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For years now, most of us have associated Thiruvanmyur beach with the popular Italian eatery, Bella Ciao. We have some great news, guys! Right next to it, we have a new beach café, SaltWater Cafe. It is housed in a lovely archaic bungalow and is well-decorated with artifacts, paintings and pop-culture references. From the terrace […]
Chennai-based architects Swethambari Sridharan and Gokulraj Kailash JT were working on their Masters’ thesis in parametric architecture at an university in Spain in 2013. Equipped with an user-friendly lab, they stepped out of their comfort zones and started experimenting with eccentric designs, which were considered impossible until then. They created 3D printed accessories at the lab. An […]
Imagine walking into an activity centre that has activities for kids and adults alike. You can probably spend your Sundays here with your family. Not in a Box is an initiative by two women – Nidhi Khadani and Anjali Sacheti- that intends to be an activity space that promotes creativity and learning.  Not a Box hopes to inspire […]
If contemporary-chic is your buzzword, then you better get shopping at India Circus by popular designer Krsnaa Mehta that offers everything – from personal accessories to home décor. With an all-Indian palette, they draw their inspiration from both Mughal Royalty as well as road-side chai. India Circus seeks to curate the essence of life in India, and […]
The much-awaited Covelong Surf Festival 2018 is back and will be celebrated next month with much pomp and gaiety. The festival brings surfing, yoga, music, art and food on one platform and attracts people from far and wide. Witness an exhilarating display of raw talent, killer surfing, powerful swells and pristine beaches at Season 5 […]
Imagine taking a bite of a chocolate that is filled with desi desserts like chakkara pongal, gulkand, sheer korma or kulfi! Sounds quite impossible, right? Zitter, a Chennai-based chocolate brand, which started in April 2018, is doing that and much more. It is experimenting with unusual flavours. The brainchild of 31-year-old Janani Kannan, Zitter makes customised […]
OMG! (Oh My Ganna!) launched its famous sugarcane juice varieties in Chennai with a classy cocktail event at the Vintage Bank in Hilton Chennai. Using OMG’s different variants of sugarcane juice, a well-balanced menu of hand–crafted cocktails, mocktails and a few signature dishes were put together by the hotel’s chefs for the brand. The OMG! sugarcane […]
The moment you hit Wallace Garden Road Second Street from the Nungambakkam High Road, it is impossible not to spot Quattro Ristorante. It is set in a massive complex with ample parking space. As you step into the spacious restaurant, you will love the rustic and earthy interiors in classic beige and brown. Quattro Ristorante is […]
Fabelle, ITC’s Luxury chocolate brand known for its exquisite handcrafted chocolates is all set to host city’s first-ever chocolate buffet on the occasion of World Chocolate Day. The first-of-its-kind chocolate indulgence is dedicated to celebrate everything chocolate. The delectable spread includes two variants of Chocolate Fondues, Mini Entremets, Hand-rolled Truffle and Macaroons, Desserts in a jar, Cocoa […]
We had earlier informed you about the Chennai Food Truck & Music Festival, a first-of-its-kind event in the city. It is happening this weekend and will provide a mind-blowing opportunity to experience and explore different cuisines served from Food Trucks along with Live Music at the venue, which will add to the mood.   Conceptualized […]
Fashion designer, Ashwin Thiyagarajan launched his flagship store in Adyar recently. The store showcases couture creations handcrafted by Ashwin and his wonderful team. From heavily embroidered lehengas to breezy gowns for women, and from dapper tuxedos to stylish sherwanis for men, the store will house a lot of exquisitely designed pieces. Ashwin has also launched […]
One bowl meals are trending world over and we completely understand why! Filled with grains or noodles, veggies, and proteins, one bowl meals are healthy and filling; which is a winning combo.We’re seeing Buddha bowls, nourish bowls, smoothie bowls and acai bowls, burrito bowls, and polenta bowls, and rice and noodle bowls. So, if you […]


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