Omg! January is over… Wow, 2018 is rolling… And I am loving it. Lots of fun stuff happening and of course, I went crazy during the End of Season Sales at Phoenix Marketcity. In fact, I met some of you during my shopping trips or accompanied you while buying new sport shoes and what not… You know I spend a lot of time in this mall. So, I decided to share a special kind of monthly favorites with you and that is my JANUARY FAVORITES – Marketcity Edition!
Comfy Sweater from Forever 21
This beautiful sweater is the most comforting piece of clothing I have ever worn. It feels like a warm hug, a cup of hot chocolate while you are cuddled up on the sofa and watching the snow outside… Haha, okay. No snow in Mumbai (unless you go to Snow World) but I still love the sweater and I am actually wearing it a lot these days…
I do what I do (Raghuram Rajan) from Crossword
I have been ‘complaining’ to my bookworm friend Tatjana that since a few years, I have been reading only non-fiction. And while I have a few novels on my reading list for 2018, my current favorite book is this book by the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India. I am only half way through but I love the crisp, informative, easy to understand and precise way in which Raghuram Rajan shares insights into the Indian monetary, financial and wider economic framework. If you are interested in learning more about India’s economy and politics, this is a great read. (And if you are not so much into this kind of stuff, Crossword has plenty of other options).
New Frozen Teas at Starbucks
Ladies & Gentlemen, if you don’t know by now that I am a tea lover and I hang out at Starbucks a lot… well, then you are clearly not following me on Instagram. I am super excited about their new frozen teas and my favorite being the Iced Black Tea with Ruby Grapefruit & Honey. If you come to the Starbucks store at Phoenix Marketcity, tell them I sent you. (A brit friend of mine once walked into the store when I was there and since then she always gets a welcome of “hey Gwenda’s friend”…)
Silver Party Skirt from Forever 21
I bought a disco ball to wear. Hahaha! Seriously, I would have probably never looked at this shiny and sparkly skirt if it was not clearly marked with the word SALE 🙂 I tried it on just for fun… But hey, the deals are a steal during the End of Season Sale. And who knows when I will actually need this disco ball skirt for an event or something. And until then, I wear it when I visit the construction side of our office neighbors 🙂
The Market Project by Pizza Express
A new restaurant that opened at Phoenix Marketcity this January is The Market Project by Pizza Express. It’s the perfect spot for a lunch with your girlfriends when you need a break from shopping or you can come in the evenings for live music. The main area is a casual al-fresco (well, it’s open to the mall but still super cozy) space but they have a bar section in the back as well which you should definitely check out. My favorites here are the Palak Goat Cheese Pizza, the Santacruz Salad and the Cheesecake. Unlike The Runway Project at the Phoenix Mall in Lower Parel, this restaurant serves delicious Italian food with an Indian twist. But don’t worry… it’s not too Indian, the pizza is very authentic and delicious.
And a little secret… they have a small corner on the left side when you enter the restaurant with cute decor items from Chor Bazaar that you can buy (not sure if you can actually bargain like at Chor Bazaar though).