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Friday, June 03, 2011

Do Denims Fest
Denim lovers rejoice! Central has a Do Denims fest in association with Lee Cooper, which will showcase their latest collection of denims in different styles as well as a range of fits. There are several offers that you can avail off which complement the fest such as a discount of `500 on every purchase of Lee, Flying Machine and Wrangler worth `3,000 as well as `300 off on purchases of `2,000 from Lee Cooper and Blue Diamond. Get the latest fits such as straights, tapered, comfort, regular, relaxed, slim, skinny, super skinny, mid rise, high waist, boot cut and more.
When Up to June 5
Where Across all Central outlets

The 24” Marvel by Vu
Vu Technologies have introduced their 24’’ LED which is being touted as a small wonder. The LED has specifications ranging from 16.7 million colours, a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 as well as a resolution of 1920 x 1080, making this television just as good as the other big screens at Vu. This makes it the perfect accessory for the smaller spaces at home as well as offices.
When Ongoing
Where Vu Technologies, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel

French Connection Limited Edition Dresses
French Connection always has the latest fashions and styles. They have now launched an exclusive range of limited edition dresses to help you sizzle in style this summer. The glamorous, luxurious and super trendy pieces are available in limited quantities only, so make sure you book yours now. The dresses are perfect for a trendy, fashionable style.
When Up to June 30
Where All leading French Connection stores and www.frenchconnection.in
Contact 26482731

Isharya Jewels
Isharya Jewels was recently launched at Ensemble, India’s renowned multi-designer store. The well known jewellery brand has dressed stars such as Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez and more and is all about international fashion and style. The new S/S’11 collection which is now available at ensemble is all about ‘casual luxury’ and is created in 18 carat gold. Senior buyer at Ensemble Jeaniine Baruah tells us, “Isharya is a contemporary Indian-inspired and globally established luxury fashion forward jewelry brand. The collection includes a line enthused by seaweed, featuring 18 KT gold plated. Part of the collection is also based on concepts inspired by the 'tree of life' it is embellished with intricate filigree motifs of butterflies, birds, flowers and leaves. The collection is truly international and is a phenomenal hit world over.”
When Ongoing
Where Micasa Building, Ground Floor, 28
St. Theresa Road, Opposite Tawa, Bandra (W)
Contact 26420643 / 26420644

Bracialeto Earrings

Complete your look this season with a pair of hoop earrings from Bracialeto. Senior designer and stylist Manisha Mehta tells us, “These hoop earrings are a new set of accessories introduced to compliment the summer and the monsoon feel/look. Crafted in 92.5 sterling silver with anti tarnish coating, these earrings do not spoil or corrode in the rains like any other metal does. Moreover, the murano beads add the just right elegance to the attire.” The prices start from `1,400 onwards.
When Ongoing
Where Fuel at Khar and Chowpatty
Contact www.bracialeto.com

Land of Kings
If you’ve been craving Rajasthani specials off late and don’t know where to go, try heading down to Maya. The Indian restaurant at the Trident has a Rajasthani thali special, depicting flavours all the way from Rajasthan. The thali includes specials such as Laal Maas, Baati Churma and Gattey Ka Saag along with a host of others. Food and Beverage Manager, Udiksha Panshikar tells us, “Maya being a restaurant specialising in regional Indian cuisine and with us located right in the heart of the Bandra Kurla Complex, next to the Diamond Bourse, where a large part of the clientele are actually from Rajasthan, we thought it would be best to bring them genuine cuisine from their homeland. Rajasthani cuisine also provides a wide variety of vegetarian options for our guests.”
When Every Friday from 12pm — 2.45pm
Where Trident, C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Contact 66727777

Buon Appetito at Manchester United Café

Manchester United Café and Bar recently announced the launch of fifty one new distinctive yet classic twists on their menu. A delightful blend of traditional as well as international, the menu highlights a range of dishes from across the globe. Brand head Prashant Narula tells us, “We wanted our new menu to reflect Manchester United Café Bar’s core ideology of serving a variety of dishes to our customers. The menu has been designed keeping in mind what appeals to families and youth.” So if you’re in the mood for something different, head down to try one of their new dishes.
When Ongoing
Where Manchester United Café Bar at Level 3, The Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Contact 43601111

MidSummer Wine and Cheese
Good Earth Winery gives you a chance to throw a wonderful wine and cheese party and beat the summer heat. At your time and convenience, they show up at your party venue with a supply of Aarohi — a crisp, cool Sauvignon Blanc as well as Antaraa — a Ca-Shiraz blend which is the first red wine designed to be served chilled. They also get glasses and a selection of imported cheese to complement the wines. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also sommelier that you can avail of to guide the tasting and answer questions. If your party is of 6-15 people, then this is for you. CCO of Good Earth Winery Navin Sankaranarayanan tells us, “It’s learning, as well as fun. Wine and cheese go together well and it is a great way to party at a reasonable cost, without too much of a hassle.”

Tapas Menus at Escobar
Escobar presents a special Tapas menu which offers diners a feast of the small gourmet snacks and appetisers which include dishes such as Gambas Al Ajillo, Prawns Tempura with wasabi mayo, Chimichangas and Patatas Bravas to name a few. Chef Rajesh Ratna tells us, “Escobar has 77 ft long exclusive bar serving a variety of beverages. To serve finger food with those nice drinks we started the Spanish concept and planned a mouthwatering global tapas menu. We serve tapas from different cuisine. We have Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican as well as Indian tapas in our collection which is appreciated by everyone's palate.”
When Ongoing from 8.30 — 10.30pm
Where 199 — VN Sphere Mall, 4th floor, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Contact 42760000

BBQ Weekends at Barcode 053
If you love a barbeque, Barcode 053 has the perfect festival for you. Spend the evening drinking beer, listening to some great tunes and eating delicious food. Owner Hiten Tejwani says, “Since the monsoon is about to start, it makes for the perfect night. There is also a DJ from Thursday to Saturday.”
When Up to June 15 from 12pm — 1am
Where Barcode 053, Link Road, Andheri (W)
Contact 26362345

Smooth Mango Festival
The refurbished restobar at The Shalimar Hotel, Smooth, introduces a mango based liquids menu which includes mocktails as well as cocktails and desserts. Food and Beverage Manager, Deepak Varunkar tells us, “The king of fruits is associated with a large number of desserts. We’ve made some unique mocktails and cocktails by adding a few things to mango to make it more interesting. Those looking for cocktails can choose from variety such as mango daiquiri mango kamikaze and more. Some of the desserts on the menu are mango mousse, custard, falooda and gateaux.”
When Ongoing from 11.30 am — 3.00 pm and 6.30 pm till closing
Where Smooth- The Restobar, The Shalimar Hotel, Kemps Corner
Contact 66641000

Summer Packages at Jean Claude Biguine
Jean Claude Biguine gives us a range of special ‘Summer Lovin’ Packages.” Spa supervisor, Valerie Culmann tells us, “The packages include three spa services at a 15% discount as well as a choice to mix ‘n’ match spa services that they would like. We also have a sixer package where after five treatments, one is complimentary. We haven’t narrowed it down to specific treatments, the offer applies to all treatments on the menu.”
When Up to June 30
Where Outlets across the city


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