Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

The latest entrant in the ever-expanding dining out scene in Mumbai is Hispanic hot-spot, Luca. It’s a first of its kind in the city, promising a range of Mexican, Caribbean and South American delights with a well-stocked bar. Interiors A life-size painting of Frida Kahlo taking a drag greets you at the entrance, setting the… Continue reading Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

Island of hedonism

Hvar, a tiny island off the coast of Croatia, is rapidly becoming the new Ibiza! With its cobbled streets, sun-soaked beaches and coves, buzzing nightlife and harbour with fancy yachts idling – what more could you want for a quick break only two hours from London and a short ferry ride from the old town… Continue reading Island of hedonism

The one to watch for after Gone Girl!

Sinister and full of unnerving twists, Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel Eileen which was on the Man Booker shortlist last year will have you spellbound. Not surprisingly, it’s caught the eye of top Hollywood producer Scott Rudin who plans on making a screen adaptation. Nothing is what it seems in this novel. ‘I looked like a girl… Continue reading The one to watch for after Gone Girl!

A Michelin starred French brasserie

Les 110 de Taillevent is the Gardinier family’s sleek London outpost of the revered two star Michelin restaurant in Paris. ‘110 wines by the glass’ as the name translates is their speciality, making this a vino lover’s paradise. Interiors Designed by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, the restaurant exudes a warm and chic brasserie style décor emphasising… Continue reading A Michelin starred French brasserie

Athens’ nightlife amidst the ruins

I was lucky to visit Athens in June this year, a perfect time before the scorching heat of summer set in. Our first stop was the Acropolis and Parthenon. This breathtaking ancient citadel transports back you in time to 5BC – perched on top of a rocky hill, we made our way up on foot.… Continue reading Athens’ nightlife amidst the ruins

Memories of Picasso

The 14th century Chateau Grimaldi, an impressive building overlooking Cap d’Antibes, was home to Pablo Picasso in 1946 for one year – a place from where he worked and lived out of a second floor studio. Coming here for the view alone is well worth the visit! In 1966, the building officially became the Picasso… Continue reading Memories of Picasso

Lobster lovers, drop anchor!

With a new restaurant opening every other week in Mumbai, competition is cut-throat and diner’s palates are getting more finicky. One place that’s been standing out has been Shizusan (yes, that’s a tongue twister!) with its range of street food and dishes emanating from the numerous regions of South East Asia. Interiors   It’s inspired… Continue reading Lobster lovers, drop anchor!