Weekend Guide: Live The Christmas Spirit And Spread The Joy!

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Cookie Decoration Workshop

This Christmas weekend kids and adults can don the santa-cap and go about painting the town red, spreading the joy and making merry. Here is our weekend guide for this festive time.

Food

Christmas at Lagerbay
Christmas at Lagerbay

Chef Yasin at Lagerbay has planned and executed a special 3-course Christmas menu from which patrons can select 2 appetisers, main course and desserts. Rolled goats cheese, tomato jan cottage cheese snow leeks, creamy potato yellow squash au gratin, peking duck with spiced red wine reduction and brussel sprouts, chocolate strawberry cap are just a few of the dishes in thisdelectable menu.
Where: Lagerbay, Waterfield Road, Next to Rocky S, Bandra (W)
When: Friday, 21st December, 2012 – Tuesday, 31st December, 2012
Price: Rs. 1550/person (inclusive of taxes)
Contact: 022 67369900

If you are looking to sharpen your cooking skills this Christmas weekend then head to Vinoteca By Sula. Chef Silvia Grimaldo is conducting a Spanish cooking class in association with Gourmetitup Concierge and she will demonstrate how to make her signature dishes like Beef Tagliata, Melanzana A La Parmegiana, Fresh Strawberry with Spicy Chocolate Fondant among others.
Where: Vinoteca By Sula, Worli
When: Saturday, 22nd December, 2012
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Price: Rs. 1600
Contact: +91 91676 06469

Pecan Praline, Red Velvet & Orange with Honey - Love & Cheesecake
Pecan Praline, Red Velvet & Orange with Honey – Love & Cheesecake

If you live by desserts, then this cheesecake class at Love & Cheesecake is just for you. Learn how to make Yule Log, traditional Christmas cake and eggnog cheesecake this weekend and share the same with friends and family over Christmas.
Where: Love & Cheesecake, Khar
When: Sunday, 23rd December, 2012
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Price: Rs. 2000
Contact: +91 98199 35135

Photography

The Art of Lighting - Photography workshop
The Art of Lighting – Photography workshop

If you are a budding/amateur photographer then you may want to attend ‘The Art of Lighting’ photography workshop. Photographer and mentor Dilip Yande will give tips and enlighten students about the need and use of lights in capturing that splendid photograph at this workshop being presented in association with GyaanExchange.
Where: A/316 Antop Hill Wearhousing Complex, Vidyanankar College Road, Wadala
When: Sunday, 23rd December, 2012
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Price: Rs. 4500
Contact: +91 91676 06469

Travel

Trekking & Camping
Trekking & Camping

A good way to bring in Christmas and the weekend is to getaway from the city. Your friends and you can head on a camping trip to Panchgani. The cool winter weather, the starry night, the bonding over camp-fire, the singing of Christmas carols is sure to get you in the holiday mood.
Where: Panchgani (250kms from Mumbai)
When: Saturday, 22nd December, 2012 – Sunday, 23rd December, 2012
Price: Rs. 4000 (inclusive of stay, transport, food, treks)
Contact: +91 99208 42186

Alternatively, you can head for a trek to Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra. Organised by Jumpstart, this trek is a mere 2.5-3hours and isn’t a steep one.

Where: Kalsubai (via Bari, Igatpuri)
When: Saturday, 22nd December, 2012 – Sunday, 23rd December, 2012
Price: Rs. 1500 (inclusive of travel, meals, trek, stay)
Contact: +91 99202 63810

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For Kids

Cookie Decoration Workshop
Cookie Decoration Workshop

Get your kids in the Christmas mood and give wings to their inner Masterchef by signing them up for Palate Culinary Studio’s Cookie Decoration Workshop in association with GyaanExchange. Rakhee Vasvani will teach kids in the age group of 6 – 14 years how to decorate cookies in shapes of Santa, baubles, snowflakes, Christmas tree and so on.
Where: Palate Culinary Studio G-2, Bir Sagar,17th Road, Santacruz (W)
When: Friday, 21st December, 2012
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm
Price: Rs. 750
Contact: +91 91676 06469

 

CSI Forensics Workshop
CSI Forensics Workshop

Allow your kids to play detective in a CSI Forensics Workshop conducted by Joulyn Kenny. Here kids aged 4-6 years will be taught simple investigative techniques using which they will have to figure out ‘who stole the Christmas tree!?
Where: I-Leap Academy Pvt Ltd 3, Ground Floor, Bhavbindu Building, JVPD Scheme, Juhu
When: Saturday, 22nd December, 2012
Time: 10am – 2pm
Price: Rs. 1800
Contact: +91 91676 06469

If all your kid wants to do is play around, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols then take him/her to Di Napoli. Apart from receiving gifts from Santa, kids aged 4-12 years will be served fresh baked pizzas along with starters and desserts.
Where: Di Napoli, G2, Dalamal Towers, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point
When: Saturday, 22nd December, 2012
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Contact: +91 98200 77703

Hulk at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
Hulk at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla

Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla is organising a Christmas Extravaganza. The theme this Christmas is Marvel’s Superheroes with Santa promising to transport each everyone to the land of Superheroes. The whole mall will be decorated keeping the Christmas spirit in mind and guests stand a chance to win LCD TV, microwave, luxury watches on the basis of a lucky draw.
Where: Phoenix Market City, Kurla
When: Monday, 17th December, 2012 – Wednesday, 1st January, 2013

Charity
You can play Santa this year by signing up for ‘Santa on Wheels’ being organised by Breakfree Journeys. All you have to do is be Santa to street kids and distribute chocolate, sweets among them and a spread a whole lot of happiness in their lives.
Contact: +91 98200 23362

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Sometimes I wish I was Shandler – quirky like Sheldon and sarcastic + funny like Chandler. But then, I am me. The girl who needs her life to be a collage of small joys, brain-tickling conversations and as impulsive as it is cautious.