The fine art of chocolate

Welcome to chocolate heaven! Out here not only will you find the most beautifully designed pastries – literally like art works with colourful flourishes, but one can only marvel at the sheer exoticness of the chocolates. La Folie Du Chocolat, a tiny patisserie in the bylanes of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai offers chocolate bonbons in flavours like the Japanese inspired ‘Oishi’ with togarashi spice and ‘Bali’ … Continue reading The fine art of chocolate

London’s best-kept fashion secrets

They’ve made a fashion crossover from places like Lebanon, Estonia and the US. Embraced by celebrities like Beyonce, Rihanna and Amal Clooney, acquaint yourself with London’s cool new lot of luxury clothing and designer shoe labels.   Malone Souliers American shoe designer Mary Alice Malone and her business partner Roy Luwoltset up shop in Mayfair specialising in made to measure comfortable heels for women to … Continue reading London’s best-kept fashion secrets

Art beyond borders!

Lahore-born London-based artist Faiza Butt recently opened her exhibition of new paintings and ceramics entitled Brave New World at the Grosvenor Gallery in Mayfair, London. She is immensely talented and her works show ingenuity, with top collectors in the art world known to follow her work closely. Her pieces are created by images from current media and advertising, with an aim to capture and connect … Continue reading Art beyond borders!

Porto’s architectural renaissance

Porto, situated in the north west of Portugal and the second largest city after Lisbon, is fast becoming a popular weekend break for many. Just two hours from London, it’s a hop, skip and jump to this UNESCO listed destination.   So, how do you while away your time in this place? Well, wine tasting of course! The region is famed for the production of … Continue reading Porto’s architectural renaissance

Flavour Bastard, anyone?

No, I’m not using expletives for the sake of it! This quirkily named restaurant by renowned Indian chef Pratap Chahal (previously of Cinnamon Club, Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen and Galvin Bistrot) and restaurateur Vic Singh is the newest entrant on the Soho restaurant scene. The concept behind Flavour Bastard is “anything but authentic” – it’s all about different flavours, cuisines and cultures all served up on … Continue reading Flavour Bastard, anyone?

Women authors causing a stir!

From a new-age feminist manifesto to a Man Booker longlisted novel, here are some books by women authors that are all the buzz… The Windfall by Diksha Basu This chuckle-worthy look at the idiosyncrasies of Delhi’s moneyed set acutely lays bare the desperation to ‘fit in’ in modern India. The Jhas are a middle-aged couple whose lives are completely changed when they suddenly come into … Continue reading Women authors causing a stir!