Its still-green avenues hide many delights. While its main street will take you on gastronomical journey from Vietnam via Mexico and Italy all within a space of a few hundred metres, its bars and microbreweries will lure all you thirsty travellers in, once dusk falls.
If you are in the mood for jazz head to BFlat, drop into a Carnatic music concert at Sangeetha Sabha, or check out Humming Tree for some poetry slam. Step into a by lane on balmy morning and discover a store selling colourful, sleek looking Channapatna tableware, or spend an entire afternoon hunting for the perfect black dress in the many fashion boutiques that dot its streets. Let off steam in one of its fancy CrossFit gyms, linger over a coffee in a cafe-and-comic-library, and feel the stresses of the week disappear in a luxurious Swedish massage.
Introduce Yourself to Indiranagar!
One of the most expensive localities in Bengalooru, Indiranagar, named after our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, puts the I in indulgence. The creme de la creme of the city drop into the sprawling and well appointed Indiranagar Club or East Cultural Association (ECA).
While CMH road with the metro line running through it, Thippasandra market and 100 Ft road have transformed into commercial hubs over the years, the rest of Indiranagar exudes an altogether different charm. For many of Indiranagar’s broad tree-lined streets speak to its history as a Defence Colony. A real luxury in this real estate mecca where every square feet costs top dollar.
Here, then, is a part of town that knows how to pamper you & cater to your every whim. It is only fitting then that some of the most upscale, look-good-feel-good pieces of the Bangalore Collection are inspired by this indulgent side to Bangalore.
Spend some ‘I and Me’ time as you slip on the ‘Melvin’ eyeglasses, for women, by Original Penguin. Here is a hip, contemporary looking round shell frame from a classic brand. Each frame features Pete the Penguin, a discreet but distinct icon that defines the brand. Known for its craftsmanship, your pair of Melvins will never go out of style. Representing a rich American legacy dating back to 1955, Penguin has been the brand of choice for Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, and Richard Nixon among others.