The hotel in Mahabalipuram was the setting of the wedding of Paul Raymond and Paloma Rao. The ceremony took place by the ocean, with the groom arriving in a cycle rickshaw driven by the groomsman. At the reception, Gibran Osman, the emcee, had guests in splits, while DJ Ashok had family and friends, on their feet all night.
The Collectabillia Winter Auction saw a small gathering of enthusiasts, all excited about the display that included boxer Muhammad Ali’s gloves and Sachin Tendulkar’s bat among other items. Guests, including entrepreneurs like Sam Paul and CK Kumaravel, sipped on wine and munched on fish fingers as they scrutinised the exhibits, before the auction, conducted by Vijay Amritraj, began. As always, he peppered the auction with anecdotes and funny stories, even one about his first girlfriend!
This Sunday saw the preview of Nida Mahmood’s SS’15 collection at The Westin. With a fashion show hosted by Shahin Ansari of MaalGaadi, Apsara Reddy of The Red Kite and curated by designer Vivek Karunakaran, the afternoon was well attended.
The relaunch of the poolside bar, Aqua, was attended by Sidney Sladen, singer Shakthisree Gopalan and top party people. Chef Rajesh’s barbecued pizza with tandoori chicken from the new menu was a big hit, while resident DJ Faezal put their new sound system to the test.