Veuve Clicquot: It’s Raining Yellow Ladies!

Veuve Clicquot: It’s Raining Yellow Ladies!

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Simone Singh
Simone Singh
Sushma Reddy
Sushma Reddy
Gaurav Bhatia and Francois Hautekeur
Gaurav Bhatia and Francois Hautekeur

Pratima Bhatia
Pratima Bhatia

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

Bandana Tiwari
Bandana Tiwari
MissMalini
MissMalini
Kim Varma Modi, Ila Chaterjee and Malika Kapoor
Kim Varma Modi, Ila Chaterjee and Malika Kapoor
Beenu Bawa and Rohini Yvon
Beenu Bawa and Rohini Yvon
Divya Thakur
Divya Thakur
Shilpa Chauhan
Shilpa Chauhan

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.

Veuve Clicquot
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”.