BUY, BUY MUM­BAI

Fiona Caulfield re­veals her must-have pur­chases

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel -

Ban­gles and bindis from Vividha at Chan­dra Lok; ex­cel­lent ac­ces­sories for dress­ing up, very Bom­bay bling. Bom­bay Elec­tric’s Bom­bay Street Pack, the must-have ar­rival set of two stylish cot­ton kur­tas (tu­nics) and pants for men from Bom­bay Elec­tric, which show­cases cut­ting-edge work from more than 20 In­dian and 10 in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Bom­bay Elec­tric’s own range, Ghee But­ter, is soft, comfortable and stylish. Also T-shirts made from 100 per cent In­dian cot­ton, with new colours ev­ery two months. Op­po­site the side en­trance of the Taj Ma­hal ho­tel at Reay House. www.bom­bay­elec­tric.in. Gane­sha in ter­ra­cotta or ster­ling sil­ver; th­ese minia­ture ele­phant gods are from Frazer & Haws in Ban­dra. This firm, founded in Lon­don in 1869, makes ex­quis­ite sil­ver jew­ellery and collectibles. www.frazerand­haws.com. Kol­ha­puri chap­pals (san­dals) made from soft leather in a rain­bow of colours from Joy Shoes at the Taj Ma­hal ho­tel or, for the best prices in Mum­bai, from Hu­sain Ali’s Cor­ner Footwear stall on the Co­laba Cause­way. Mantra match­boxes from graphic art stu­dio De­sign Tem­ple. Mantra match­boxes fea­ture mes­sages for ideal liv­ing: safe sex, non-vi­o­lence and sav­ing fuel; also look for Holy Smoke in­cense sticks, sta­tionery and lighting. www.de­sign­tem­ple­store.com. Gun­groo and dum­roo mu­si­cal in­stru­ments from Fur­tado in Kal­badevi, Mum­bai’s much-loved 140-year-old mu­sic store. Gun­groo is an an­klet with bells; dum­roo is a mon­key drum. www.fur­ta­dos­mu­sic.com. Or­ganic masala chai mix from Con­scious Food’s ware­house or Indigo deli and patis­serie at Apollo Bun­der. www.con­scious­food.com Sula Din­doori red wine, Ma­ha­rash­tra state’s best wine, made from grapes grown in the Din­doori viney­wards north of Mum­bai. From Shah Wines. www.shah­wines.com. Vin­tage In­dian bazaar trea­sures from In­dia’s hippest and sex­i­est life­style shop, Bun­ga­low Eight. www.bun­ga­loweight.com. Fiona Caulfield is the au­thor of Love Mum­bai, LoveBan­ga­lore and Love Delhi. She is pre­par­ing guides to Chen­nai and Kolkata. www.love­trav­el­guides.com.

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