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, 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
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?
No walk-ins allowed! You need to first crack the secret code to get into these trendy watering holes… The Vault Squirreled away under London’s oldest whisky den in Soho is The Vault – the secret entrance being behind a bookcase at the end of the shop. Serving a host of fantastic whisky cocktails in a no-frills environment, here you can even pet the house dog … Continue reading Top secret bars in London
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!
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
It was the wildest end to London Fashion Week, that only the rock ‘n’ rolla of fashion Tommy Hilfiger could pull off. Held at the iconic Roundhouse, the fashion runway was morphed into a modern circus act with athletic aerial performances by NoFit State (UK’s trendy circus company) for TOMMYNOW “ROCKCIRCUS”, after which The Chainsmokers took the stage for a knockout performance to celebrate their … Continue reading Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘RockCircus’ at London Fashion Week