Fondue at Corniche
Enjoy delicious fondue at Corniche this monsoon. You can gorge on a sinful combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian accompaniments such as zucchini, crackers, prawns and chicken sausages. Owner, Shashank Kadam says, “Cheese fondue is fast gaining popularity in India. It consists of a blend of cheeses, wine and seasoning. So, come and indulge your taste buds this monsoon at Corniche with our piping hot fondues.”
Where Corniche, B-15, Gagangiri CHS, Carter Road, Bandra (W)
Bengal food fest at Peshwa Pavilion
If you love Bengali cuisine, we suggest you head down to The Peshwa Pavilion at ITC Maratha, where they are holding a Bengal Gastronomy event. Known for its aroma, Bengali cuisine caters to five different tastes — sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot. Rajdeep Kapoor, the executive chef, tells us, “With influences of Mughal and Anglo-Indian cooking style, Bengali cuisine is all about aroma and flavour. We have invited Chef Ramesh Dhani from Kolkata to craft these eclectic culinary delights which you can enjoy at our festival.”
When Up to August 12; 7.30pm to 11.45pm
Where The Peshwa Pavilion, ITC Maratha, Sahar, Andheri (E)
Bina Aziz presents GoldLeafing Paintings
After successful solo shows around the world, renowned artist and multi-faceted personality Bina Aziz has associated with The Gold Leafing Studio and is ready to showcase her exquisite collection using the purest of all elements — 24 carat gold. Bina says, “This is a contemporary way of painting. gold leafing is an ancient art.” Shehzad Khan, director of The gold leafing Studio, tells us, “One particular panting, of a chair is the signature line of Bina Aziz and the start of a collaboration between her and The Gold Leafing Studio. The chair is made with real 24k gold leafing to enhance the beauty of the design.”
When Up to August 19 from 10am to 6.30pm
Where Mercedes Benz Showroom, (Shaman Wheels) Metro Estate, Kalina, Santacruz (E)
A trunk show by People For Animals
The trunk show held at The Prince of Wales Museum and Gallery Art & Soul is a unique exhibition put up by People for Animals (PFA), set up by social activist Maneka Gandhi. This exhibition highlights the art of lithography at its best and they will have over 2,000 antique lithographs of birds and flowers that are 200-years-old on sale. The lithographs that are on display include works of the pioneer of lithography, John B. Gould’s A, B, C Series, Birds Series, Roses by Joseph Redoute, Vishnu Prasad’s series and Hand Finished Lithographs by Samuel Benjamin Warner. The proceeds will go to the 34 hospitals and shelters that PFA supports. A major chunk will also go towards the well-being of horses. “Horse carriages are seen pulling tourists; they are kept out in the rain or sun. Their stables are so filthy that the municipality has recommended removing them. This unique exhibition's main goal is to raise funds for these malnourished and diseased horses. In the past, PFA has removed camels from beaches and sent them back to Rajasthan, now it is time for the horses to go too,” says Maneka Gandhi.
When Up to August 13
Where Gallery Art and Soul, 1, Madhuli, Shiv Sagar Estate, Annie Besant Road, Worli
Contact: www.galleryartnsoul.com / www.peopleforanimalsindia.org
Sale at Ayesha Accessories
Stock up on some funky accessories as Ayesha Accessories continues their end-of-season sale. Their collection offers a mélange of products in pink, fuchsia, yellow, blue, orange, green, red and violet. These hues can be found in scarves, necklaces, earrings and bracelets which are perfect for any occasion. Jacqueline Kapur, managing director of Ayesha Accessories, says, “While you wait for the Autumn/Winter Collection, here’s your last chance to pick your favourites from the current collection.” You can get up to 70% off, so hurry!
When Upto August 15
Where Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel; Infinity2, Malad; Inorbit, Vashi
50% off on beauty brands
It’s time to pamper your body and skin as Phoenix Marketcity in Kurla has a special offer of 50% off on renowned beauty and wellness brands and services. You can avail this offer on popular brands such as Aroma Thai, Sukho Thai, Enrich, Omved, Nyassa, VLCC and The Body Shop. Shreesh Misra, center director, tells us, “We aim to offer our customers the best shopping experience. Through this sale, customers can enjoy the best brands and services from around the world at fabulous prices.” So, head here right now for some heavenly indulgence.
When Today from 11am to 9.30pm
Where Phoenix Marketcity Kurla Kamini, Kurla
New competition at the Mumbai Film Festival
The Mumbai Film Festival may be far away, but they have announced a new competition section for their upcoming festival. The new section, called India Gold 2012, celebrates a century of Indian cinema and aims to showcase the best of Indian cinema through the years. Srinivasan Narayanan, the festival director, tells us, “We have introduced a new competition called India Gold 2012, to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. This section is meant only for Indian feature films and it will showcase movies from across the country with an aim to provide an international platform for India’s abundant talent. Only movies that have not been commercially released or screened at film festivals in India are eligible for this section.”
When Up to August 31
De Paix Yatra
An event promoting youth empowerment, Indian wisdom and global peace, De Paix Yatra is kicking off this weekend, on International Youth Day. Parth and Nitesh, the participants of the event, along with the journey’s global co-ordinator and core campaign strategist, Tehrin Shaikh and actor Debi Dutta, who will be anchoring the ride, will be setting off from Mumbai on Royal Enfields and arriving in London 65 days later. Nitesh Square of De Paix Yatra says, “The main objective is to unite eight nations by spreading an ideology of peace and finding unheard stories of change. We will come back with that experience, capture it in a documentary and travel to 100 villages to connect India via youth activism, starting from January 12, 2013 which is National Youth Day. We want De Paix Yatra to rise above the notion of just two individuals undertaking a journey. We want the youth of the world to rise up and be harbingers of peace and make this a potent movement of social and global change.”
When August 12
Play with real-life Angry Birds at Oberoi Mall
Mattel, the makers of the Angry Birds Knock on Wood Board Game, gives you the opportunity to play the real-life game! Rahul Bhowmik, head of marketing at Mattel Toys India says, “Angry Birds has become a rage in the online and virtual world. To continue the frenzy and excitement of playing the game in real life, we have launched the first-ever Angry Birds Knock on Wood skill and action game. The joy of holding a slingshot to let your bird go flying through the air and see the monumental structure crumple to pieces is not confined to your mobile or computer screen anymore.” All you have to do is shop for `4,000 and above at Oberoi Mall and you’ll get a chance to play the Knock on Wood Angry Birds Game and win assured prizes.
When Up to August 15
Where Oberoi Mall, Goregaon (E)
Enjoy a trip to the Fratelli Vineyards
If you don’t have a plan yet for the coming long weekend, we recommend you head to Fratelli Vineyards. Priced at `13,000 all inclusive per couple, the weekend package includes a three-day-two-night stay at the Fratelli Vineyards. Guests will be treated to a traditional welcome and will be entreated to a spread of gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tarun Sibal, marketing head of Fratelli Wines says, “In today’s hectic corporate lives, we all know the significance of the weekends. The three days of freedom is something that everybody bound by corporate drudgery looks forward to. While a run of the mill weekend revolves around meeting friends, going out for lunch and catching a movie, we decided to accord special treatment to the guests and offer them this one-of-its-kind weekend package.”
Contact www.fratelliwines.in or 9833368727
Monsoon packages by Travel Tours Group
If you want to truly enjoy the monsoon and are tired of staying indoors, head down to Goa, Coorg or Kumarakom as Travel Tours Group offers a variety of monsoon packages. “The monsoon is not the season where people stay indoors anymore. The flora and fauna is at its best during this season and people want to explore this aspect of nature. Places such as Kerala, Chikmanglur (Karnataka) and the hill stations on the Western ghats are some of the most frequently visited places during the season,” says Shravan Gupta, managing director of Travel Tours Group. The packages include a stay at The Zuri Resort in Kumarakom, The Tamara in Coorg and Sandalwoodin Goa.
Contact 44800800 or www.traveltours.in