The Weekend Guide
Mother’s Day Specials
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, you won’t find yourself short of choices for things to buy for your mum. Get her a bouquet of blush pink roses and gypso from Libellule, the flower shop at Le Mill, which is offering a ten per cent discount on arrangements priced at Rs1,000 and above. Alternatively, gift your mom a Rs1,000 gift voucher from Juice, which she can redeem for a head massage, haircut or hair spa session (they will throw in a manicure or nail art session for free). You can also buy her “Happy Mother’s Day” cupcakes decorated with marzipan hearts, from Le15 Patisserie, or get her a Mother’s Day gourmet food hamper from Indigo Deli (starting at Rs450).
When: Sunday, May 8.
Where: See here for Libellule; here for Juice; here for Le15 Patisserie; and here for Indigo Deli.
Princess Beach Fair
Shop for trendy, summer pieces at the day-long Princess Beach Fair at Hotel Sea Princess in Juhu. The exhibition will feature a mix of clothes and fashion and home accessories by emerging designers from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Delhi. They include Shama Sikander, who specialises in cocktail dresses; Arpita Mehta who sells formal Indian wear; Nirali Parikh who designs quilted bags and beaded necklaces, and Vihal Mehta, whose V Heart Art label includes wall hangings, stationery, and hand painted furniture. You can fuel up for all the shopping with brunch at the hotel’s coffee shop (priced at Rs1,100 per person) or with sandwiches and other finger foods (Rs125 onwards) from the poolside food stall.
When: Sunday, May 8, 10am to 12.30am.
Where: Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, near Juhu Beach, Juhu. Tel: 2661 1111.
Wandering in Worli
To some, Worli signifies the end of South Mumbai, and the beginning of the Sea Link to Bandra. To others, it’s known by its sea-facing promenade or as the location of the passport office. Beyond Bombay’s two-hour tour of the area this Sunday will focus on another aspect of the address – its history as one of the many fishing villages in the city. The guided walk will take participants through the temples, squares, hutments and food stalls in the fishing village, culminating in a visit to the Worli fort. Along the way, you will get a chance to familiarise yourself with Koli culture, learning about their festivals, fishing tools, diet and deities. Given the clammy weather, the organisers recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and a cap, carry water, and come with a high tolerance for the smell of raw fish.
When: Sunday, May 8, 5-7pm.
Where: Assemble at the parking lot near INS Trata at 4.45pm. To register, call Shriti Tyagi on 98677 64409 or email email@example.com.