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Published: Volume 18, Issue 8, August, 2010
New prowls to source for your hubs. The Verve list of the nouveau spaces...

1. shop-a-holic
Malls, boutiques, stores galore

The luxurious leather brand’s largest flagship space is now open. An impressive piece of architecture, the four-level mega outlet stocks the complete ranges of designs, and the in-house café completes your shopping experience.
69 Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry (+91 413 2226495).

Step into an old-world aura at the Sabyasachi flagship store and select from the designer’s ranges of women’s prêt, couture and trousseau. Or customise your own with a personal appointment.
52 Dr V B Gandhi Marg, Kalaghoda, Mumbai (+91 22 22623335).

The gentlemen of the capital can race for the rails at the new Aza Men store, stocking high-end apparel from a bevy of designers like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Gaurav Gupta, Zubair Kirmani and more.
G-5, The Crescent at The Qutub, Lado Sarai, New Delhi (+91 11 29521841).

2. décor
Essentials for a pretty abode

Veteran ceramic artist and two-time winner of the National Award at the All India Potters Show, Sonia Ramaswamy Dhingra, showcases her works at an exhibition, between August 13-17, 2010.
Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The Suomi porcelain range comprises tea and dinner sets, designed by Finnish creator Timo Sarpaneva, are now available through Rosenthal. The very best of Scandinavia.
Ambience Mall, Gurgaon (+91 124 4665485) and U B City, Bengaluru (+91 80 40980221).

Light up. The new Point A La Ligne collection of exquisitely handcrafted candles score points for both beauty and longevity. Exclusively available at the Varya store.
21A Janpath, New Delhi (+91 11 43213213).

International Furniture Brands has introduced luxury furniture brand Christopher Guy to the Indian market. The famous Chris-X leg (inspired by Scarlett O’Hara’s waist) can be seen in the sofa, dining and lounging sets, all upholstered with the finest draperies.
Hurtado Farm, 166 M G Road, Sultanpur, New Delhi (+91 11 26802319).

3. etc etc
The buzz from the swanky towns

The Comedy Store – yes, the famous British one – is now in India. Get ready for the laughs of your life, with a host of entertainers who take their work very seriously.
Palladium, Mumbai (+91 22 43485000) or visit www.bookmyshow.com

Swissotel Kolkata Neotia Vista is the new 5-star leisure and business destination, brought to the city of joy by Ambuja Realty.
New Town, Kolkata (+91 33 66266471).

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