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    On a journey
    December 13 | Mehboob Studios
    After the success of Johnnie Walker’s The Journey, a one-day cultural event bringing together musicians from across the globe, the second edition of the festival takes place this weekend at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. With performances by Simon Greene of Bonobo, Snarky Puppy, Kate Fryer’s Dislocate and Paul Potts, entry for the event is priced at Rs. 2,500 for an all-access pass. More on Page 18

    Crowning moment
    December 14 | London
    Don’t miss the finale of the 64th edition of Miss World, that takes place at Exhibition Centre in London. With 122 contestants participating, the top contenders for the event are Flora Coquerel (France), Ana Zubashvili (Georgia), Carina Tyrrell (England) and Hikaru Kawai (Japan). Last year’s winner, Megan Young of Philippines, will crown the winner on December 14. Sky Blu from LMFAO is expected to perform. Details: missworld.com

    Bean to bar
    December 15 | Mason & Co, Restore
    If you’re looking for Christmas gifting options, consider the season special box of chocolates by Pondicherry-based chocolatier couple, Fabien and Jane, who make chocolates “from the bean to the bar” at their factory in Auroville. The box contains eight chocolates in flavours like coconut milk dark chocolate, cacao chip dark chocolate, chilli cinnamon dark chocolate and sea salt chocolate, and will be available at Restore, Chennai, from next week. From Rs.260 onwards. Details: mason-
    chocolate.com, 24921093

    The restaurant log
    December 17 | Moleskine
    If you’ve ever thought of yourself as Anton Ego, the frightening food critic in Ratatouille, Italian notebook manufacturer, Moleskine, has just the thing for you. The Restaurant Journal is a diary with five tabbed sections so you can keep track of your experiences at restaurants. It has expandable inner pockets to store mementos and take away menus, in addition to other interesting features. Rs.1,995. Details: williampenn.net

    At the movies
    December 12 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by KS Ravikumar, and
    with music by AR Rahman,
    Lingaa is an action film starring Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty in the lead. The superstar is doing a dual role in the film that is, incidentally, releasing on his 64th birthday. Also releasing this week is the much-awaited third part in The Hobbit series,
    starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch. Details: 42244224

    Biennale mapping
    December 13 | Gallery Veda, Kochi
    Seema Kohli, known for her contemporary paintings, murals and sculptures, is showcasing Unending Dance of Light, an exhibition of her work, as part of the Kochi Biennale. With videos, performances, paintings and sculptures based on the dance of rejuvenation, the exhibition opens on December 13, at Gallery Veda. Details: 9495025138

    Button bling
    December 16 | Viange Vintage Jewellery How about owning a ring made of coat buttons? Mumbai-based Viange Vintage Jewels presents vintage rings made of Chanel and Givenchy coat buttons. In shades of gold, the rings come with a pearl setting or criss-cross patterns on them. Rs.5,500. Details: 9820080195

    Say cheers!
    December 18 | ITC Grand Chola
    Celebrate Christmas at ITC Grand Chola with drinks like the traditional eggnog and mulled wine, or fresher creations like Sangria Spritz and Chocolate Elyx. And at The Cheroot-Malt and Cigar Lounge, try ‘The Perfect Serve’ that pairs whiskys like The Glenlivet 12-year-old and Ballantine’s 17-year-old, with three handcrafted chocolates from Nutmeg-The Gourmet Shop. From Rs.700 plus tax onwards. Till December 31. Details: 22200000

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