London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Watchout! London-inspired gastropub London Taxi has zoomed into the city’s gastronomy. While it might be pegged as a ‘gastropub’, under the guidance of chef Nagraj Bhat (who has worked at the Michelin starred The Waterside Inn in London and served the likes of Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger) the food here is definitely a notch above. The bar boasts mean concoctions by India’s first female … Continue reading London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

The Man Booker Prize is like the Oscars of the book world, with 144 novels  brought down to 13 longlisted novels which is then whittled down to the Big 6 from which the winner takes home a cool 50,000 pounds on October 17. Last year, Paul Beatty won with his sharp satire on race The Sellout – which, ironically, could not have been better timed … Continue reading Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

Michelin star restaurant in a chapel

Set in a Grade II listed former Victorian school chapel in the heart of London, this Michelin star restaurant is part of the Galvin brothers’ collection. Galvin La Chapelle is truly a destination restaurant not often mentioned on the London circuit, but it’s a hidden gem. Interiors The cathedral-like setting is what makes this restaurant stand out. The high ceilings revealing the roof joists, the … Continue reading Michelin star restaurant in a chapel

Can you stomach this book?

It’s been one of the most talked about books this year, hailed as the “Debut of 2017” with even Stephen King blurbing on its cover, “The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” But the truth is, while Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel is very well-written and gripping, it is not an easy read. It is a … Continue reading Can you stomach this book?

Selfie – the new art form?

Being exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, this art show was all about ME ME ME. From Selfie to Self-Expression highlighted self-portraits painstakingly created over time by masters such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh right down to the instant selfie on our smartphone. How we have evolved! The smartphone is being highlighted as the new form of artistic self-expression by us … Continue reading Selfie – the new art form?

The most fabulous mother-son duo

In this age of Kardashianism, the family that slays together stays together. And according to fashion insiders, the newest lot to offer some familial fun is Peepy and Mother Lee who have been causing a fashion storm on social media. Whether they are rocking pearls, draped in blinged-out jewellery, sporting prints, carrying matching Birkins, complementing each other in kimonos or twinning, this mother-son duo is … Continue reading The most fabulous mother-son duo

Does The Ivy live up to the hype?

Having been to the Kensington Ivy, I was excited to visit its sister outpost in Soho. The Ivy is branching out in various locations across London, and what makes this venue special is that it incorporates Soho’s party vibe by having a DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, giving the place a fun edge. Interiors The 7,500 square foot space has a restaurant, bar area, … Continue reading Does The Ivy live up to the hype?