From food trucks to designerwear showcases to tree ornament shopping, we chalk out a map of  all the places you can go to this week 

Pick up gifts for your favourite people, with a selection of luxe décor showcases and lifestyle pop-ups. From Zingbi's Holiday Soiree to Chamier's hampers, here's a list 

Rehna Abdul Kareem Published :  07th December 2018 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  07th December 2018 06:00 AM
Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

Christmas isn’t here yet, but that won’t stop the shopaholics in Chennai from prepping for good times ahead! From having BBQs and live music on sprawling green lawns, to exclusive showcases by designers — Chennai is slowly gearing to get into the true X’mas spirit! Pick up gifts for your favourite people too, with a selection of luxe décor showcases and lifestyle pop-ups.Take out a notebook, put down a check list and get shopping. We assure you, this is going to be fun!   

Décor  essentials
Christmas cheer doesn’t just stop at the tree and gifts. Take some of that cheer to your house too with Aardvark Design Studio’s  collection of table decorations, tree ornaments, stars and atmosphere trays.  Chennai-based Anjali Motha has been in the export business for over 20 years, and their Christmas showcase this week promises to be exciting!  Also find,  scrumptious Sri Lankan Christmas cakes, love cakes and jaggery cakes. Starting at `500. From December 8 to 12. At 25, Pycrofts Road.  

Aardvark Design Studio's decor products

Holiday mode on!
Planning on getting that perfect celeb airport look? Zingbi’s Holiday Soirée is a pop-up for fashionistas in the city to chat about their holiday and party plans. Shop for designer wear, curated exclusively for the party season like Sapna Munoth’s black-and-white ruffle sleeve dress, or festive kaftans from the Kaftan Company. From today till December 9. From 11 am. At Zingbi. Gopalapuram. 

Easy silhouettes from Nirvair

Mistletoe cheer
Looking to shop, eat and make merry this Christmas? Join the Under the Mistletoe — Holiday edition pop-up, for the best of fashion, accessories, gifting and food! Indulge in DeviMitchi’s vintage weaves, Pergamano Enwrap’s handcrafted envelopes or an exclusive range of sumptuous desserts by The Hideout Bistro! On December 15. From 11 am onwards. At The English Tea Room. 

Fragrant candles

Festive ready
Watch out for Stylelicious’s Christmas Shopping Festival where they have Tilla’s new metallic 
separates paired with Ana Boluda’s bronze leather sandals, Payal Pratap’s floral collection and more! From December 16. 10 am onwards. 
On display at Amethyst.   


Style diaries
Designer wear, ethnic dresses, kurtas, gowns and more! Usher in the party season with the Hi Life Exhibition. The two-day event is curated, and will showcase the latest collections in designerwear, 
jewellery pieces, home and décor, furnishing, handbags and accessories.  Today and tomorrow. From 10 am onwards. At Hyatt Regency Chennai. 

 Food truck stop
What better way to welcome Christmas cheer but with a live band, while wolfing down scrumptious Coorgi- style pork favourites from Chennai restaurant Oink, and trying out different type of cheese and bread. All this on a sprawling  green lush lawn at the LocalXO Christmas Market. Find names like Heads Up For Tails, The Tickle Truck, and a carving station by Chef Payal of Gourmet Gig — all showcasing for t he first time, the event  will be a day long picnic. On December 15. From 11 am. At Green Meadows Resort, ECR. 

The Tickle Truck 

 Winter  hues
Embroidered chanderis in vibrant colours, Benarasi weaves cut into striking separates and colours of the season like red and green, is what designer Priyadarshini Rao will be showcasing in her line,The Benares Edit. This Autumn Winter 2018 line will echo the sentiments of the contemporary global Indian woman, who rejoices in her roots. The designer will be at Collage, Greams road today. From 11 am onwards. 

Designs from Priyadarshini Rao

 Table talk
Looking to deck up your dinner table with the finest of tableware and candle stands? Kika’s opulent  and premium range of  plates are unlike any other and adds a touch of exotic to your kitcheware.  These 24k gold-plated  plates make for a luxurious Christmas gift! From 
dinner plates to candle stands to serving bowls to mugs and tea sets, head over to their showcase today. There will also be a meet and greet with Janaki Kirloskar, the founder and CEO. Today. From 11 am onwards. At Elan, Alwarpet. 

Kika tableware

Chic basics
From Chennai-based Priyanjoli’s winter collection to LFW designer Paridhi Jaipuria’s relaxed silhouettes, The Red Carpet event hosted by Haute Couture and Lime Soda Pop-up promises to be a star-studded affair. Find sustainable fashion for the season with brands like Orrbban, Hyderabad’s Sirisha Reddy who makes luxurious Indian wear, Ahmedabad-based Msafiri, and ASMI by Mumbai-based Mayank Modi. On December 20. From 11 am onwards. At Amethyst Cafe, Royapettah. 

Priyanjoli Base's saris 

Cordon Bleu & Christmas cakes 
Get ready for good ol’ Christmas celebrations with the Old Fashioned Christmas Stall, this weekend! They will have everything from plum cakes, puddings, mulled wine and other Christmas goodies. Hosted by The Table and The English Tearoom, take part in Christmas carols, have spiced mulled wine and more. On December 9. From 4 pm to 9 pm. At The English Tea Room. 

Old fashioned Christmas stall

The  streets are lit! 
 The Alwarpet Christmas Street Fest is a two-day street festival with labels like Azurina, Brass Tacks, Kimono, Maahikhas, Raave Christmas Store, Samasta, Silver Moonlight, and Sudi Store. Stop by their beautifully rated, lit up street, listen to music, shop, eat, drink, and be merry! From December 9. From 11 am. Between Sudi Store and Samasta, Alwarpet. 

Brass Tacks's designs 

That December glow
Get your favourite highlighter out and learn how to give yourself the Christmas glow with 
a whole new palette of trends with Ankita Srivastava (in pic), popularly known by her YouTube name, Corallista — Makeup & Beauty Blog. She will be demonstrating easy-to-do makeup sessions for this party season. So this is your chance to learn the basics. Today. At Häagen-Dazs, Phoenix MarketCity. From 6 pm onwards. 

’Tis the season
Wondering what to buy your loved ones? Choose from Chamiers beautifully curated Christmas gift hampers — the Spirit hamper, the Rudolph hamper, the white hamper and the hot chocolate hamper. While the first hamper comes with a wooden Bani storage box, ornaments and tea-light holders, the hot chocolate hampers come with ornaments, baubles, tea packs and a delicious hot chocolate mix. Starting at `1,750. At Chamiers, Nandanam.

Christmas cheer hamper


Market hopping
Ranging from clothing to skincare and wellness, the Madras Margarita — Christmas Edition, will feature some of Chennai’s most popular home-grown brands.  Find names like Studio Vallikka, Trayee, Beads a la mode, Ecofemme, Baby’s Breath, All things Chettinad, Khwaabh, Go Chic, Madraskarri and A Pretty Jumble. The Book Exchange will make a comeback, where book lovers can leave a well-
read book and take another in exchange! On December 15 and 16.  From 11 am. At Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam School, RA Puram.