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Week in LuxuryLaunches: Golden Dreams

By   ON Sep 14th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Every week, our friends at LuxuryLaunches give us the low down on uber-luxurious happenings from across the world. Luxe lovers will be very pleased with the many gold-plated editions this week, served alongside some first class travel options at two tourist hotspots. Read on  ...   Continue Reading »

Dubai's Latest Luxury: Non-Alcoholic Wine With 24K Gold

By   ON Sep 13th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Developed by Spanish wine maker Dismark Products, this non alcoholic wine is all set to make its debut in Dubai. Flecked with 24K gold and priced at $150 a bottle, the sparkling white wine conforms to the Gulf countrys halal traditions  ...   Continue Reading »

Johnnie Walker House Opens at Mumbai's T2

By   ON Sep 11th 2014 at 12:49PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

The next time you're at T2 in Mumbai, you will notice that one corner dedicated to the duty-free buying of alcohol glistens a rich copper under the bright airport lights. This is the new Johnnie Walker House, the first in India - and in any airport across the world - and the fourth after outposts in Shangahi, Beijing and Seoul.  ...   Continue Reading »

Jim Beam Serves Up New Limited Editions from its Signature Craft Line

By   ON Sep 9th 2014 at 1:24PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Considered to be the No 1 bourbon brand in the world by many, you must make note of the two new ultra-premium serves by Jim Beam that are set to hit the market shortly. Here are the tasting notes  ...   Continue Reading »

Around the World with Godiva’s New Limited Edition Chocolates

By   ON Sep 8th 2014 at 2:01PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Premium chocolatier Godiva channels unique flavours from across the globe to create a worldly selection of chocolates. FYI, the trip is a mouthful and is totally worth it!  ...   Continue Reading »

ITC Grand Chola Serves up a Rs 42,000 Cocktail

By   ON Sep 5th 2014 at 12:17PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

This Chennai bar scores for producing one of the most expensive cocktails in the country. ITC Grand Chola introduces its Rs 42,000-plus blend of vintage cognac and champagne, called Lady Luxe, at the Cheroot Malt and Cigar Lounge. Here's what you need to know about this pricey cocktail  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Yuuka, Palladium Hotel

By   ON Sep 3rd 2014 at 10:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Adding to the glitz and glamour of the 37th & 38th floors of Palladium Hotel is Mumbais first high-rise restaurant. Conceptualized by Chef Ting Yen (a renowned chef from Boston and consummate sushi master), the authentic Japanese restaurant combines flavours on a platter that cannot be ignored. The aroma is drool-worthy, enough for you to dig in as soon as the food is served.  ...   Continue Reading »

Week in LuxuryLaunches: A Taste of Luxury

By   ON Sep 1st 2014 at 4:34PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Every week, our friends at LuxuryLaunches give us the low down on uber-luxurious happenings from across the world. This time we assemble a consolidated menu from our food trail around the world, and sum up the weeks adventures with a few one-of-a-kind indulgences worth your time and money. Read on  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Set Lunch at Hakkasan

By   ON Aug 29th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

We have some favourites at Hakasan; theres their edamame truffle dumplings, their pak-choi in oyster sauce and their Golden Dragon chicken. Now we have a couple more dishes to add to that list; the steamed Indian salmon and the tofu and French beans in black bean sauce. We tried both during lunch on a recent Saturday, and both dishes were on their updated and extensive set lunch menu.  ...   Continue Reading »

A Taste of Sweden

By   ON Aug 25th 2014 at 2:38PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Swedens Consul General Fredrika Ornbrant invited us to her stylish Mumbai home for a taste of traditional Swedish cooking, paired with great conversation.  ...   Continue Reading »

Pick of the Week: The Bubbly Twist

By   ON Aug 25th 2014 at 1:22PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Every week we showcase one luxury pick that indulges and pampers you, satisfies a craving, helps you tick a name of a wish list, or just gives you some TLC. This week, we pick from Dom Perignons Vintage cellar. Here's why...  ...   Continue Reading »

Patron Pays Ode to Humphrey Bogart with an English Gin

By   ON Aug 14th 2014 at 10:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

If gin and tonic is your choice of poison, then youre about to become one happy drinker when you see Patrons latest Bogarts Gin, dedicated to a true alcohol enthusiast  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Joss at Santacruz, Mumbai

By   ON Aug 12th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Updating a decade-long legacy with new interpretations, Joss at Santacruz in Mumbai not only matches up to, but surpasses its Kala Ghoda predecessor. Farrokh Khambata manages to up the ante despite running the fiercely popular Umame and Amadeus  ...   Continue Reading »

These Gentlemen Will Help You Invest in Wine Stocks

By   ON Aug 4th 2014 at 3:11PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

India is a growing market when it comes to drinking fine wine, and now they have acknowledged the art of investing in it too, says David Jackson, an investment manager with the UK-based Amphora Portfolio Management. His company has been brought down to India by Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice, and will help Indians connoisseurs manage their wine futures in India and abroad  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: Aqaba in Mumbai

By   ON Jul 24th 2014 at 6:02AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

We wouldnt call the new space at Penninsula Business Park a restaurant... because its a lot more than just that. Aqaba, that serves eclectic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine is first of all, huge a 3000 sqft restaurant + 1000 sqft of lush alfresco for private parties + boardrooms for conferences + indoor banquets that accommodate up to 65 people and a terrace. Will that dissuade you from entering the restaurant for a peaceful meal? Absolutely not.  ...   Continue Reading »

Food Review: A Royal Fare at The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar

By   ON Jul 23rd 2014 at 1:12PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

When dinner on a Wednesday, only days after a restaurant has opened has you scouting for a table, you can be sure they have a winner on their hands. Heres why The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar at the Palladium Hotel gets our vote  ...   Continue Reading »

Brussels: A Torrid Love Affair between the Old & New

By   ON Jul 16th 2014 at 6:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

Brussels is considered one of the premier cities in Europe and it's no wonder why. From the food and the beer, to the history and culture that's all around, Brussels is a beautiful contrast of old and new. During a recent trip I discovered that the longer you spend there, the more the city unveils itself and the easier it becomes to fall in love with it. But if you are on a timeline and want to cross off all the essentials from the 'Brussels: Must-Do' list, here's where you should start...  ...   Continue Reading »

Johnnie Walker’s Limited Edition Art Deco Bottle

By   ON Jul 15th 2014 at 12:25PM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

It was 80 years ago, at the peak of the Art Deco era that King George V awarded John Walker & Sons a Royal Warrant for Johnnie Walker Black Labels distinctive flavour and striking design. It was during this golden age that Johnnie established a global footprint across more than 120 countries worldwide. Today, this legacy is being celebrated with a stunning limited edition bottle design of the Johnnie Walker Black Label inspired by the Art Deco age when it achieved the global icon title.  ...   Continue Reading »

Review: All American Evenings at Hyatt Regency

By   ON Jul 11th 2014 at 10:00AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

If your heart's set on a traditional American feast, Hyatt Regency's new menu stacks up a pretty tall order...  ...   Continue Reading »

(P)Review: Terttulia Comes to Mumbai

By   ON Jul 10th 2014 at 10:37AM IN Rated   Lifestyle 

If youre a regular in Pune, you know that long Sunday afternoons are inevitably spent sipping Sangrias at Terttulia. So when we heard that its opening in Mumbai from Sunday, July 13, we had to visit to bring those weekend brunch soirees back to our busy lives. Heres a sneak peek into Terttulia and the dishes we tried and tested while there  ...   Continue Reading »

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