Wondering how to make the most out of this weekend? We’ve got you covered with the choicest suggestions.
Binge-Watch: Behind Her Eyes (Netflix)
Release Date: February 17, 2021
Netflix’s new limited series, Behind Her Eyes, is a treat for fans of the psychological thriller genre. Having been adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Sarah Pinborough, the show follows the life of a single mother, Louise, who secretly begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while also developing a strange bond with his wife. With its eerie flashbacks and mystifying dreamscapes, the mini-series – which has already been receiving rave reviews for its whimsical twist ending, promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
To Watch: I Care A Lot (Netflix)
Release Date: February 19, 2021
In this outrageously witty, black comedy, Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, an immoral cunning businesswoman who, along with her partner, schemes senior citizens by misappropriating their life savings and leaving them untended at grim old age homes. Their scam seems to be going well until one day when she meets an unlikely match with astounding secrets and connections to the underworld that may uproot her entire life. Watch this roller coaster ride of emotions which boasts of a stellar star cast with Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, and Eiza González in riveting roles.
To Read: The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
Release date: February 9, 2021
This New York Times bestseller by David Arnold is yet another fictional masterpiece set in a post-apocalyptic New England when a deadly flu sweeps the entire population on Earth except for eighteen-year-old Nico, her dog, and a few eccentric friends. As swarms of infected flies roam the planet, the group embarks on a quest to find a mythical portal in an attempt to restore what’s lost while discovering the true meaning of love, life, and friendship.
Where to Eat: Plum by Bentchair, Bandra
Located in the hip and upscale neighbourhood of Linking Road, Plum by Bent Chair offers its patrons a chance to shop while indulging in mouthwatering Pan Asian cuisine. The menu is curated exclusively to match the vibe of the eatery with progressive Asian flavours tweaked to match the Indian palette. Chicken Puffsomes, Shanghai Dumplings, and Salmon Truffle Cream Cheese Sushi are some of the flavoursome dishes that compliment the refreshing cocktail range including the Smoked Plum Negroni, Elderflower and Blueberry Spritzer beautifully.
Where: Plum by Bentchair, Linking Road, Bandra
What’s New: Nomad Food Project
After pioneering the gourmet savoury jams market, Nomad Food Project is expanding its product line by marrying indigenous and exotic flavours to produce a bold range of jams, relishes, butter and soon to be introduced Bacon Seasoning! Their exquisite range of condiments is free from preservatives and prepared with fresh produce and spices sourced directly from farms and wineries. We have our eyes on their delectable Bacon Stout Marmalade, Mango Chilli Jam, Onion Garlic Relish, and the classic Bacon Thecha.
Where to Brunch: Sakura Sunday Brunch at Koko
Lower Parel’s buzzing Asian eatery Koko has introduced an all-new Sunday brunch that boasts of a dim sum trolley, live noodle, and wonton bar as well as some delightful cocktails apt for day drinking. Dig into their signature truffle edamame and Sriracha Snapper Dumpling or relish the saporous variety of sushi, including the Chilli Tempura and the Kappa Avocado Roll. Conclude the meal with a gratifying dessert selection such as the Forest Log Law or the honey flat noodles with sesame and ice cream.
When: Every Sunday
Where: Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Price: Rs. 2200++
What to Celebrate: Chinese New Year at Hakkasan
Hakkasan will mark Chinese New Year celebrations with a festive menu featuring dishes that are made using ingredients traditionally thought to usher in good fortune. Centered around the principles of peace, love, and sharing, the year of the Ox will see Hakkasan’s wishing tree custom go virtual and be transformed into a digital showcase at the eatery. The limited-edition à la carte menu will incorporate vegetarian small eats like Radish puff and Mushroom bun, while meat and seafood lovers can choose from the scrumptious Chicken and prawn Shui Mai with gold leaf and Crab dumpling.
When: On-going until 28th February
Where: Hakkasan, Bandra (West)
Timings: 12 noon to 4 pm and 7 pm to 12:30 am
Where to hang out: Drifters Tap Station
This newly launched Tap Station sits in the heart of Bandra and is ideal for a low-key evening with friends. People who like to stick to the classics can try the German Lager, Belgian Wit, or the Creamy Stout, while the experimental lot can sip onto their speciality brews like the Kokum Cider, a fizzy, spice-infused one that’s surprisingly light and refreshing. You can also experience its rustic interiors and the last bits of winter chill while being seated in their quaint beer garden.
Where: Linking Road, Bandra West
Timings: Tuesday – Friday: 5 pm onwards | Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm onwards
Where to Unwind: Beach escape at Regenta Place, Goa
If you’re looking for an ideal weekend escape this month, the newly opened Regenta place situated on the quiet beaches of Ashvem proves to be a tranquil sanctuary. The resort comes equipped with several amenities and gives you direct access to the golden sands and ocean, away from the city bustle. The sprawling presidential suite gives you a direct sea-view while it is ensconced by trees and foliage, providing just the right amount of privacy. You can have leisurely afternoons in your private sit-out and enjoy a refreshing dip in the infinity jacuzzi with an unperturbed view of the sunset.
What to Experience: Brewery Tour, Goa
Whether you are a beer connoisseur or someone looking to have a whale of a time, the Maka di brewery in Latambarcem, Goa is the playground you should head to. Just a short drive through the countryside from Anjuna, this charming village in the foothills of the Western Ghats is where some real excitement is brewing. With exclusive custom-made packages, there are options galore to accommodate all kinds of travellers with a paired culinary experience.
Price: Starting INR 2000 per person
What to Learn: Ghewar Tart by Chief Mithaiwalla, Bombay Sweet Shop
The iconic Rajasthani delicacy gets a modern twist at the Bombay Sweet Shop, where they crowned the rich honeycomb of ghewar with delicate rasmalai and gave birth to a mouthwatering bonne bouche. Not only does this Ghewar tart look like a work of art, but it also tastes divine. With this enjoyable workshop, Chief Mithaiwala is breaking down the technique from scratch and spilling the secrets behind a perfect ghewar tart.
When: February 21st 2021
Timings: 6 PM
Price: Workshop only – 1400 AI | Workshop + 1 ghewar mould & squeezy bottle – 1800 AI
What to Do: Tea Tasting Tour in Bandra
Take that long overdue break this weekend and taste authentic tea blends while meeting fellow travel enthusiasts since The Flapper Life is hosting a Tea Tasting Tour with the tea expert – Ashita Agrawal. The exciting tea tasting menu at Jamjar Diner includes classics such as the Geisha, the Imperial Earl Grey, and the Red Berries, while the breakfast menu features a scrumptious feast with Hummus Royale, Mushrooms On Toast, Breakfast Burrito and a lot more.
When: 20th February, Saturday
Where: Jamjar Diner, Gazebo House, Bandra West
Timings: 9:30 am to 12 noon
Price: INR 1300/- (inclusive of breakfast, a tea tasting session, interaction with our tea expert, walking trail and flapper fun)
Details – https://www.instamojo.com/@flapperholidays/
What to Shop: #SAVEWARLI Limited Edition Gift Box
With the aim to create awareness and revive a culturally inspired art form of the Warli Tribe, Chandon India, in collaboration with Raah Foundation, has introduced a limited edition gift box designed by a local Warli Artist with over 23 years of experience. The gift box, which comes with a stopper, makes for a perfect way to seal and store a bottle of Chandon while the variant with a flute serves as a collector’s delight. These boxes are made from recycled paper and contain a bookmark with details of the inspiration behind the collaboration.
Price: INR 1650
Details: Instagram: @chandonindia
Where to Go: Saltt, Oleander Farms, Karjat
Offering a picturesque surrounding by a lake, as well as a hilltop view, Saltt offers the right getaway experience for anyone looking to escape from the city for a short while. While the restaurant is designed with a vision to offer a country-style setting allowing you to fully immerse yourself in nature yet have the luxury of great food, the Bar area offers a cosy and warm barn-style feeling that you can enjoy as soon as you enter Saltt. Enjoy the serene outdoors while you sip over Saltt’s botanical cocktails, a menu of botanical concoctions with careful consideration to extract the nutritional values of the natural ingredients, paired to create botanical heaven for your palate.
Where: Saltt – Oleander Farms, Vavarle Village, Karjat
Timings: Lunch: 12 noon to 12 am
Cafe Panama, Lower Parel
With the best of European cuisine fused with the vibrancy of Latin America in a gorgeous tropical setting, Cafe Panama promises an experience to cherish. Choose from a scrumptious lineup of mains, starters, desserts, and cocktails that promise to mentally take you to the beach.
Where: Cafe Panama, Lower Parel
Timings: 11 am to 1 am
For reservations, contact: 9988214444, 9988164444