A Plum JOB: On Tuesday, actress Sudipta Chakraborty, HHI chiefs and chefs got merry and messy. They made a mix of around 500kg of dry fruits, which were then soaked in liquor and left to ferment. “It’s the first step to baking the Christmas plum cakes. It takes around 90 days for the mixture to ferment. While mixing the liquor and dry fruits, we even add coins. Those who find the coins are considered lucky,” said corporate chef Utpal Mondal.
PAMPER POINT: Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage? Or both! Stop by Chandan ‘’ Sylvie by Ahmed, a salon-and-spa at 3B Short Street (near the ‘out’ gate of The Saturday Club) that opened its doors on Monday.
A team of 23, including three massage therapists from Thailand, has been appointed at this two-storeyed, 2,000sq ft salon. The first floor is dedicated to hair treatments and services while the second floor has five massage rooms with attached showers. White marble floors with bamboo fittings along the walls provide a relaxing feel to the space.
“There is no noise or disturbance here. We want people to come here to just relax, unwind and feel at home,” explains Chandan Jaiswal, formerly the head hairstylist at A.N. John Hair Studio and Eye Catchers, who has opened the pamper point with sibling Sylvie and friend Ahmed Hussain.
Massages are priced between Rs 1,800 and Rs 4,000, while the hair treatments cost Rs 1,000-plus.
Text: Jyotica Ramchandani