I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but then I got whisked off to Berlin :) My monsoon so far has been pretty fantastic, either traveling the globe, jumping into pools (that blog coming soon) or sipping fancy champagne like I did a few weeks ago (out of very interesting flutes I might add) at Gaurav Bhatia’s invitation to enjoy lunch (and several glasses of yummy Veuve Clicquot) to celebrate the spirit of Yellow on a rainy day with Mumbai’s swishest ladies! I love the food at Koh (as you know) and enjoyed the company of Ila Chaterjee and my fellow geek chics – Mumbai Boss lady Nayantara Kilachand an CNNGo Editor Sita Wadhwani.
My favorite anecdote (which Gaurav told all the ladies with glee) was that when he told his wife Pratima Bhatia the dress code was” yellow” she promptly retorted, “never tell a woman what to wear!” but promised she’d make it work, (cute, and so true) apparently Sushma Reddy agrees!
P.S. Bandu, I love your Twitter handle! xoxo
Spotted: A melange of Mumbai’s most creative and stylish women, including Cecilia Morelli Parikh, Divya Thakur, Gauri Devidayal (of ‘The Table’), Sherina Dalamal, Beenu Bawa, Malini Akerker, Shilpa Chavan, Kainaz Messman, Simone Singh, Sushma Reddy, Kim Verma Modi and Francois Hautekeur – Oenologist, House of Veuve Clicquot.
Oh And I learned something new: In 1772, Philippe Clicquot-Muiron established the original enterprise which in time became the house of Veuve Clicquot. His son, François Clicquot, married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798 and died in 1805, leaving his widow (veuve in French) in control of a company variously involved in banking, wool trading, and Champagne production. Under Madame Clicquot’s guidance the firm focused entirely on the latter, to great success. Hence the celebration of women who “do”.