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High on design
January 7-8, Hyatt Regency
Akritti Elite is organising a two-day exhibition of designer wear and accessories at Hyatt Regency. With brands like PGP Joyeria, Golden Weaves and La Bellas participating, keep an eye out for saris and Pakistani suits. Another highlight is the famous stone bangles from Hyderabad. From Rs.100 to Rs.20,000. Details: 9840119732

AmbarGems galore
Till stocks last, Online
For fans of bling, Delhi-based designer Ambar Pariddi Sahai (a participant at the recent Miami Fashion Week) has launched her Christmas collection online. Catering to both men and women, it has brooches, ruby necklaces, customised cuff links and buttons. From Rs.700 onwards. The products can be shipped across the country. Details: mineofdesign.com

Pretty package
Till January 10, Wrangler
Look fabulous with Wrangler’s Ride Pretty offer. On purchase of merchandise worth `1,995, you can snap up wranglersalon vouchers worth Rs.2,000—from popular salons like Bounce, VLCC and Kanya—for manicures, facials and more. Offer valid till January 10. Details: 42171206

For love of khadi
January 8-11,  CP Art Centre

If you are a fan of khadi, check out Nature Alley by Tara. The exhibition will feature women’s wear—kaftans, kowdi kurtas and palazzo pants with Lambani and Negi embroidery (from Karnataka)—and menswear—from kurtas to cricket shirts. All the clothes use organic and natural dyes. Rs.750 onwards. Details: 24341778

The big clean-up
January 4, Marina Beach
Keeping pace with the national mood, The Ultimate Riders League, an organisation of bikers, is hosting a beach clean-up. With participants including students and IT professionals, it will tackle three catergories of waste—biodegradable, non biodegradable and glass. All participants beach-clean-upwill be awarded certificates. Sunday, from Anna Square to the Lighthouse. From 6 am to 9 am. Details: 9092125345

Keeping track
Till stocks last, Makoba
Plan the year ahead with the selection of diaries on offer at Makoba. Featuring brands like Nightingale and Rubberband, you can customise their shape, size and layout. While at the store, check out their stationery and watch collection, too. From Rs.100 onwards. Details: 28218595

katha-utsav-(2)Word play
January 3, Hippocampus
Katha, a publishing house in Delhi, is holding a talk for children at Hippocamus Children’s Company. With authors and illustrators from countries like Japan, Iran and Canada participating, it will include a brief introduction to storytelling and poetry writing, followed by an interactive session. For children between five and 14. Tomorrow, from 4.30 pm onwards. Free entry. Details: 42116417

Ethnic connect
Till January 4, Thiruvanmiyur
Get an introduction to Gujarat through an exhibition-cum-sale by Pushpanjali Khadi Gramdhyog Gujurat Blue-potterySanstan. The products on display include textiles, paintings and more. Look out for sheesham wood articles like jewel boxes and tables, besides metal crafts. At Jayshri Kalyana Mandapam. From `10 onwards. Details: 0882605595

Go green
January 9, Luz Church
Capture your thoughts on how to live a sustainable lifestyle on film and get a chance to screen it at Green Minds, an event being conducted by Green Minds Centre—an organisation that works on sustainable solutions. Send your entries to abi@greenindiacenter.com by January 5 to qualify. Also, look out for upcycled art, talks on sustainable development and concept installations. On January 9, from 10 pm. Details: 9841001724

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