ITC Grand Chola
When not hobnobbing with tennis legends like Boris Becker in the capital, the graceful Danijela Radonic, wife of Ranvir Bhandari, is the life of parties in Chennai. Seen here at dinner with friends Vesna Pericevic Jacob, the Pilates expert from New Delhi, Bojan Djordjic, the Serbian-born Swedish footballer who is a midfielder for the Chennaiyin football team, and her godmother Jelena Kuhar. The evening included chef Lambert’s specials like pork ribs with cha su sauce, yellow tail carpaccio, and a lot of laughter, swears Radonic.
While the Xmas tree is not going to come up at Amethyst this year (the place is very Christmassy, though), Chamiers has a pretty one and more than enough offbeat handmade fabric baubles to take home. It’s no wonder everyone was headed there last weekend, to cosy up at the cafe over mince pies served with brandy butter.
The Tree Lighting at Hyatt Regency is organised every year by the hotel, in association with the American International School. The gathering at the event earlier this week, saw the participation of students, parents and house guests, with the children singing carols and Santa making an entrance from a gingerbread house.
Designer Rahul Mishra was in the city two days ago, at a showcase of his Woolmark Prize-winning collection, The Lotus Effect. From the collection that features the use of merino wool, his white jackets with embroidery were a highlight, as the designer interacted with guests, making suggestions and helping them choose.