April Favourites

April has been such a wonderful month. I got the chance to spend amazing times with my Mumbai friends and also had some friends from Singapore visiting. It was so much fun and the perfect balance to my hectic, exciting and sometimes chaotic work life.

 

My Old Golden Necklace

Let me start with an old jewellery piece that I recently re-discovered and has become one of my favourite pieces to wear this month: this big round golden necklace.

The other day, I was rushing from meeting to meeting and didn’t really get a chance for a proper lunch before the next meeting – so I quickly grabbed a bite at my regular Starbucks store (the one in Phoenix Marketcity). And because I am so regular there that I am kind of part of the team, one of the partners made a super cool and a bit cheesy joke that absolutely made my day. He asked me if I participated in the Olympics. I was like… ahh… no?!?! His response: “Because you are wearing a gold medal…”

Since that day I always wear this jewellery piece when I need to a bit of extra confidence for a business meeting. It’s my gold medal necklace now.

 

Celebration Frappuccino

Talking about Starbucks – did you try the Celebration Frappuccino yet? It’s a blend of tiramisu and coffee. Heavy but oh so delicious!

 

The Tata Group that co-owns Starbucks in India turns 150 years. And well, honestly – every day has a reason to celebrate. So go, try and tell me if you are as obsessed as I am?

 

Project Eve in Andheri

Remember that I said April was such a great month because I got to spend time with my friends. Many of you know my friend Tatjana – and we recently discovered the Project Eve store on Linking Road in Andheri.

I remember that they invited me for the launch last year but for some reason I couldn’t go and I never explored the store. Project Eve is a unique concept store by Reliance that focuses on independent and sophisticated women in the age group of 25-40. Love it!!!

They have a mix of Western and Indian clothing and accessories. And each piece is a statement. I tried on a couple of Indian kurtas in black, white and gold designs and found this perfect piece.

 

 

As soon as I showed it to my friend, she said it was made for me. And really that’s exactly how it feels when I wear it. I can style it modern with light blue jeans or traditional with black leggings. I can wear it for evening events, during the day in office and even at the football ground when I am cheering for my favourite team. This is my favourite purchase of the month.

 

Giving back / NGO visit in Kharghar

Some of our closest friends came to visit us from Singapore. In fact, they are like family. And four of us decided that on our last day together in Mumbai, we would like to do something meaningful. We were looking for an NGO to do some kind of charity activity. I got to know about an NGO in Navi Mumbai that provides shelter, food and education to girls that were rescued from the red light district in Mumbai.

We organized some quiz show and games which the kids enjoy a lot. It was perfect timing because their summer holidays just started and to ensure their safety, the kids can leave their shelter only occasionally. After lots of games, we took everyone out for an unhealthy but fun lunch at McDonalds.

 

 

We ordered over 40 burgers, fries and cokes…. Special thanks to the McDonald’s team at Little World Mall for your help to make it smooth and fun.

It was an amazing afternoon we spend together and I am really excited to work with this NGO on a long-term basis. So this is just the beginning… Stay tuned for more in the upcoming Favorites.

Wine-down Wednesday’s at Indigo Deli in Powai

Our Glocalista Card partner Indigo Deli in Powai recently launched a special 3-course set lunch and dinner menu for you to enjoy with your favorite friends. This Women special offer includes two glasses of sangria or sparkling wine. That’s the perfect way to spend our Wednesday’s, right? Do let me know if you would like me to organize a Glocalista Women’s Table at Indigo Deli in Powai for all of us to catch up…

I am a Feminist

I am a Feminist – and this is my new favourite t-shirt

If you are following me on social media or if you know me since childhood, you know that I believe in equality and freedom: Freedom to love whoever you want to love and Equality between men, women and everyone in between.

So of course, I had to buy this super cool and comfy t-shirt with a strong and positive political statement. I am excited to wear this t-shirt in office with a black blazer, during football matches of my favourite team in Bandra, in church on Sunday mornings and when crossing borders during my international travels.

It is also the perfect preparation outfit for my upcoming TEDx talk about BEING A FEMINIST. (Stay tuned!)

If you are wondering where to buy this amazing t-shirt – I found it online at http://www.romwe.co.in/

I am so obsessed with it that I am seriously considering to buy more of these and gift them to all my friends and family.

Lunch For One – At Phoenix Marketcity

By now you know that the Phoenix Marketcity is my favourite mall in Mumbai – not just because my home and office are close by but because of the great shopping and restaurant options they have.

The other day I enjoyed Lunch For One at the (relatively) newly opened Bombay Coffee House. I knew this café from Bandra but never paid attention to their meal menu. I used to meet friends for a quick coffee or milkshake and maybe had some pastries – that’s it.

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But when Bombay Coffee House opened up at Phoenix Marketcity my friend and I went for lunch in one of the first days and we were impressed by the Cantonese Chicken Noodles and the Penang Curry. It was really delicious and comforting.

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So recently, when I forgot my lunch box at home, I was thinking what to eat and while I was considering to just order subway to the office, I suddenly remembered the Penang Curry. Exactly what I needed that day: a yummy warm meal that comforts you.

And that’s how I decided to have Lunch For One at Bombay Coffee House. I sat down at the high tables at the end of the café from where you can look into the Dublin Square, took out my book to read and before looking into the menu I ordered the Penang Curry again.

Yummy!

The Elephant Parade Mumbai, 2018

Did you see the 101 elephants that arrived in Mumbai a couple of days ago? Yes, 101 elephants across the city. We are talking about the beautiful curated elephant statues of painted elephants of The Elephant Parade of course.

Elephant Parade

After successful exhibitions in 24 cities across the world – including Milan, London, Singapore, Jaipur and Bangkok, the parade has come to the Maximum City for the very first time and we couldn’t be more excited!

This initiative plans to raise funds to help India’s 101 corridors for elephants, and build crucial rescue centres around the forests that are very much needed. The money for the cause will be raised through the sale of the displayed elephant sculptures. The beautifully painted elephants have been designed by prominent personalities, renowned artists and designers such as Anita Dongre, Amitabh Bachchan, Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Christian Louboutin to name a few. We are especially proud that our fellow expat Maria and her team are part of this and created a beautiful elephant named OrangeX2654.

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OrangeX2654 is a super creative elephant made by Maria Leon in collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law! The idea of contributing to save the declining population of elephants in India inspired Maria to join Elephant Parade India. When asked about the change this parade could bring, Maria, who is a Spanish expat, said that the herd will have a two fold effect – the first will be an increase in the awareness of the plight of the Indian Elephant, and possibly a boost in the funds to alleviate their situation. Secondly, the display of the elephant in public areas would be the introduction and showcasing of art, and its potential influence, to a spectrum of Indian society that would normally be overlooked.

Over the course of the next few days, groups of the elephant sculptures will be on public display around the city, beginning with Priyadarshini Park, Palladium Mall in High Street Phoenix, Siddhivinayak Temple, Sophia’s College and Radio One Office Lower Parel which has already started from 2nd and is upto 6th March.

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The parade at Worli Sea Face has started from 3rd March, and will be upto 7th March.

From March 8-11, the display will move to the central suburbs, in R City Mall Ghatkopar, Phoenix Marketcity Kurla and the Grand Hyatt in Kalina.

From March 14-18, the Elephant Parade will be in the western suburbs – Carter Road Beach and Amphitheatre, Bandra Fort, Taj Land’s End in Bandra, The Bombay Art Society in Bandra, Infiniti Malls in Andheri and Malad and Oberoi Mall in Goregaon.

The Elephant Parade is on till March 18 and is open to public.

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Holika Dahan: The origin and significance of Holi

Holi is a traditional Hindu festival which marks the arrival of Spring. Widely known across the world as the Festival of Colours, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour and love, as well as the triumph of good over evil. The first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan and the second day as Dhulivandan, which is best known around the world for the powdered colours that revellers throw on each other, eventually leaving them all coated in colour by the end of the day. Despite it being a Hindu festival, people of all religions and cultures take part and it’s now seen as a universal celebration.

Holi will be celebrated on 1st and 2nd March this year.

What is the significance of the Holi festival?

Holi’s different celebrations come from various Hindu legends, although one is widely believed to be the most likely origin. The word “Holi” originates from “Holika”, the evil sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu. King Hiranyakashipu had earned a boon that made him virtually indestructible. These special powers blinded him, he grew arrogant, thought he was God, and demanded that everyone worship only him. His son Prahlad was a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu. This infuriated Hiranyakashipu. He subjected Prahlada to cruel punishments, none of which affected the boy or his resolve to do what he thought was right.  When the demonic king’s immortality turned him evil and he began to kill anyone who disobeyed him, Prahlad decided to kill him. However, when Hiranyakashipu found out, he asked his sister Holika to help him murder Prahlad. In their plan, Prahlad’s evil demonic aunt would wear a cloak which stopped her from being harmed by fire and take Prahlad into a bonfire with her. When she managed to trick him into sitting into the bonfire, the cloak flew from Holika’s shoulders while she was in the fire and covered Prahlad; he was protected but she burnt to death. This is how Prahlad’s immense devotion to Lord Vishnu saved him from all harm. This is the reason why huge bonfires are burnt on the first night of Holi, hence naming the ritual “Holika Dahan” or “the burning of Holika”. The bonfires represent the pyre in which Holika was killed. This mythological story greatly signifies the victory of good over evil.

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People can see the Holika Dahan bonfires in every neighbourhood. This night is followed by celebration and fervour the next day, with people throwing vibrant colours at each other and eating delicious sweets. This festival is a way of celebrating the triumph of good.

Weekend Trip to Kolkata

History and Culture:

Calcutta was established in the year 1686, as a result of the expansion plans of the British Raj. Job Charnok, an agent of the East India Company chose this place for a British trade settlement. The site was carefully selected, being protected by the Hooghly River on the west, a creek to the north, and by salt lakes about two and a half miles to the east. There were three large villages along the east bank of the river Ganges, named, Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata. Calcutta derived its name from the last of the village settlements of Kalikata. The word “Kalikata” has origins from the Bengali word “Kalikshetra” meaning Ground of the Goddess Kali. In 1772, Calcutta became the capital of British India, and remained so till 1912, after which the capital was shifted to Delhi. In 1947, when India got freedom and the country got partitioned between India and Pakistan, Calcutta was included in the Indian part of Bengal – the state of West Bengal and became the capital of the state. In 2001, Calcutta was officially renamed Kolkata.

Kolkata is rightly referred as the ‘Cultural Capital of India’, that pioneers the Indian renaissance. It is a city that has nurtured literary and artistic heritage since ages. Durga Puja is the grand festivity of Kolkata and celebrated with pomp. It boasts of the ingenious generations of writers, poets, dancers, singers, musicians, filmmakers, painters, Nobel laureates and many more. Music and dance are the two most integral cultural aspects of Kolkata, and are taught to every Bengali.

Things to see in Kolkata:

Victoria memorial

Tips: The Victoria memorial gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM. For foreigners – the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 200/-(per head).

The Victoria memorial gardens are open all days of the week from 5.30 AM – 6.15 PM. Daily ticket : Rs. 10/- (per head, per entry)

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Howrah bridge

The iconic landmark of Kolkata has turned 75 this year, making it all the more essential to pay a visit there.

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The Marble Palace

Built by an affluent Bengali merchant Raja Rajendra Mullick in a neoclassical style, this incredible building is made up of 26 varieties of Italian marble.

Opening hours: 10 AM – 8 PM

Ticket Price: Free, but a permit must be acquired from the West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau at BBD Bag, Kolkata, at least a day before the intended day of visit since a part of it is still a private residence.

Belur math

Sprawling over forty acres of land on the west bank of the Hooghly River, Belur; the Belur Math in Kolkata is a place of pilgrimage and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

Opening hours for museum: Tuesday to Sunday. Morning: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Evening: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

South Park Street Cemetery

The Park Street Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries of Kolkata. The mausoleums and memorials are architecturally impressive and represent the grandeur of the colonial period. It houses the tombs of distinguished expatriates who were once an integral part of Kolkata’s history.

Opening hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

Price: Free

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Botanical gardens

Kolkata’s lovely 109-hectare Botanical Gardens make for a great place to escape from the city’s frazzling sounds and smells. Founded in 1786, the gardens are home to more than 12,000 plant species.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 6 AM – 5 PM

Price: Rs. 100 for foreigners

Things to do in Kolkata:

Grab breakfast in Chinatown

Known as Tiretti Bazaar, it is the best place grab to a hearty street breakfast of momos (dumplings), sausages or rolls to set you up for a day’s sightseeing.

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Ride the Kolkata Tram

Kolkata is the only city in India where you can ride an electric tram through the streets. The trams have a wide network throughout the city, with stations at all the major junctions. The base fare starts from only Rs. 4. Tram route from Kidderpore to Esplanade takes only Rs. 5.

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Go First Edition Book Hunting on College Street

Kolkata’s used books market, College Street, is the second largest of its kind in the world and a book collector’s paradise. Many bookstores here contain rare publications or first editions of books dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

Best Places to Eat in Kolkata:

Bohemian

Popularly known for its curious blend of Bengali and Continental cuisine, Bohemian is a favourite amongst Bengalis! Their star dishes are the Kacha Lonka Mangsho, Bhetki, Chital and Cheesecake Malpua. They have a beautiful decor and cozy ambience.

Cuisines: Bengali, Continental, Seafood

Address: 32/4, Old Ballygunge, 1st Lane, Near Bondel Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Flurys

Flurys is the perfect location to catch up over a traditional English cream tea or grab a refreshing break from the summer heat with an iced coffee with ice cream. Flurys is also the place to go in Kolkata for weekend brunch, serving its popular English breakfast all day.

Cuisines: Bakery, Continental, Cafe, Desserts

Address: Opposite McDonald’s, 18A, Park Street, Park Street area, Kolkata

Nizam’s  

Nizam’s claims to be the inventor of the famous kathi roll, which has become one of the must-try dishes in Kolkata. Apart from this amazing comfort food, you can also try their delicious Mutton Rogan Josh and Phirni.

Cuisines: Fast Food, Mughlai, North Indian

Address: 24, Hogg Street, New Market, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata

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Spice Kraft

This amazing gem located in the Ballygunge area is very evidently an absolute favourite amongst the Bengalis! Ideal for a romantic date, this place is popular for its classy decor and soothing ambience, and a courteous staff. The food here is exceptional, and people love the Shepherd’s Pie, Sushi, Dajaj Chermoula, Spicy Rice, Mousse and Saffron Rice here.

Cuisines: Continental, Asian, Middle Eastern

Address: 54/1/2A, Hazra Road, Ballygunge Phari, Near Hazra Law College, Ballygunge, Kolkata

BarBQ

Kolkata comprises of an amazing blend of different cuisines, and not just Bengali food. There BarBQ to prove that! This awesome Chinese/North Indian cuisine-selling restaurant has some classic favourites such as Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Hakka Chowmein, Chicken Bharta, Mutton Rogan Josh and Chicken Honey. It’s also loved by the Bongs for its great ambience and friendly staff.

Cuisines: Chinese, North Indian

Address: 43-47-55, Park Street Area, Kolkata

Hotel Recommendations:

Best Budget Hotel: Hotel Cecil

Cecil is a great budget hotel with lots of facilities such as Complimentary breakfast, Air conditioned rooms, Laundry, WiFi connectivity, Television, Call – in doctor and Room service at a very affordable price.

Address: 52/1/1, College Street, Bow Bazaar, Kolkata

Prices: Rooms start from Rs. 2499.

Best Boutique Hotel: The Corner Courtyard

With a range of themed rooms in bright colours and lush, quirky decor, The Corner Courtyard offers a unique Kolkata experience that’s not to be missed. Along with its intimately designed rooms, the boutique hotel is also home to a vibrant restaurant serving a range of local and international dishes.

Address: 92B, Sarat Bose Road, Hazra, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

Price range: Rs. 3,597 – Rs. 5,523

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Best Luxury Hotel: Oberoi Grand

Opened in 1888, this luxury heritage hotel is a palatial landmark in the Kolkata and offers well-appointed rooms, excellent dining, great facilities and truly wonderful service a stone’s throw from the main sights.

Address: 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata

Price range: Rooms start from Rs. 8000.

Insider Tips:

  • India’s coolest Street Art Organisation, St+art India launched itself a couple of days ago in Kolkata with a series of small-scale events in collaboration with Bonjour India and Aravani Art Project, and the theme for the city was “The Unseen”. Started from 4th and ended on 14th February, Kolkata has been witnessing the well-known French artist Chifumi gifting the city walls and its people with beautiful artworks in his famous bright pop art theme. He has been focussing on the lives of people living in the infamous red light districts of the city, thereby attracting the common man’s attention towards the subject, and provoking thought and conversation on the matter.
  • Blue and Beyond is one of the best rooftop restaurants in the city where you can get a bird’s eye view of New Market and see as far as the Victoria Memorial. Although it is pretty during the day, it is ideal during the sunset. The scattered plants and candle-light add to the mood.

Valentines Day Special: Romantic Restaurants in the city

The Tasting Room, Lower Parel

The Tasting Room is a beautiful relaxed place with a hip, vintage atmosphere offering international dishes, wine and cocktails. The Chef serves up scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine, with The the quality and quantity of the food justifying the prices. Its amazing decor, ambience and service is sure to give you and your partner a unique experience. The Tasting Room has an extensively-stocked wine bar with more than 300 wines, making it quite a perfect place to relax and unwind with your partner!

Address: 1st Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel West, Mumbai – 400013

Contact Details: 022 65285284

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Gadda Da Vida, Juhu

Enveloped by the tall pines, and surrounded by a lovely ambiance, cushioned rattan chairs are positioned for Arabian Sea views at this serene al fresco hotel lounge. Romantic candle light dinners never looked this good! Gadda Da Vida has separate eating and recreation corner, and you can enjoy the DJ and live music acts available for all customers. They serve delectable  Continental cuisine. All in all, this place is a perfect blend of great food and ambiance, and your partner will surely love your date night choice!

Address: Lobby level,Novotel, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu Beach, Mumbai – 400049

Contact Details: 022 66934444

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Skky by Ramada, Powai

Ensconced within the Ramada Powai, lies one of the suburb’s most romantic restaurants – Skky. As the name suggests, it is an open air restaurant and the views of the city under the sky. They serve delicious South Asian cuisine. Tables here are separated from each other by a range of pretty plants and water islands in order to give privacy to every couple. Take your special one on a beautiful candle light dinner, preferably on a weeknight when the restaurant is emptier and the staff can pay more attention to giving great service.  

Address: Ramada, 16/17, Paspoli, Saki Vihar Road, Powai

Contact Details: 022 61998042

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The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point

Sassy Spoon is one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, with stunning French-inspired décor with gauzy curtains, chandeliers, fairy lights, a spot of fuchsia furnishing, and a menu offering extensive options – European,Mediterranean, South East Asian and Indian cuisines as per everyone’s taste palette. This outlet at SoBos corporate hub- Nariman Point offers a cozy and romantic setting with al fresco seating and a vertical garden. The interiors boast a trademark wall of crumbling vintage suitcases which you cannot miss! This place has super tasty food with a lovely ambiance, perfect for a special date.

Address: Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021

Contact Details:  099200 03500/022 22888222

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Aer, Four Seasons, Worli

Believed to be one most thrilling landscapes all amidst the romantic sojourn, Aer from Four Seasons is one of the most accomplished rooftop eateries in Mumbai. Take your date to this surreal place and enjoy live music and delicious food with bird’s eye view of the Mumbai skyline and a great party atmosphere making it one of the best places to be on Valentines Day! The menu is multicuisine and will be savoured by your date. However, they are currently not serving alcohol, but you can enjoy their wide range of delicious mocktails.

Address: 1/136, 34th Floor, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai – 400018

Contact Details: 022 2481 8444

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Tamasha

A romantic dinner under a cluster of beautiful light bulbs? Yes, a thousand times over! The setting in Tamasha is so magical, making it absolutely perfect for a intimate date with your partner. The decor is plush with dangling filament bulbs. The vibe is fun with the DJ playing EDM tracks. They serve fusion food and are famous for serving their dishes infused with alcohol. Specially for Valentines Day this year, they have organised a fun Photo Booth session on 12th and 13th February to make sure all the couples coming in have a great time.

Address: Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai – 400013

Contact Details: 082919 00141

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Romano’s at JW Sahar

Romano’s at JW Marriott, Sahar takes you to the heart of Italy with its simple and freshly sourced Italian fare. Romano’s is a two storeyed restaurant with the bar and private dining area on the upper level and the dining area with open air kitchen at the lower level.The decor is spacious, very chic and stylish yet warm and inviting. The setting is peaceful and romantic, thus highly recommended for a Valentines special date night. The food is to die for, with the Chef creating a symphony of flavours with the simplest of ingredients.

Address: IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri, Mumbai – 400099

Contact Details: 022 33956233

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Hakkasan, Bandra

This fine-dining Michelin star restaurant is the epitome of chic understated elegance, thus making it one of the most popular dining destinations in the city. To celebrate this romantic time of the year, they are offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to all couples who come in for a special Valentine’s Day date. Hakkasan is also celebrating Chinese New Year upto 4th March with an exclusive signature menu, including dessert and cocktail decorated with a traditional fortune cookie. Take your date here to celebrate Valentine’s Day and make this a day that you will both remember forever.

Address: 2nd Floor, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050

Contact Details: 022 2644 4444

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Valentines Day Specials at Grand Hyatt

Pre-Valentine Party at China House Lounge

China House Lounge invites all super women to celebrate and rejoice over complimentary cocktails at the Pre-Valentine party on February 10, 2018. There will be an amazing Pre Valentine DJ Party for all ladies to let their hair down and party all night long!

For more details, check out their official Facebook event.

Date: 10 February, 2018

Timing: 8:30 PM onwards

Prices: INR 5000 plus taxes per couple

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: +91 22 6676 1149

Valentine Day Specials – 14 February, 2018

Celini – Signature Italian Restaurant:

This season, celebrate your day of love with an Unapologetically Italian Valentine Dinner at Celini. Explore a delightful 4 course Italian dinner crafted by Chef Alessandro for an intimate Valentine’s celebration.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 7 PM – 11 PM

Prices: INR 5888 plus taxes per couple

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: 7045950143/22 6676 1149

Fifty Five East – multi cuisine buffet restaurant:

Feast with fabulous flavors this Valentine Day at Fifty Five East – the splendid Treat your special one to a feast of flavours from across the world and savour chef crafted specials at the splendid dinner buffet at Fifty Five East – a multi cuisine buffet restaurant.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 7 PM – 11 PM

Prices: INR 5555 inclusive of taxes per couple

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: +91 22 6676 1149

China House – specialty Chinese restaurant:

Celebrate with your loved one over a chef crafted six course Chinese dinner as Grand Hyatt revels in season of love at China House.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Prices: INR 6250 plus taxes per couple

INR 10000 plus taxes per couple at the scenic China House Pagoda with Sparkling Wine (alfresco dining)

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: +91 22 6676 1149/ 7045950140

Soma – specialty Indian restaurant:

Rejoice and celebrate the day of love as you savor a chef crafted four course dinner at Grand Hyatt’s Indian specialty restaurant – SOMA.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Prices: INR 5888 plus taxes per couple

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: +91 22 6676 1149

China House Lounge – lounge & nightclub:

Celebrate the day of love with your beloved with foot tapping music, courtesy China House Lounge’s guest DJ couple this Valentine’s Day. The couple entry fee will be inclusive of appetizers, cocktails and house pours and champagne on arrival.

For more details, check out their official Facebook event.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 9 PM onwards

Prices: INR 6500 plus taxes per couple

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: 022 66761087

The Bar – Anti Valentine Party

Here’s a shout out to all the single ladies and lone rangers to unwind at The Bar, Grand Hyatt Mumbai for an Anti Valentine celebration. Enjoy specially curated cocktails and bring along all your single friends to have a great time together.

For more details, check out their official Facebook event.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Timing: 4 PM onwards

Prices: INR 888 plus taxes

Address: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, off Western Express Highway , Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055

Contact Details: 022 66761149 / 66761234

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, 2018

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is India’s largest multicultural festival that takes place at Kala Ghoda in February each year. During my first visit to Mumbai in 2011, I came to the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and enjoyed a wonderful theater performance in the Horniman Circle Garden. This year’s festival theme is “Hara Ghoda” (Green Horse) which brings to the stage the wonders of nature shown through performance and art. The four elements of nature are depicted through the artistic representation at the festival. It’s the last few days of the art festival and you should make sure to visit it at least once. Details about the program visit their website.

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