The Bombay Bronx Sneak Peek! #MyBigFatBombayBirthday

MissMalini , 31 May 2014
MissMalini and Anshuman Jha
MissMalini and Anshuman Jha

So I just turned another year older :) and all your amazing love and wishes kept me smiling all (Mon)day long. BUT I decided to wait till Friday night to celebrate it in BIG FAT BOMBAY style at this hot new bar in Breach Candy called The Bombay Bronx – which as it happens, officially launches tonight! And I kid you not, if you love Bombay (or Mumbai, or kitschy Indian art) you will LOVE this place, pinky swear! xoxo

The Bombay Bronx, find your happy place!
The Bombay Bronx, find your happy place!

Massive LOVE to Smashh the Salon, Sarika Motiani & Sushil Charles for makeup & hair and making me look like THIS when I’ve felt like pure death from the flu all week! (Psst! Simple makeup for oily skin video coming up on Makeup Mondays on Beauty School Basics with Sarika from Smashh.)

Hair & makeup Smashh the Salon
Hair & makeup Smashh the Salon

Much love to Marv D’Souza my stylist for this gorgeous and super comfy gift from Bandra Road :) I love you guys! <3

Maxi from Bandra Road
Maxi from Bandra Road

Missed you Sarika! We must rinse and repeat and dance to Daru Desi soon :P

Marv D'Souza and Sushil Charles
Marv D’Souza and Sushil Charles

FYI, The Bombay Bronx is brought to you by Kishore D.F. (owner of Wtf!, The Big Nasty, Jimmy Hu and The Brooklyn Shuffle!) in partnership with Nakul Kumar. So you KNOW you’re in epic hands :) plus its a hop, skip and a jump away from The Ghetto in a glass building opposite Benzer! What’s not to love?

Kishore D.F.
Kishore D.F.

THE BOMBAY BRONX CREDO.

Bombay is the city of dreams, of lights, colour, glamour, energy, happy chaos. And Bombay really is the city that never sleeps, (instead it goes out for a drink or watches late night Game of Thrones or True Detective on it’s laptop :P) In fact, that’s what really drew me to it in the first place 14 YEARS AGO. (That and those crazy cab rides!)

Prabal Panjabi and Nowshad
Prabal Panjabi and Nowshad

But what really makes Mumbai – Bombay? The vintage British construction, the Irani cafes, the golas on the street, the miniature giant wheel rides on Chowpatty… I could go on, but I think you get the picture! And now that I’ve made you all warm and fuzzy about our city, tell me why you LOVE it so, in the comments below – share your slice of Bombay with me, pretty please?

Reshma Bombaywalla, Alon Mooleman and MissMalini
Reshma Bombaywalla, Alon Mooleman and MissMalini
Mike Melli, Akshay Oberoi & Jyothi Vynatheya
Mike Melli, Akshay Oberoi & Jyothi Vynatheya
Marcellus Baptista
Marcellus Baptista
The Bombay Bronx
The Bombay Bronx

And maybe the next time you’re in town we can head to The Bombay Bronx to share a kokum shot or three (seriously, those were YUM) and a plate of Raju style street Chinese, yup, that is ON the menu too. Also look out for the scrumptious mini vada pavs, delicious baida rotis, and the standout palak pakora. True Bombay streetfood in a super funky bar.  Don’t you love it already? :)

MissMalini and Lina Ashar
MissMalini and Lina Ashar
Priya Kapoor, Diya Kapoor, Devraj Sanyal and MissMalini
Priya Kapoor, Diya Kapoor, Devraj Sanyal and MissMalini
Saher Bhaloo, Anisha Dixit and Priyanka Bose
Saher Bhaloo, Anisha Dixit and Priyanka Bose
Trishna Mathews, Cecilia Oldne, Andrea Brown, MissMalini and Heena Jain
Trishna Mathews, Cecilia Oldne, Andrea Brown, MissMalini and Heena Jain (photo courtesy Andrea Brown)
Huzaifa Lightwalla and DJ FatBat
Huzaifa Lightwalla and DJ FatBat
Nikita Sanyal and MissMalini
Nikita Sanyal and MissMalini

Psst! I’m trying not to give away TOO much of the decor so you can explore it for yourself in the most delightful way (over drinks!) but #lemmejustsay the invitation for tonight’s launch party came with this Bhopu!

The Bombay Bronx invite
The Bombay Bronx invite

Plus Mr. Bachchan hangs around all day in the coolie-st way! :P

MissMalini and Mister Bachchan
MissMalini and Mister Bachchan

Only fitting then that two Allahabadi’s posed in a rickshaw together at the top of this blog! See? It all makes sense now! This blog, that opening photo and the fact that I posed with the YouTube Rickshawali in a Rickshaw :P

MissMalini & Rickshawali
MissMalini & Rickshawali

Oh and guess what?! The Bombay Bronx has introduced the Bombay Lottery again! Pataka Lottery and Bonanza Lottery. You get a lottery ticket with your bill and wait for an SMS to come to see what you have won! #allkindsofgenius

Thank you Dipika Agarwal for taking extra special care of us :)

The Bombay Bronx feedback form
The Bombay Bronx feedback form

And there you have it, a perfect Bombay welcome for my new peeps in the bay! Mumbai, I love you. I really do. #Mumbai143

Bavidra Mohan and Saher Bhaloo
Bavidra Mohan and Saher Bhaloo

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