This panelled and flared umbrella skirt (Rs19,950) is from Manish Arora’s 2008 collection.
Fish Fry, 3, Lodhi Colony Main Market (24638878)
Can’t afford it? Make your own “umbrella skirt”:
Champagne soaks, wine baths and grapeseed massages are just some of the vinotherapies on offer at Chateau Indage’s Tiger Hill Resort in Nashik. Surrounded by vineyards and with a view of the valley below, the boutique hotel has 20 rooms. Apart from spa treatments, the restaurant at the Tiger Hill Resort offers wine-tasting sessions and prepares five-course meals on order that include specific wine menus so you know your whites from your reds and rosés better.
Tiger Hill vineyards, near Octroi Naka, Dongar Baba, Vilholi Village, Bombay-Agra National Highway 3, Nashik. Contact Amit Rana on 9223279828 for details. (Deepanjana Pal)
Nasreen Khan and Bilal Ahmed’s Jute Cottage in Cambridge Layout, Bangalore, has a lot of last-minute shoppers. It’s not just the free gift-wrapping service that entices them, prices are a major factor too. No handbag costs more than Rs400. Trendy earrings can be had for Rs25. Designs range from 1960s-influenced psychedelia to a contemporary colour palate. You can pick purses, pouches for mobile phones, totes, wine bottle sleeves, footwear, carpets, even jewellery.
Jute Cottage, 295/1 Cambridge Layout, Bangalore (25308694). Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-8pm. All major cards accepted.
Try something new. Hop on to the Deccan Express from Mumbai and head to Pune over the weekend to learn contemporary dance. Rajyashree Ramamurthi runs a beginner’s course that focuses on techniques such as body awareness and floor work.
To register, call 9325519079.