Hosting | Verve Magazine - Part 2
India's premier luxury lifestyle women's magazine


December 31, 2013

Talking Tables

Text by Shirin Mehta. Realisation by Neha Kajaria and Photographs by Ryan Martis

It is the attention to detail that makes for great dishes – whether rustled up at home with infinite care or in a professional kitchen. Now, get the larger picture – place your perfect meal into perfect platters – the ones that reflect the cuisine and concern that you have bestowed. Larger still – the flawless setting, the impeccable backdrop. Give your meal a context, whether of stylish coordination or quirky mismatch. Go the whole hog, for visuals should always enhance great taste. Maithili Ahluwalia of chic lifestyle boutique Bungalow 8, photographer and furniture designer Shahid Datawala and fashion designer Payal Singhal show you how to lay out a mean meal....
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Flower arrangements by Gurleen Puri

Those Sizzling Shindigs

Text by Neha Gupta

Fisherwomen greetings, Avatar lamps, old barber chairs – three party planners, Gurleen Puri, Neelabh Kapoor and Dave Chang, relive experimental themes in entertainment
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You Are Cordially Observed….

Text by Papchi S. Illustration by Farzana Cooper

Verve’s louche Tinkerbell flits through the party scene and reports, unscathed, on the merry goings-around
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By Invitation Only

Text by Viseshika Sharma

Throwing the perfect party is an art that takes practice and attention to detail. Verve speaks to five dazzling hosts on the social circuit, who share their party checklists from picking the right theme to caring about a handwritten thank you note, while always remembering the personal touch
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Billionaire Bashes Of Yore

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Illustration by Soumya Kumar

Verve takes a trip down memory lane to recall the high octane that once shone bright....
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December 29, 2013

Creatures of the Night

Illustration by Wyanet Vaz

You can't miss them and you might be one of them. Verve (wickedly) catches the faces at every gathering
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