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    (From left) Alisha Abdullah, Lissy and Ramya Krishnan & Kiran Rao and Aruna Krishnan

    We might not have much of a winter, but the coming of spring is still a welcome notion. Paying homage to the season was the Wild Garden Tea Party hosted by Aruna R Krishnan and Kiran Rao, who said, “What better way to celebrate spring than with fashion, food and flowers.” And Amethyst proved to be the perfect backdrop for the story to unfold. The event saw a fabulous turnout with the ladies putting their best foot forward in  maxis, flouncy dresses and wedges.

    WOMEN10They were welcomed with handmade floral wreathes and corsages, adding to the springtime feel. No tea party would be complete without bite-sized food, and the guests got to sample cake pops, finger sandwiches and scones, together with mimosas, champagne and masala tea. The fashion show, choreographed by Sheetal Sharma, was fun and interactive. Behram Singaporia provided the vocals while popular faces from Chennai walked the petal-strewn runway. Amy Jackson, Tanvi Shah and Alisha Abdullah were amongst the celebrity line up, wearing outfits by Rose Tree, Pero and Tilla.

    This week seemed to be all about indulgence, and the theme continued with the launch of Jiva Salon at the Taj Club House. Hosted by general manager Ian Dubier, the evening saw the attendance of the city’s swish set. Guests got the grand tour of the salon and spa, and then moved to the poolside to enjoy some fine wine and cheese.

    The week ended with an interesting solo performance by French artist ‘Human Brigade’, hosted by The Park and Alliance Française. We were given a taste of her special brand of electro pop—vocals fused with electronic sound tracks. A lot of people who were there out of curiosity were pleasantly surprised with what they heard. You ask this performer about the name choice and she says, she’s human first before anything else and ‘brigade’ represents the minorities all over the world.

    - Paloma Rao (paloma@newindianexpress.com

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