stay cool in summer
WITH TEMPERATURES SOARING, IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE MONSOON WILL EVER MAKE AN APPEARANCE. HERE'S A CHEAT SHEET TO SURVIVING THE MUMBAI HEAT.
The best remedy for Mumbai’s summer heat and humidity is to be as far away from it as possible. Aim for the hills, where there’s always a nip in the air; or hit a pristine beach, so you’re never too far from cooling waters. But let’s be honest, a getaway long enough to skip the summer entirely is pretty farfetched. So, start with the next best thing. A wardrobe overhaul. Designer Rajesh Aiya, who since 2008 has been designing for the first family of music—the Jacksons, believes strongly in the psychology of dressing. “Cooler colours make you feel cool. And when you’re going to a party, remember you’re not just dressing for yourself but also for your host. Dark colours can be jarring in the summer, even in the evenings,” says Aiya. Dress sensibly, eat the right foods, pamper yourself and make sure to give your home a small heat-proof makeover. Here are some fun recommendations.