If you are looking for a holiday near the famous backwaters or a quick getaway from the hectic city life, Cochi is your best bet.
American hotelier Vikram Chatwal’s boutique hotels are known for their unique designs, superior accommodation facilities and state-of-the-art architecture. Bringing the same luxury to India, Chatwal’s Dream Cochin hotel in Kerala is a visitor’s delight with its vast range of facilities and delectable restaurants.
Fort Cochin’s spa and beauty services ranging from ayurvedic massages to organic aromatherapy treatments are ideal for a relaxed holiday.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Luxury shopping exhibition, The Dressing Room is back this year showcasing contemporary fashion styles at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi today. Shilpi Jatia and Ritu Bagrodia offer a holistic experience in chic shopping presenting with the best prêt ensembles, intricate jewellery pieces and trendy accessories selected from popular designer labels. Some of the participating designers include Alpana Gujral, Rohit Bal, Vikram Phadnis, Arti Talwar, Vizyon and Nikki Mahajan.
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
Calling all fashionistas! Delhi’s latest design and concept store Moonriver has recently opened in Defence Colony, New Delhi comprising of a super-stylish fashion floor, an exquisite home decor section and a cafe. The exclusive fashion floor is currently featuring exquisite collections from some of the country’s leading designers such as Abraham& Thakore, Toms Shoes, White Champa Eka, Pero and Taramay by Nayantara Sood to name a few.
TOP WOMEN ON ROLL
The Cartier Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum hosted by Ms. Priya Paul for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Asia Pacific finalist from India, Ms. Sairee Chahal, witnessed a gathering by top entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including Chiki Sarka, Kalli Purie, Avantika Dalmia and Aparna Batra to name a few. The USP of Cartier Women Initiative Awards is that this business plan competition sees over a thousand applicants from 6 major regions of the world. The winner is coached by professionals from Cartier, INSEAD and McKinsey.
ALL THINGS ETHNIC
Zoya and of Taj Khazana presented their collections of hand crafted jewellery and fine silk saris titled and inspired by the timeless city of Banaras. Delhi’s well known fashionistas were roped in to walk the runway and model the creations. The collection boasted of pieces made of 22 Kt gold, polkis and diamonds with intricate Banarasi Meenakari. The Banarasi saris featured intricate zari embellishments and priceless brocades.
LUXURY FASHION FOR A CAUSE
Italian fashion house Gucci is celebrating fashion with a social cause once again with it specially designed bag to mark the the seventh anniversary of its collaboration with UNICEF. The Gucci Boston bag will be available in stores in 2013.
DESI DESIGNS IN LONDON
After popular Indian designers such as Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla and Anamika Khanna, it’s designer duo Abraham and Thakore who will be retailing their clothes at the prestigious departmental store Harrods in London. The exclusive loungewear collection of eye masks, wash bags, robes and laundry bags will be launched this autumn.
STYLISH AND EDGY PIECES FOR YOUR HOME
Here is your chance to give your home a stylish and edgy makeover. Home accessory & product designer Gautam Dhawan, who has recently moved back to India from London just launched his design studio, ‘Exhibit D’ customised design services for interior accessories. The contemporary and innovative collection of coffee tables, lightings, table lamps and installations are available at the studio located at Meher Chand Market, Lodi Colony.
TOAST TO ANOTHER FASHION WEEK
Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week in association with Azva is back with its third edition with a line-up of designers that include some big names from the industry. Ace couturiers and masters of trousseau like Pallavi Jaikishan, Meera & Muzaffar Ali and Shantanu & Nikhil will present their bridal collections from Septemebr 12-17, 2012 at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Designers like Narendra Ahmed, Vikram Phadnis, Rocky S, Shane & Falguni Peacock and Mandira Wirk will also showcase the best of bridal couture design and trends for the upcoming season. Designer Tarun Tahiliani is set to open the event while JJ Valaya has been roped in for the spectacular grand finale
This was originally published in Mail Online India