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Fah Thai Magazine May-June 2017

HAPPENINGS INDIA MUMBAI

HAPPENINGS INDIA MUMBAI HAPPENINGS MALDIVES SPOTLIGHT To Dine in Indigo Nestled in a quiet lane of southern Mumbai, Indigo has been long the choice of celebrities, politicians and Mumbai’s bigwigs for almost 20 years. Indigo is a handsome mix of good, old charming colonial bungalow and European cuisine. Back then in 1999 two famous architects, Bijoy and Priya Jain, transformed the old colonial bungalow into a beautiful restaurant. Indigo features gorgeous interiors with big pillar candles lit across the old-fashioned windows. The interiors feature five different dining spaces, each identified by the colour they host. The colours in the three rooms below are yellow, crimson and blue, while the section above features a terrace dining setting adjacent to the private dining room tinted in burgundy with velvet furniture and a private bar for intimate gatherings. 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai, email: info@foodindigo.com, +91 22 6636 8981 COUTURE ENSEMBLE Fashion editors, stylists and celebrities (such as Jemima Khan and Naomi Campbell) flock to Ensemble – an extravagant multi-designer showroom – in Mumbai for India’s home-grown fashion and stylish garments. Run and curated by Tarun Tahiliani and Tina Tahiliani Parikh, who are big deals in the fashion circle, Ensemble creates and translates India’s extraordinary and ancient legacy in colour, print, embroidery and weaves them into a modern context. The couture pieces, with glorious details and feel-me fabrics, are a hit with Indian brides and sit alongside clothes by India high-profile fashion designers Manish Malhotra and Monisha Jaising. ensembleindia.com A LIFESTYLE CARAVAN By popular demand, Designers Caravan – Lifestyle & Wedding Exhibition will be returning for its second edition at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai on June 9. Designers Caravan is a super setup for all fashionistas and showstoppers. Splurge on the finest ethnic, indowestern wear, jewellery, wedding exclusives, décor and lifestyle products and accessories. Explore and reap some great deals from the city’s most talented exhibitors. You can’t get a better shopping deal for the day. futuristicexpo.com SPOTLIGHT Castaway Paradise The name Soneva has always been associated with a commitment to sustainability, excellent hospitality and a simply elegant atmosphere in the world of luxury hotels. This time, the Island Reserve Villa from Soneva Jani levels its luxurious signature one step further by offering a unique castaway experience – think Robinson Crusoe going jetsetter in the middle of the splendid Indian Ocean. Embracing a much needed escape to the land of clear blue waters and a beach paradise, guests can enjoy a customised stay in the bliss of pure luxury with Mister or Miss Friday as their private butler. soneva.com/soneva-jani LA DOLCE VITA ON THE INDIAN OCEAN As an ideal destination for world class holidays in paradise, the Maldives is never short on luxurious resorts and hotels. Located on the pristine Ookolhufinolhu island, Cocoon Maldives stands out with its blend of sleek and confident Italian design coupled with the feel of holiday bliss. Curated by Daniele Lago of the LAGO design firm, Cocoon Maldives boasts 150 suites and villas surrounded by clear blue waters and unspoiled nature. As a plus, Lago re-interprets the relaxing, carefree vibe of an island paradise as seen in the light colours of the furniture crafted from glass and oak. At Baglioni Resort Maldives, the resort showcases a paradise with Italian grace. Ninety-six villas complete with facilities and a 24-hour on call staff delivers the best holiday experience ever on idyllic Maagau Island. Surrounded by unspoiled nature and pristine white sand, guests can indulge in cherished solitude while enjoying their stay in this shoes-off, no-rush resort with excellent Italian-style hospitality and superb comfort. cocoonmaldives.com, baglionihotels.com/category/baglioni-resort-maldives 112 113