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Welcome Valhalla!

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So as promised I checked out Valhalla last night. The first thing I have to say is, what a step up from Starters & More?! Now don’t get me wrong, I have loads of happy pub-hopping memories from there (one which involved a yeager bomb and another on a fateful night where my very lovely (albeit slightly hyper) jive-partner spun me around so hard that I lost my balance and nearly cracked my skull open on the step leading up to the bar! (He later bought me a helmet as a joke!) Good times.

Anyway Valhalla has several things going for it:

1. South Mumbai has very few lounges to speak of. This could be the new Henry Thams perfectly located at Eros, Churchgate
2. There’s an upstairs, outside smoking section where you can take your drinks (woohoo!)
3. The bartenders are friendly and the tapas is yummilicious (especially those little pieces of pineapple wrapped in ham. I’d like some more please!)
4. Also the open bar party hosted by Shamita Singha had Redbull which is always a good thing.

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So Lets take a moment and talk about this throne. It kinda feels like that elephant in the room (that everybody wants to ride!) Almost every member of the glitterati gave it whirl (and a pose) for paparazzi and friends while others lounged, chatted, giggled, gossiped and guzzled.

I’ll get the whole PR set of pix in a while but here are mine. I missed Kelly Dorji because he was too busy taking a picture of Manasi Scott on that chair! (Love her hair by the way.)

Manasi Scott

Manasi Scott

So the usual suspects (as I Twittered) were Ash Chandler & Junelia Aguira, Shveta Salve, Kelly Dorji, Manasi Scott, sister act Mashoom & Shamita Singha,TC & Nathalie Ressencourt De Sousa (who are hosting singles night at Cafe Goa tonight incidentally), Kim Jagtiani (who had just come from a gig, hence the hat), Anurag Kashyup, Delna Poonawala, Nisha & Adam Bedi, Candice Pinto, Abhishek Kapoor, Apeksha & Sumeet Chopra (happy mommy-to-be) Arshiya Eappen and Amrit Maghera doing her After Hours deal.

Nisha Bedi & Amrit Maghera

Nisha Bedi & Amrit Maghera

Kim Jagtiani

Kim Jagtiani

Mashoom & Shamita Singha

Mashoom & Shamita Singha

Nisha & Adam Bedi

Nisha & Adam Bedi

The DJ

The DJ

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Poona Delnawala

Delna Poonawala and Manasi Scott

Arshiya Eappen (centre) & Apeksha Chopra (right)

Arshiya Eappen (centre) & Apeksha Chopra (right)

Apeksha Chopra

Apeksha Chopra

So would you believe Apeksha Chopra (with a body like that) as TWO children?! Also had a fun chat with Nisha Harale Bedi on the smoking terrace (she’s so fun btw and complimented me for being ballsy on my blog heehee) she revealed that at her beach wedding Goa Candice Pinto caught the bouquet (even though Aanchal Kumar was vying for it!) Candice also confessed that she didn’t know about the white wedding dress code so showed up in rainbow hues and was super embarrassed!

Candice Pinto and Nisha Bedi

Candice Pinto and Nisha Bedi

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Fashion Week Day 4: Manish Malhotra

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Last night I made the rookie mistake of lingering a tad too long in the sponsor lounge and ended up having to watch the show from in there since the crowd for Manish Malhotra’s shindig was swelling way past seating capacity. I’ll get to the show in a second but I assure you there’s always loads of entertainment lingering in the hallway if you keep your eyes open!

Shehnaz Treasureywala and Kim Jagtiani

Shehnaz Treasureywala and Kim Jagtiani

Divya Mohta

Divya Mohta

Narendra Kumar and Devraj Sanyal

Narendra Kumar and Devraj Sanyal

Kim Jagtiani (sporting a shock of purple hair) was catching up with Shehnaz Treasurywala, Divya Mohta (carried off a funky combination of accessories with style, I guess it helps if you design them) Anaita Shroff Adajania looked comfy but classy in a flowy white dress, Narendra Kumar looked pretty pleased with how his men’s show had gone, live band and all. He was telling me how the guys looked really spiffy like you’ve never seen them before, bow ties, tuxedo’s and jeans. (I have to agree, mostly male models end up looking like a bit of a caricature of themselves in the outfits they’re given but Nari appears to have rectified that for at least one show.) Bandana Tewari was racing around happily and when I asked her how she manages to do it considering it was now day 4 of non-stop activity (and late night partying) she laughed, “This is nothing darling, I’ve just done Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week.” (And all this without Redbull? How?) Then of course I spotted a familiar face and was just about to do the obligatory “Hey, how’ve you been?’ *kiss* *Kiss* when a friend of mine reminded me why he looked  so familiar. Ali holds the distinction of being the only male stripper in Mumbai who bachelorette after bachelorette has had the (somewhat queasy) pleasure of witnessing perform. But I guess we have to give him props for holding the monopoly in the biz.

a Manish Malhotra creation

a Manish Malhotra creation

Kajol

Kajol

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

peek-a-boo!

peek-a-boo!

The buzz about Shah Rukh Khan arriving, getting his make up done, and that the show wouldn’t start for another half hour made the rounds and then suddenly there was music as the first of the golden girls strutted down the stage. Manish Malhotra’s design skills are unquestionable however the show seemed awfully short for all the hoopla around it. The camera crews were torn between panning up the model’s endless legs to micro mini gold boy shorts and focusing on a dishy front bench made up of Gauri Khan, Kajol & Tanisha Mukherjee, Hrithik & Susan Roshan, Karan Johar, Arjun & Meher Rampal, Tusshar Kapoor, Sophie Chaudry, Ritesh Deshmukh, Raveena Tandon and Sridevi & Boney Kapoor. Shah Rukh made an appearance in a black and gold ensemble with a matching sling for his recovering shoulder and proceeded to do a 5 minute stand up act. There’s no denying the fact that he could pretty much do anything at all and still steal the show. A few inside jokes with his celebrity bench followed by a global diss on all male models “I hope Gauri still respects me in the morning” and he was whisked off to the after party where there was a VVIP section within the VIP section and a some excellent strawberry martinis.

Tushar Kapoor

Tusshar Kapoor

Karan Johar

Karan Johar

I felt mildly bad for Tusshar Kapoor who seemed lost puppy like as the last celebrity standing when SRK and his entourage slipped out. (I’m not sure how Sophie ended up part of that pack.) I’m guessing there was an after party to the after party we’ll never see pictures of. Kjo meanwhile seemed absolutely comfortable hanging out but perhaps there is more under the surface than meets the eye since Hrithik Roshan appears to have dethroned him as Shah Rukh Khan’s current BBF.

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Mrinmoy

Mrinmoy

Honorable mention to the paparazzi who do this night after night hoping to capture that money shot. I also met the charming Mrinmoy who runs a fantastic deli called Table of Contents in Khar, Mumbai.

Oh and here’s yet more proof that male models deserve all the Zoolander flack they get. These boys (one in a wife beater) seriously thought I was taking their picture because I’m a fan.

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male models

And yet somehow the guy in the Ed Hardy gear seems even further down the food chain. (Can someone please explain to me what the obsession is?) The only explanation that comes to my mind is that perhaps they got it free and its shiny so hey why not? But who gets dressed up thinking I look really hot in these gold shorts, pimp hat and kolhapuri chappals, all I need is to do is pop the collar on my Ed Hardy tee shirt to finish me off!

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P.S. I was told by an ardent follower that perhaps I’m not bitchy enough, I’m trying to keep it within reason and avoid flaming for the sake of it but I hope you enoyed the meow factor in the post 🙂

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Mumbai Nightlife Goa Style.

T.C.

T.C.

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Nikasha Tawadey and Nathalie Ressencourt De Sousa

Ash Chandler

Ash Chandler

Nikhil Chinapa

Nikhil Chinapa

Rij & Arshiya Eappen

Rij & Arshiya Eappen

Last night T.C., Nathalie and Carl played host at Cafe Goa (formerly Trafalgar Chowk) Bandra, Mumbai which they’ve taken over since January this year. Most of Mumbai’s party pack showed up (as predicted by T.C. who mock-panicked the night before saying, “…usually only about half the people you invite actually show up but this time everyone’s saying ‘Ya sure we’ll be there!’ I’m a little worried!”)

A little live music, open bar and a motley mix of North and South Mumbai’s party perennials made for quite a lively evening (oh and the mouth-watering spicy Goan sausage buns speak for themselves.)

Spotted: Rij & Arshiya Eappen, Nikhil Chinapa, Jerome Marrell (sans Wendell Rodericks), the crooner Shaan, Salim-Sulaiman (who was ruing the fact that although his upcoming honeymoon in Paris falls slap bang in between two amazing U2 and Madonna concerts family and other animals are planning to crash the party!), Henry Tham (a long way from town), Kadambari & Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Brian & Kaysoon Brown, Gary Lawyer, Loy & Eshaan, Sumit Chopra, Farookh Chotia, Kittu Gidwani, Nikasha, Lascelle Symons, Ash Chandler (who’s promised to pen his observations from the sober deck during Lent for my blog so watch this space for “Dry Ash!”), Ishita Arun, Farid Currim, the contingent from the British High Commission, Jules Fuller, Priya and Owen Roncon and some guy who looked an awful lot like Matt Damon in profile (but I’m told the real deal comes in a much smaller package.) Also a few guys had a giggle over the fact that one of the long-haired gents in attendance looked an awful lot like a desi version of the porn legend Ron Jeremy (I thought it best not to put his picture up lest I accidentally start some kind of huge scandal.)

Yudishtir Urs & Kim Jagtiani

Yudhistir Urs & Kim Jagtiani

Eventually the troops headed over to everybody’s favorite watering-hole Zenzi in Bandra (where I bumped into Yudhistir Urs and Kim Jagtiani who’s back from her traveling shoots again) and stayed till they were ushered out with plastic glasses only to rinse and repeat at Olive, Mahalaxmi where GQ Magazine is hosting its first bar night. Free “welcome cocktails” and New York based DJ Aaron James accompanied by live percussion is on the menu tonight!

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