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    Plum_cake-2Baked delights
    Till December end, Gandhi Nagar
    Craveyard Cafe, a new restaurant in Gandhi Nagar, has stocked its shelves with Christmas goodies. Check out their plum cakes and stollen breads, besides the Baba-au-rum, a traditional Arabian dessert that holds pride of place on their menu. Other specials include gingerbread cookies and cinammon rolls. Details: 8939222370

    Simple says it
    Till today, Indira Nagar
    If you haven’t already been by Kanakavalli, the kanjeevaram store in Adyar, then you better hurry. Today is the last day of One Metre Magic, a showcase of handwoven blouse materials sourced from across India. While you can choose from raw silk, tissue, Benarasi silk and more, the highlight is the khadi blouse with intricate zari work. Expect a neutral palette of beige brown, black, silver and gold, and a few bright colours to suit the season. From Rs.500 to Rs.4,500. Details: 9841380360

    Colour code
    Till stocks last, Fabindia
    Making a statement with dramatic reds and classic blacks, Fabindia’s  new line features a range of silk angrakhas with classic soof embroidery, along with flared kurtas that combine ajrakh print and kasuti embroidery. Also available are A-line kurtas with bold patterns using ikat, applique and more. We particularly like their tunics and short kurtas with intricate yoke and hem line detailing, and waistcoats featuring classic ghera prints. From Rs.890 onwards. Details: 43515207

    olly-esse-1Dance with DJ Olly
    December 20, Distil
    Are you ready to groove to some EDM? Distil, at Vivanta by Taj Connemara, is playing host to Italian DJ Olly Nesse, who promises to dominate the soundscape with her popular music. As you take to the dance floor, you can also sample Distil’s signature beverages, besides their standard international spirits and tasty nibbles. Free entry. From 8 pm onwards. Details: 66000000

    Peek-a-boo
    December 20, Evoluzione
    It’s all about a positive twist on the negative, as Evoluzione presents a one-day promotion of Fontana by Shivan and Narresh. The designer duo has incorporated photographer Lucio Fontana’s idea of negative space to create resotwear and swimwear featuring dots, dashes and cut-outs. The collection is bolder too, with gowns, lacerated signature maillots, bikinis and trikinis. From Rs.1,500.
    Details: 28333627

    Lunch by the sea
    December 21, Pondicherry
    The Promenade has a special treat planned. Their brunch will feature specials by Chef Prabhu—like dill polenta with saffron and olive cream, and Christmas plum pudding. For children, there is a meeting with Santa, face painting, magic shows and more. Rs.1,900 (with alcohol). Meanwhile, Le Dupleix (0413 2226999) has planned a five-course meal that will fuse French refinement and Indian flavours. Rs.1,900 for adults and Rs.750 for children. Details: 0413 2227141

    Reviving weaves
    Till December 22, CP Art  Centre
    HandsOfIndia is back with its ninth edition. The highlight of this year’s five-day exhibit is their vintage chanderi saris embellished with the now extinct ek-naali work. Also find handwoven and hand embroidered apparel featuring phulkari aari, kantha, sozni, karshida and chikan, besides western wear (trousers, palazzos). They are also showcasing home furnishings like hand-printed quilts from Rajasthan, dhabla bedspreads from Gujarat and hand-embroidered bed-covers from Kanyakumari. Rs.500 onwards. Details: 24351022

    Kajal-Malabar-Gold-929The gold deal
    Till January 31, T Nagar
    Get creative and stand a chance to win some gold, as the Malabar Gold and Diamonds store is organising a slogan contest. Buy jewellery worth over Rs.30,000 and be assured of a gold coin and a slogan contest form. Do make sure you write two slogans—while the first could win you a gold bar in the weekly slogan contest, the other will give you an opportunity to win the bumper prize of one kilo of gold. Offer on till January 31. Details: 2814391

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