Football, fashion & food: here's a rewind of some of Chennai's most happening parties
Another week flies by and as someone joked, pretty soon we’ll be saying “Happy New Year.” But before we fast forward to next year, lets get a quick recap of the week that was.
In the pop-up Division, first was Adara at The Folly, Amethyst with a lovely selection of fashion, art, home décor and jewellery. My favourites were the fun garden accessories and brass ornaments for the house. Doing the honours and inaugurating the event was actor Priya Anand, all smiles in a pretty sundress. The pop-up trail continued at MaalGaadi for The KaMaalgaadi Trunk show 5.0 featuring a range of quirky clothing and accessories. We went gaga over the customisable belts from Studio Immri, indulging heavily in the ‘one of each’ philosophy.
This week also a friendly Futsal tournament, with Chennai’s diplomatic community competing for the trophy. The Consulates of Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand participated, with team Korea emerging victorious. Celebrations continued at the After-party at Radio Room, with everyone raising a glass to a tournament well played. Meanwhile, across town two different events were underway, one group had gathered at Residency Towers to watch British sensation ‘Toccata Musical Productions’ perform. One of UK’s most celebrated bands, the twelve-member ensemble worked their magic on the crowd with all the popular hits. Another group was at the Naam Centre for the Gollapudi Srinivas Award Best Debutant Director which was presented to Prem Kumar for his film 96.
The week ended with G7 SumEat, a food festival by Radisson Blu Hotel GRT. Inspired by the G7 Summit, the festival curated by Salt Co 531 featured not just cuisines from the seven countries, but an ambience to match. Flags, live counters showcasing an extensive menu, and a band, poolside, made for an interactive experience.