Sleepwalked through the whole valentine brouhaha this week, only to wake up on the day itself in a panic? Been there, done that. To save you the panic attack, here is our last minute guide to save the day and earn yourself some brownie points with your Valentine.


La Folie Patisserie

This new French patisserie in Kala Ghoda is cozy with its four tables and delectable array of desserts.  Woo your Valentine with the chocolate tart or if your luck holds strong, the visually stunning Rouge Velour—the patisseries’ take on the red velvet layered with Philadelphia cream and decorated with strawberry compote—will be available!

Where: 16, Commerce House, Ropewalk Lane, next to Trishna, Kala Ghoda, Fort


Vinoteca by Sula

Wine and tapas—how can you go wrong? Vinoteca by Sula has a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes pintxos, sides, tapas and desserts. And since this is essentially a wine bar, the meal is accompanied by two glasses of wine or cocktails. Take the celebrations home with a complimentary mini cake—sweet endings!

Price: Rs. 2,000 per couple

Where: Book a minimum of three hours in advance on Gourmetitup


Palladium Hotel

Want to dance with your love? Then Li Bai the Social Bar and Lounge is the place to be. A live performance by The Other People with Zarir Warden belting out his take on popular songs will have you grooving in no time. The bar will also serve specially concocted his and her cocktails.

Price: Rs. 1,500 (full cover charge)

Where: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.


Olive Bar and Kitchen

Candle light, outdoor seating and white washed interiors, Olive has always been a popular date option. To celebrate love, the restaurant will have a special menu, but we, like many others, would simply be happy with a late night coffee and their signature chocolate fondant—bliss!

Where: 14, Union Park, Khar West.


California Pizza Kitchen

For a relaxed date, nothing beats pizza and CPK knows that. Choose from an array of pizzas, salads and pastas as part of their Valentine’s special. Appetisers and desserts are also included in this four-course meal.

Price: Rs. 1,499

Where: BKC, Phoenix Mills and Infinity Mall, Malad.


We just heard that high street giant H&M are all set to debut in India soon. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that they open in Delhi and Mumbai simultaneously! The fashion grapevine tells us Topshop and Uniqlo might follow soon… 

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Li Bai

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