It is at once a cultural experience and a trove of cheap trinkets. Brave the throngs to shuffle past traders selling everything from leather slippers to so-called antique gramophones. Zohra jewellers, next to the nike store, has particularly fun costume gems. Read next The gem Palace Chris Schalkx Bungalow 8 It's not the new York nightclub, nor is there anything bungalow-like about the moody concrete mansion block that houses this three-floored lifestyle store. But it is brilliantly set up as if you are visiting a dusky vintage home crammed with clever finds and clean- lined Asian homewares. Long tables laid for a smart dinner party showcase linen tablecloths, gold antique picture frames are hung in clusters on the wall and wooden chests are crammed with knick-knacks and 1930s-style headbands (spotted in Fenwick for double the price). There's an in-house fashion label, The bungalow, by former ysl and Lanvin designer Mathieu gugumus Léguillon - sharp menswear is particularly popular. Inside wankhede Stadium, north Stand e f block, d road, Churchgate, mumbai 400020 ( ; m ) le mill The mumbai version of Paris's Colette is in a 1930s former rice mill in the docklands.
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3 Sassoon building, fabindia lane ( ). Read next, filter, it takes vision to sell wrapping paper made from elephant dung, but Filters stock of gifts by local designers has just that kind of playfulness. Bestsellers include watches with faces showing Indian Stretchable time 12ish, 3ish and boxes of chai flavours: railway platform, mumbai street stall and Dhaba (truckers stop). There are also notebooks decorated with Raj-era English etchings, and a coffee-table book with sketches of Mumbai train-riders by in-house artist Cyrus Daruwala. Shop 3, 43 Dr vb gandhi marg ( ) Advertisement Tableware at Clove the museum Shop From funky mouse pads to canvas bags emblazoned with Mughal patterns, this store is worth visiting even if homeworks you skip the Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaj Vastu sangrahalaya museum itself. Scoring high on the cool"ent are sets of badges of Indian political figures, including both Gandhis, mahatma and Indira. Csmvs, 159-161 Mahatma gandhi road ( ) Studio scd designer Shafali Choudhrie diwanji is known for her light-hearted homeware and clothing. Look out for cheeky wallpaper with elephant motifs and dreamy floral patterns based on her mothers paintings. Snap up the always-popular white leather clutches with wooden clasps and silver chains, and the award-winning dome light. 17 Commerce house, rope walk lane ( ) Colaba causeway a 20-minute walk from Kala Ghoda is the famous stretch of stalls between the regal Cinema and Colaba mandir.
Shop G-3, machinery house 11b, bharucha marg ( m chetana summary Craft, from outside, it may look like the sort of dreary emporium that sells standard-issue indian tchotchkes such as tiny elephants and peacock fans. But Chetana, which started life as a cultural café in 1946, contains hidden treasures: chunky metal jewellery from Orissa adapted to western tastes by a design graduate who works with tribal women, and hand-painted shawls from Bihar and West Bengal. 34 k dubash Marg ( m advertisement, dag gallery, pankaj Anand, alina jetha, a hole-in-the-wall shopfront hides this boutique of silk sundresses and elegant tunics. Jethas party pieces beautiful shimmering pink and black silk sleeveless dresses with hand-embroidered gold thread will still be wearable even when you get home. Jatia chambers, 60 Dr vb gandhi marg ( ). Bombay shirt Company, men and now women too can custom order their own shirts, choosing from a range of collars, madmen or Hipster, and cuffs: neopolitan or double bond. The companys travelling stylists make house, office and hotel calls, in case you dont manage to visit one of the two stores in Mumbai.
Delicate tan shawls woven in Nagaland are paper understated enough to be paired with a jil Sander suit, and so soft youd never guess theyre made from stinging nettles. 52-56 Dr vb gandhi marg ( m advertisement, kulture Shop, kulture Shop, if you want to bring something back from a switched-on, modern Mumbai, this is the estate place to come. Its a colourful showcase for home-grown graphic designers and artists, whose work is emblazoned on walls, t-shirts, cushions and notebooks. The vibe is global: many of the suppliers are Indians who live overseas. If you cant decide while youre here, kulture also has an excellent website for shipping orders home. Examiner Press building, dalal Street ( ). Read next, obataimu, come to this small shop for bespoke, ultra-comfortable jumpsuits, structured jackets and T-shirts fusing Japanese and Indian aesthetics. Inspired by the farm-to-fork food movement, the boutique has the equivalent of an open kitchen where you can watch the tailors at work. As one heavily tattooed Obataimu designer explains, its important that you see where your clothes come from and who is making them.
New York, this airy, four-storey gallery is an impressive space, staging auctions and showing such 20th-century greats as the painters mf husain and fn souza. Dags director Ashish Anand began buying art in the mid-1990s, and is widely acknowledged as the worlds largest collector. Those keen to make a smaller investment should visit the shop, which sells facsimile editions, books on art history for both adults and children, as well as silk scarves and mugs embossed with contemporary Indian art. 58 Dr vb gandhi marg ( m artisans Centre, one flight up from street level is a gallery and store focusing on work by indigenous craftspeople. I wanted to give artisans an elevated platform, says founder Radhika parekh. The centre collaborates with ngos and champions women in rural areas, but the wares carry no whiff of a charity catalogue; the hand-blocked indigo scarves and jewellery designs in semi-precious stones clean-lined like monica vinaders would look as smart. Paris or, barcelona as they do in Mumbai.
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Then dry off in a sheepskin-covered chair and hail a waiter to bring you mediterranean and Spanish snacks and cocktails - try ze bubbles, a mix of vodka, st Germain and sparkling wine. The views of the high Line and the Empire State building are something to write home about. Read next Address: la piscine, hotel Americano, 518 West 27th Street, new York telephone: Website: m Details: First-come, first-serve basis. 40 for pool use. Tiki tabu at Sixty les hotel tiki tabu at Sixty les hotel a tahitian aerie on the lower East Side tiki tabu, the latest iteration of Sixty les hotel's rooftop space, recalls a tahitian hut with palm fronds, totem-pole glassware and hand-blown lava lamps. The collaboration between interior designer Misha kahn and Artsy perfectly captures a tiki bar's fun-loving spirit: tropical fruit wallpaper, fabrics with foliage prints and cocktails like the jungle bird - fresh pineapple juice and three types of rum - transport you to the island paradise.
Address: Sixty les, 190 Allen Street New York telephone: Website: m/lower-east-side details: Reservations accepted. Salon de ning at The peninsula new York read next Salon de ning at The peninsula new York An escape to the hamptons via fifth avenue set on the 23rd floor of The peninsula new York, salon de ning just debuted a new Hamptons-inspired look. Crisp linens, oversized umbrellas and brightly coloured potted flowers give the terrace, which overlooks Fifth avenue's sparkling decadence, an air of the beachside resort. What the location lacks in sea breeze it makes up with refreshments like the newly introduced Island in the sky cocktail, a tropical mix of rum, coconut water and cinnamon. The adjacent indoor bar continues its 1930s Shanghai deco theme with an eclectic art collection and Chinese screens On tuesday evenings, dj gillian Sagansky scratches groove-inducing tunes till 10pm. Address: Salon de ning at The peninsula new York, 700 Fifth avenue at 55th Street, new York telephone: Website: m Details: First-come, first-serve. Roof at Park south Cocktails and chicken wings high above park avenue the rooftop bar of turn-of-the-century park south Hotel has excellent views of the nyc skyline and surrounding nomad neighbourhood. The food menu, crafted by award-winning chef Tim Cushman, is straightforward with an artisanal edge: classics include chicken wings, burger with American cheese and truffle fries, and this summer's staple dessert, the delectable funnel cake, made with blueberry sugar.
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The three-level club houses a main bar and a music venue, but it's the green and gentle rooftop that's the real find, with its signature frozen margaritas and movie-ready views of the williamsburg Bridge. Address: The delancey, 168 Delancey street, new York telephone: Website: m apple Details: Cocktails from. Reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more. Cloud at the Knickerbocker Hotel What a find in touristy times Square above all that neon: a hark back to new York's Gilded Age at the Knickerbocker Hotel, recently reopened after many decades. The turn-of-the-century property is said to be the birthplace of the martini in 1912, and f scott Fitzgerald drank them, though not so many that he couldn't woo zelda here, while douglas fairbanks and Mary pickford carried on their affair at the hotel. On the very modern menu now are wagyu hot dogs and tuna tacos garnished with wasabi aioli, and more small plates created by chef Charlie palmer, and - what else? the Knickerbocker Martini, the renewed version of the iconic drink. Cloud at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, new York telephone: Website: m Details: Reservations accepted for groups of six or more. La piscine at Hotel Americano la piscine at Hôtel Americano a smart place to swim in Chelsea cool down with a splash in the sleek (albeit, at four feet deep, rather shallow) swimming pool at Hôtel Americano's intimate little rooftop lounge bar, la piscine.
Romantic cocktail names like roses from rye and a balsam of Berry add to the intoxicating charm of the place. Address: The heath gallow Green, 542 West 27th Street, new York. Telephone:, website: plan m Details: Cocktails from. 230 Fifth avenue a backyard bash in the middle of Manhattan Who'd have guessed that a drab office block in up-and-coming Nomad is the portal to this vast, party-rockin' roof terrace? 230 Fifth avenue claims to be the largest rooftop bar in the city, and the 743-square-metre space is filled with wooden benches and garden chairs, enough to fit 500 people, ensuring rowdy good times. Caramel Apple martinis are on the menu, and burgers and schnitzels capture the flavour of a summer barbecue. Read next Address: 230 Fifth avenue, manhattan, new York telephone: Website: m Details: Cocktails. 230 Fifth avenue the delancey the delancey at The delancey, palm fronds, benches and fountains create a verdant escape from the urban jungle.
and the Empire State building. There's a latin twist in the colourful seating and Mexican-inspired food and drink - order the sticky rice tamale and pisco-infused sangria - from Spotted Pig veteran chef April Bloomfield. Read next, address: Pod 39, 145 East 39th Street, murray hill, new York. Reservations accepted for groups of eight or more. Advertisement, gallow Green at the McKittrick hotel. Gallow Green at the McKittrick hotel. A theatrical secret garden in artsy Chelsea. Gallow Green has enough thick foliage to transport guests to another land and another time. More garden party than rooftop jam, the terrace - named after the Scottish field where accused witches were hanged - is on top of the disused 1930s McKittrick hotel, now the setting for Punchdrunk's immersive theatre. Wisteria climbs up trellises, creating green tunnels leading to rustic tables and an antique railcar.
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Le bain at The Standard Hotel. Todd Eberle, le bain at The Standard High Line. Good-looking scenester of the meatpacking District. Always one step ahead of the pack, the Standard hotel - and its rooftop bar le bain attracts the city's in-crowd. Assuming you can get in (dress appropriately you'll find fashion editors and tastemakers, models and young tech millionaires, drinking love amid the Frostbite (a seasonal frozen drink of passion remote fruit, cachaca and lime) and soaking in its infamous hot tub. Try not to gawk. Address: le bain at The Standard High Line, 444 West 13th Street, new York. Telephone:, website: m, details: Cocktails from. No booking required; it's first-come, first-served.