sundowner workshop to learn the art of making smooth cocktails and the etiquette of style and elegance.” The workshop costs `1,500 per person.
When February 1, from 4-6pm
Where Cheval, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate
Contact 9821049098

Swiss Food Festival At Out Of The Blue

If you do fancy sampling some great swiss food, head to Out Of The Blue and enjoy their exhaustive Swiss food menu that is a part of the Swiss Food Festival. Cheese lovers are in for a treat as almost all their preparations, including the soups, have a good dose of exotic cheeses in them and are lip-smacking. The soups, fondues and rostis come highly reccomended and one look at the menu is enough to have you growling with hunger. Finish your meal off on a sweet note with the Champagne Cream with Luxemburgerli macarons — a decadent and rich dessert.
When Today at the Khar outlet and from February 1-9 at the Powai outlet
Where 14, Union Park, Off Carter Road, Khar (w) and 1st Floor, Haiko Place Central Ave, Hiranandani, Powai
Contact 26003001/ 25717344

Mumbai Street Food
Keeping in with the vibe of the Kala Ghoda Festival, The Local is celebrating Mumbai’s street food. Choose from dishes such as Pao Bhaji, Paneer Tikka Roll, Lasooni Aloo, Kheema Pao and Seekh Kebab Roll. Also get a free pint of beer from 6pm to 10pm. “At the Local, you get a free pint of beer worth `150 and pao bhaji for `150 so you pay only for the pao bhaji. Likewise, kheema pao costs `190 so you are actually paying only `40. Enjoy the Kala Ghoda festival and drop by The Local between 6-10 pm to avail of this offer,” says Meldan D’Cunha, director of The Local.
When February 1 to 9
Where The Local, 11 A, Currimjee Building, Opposite Mumbai University, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Contact 22671421

New additions to Lotus Blossom
Radhika Khanna’s Lotus Blossom has introduced a variety of new dishes to their menu. The Thai delivery service already has an extensive menu and they’re now introduced specials such as Chilled Watermelon Soup spiked with Thai flavours, Fried Prawn Cakes, Zucchini Rolls stuffed with Chili Chicken & Basil and Ripe Mango & Soba Noodles salad with fragrant Thai herbs. Radhika Khanna, owner of Lotus Blossom says, “We have been catering Thai food in Mumbai for a while now and wanted to introduce new dishes to the menu. Therefore, we have introduced a delectable array of soups and starters. We are also in the process of introducing new salads and main course.” Call to order their delicious food across Mumbai.
Contact 9967624034

Neeraj Goswami’s solo show

Renowned artist Neeraj Goswami is holding a solo show at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Titled Penetralia, the exhibition portrays the human form in a variety of shapes and colours. Speaking about his exhibition, Neeraj says, “The Human Form has been always my subject or medium; I feel these shapes are like musical notes which create visual melody or music heard through the eye.”
When Up to February 11
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Churchgate

Narratives of Our Own
ARTISANS’ brings the story of Ganesh Jogi, (1939-2011) and his family to Mumbai for the first time, through autobiographical pen-and-ink drawings, titled Narratives of our Own. This exhibition of recent work is a tribute to the late Ganesh Jogi. First prompted to express himself with pen and paper in the 1980s by the cultural anthropologist and artist, Haku Shah, today, Ganesh's wife Tejuben and their family are also incredible artists. “This is the first time that the autobiographical art of Ganesh Jogi's family has been seen in Mumbai. Ganesh was wandering mendicant — a balladeer-turned-artist. Today, everyone in the family is an artist in his/her own right. This exhibition is a tribute to Ganesh Jogi, who is no more,” says Radhi Parekh, the curator.
When Up to February 9, from 11 am to 7 pm
Where ARTISANS’ 52-56 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
Contact 22673040

Rahul Phulkar’s Ayati at Nehru Centre gallery
Artist Rahul Phulkar is displaying his latest collection of paintings titled Ayati. The theme of the paintings is the rhythm of music and they have been created in acrylic colours on canvas. Speaking about his exhibition, Rahul says, “The title Ayati means royal. My inspiration was Raja Ravi Verma and though my paintings, I have tried to bring forward the message of respecting women.”
When Up till February 3
Where Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
Contact 9960257489

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