Nothing stops us from indulging in environment-friendly purchases, so why should Holi be any different. The eco-conscious souls at Mocha have a community called Mocha Tree Huggers, who know a thing or two about caring for Mother Earth. They've introduced 100% skin and environment-friendly colours with shades like emerald green, electric pink, ethereal orange, extreme yellow and exotic red, infused with the aromas of orange, lemongrass and citronella essential oils.
Buy at: 500 INR for a pack of 5 sachets
Where: Mocha Outlets in Delhi & Mumbai
When: Available till March 27, 2013
SHOPA festival isn't complete without our wardrobes being in place. Vinegar and Biba heard us, and introduced a special collection for Holi. With indian wear being Biba's trademark, you can opt for white kurtas in varying silhouettes. The white collection with hints of colour serve as the perfect pallete for Holi splashes and prices start at 699 INR. Cute shorts, ganjee tops, jumpsuits, tunics and accessories add to the Holi collection at Vinegar. Get your fashion fix at prices that start at 600 INR onwards.
EATWhile colours are swirling around us, let's not forget that our tummies are in need of a food fest. Look no further than FarsanKart, that delivers Gujarati farsan at your doorstep. At the STRUT120 HQ, the discovery of this site led to as much excitement as a smashing discount at Net-a-porter. It begs to be clicked ;)
Yes, sweet tooth, we haven't been ignoring you! Earth Palate at Sahara Star offers a special brunch for Holi with cold thandai, puran poli , malpua and other delicacies that mark the festival. There are also variations like boondi cheesecake (see pic), thandai mousse cake, thandai chocolate, paan chocolate and gulab jamun chocolate cake. Nom, nom, nom!When: 12: 30 pm- 3.30 pm, March 27, 2013Price: 2000 INR for non-alcoholic buffet and 2200 INR with alcohol plus taxesFor Reservations, call on: 022 39807444 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgWhere: Sahara Star, Opp. Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai
CL was in Mumbai and CL left his footprint. We are talking about Christian Louboutin, silly! The shoe designer and weaver of many a wardrobe dreams, opened his second flagship in India in the city of dreams, Mumbai. The signature red soles match the red carpet that covers the floors of the store with white walls and arched windows. This weekend, take a trip down designer avenue.
Where: Sir H C Dinshaw Building, Horniman Circle, Mumbai, 400023, Phone no. 022-43471787
MAKEUPHoli colours - yes, and makeup - yes, yes, yes! Lakme has introduced limited edition pop tints for summer with varied hues such as neons and sorbets. The lip shades ooze colour with bright orange, vivacious pink and flaming red, while the nail paints play with pastel tones of blue, green and carrot. The lip tints are available at 800 INR and nail paints retail at 250 INR. Nivea went on to wear rose-tinted lip balms with their brand new offering - Soft Rose Lipcare. This pink baby is infused with nourishing shea butter and SPF 10 to give your lips ultimate care and protection. At 129 INR, it won't hurt to experiment with this product.
SKINCAREA spa that puts some extra thought to meet our beauty needs deserves extra brownie points. Mantra Vedic Spa knows all about our skin's despair the day after Holi. So, they would take care of all the stains and dryness with their post-Holi treatments, specially designed for the festival.
Price: 6999 INR (Taxes Applicable)
Where: Mantra Vedic Spa, 31 Link Road, Lajpat Nagar - 3, New Delhi-110024Contact No: 011-41081086/ 41081087/ + 91 9818991796Email: email@example.com
Then there are those who find peace, joy and ultimate happiness in arts and crafts. The HAB by Usha has a month-long Deconstruct workshop that'll breathe new life into your old items, stained tablecloths and any other home decor essential, that you thought was ruined beyond repair. These old favourites can be reconstructed to create bags, trendy tops and pouches. Interesting, right?
Where: G 1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road No. 7, Linking Road, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052
Contact: 022-61274444Price: Rs 400/-(depending on what you want to learn)
Colours abound and happiness in myriad shades make up this week’s hotlist. Yes, you guessed it – Holi is as much on our mind as it is on yours. So, we’ve got the lowdown on eco-friendly Holi colours, new launches for the festival, food to go and skincare post the day of madness. Get playing…