Why don’t you have a vintage table setting this Easter?
Ok, so I know I am cutting it a little short by putting this up so close to Easter, where most people would have already made their preparations and I am so sorry, but it took me a while to find the article etc etc. So anyway this is one of the best shoots I have seen for a lovely outdoor brunch. It’s a dessert shoot with a vintage backdrop and the recipes. So incase you still haven’t completed your preparations and want to take away people’s breaths, do try this at home 🙂
Photographs by Anshuman Sen Styled by Shweta Pathak Assisted by Nitya Dhingra (Casaviva India 2012)
Get a Polka Dot or Checked Table cloth
Use a Black board as either the place mat or Menu card to give guest
Tie ribbon/lace at the bottom of your cutlery or around the napkins
I love brunches. I know, I know I say that all the time but its true. The one thing that can get me out of bed before Noon on a Sunday is the prospect of going for a brunch. Brunch for me is somehow just more exciting than lunch and I love the fact that you can start eating and drinking by noon and go on till evening which eventually leads to dinner and more drinks. For me, on any given day that is a day well spent. And with easter around the corner there is alot of buzz and excitement over the prospect of brunch. I just need another excuse to party and meet people anyway. So if you are planning to host a brunch of your own next sunday I have a perfect table top accessory for you. These adorable Humpty Dumpty egg cups by Frazer and Haws. Frazer and Haws if you don’t know is a great store that makes products in Silver. So do indulge in one of these for your Fabulus Easter brunch.
Besides this adorable egg-cup there are also a selection of wine glasses to choose from by Renovation factory. I mean no brunch is complete without alcohol obviously (nor are most of my posts it seems) But these trays and glasses are just what you need to complete that brilliant brunch. Have a look if you don’t believe me.
If you don’t feel like cooking at home, Mumbai offers alot of options and good deals for brunch at various restaurants and other outlets. Here are a few hotels, I suggest you reserve in advance, cause most of these places get full pretty soon.
Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Mumbai Garden City, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063. Tel- 022 6147 0000
Taj Mahal Palace – Their special festive offer includes a lavish buffet breakfast, a champagne Heritage walk and an informative Sight Seeing tour (at cost). In addition this unforgettable offer includes a host of discounts on Laundry, Spa (Treatment), Beauty Salon facilities as well as a 10% discount on Food and Soft beverage at our contemporary Indian restaurant Masala Kraft and the legendary Golden dragon. Validity 6th-8th April.
In other news if you happen to be in London the coming week do join in the last leg of the Faberge’ biggest egg hunt ever. They have got over 200 eggs sized about 2 and half feet, made by various designers and artists and placed in different parts of central London. ‘The Big egg hunt’ started on 21st February and concludes on 8th March. Each egg holds a unique code word which, when texted to the number provided via SMS, provides one entry to win the prize, the Diamond Jubilee Egg by Fabergé (on display at the Fabergé store at 14A Grafton Street, W1S 4ET). Each additional code word submitted provides a further entry, increasing the chances of winning the Diamond Jubilee Egg. Charges apply to each text message, with the net proceeds going to the two charities. Action for Children and The Elephant Family. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt seeks to raise one million pounds for each of the two charities.
It is spring or well remanants of Spring, and easter is around the corner. Lets make it pretty and blooming, literally. Here is how we can incorporate some flower inspirations into our lives 🙂 (Shoot done by me for Casaviva India)