(Boat) Party all night!!

The latest entrant into the luxury party scene is partying on a boat. Secluded in the middle of the sea with thumping music, great company and a magical atmosphere, Boat Parties are catching up across the globe in places like Ibiza, Prague, Croatia and Cannes. And now India isn’t far behind. Here is a list of some of the best boat parties across the globe. Snag yourself an invite and let yourself loose as you dance to the DJ’s electrifying tunes.
Pukka-Up Ibiza, www.stylecity.in

Ibiza, Spain – Pukka Up
Pukka Up’s legendary boat parties are one of the best sunset boat parties in the world with 3 hours of great house music over the crystal-clear Balearic Sea. Now in its 11th year, Pukka up has really become as one of the best boat parties in the world. So much so that they now plan to have three days of boat parties in San Antonio & Ibiza Town.The Pukka Up Boat Parties offers the finest house music, exclusive CO2 cannons (like the clubs), plenty of free giveaways and a gorgeous backdrop of Ibiza.

Pukka-Up Ibiza, www.stylecity.in

Prague – Czech Republic
Prague treats its enthusiasts with floating clubs, equipped with flashy lights, bass-filled sound systems, with international DJs playing the hottest dance music. The stand-out thing about this boat party is that if anybody wants to take a break from the dance floor, the upper deck offers breath-taking views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world as the boatone floats under the Charles Bridge and through the heart of the city. This party is surely worthy of being a must go boat party.

soundwave Tisno, www.stylecity.in

Tisno, Croatia­ – Soundwave
Soundwave is an exciting annual festival that also runs a number of boat parties embarking the Adriatic Sea, with the Kornati islands only a short distance away. With stunning scenery and sunsets, the boat offers an onsite club to dance the night away under the moonlight at until the early hours. The boat party at Soundwave is certainly one of the most entertaining and exciting boat parties across the globe especially with it being stitched around one of the most happening festivals in the world.

Axe Boat party, www.stylecity.in

Cannes – AXE Boat Party
Every summer in the French Riviera is celebrated with the AXE Boat Tour along France’s southern coastline. It has introduced a unique way of partying over the 13 years of its existence. With the last extravaganza held in Cannes, the AXE Boat Party has propelled the idea of grooving to the beats of international DJs playing the most thumping tracks atop a boat. Having covered cities such as Le Lavandou and Argelès with international celebrities on-board, the AXE Boat Party is a party religion in itself. This year it makes its way to India.

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Piano Club on Steinway, Imperial India

Nostalgia at 1911 Brasserie- Classic European restaurant at The Imperial orchestrated the launch of Piano club on Steinway to initiate extravagant live concerts with unique artists and mega performances each time, promoting the live music heritage of the hotel. The evening commenced with an astounding experience filled with the notes of unmatched piano music, recited by the magical fingers of the undisputed Moroccan Hungarian Pianist Marouan Benabdallah in association with Hungarian Information and Cultural CentreMarouan Benabdallah, the renowned concert Hungarian –Moroccan pianist  enthralled the audience with his dynamic recitals and numerous sequences inspired the gathering, whilst he draw audiences into the very heart of the music, during his live performance for the evening.

Imperial India

Vijay Wanchoo, Sr. Executive Vice President and GM expressed his views on the proud occasion: “Progressing towards luxe and unique live concerts on Steinway, post its launch at Nostalgia in 2013, this evening embarks our sojourn towards creating a Piano club which puts into form sit-down live concerts lending an ecstatic aura and matching the repertoire as well as the legacy of the hotel.” He further went on to thank the Hungarian Information and Cultural centre which partnered with this event.

Store Watch: Beyond Design, New Delhi

Beyond Designs, a Delhi-based luxury home-furniture & lifestyle brand launches a New Show Home in South Delhi. The new space has been designed by Founder Sachin Gupta and wife Neha Gupta. The 1400 square-feet space showcases a series of carefully curated vignettes, all meant to mimic elegant living settings.

Beyond Design, New Delhi, www.stylecity.in

The alluring ambience of the new space has been created with much sensitivity, professionally lit and artfully accessorized. The mood of the collection appeals to the tactile senses of assumed clientele. A customer can experience better furniture in a truly comprehensive setting. The Show Home is a unique walk through concept showcasing a formal living room, dining room, bar lounge, bedroom and a bathroom.

Beyond Design, New Delhi, www.stylecity.in Beyond Design, New Delhi, www.stylecity.in

The display experiments with shapes, forms and surfaces to bring to life varied influences: art deco, graphic futurism, lyrical decadence. The collection comprises of Lush sofas, luxurious in texture and experimental in shapes to the finest art elements, a dining area & bedroom set-up. Sheek ambience synonymous with live-in apartment look has been the notion while creating the space.

Address: D-18, Lower Ground Floor Defence Colony, New Delhi

The Home of the Traveler and ‘Delhi Farms’

The Home of the Traveler (THT), a Home Décor and Lifestyle brand curated by JJ Valaya, is delighted to announce their tie-up with Delhi Farms, a sister concern of the Land Advisory firm Certes Realty Ltd.

The Home of the Traveller, www.stylecity.in

THT is the first of its kind concept store that infuses the old with the new, creating harmony out of contradiction and is famed for design development, interior design, project management and branding of properties. To make their service even more specialised they have now brought in the globally well-known ‘Delhi Farms’ which is a unique firm in the real estate domain that gives customers a ‘one-stop-platform’  for all their farmhouse requirements in Delhi.

The home of the traveller, www.stylecity.in

The Home of the traveller, www.stylecity.in

This association will help the patrons of both THT as well as Delhi Farms to not only identify and acquire land for their dream home, but also to convert it into a luxury home with respect to both interiors & exterior.
Address: K #368 & 369, SULTANPUR MG (LANE OPPOSITE METRO PILLAR #16 B)
TEL: +91 11 65154000

Luxe & Stylish: Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings

J&S, an events company creating some of the most glamorous private and corporate events in South Asia for the past decade, collaborated with Rohit Bal, one of India’s leading Couturiers to form ROHIT BAL LUXURY WEDDINGS.

Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings, www.stylecity.in

Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings, www.stylecity.in

Influenced by the most beautiful and magical places around the world, be it the Finde siècle Grand Hotels of Lake Como, The Duc De Mornay apartments at the Louvre or the intricate beauty of the carved jaalis of the Delhi sultanate buildings, J&S Event Management have always mixed history with an unerring eye for modernity in the environments they create.

Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings, www.stylecity.in

Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings, www.stylecity.in

Rohit Bal has changed the face of Indian fashion. He has created an identity which is truly an expression of his own and unadulterated design philosophy. He represents the true free spirit of contemporary India with its roots entrenched in tradition. He is a creator of Contemporary Classics. With the launch of Rohit Bal luxury weddings, he will drench you in an aesthetic which is resplendent and forever beautiful.The collaboration of J&S events with Rohit Bal will see a new chapter of magic unfold.

Store Watch: Portsideaccess, Mumbai

The upscale locality of Colaba  witnessed an amalgamation of two of India’a most sought after décor brands PortsideCafe and Fusion Access. PortsideCafe, a leather furniture boutique and Fusion Access, Furniture and Lifestyle Brand come together in Mumbai in a unique destination to showcase their products which reflect contemporary aesthetics . Announcing the launch of  their exquisitely designed products at one store,  both Bobby Aggarwal, Product Designer PortsideCafe and Shilpa Kalanjee- Pastala, Director, Fusion Access are very excited about the prospects and are hoping that this venture would be a great success.

Portsideaccess, www.stylecity.in

Shilpa Kalanjee-Pastala, Managing Partner, Fusion Access says “Fusion Access is undergoing an exciting metamorphosis right now. After 16 years of working from a beautiful old heritage bungalow that I had restored, we have moved to bigger premises. A new, industrial look has been adapted just like in the transition of the Victorian era to Art Deco. Fusion Access is sharing the space with its brand partner, Portside Café, and together we hope to bring newer meaning to the term ‘designer furniture’.Bobby Aggarwal, Product Designer, PortsideCafe says “I am too excited about this venture and am looking forward to being part of my favourite city, Mumbai!!!”

Portside Access, www.stylecity.in

Portside Access, www.stylecity.in

Fusion Access and PortsideCafe have also created a product gallery space in their store to promote young, talented designers in the field of design and décor. This space has been aptly named Portside Access Product Gallery and both Shilpa and Bobby hope to provide an active platform for innovative design.
Address: 2/21-3/22 Kamal Mansion
1st Floor Arthur Bunder Road,
Next To Radio Club,
Colaba, Mumbai 400005
Contact: 022 22821143

Travel: Shangri-La “City Escapes”

This winter, family travel will be merrier and more memorable when Shangri-La’s city hotels, Kerry and Traders hotels around the world introduce “City Escapes”to start the season of celebration from 10 December 2013 to 10 February 2014.

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, www.stylecity.in

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo,www.stylecity.inShangri-La Hotel, Paris,www.stylecity.in

While counting down to the holidays, guests can peruse a selection of over 70 Shangri-La properties located in key city destinations, namely Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, mainland China, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Each City Escape, designed to welcome Christmas and New Year in style and elegance, will offer great value and the convenience of being close to sites of interest. Guests booking City Escapes for a room or suite at the Best Available Rate will be entitled to complimentary breakfast and upto USD200 credit per stay to use for hotel dining or for pampering treatments at the spa. Even children under the age of six (up to a maximum of two) who are accompanied by a paying adult can enjoy complimentary buffet meals in all day dining and pool cafes.  For additional children aged between six and 12, staying at city hotels, a 50% discount off the buffet price will be included.

For booking or detailed information please visit www.shangri-la.com

News: Sotheby’s- A Connoisseur’s Collection auction

For enthusiasts of beautiful furniture, this week Sotheby’s auction features some of the most celebrated pieces of ANGLO-INDIAN CARVED AND PARCEL-GILT IVORY furniture ever made in India. Made in Murshidabad in the late 18th Century, from solid ivory, the two pairs of chairs and settee were once part of a suite of furniture commissioned by the Mani Begum – widow of Mir Jafar, Nawab of Murshidad- for Warren Hastings, Governor General of Bengal.

Anglo-Indian carved and parcel-gilt seat furnitureAnglo-Indian carved and parcel-gilt armchair

The items represent a rare opportunity to acquire an exquisite example of the very best decorative arts from the Indian Subcontinent, showing the cross cultural fertilization of that historical period and an important document of the diplomatic relations between Indian rulers and the British Empire. It is of course a rare opportunity for connoisseurs to collect and preserve what are truly important and much published and lauded pieces fit for a museum or a palace.
Sotheby’s- A Connoisseur’s Collection auction on 4th December in London.

Luxe and Stylish: Dhaba by Claridges, DLF Place, Saket

Dhaba by Claridges was established 29 years ago, now the Hotel is set to recreate the same magic again; The Dhaba by Claridges has been unveiled in DLF Place, Saket to cater to youngsters who prefer to hang out at more casual haunts with great food at good prices. I remember spending a lot of my childhood Birthdays at the original, so I was very keen to see the new Dhaba with a twist. Keeping the younger audience in mind, Dhaba by Claridges has a modern twist to its décor as well as its menu. The menu, crafted especially by chef Ravi Saxena, is based on fresh ingredients rustled up with rudimentary spices found along the bustling highways in North India.

Dhaba by Claridges , www.stylecity.in

Dhaba by Claridges, www.stylecity.in

There is also a contemporary, kitch look to the décor of the Dhaba by Claridges in Saket. The truck has expanded to accommodate a private dining experience, and truck art adorns the walls. The Nalka chandelier, Gramophone, Canister Basin, Nimbu-Mirchi lights, are all reminiscent of a roadside dhaba. But these elements have been modernised to infuse a chic and fun element!

Dhaba by Claridges, www.stylecity.in

The menu is divided into three parts, tawa, tandoor and patila and includes typical rustic dishes like Kanastari Baingan (Baingan ka Bharta served in a copper canister), Dhaba Chilli Chicken, Golgappe ki Chaat,Vada PavKeema Pav, Pav Bhaji etc.  The beverage menu comprises favourites like Kulhar LassiAam Panna, Jal Jeera and Mango/Ruhani Lassi. The entire pleasure of dining at the Dhaba by Claridges is complete only with signature desserts like Bailey’s Kulfi, Pista Kulfi and sugar-free ice-creams. The meal is rounded off with Desi Paan made by the famous Panditji, whose shop outside The Claridges Hotel is as iconic as the hotel itself.

Dhaba by Claridges, www.stylecity.in

Dhaba by Claridges, www.stylecity.in

As a part of The Claridges foundation which is a Non Profit Orgnisation for the Hotel CSR Initiatives, The Claridges Skills & Employment Programme has been implemented at this restaurant also. Under this programme, the candidates from the unprivileged sections of the community in collaboration with the NGO Prayas are trained and employed in one of The Claridges Hotels. The Dhaba by Claridges at Saket blends the trademark rustic charm of the original Dhaba with a contemporary, more casual culinary ambience. The new restaurant is a perfect marriage of the style, delectable flavours and earthy appeal of the signature restaurant with a more urban feel.

Store Watch: Poltrona Frau, New Delhi

Poltrona Frau has been refining its sophisticated expertise in hand-crafted workmanship through 100 years of history. Today, this heritage of knowledge and skill is captured within each piece of Poltrona Frau furniture.  The intimate and timeless elegance, the personality of each individual piece, are the fruit of the craftsman’s skill and a design that enhances every detail in the most modern forms.The purpose of a Poltrona Frau product is as important as its beauty, as the quality of its materials. The manufacturing expertise has always been combined with research into materials in order to obtain the best from leather, and from the exclusive Pelle Frau® modernizing them while keeping their original, natural softness, warmth and tactile qualities.  Creating timeless products to be enjoyed on a daily basis,  Poltrona Frau is at the heart of those who desire to have the very best in all places and their expressions of living. Its ideals & philosophy have also been successfully transferred to other sectors such as the interiors of all Ferrari and Maserati cars. Poltrona Frau is an international point of reference for luxurious comfort.

Poltrona Frau, www.stylecity.in

Address:E-10, Defence Colony, Ground Floor Delhi-24
Tel:+91-11-40817357