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Mumbai, India Local Fashion Insider City Guide: Bhavin Gada of Begada

Bahvin Gada is the designer of Begada. A jewelry line handmade in their own studio in Mumbai, Begada is a brand synonymous with Beauty, Elegance, Art,

Click Here for:
1 – Fashion Blogger and Designer of Style Fiesta Masoom Minawala’s Favorites
– Runway Passport Curator Jeena Sharma’s Favorites

Read Below for Bhavan Gada’s Favorites

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Favorite Restaurant:
Prego
“Restaurant Prego at the Westin Mumbai is the best place for Italian Food, Drinks & not to forget Gelato with super cool ambience.”
Address:
International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Goregaon East,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Phone:+91 22 6736 1050
Website

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Favorite Restaurant:
Corniche
“Corniche an open air Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, by the Waterfront at Carter road Khar.”
Address: B 15, Gagangiri CHS Ltd, Carter Road, Next to Cafe Coffee Day, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Phone:+91 22 2646 0147
Website
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Favorite Nightlife Spot:
Alibi Club Colaba
Private booths designed around seven sins.
Address: Ground Floor, 41/44, Mon Repos, Minoo Desai Marg, Colaba,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
Phone:+91 22 2202 8700
Website
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Favorite Nightlife Spot:
Triology Juhu
Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road
Mumbai, India
http://www.trilogy.in/
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Favorite Nightlife Spot:
China House at Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt, Pipeline Rd,Off Western Express Highway,
Vakola, Santacruz East, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400055, India
+91 22 6676 1149
Website
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Favorite spot for a coffee or tea?
Cafe Coffee Day at Carter Road Khar
14/15, Gagangiri Premises Building, Ground Floor,
Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
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Favorite spot to relax or unwind?
“Bar Gadda da Vida at Novotel Juhu is a hip place by the beach with good music, Cocktails & perfect place to watch the sun go down !”]
Bar Gadda da Vida
Balraj Sahani Marg,Juhu Tara,Juhu, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400049, India
+91 22 6693 4444
Website
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What is the one thing to do if you were visiting Mumbai for one day only?
“Visit Colaba Causeway, termed as the ‘Culture Square’ of Mumbai. The area is hub of various art galleries, Cafes such as Mondegar, Cafe Leopold founded in 1871, besides having numerous small shops and footpath outlets selling everything from artifacts to shawls, carpets and minor antiques to slippers of all kind.”
Website
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Mondegar Cafe
Address: 5-A, Metro House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Near Regal Cinema, Apollo Bandar, Colaba Causeway, Colaba, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400001, India
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Fashion Insider City Guide: Fashion Blogger and Founder of Emerging Label Style Fiesta’s Local Mumbai Favorites

Masoom Minawala, the Founder of the label Style Fiesta, was also listed in Vogue India as one of “India’s Top Fashion Bloggers”. Her blog, Style Fiesta Diaries, expresses her fun and playful personality. She is the type of girl everyone wants as a best friend and she really believes in making her fun and playful fashion pieces affordable for everyone. Not only are Masoom’s pieces under $100, they are all even under $50…. for real.

Here she shares her favorite local spots of her native Mumbai, India,

Click Here for:
1 – Runway Passport Curator Jeena Sharma’s Favorites
2 – Bhavin Gada Designer for Begada’s Favorites

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Favorite Restaurant :
San Qi
Address: No.1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road,
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
400018, India
Phone:+91 22 2481 8000fashion-blogger-insider-city-guide-four-seasons


Favorite Nightlife Spot
Aer – Four Seasons
1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road
400 018 Worli, Mumbai

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Favorite Place to Unwind:
“My Terrace”

The one thing to do if you are visiting for one day only?
“Go to marine drive and sip on a cup of hot tea.”
Marine Drive is 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai.

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Favorite local beauty and or health product?
 herbal moisturizing creams.”

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High Tea in London

London is one of the best cities for emerging designers . They are also known for having amazing high teas. Here are some of the local fashion insiders favorites.

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The Berkley Hotel Pret a Portea –  Fashion Tea

 

 


Claridge’s Hotel for Award Winning Classic British High Tea

 

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Elegant and very luxe tea at The Ritz

 

Local Favorites: Art Galleries in Manila

Here are some of Manila’s stylish locals favorite art galleries. If you are visiting The Philippines check them out!

 

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Mo Space
Website
MO space, 3rd Level, Mos Design Building,
Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
, Fort Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines,
+63 917 668 3951

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Altro Mondo
Websites
3rd Level,
Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines,
+632 501 3270

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1335 Mabini
Website
1335 Mabini Street,
Ermita, Manila, Philippines
+63 2 254 8498

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Artinformal
Website
277 Connecticut Street,
Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City,
Philippines, +63 (2) 725 8518

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Blanc
Website
Blanc Peninsula Manila
Peninsula Manila Hotel Arcade, Makati City
Metro Manila, Philippines, +632-4425262

Local Favorites – Coffee Shops and Cafes in Manila

Here are some of Manila’s stylish locals favorite cafes and coffee shops. If you are visiting The Philippines check them out!

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Cafe De Seoul
2/F one Archers Place,
Taft Avenue, Malate Manila

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Cafe Shibuya
Website
Up Town Center, Katipunan Avenue Quezon City

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Love Da.U.De
Website
4th Ave Taguig Metro Manila, Philippines
+63 2 478 3579

 

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EDSA Beverage design group
Website
209 EDSA CLMC Bldg.
Greenhills-Mandaluyong
1900 Philippines

Locals Favorite Coffee Shops and Cafes in San Francisco

Here are some of San Francisco stylish locals favorite cafes and coffee shops. If you are visiting San Francisco check them out!

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Blue Bottle
Website
66 Mint Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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Coffee Shop
Website
3139 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

 

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Four Barrel
Website
375 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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The Mill
Multiple Locations

 

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Progressive Grounds
2301 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA

 

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Reverie Cafe
Website
848 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA

 

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Ritual
Multiple Locations

 

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Sight Glass
Website
270 7th Street
San Francisco, CA

 

Local City Guide: Fashion Designer Carrie Lacardi’s Favorites

Fashion Designer from New Orleans, Carrie Licciardi of Pret a Porter shares her favorite local and underground spots of New Orleans. Get a local insider’s guide for your next trip to New Orleans.

FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT:
“I am a big fan of Live music, so I would have to say The Maple Leaf, Tiptinas, or anywhere on Frenchman Street”

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FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT
The Maple Leaf
Website
8316 Oak St, New Orleans, LA

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FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT
Tipitina’s
Website
501 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA

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FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE SPOT
Frenchman Street
Website and Website2

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FAVORITE SPOT FOR A COFFEE OR TEA
The Orange Couch
Address: 2339 Royal St
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 504.267.7327

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BEST INTERNET CAFE
Website
Mojo
1500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA

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FAVORITE SPOT TO RELAX OR UNWIND
Bayou St John
Website

IF SOMEONE HAD ONLY ONE DAY TO VISIT NEW ORLEANS WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST?
Frenchman St.  You can do so much there… Eat amazing food at Adolfo’s, shop local artist at the Frenchman Art Market and enjoy all types of live music!”

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Adolfo’s
Website
611 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA

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Frenchman Art Market
Website

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Live Music on Frenchman Street
Website

Fashion Insider Spots in Athens Greece

Runway Passport fashion insider and curator, Tina Nikiforaki, who has scouted and shared her favorite fashion designers from Athens, Greece is also really excited to share her local favorites and give us a fashion insider view of Athens.

 

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Ellinikon
Website
Lazaraki 28, Glyfada 16675
Phone: 210 8941471

 

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FAVORITE SPOT FOR COFFEE, TEA OR COCKTAIL #1
Kyrios at Plateia Mavili
Dorylaiou 4 Athens, 11521
Phone: 210 6400615

 

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FAVORITE SPOT FOR COFFEE, TEA OR COCKTAIL #2
Vive Mar by the Beach
Website
18 K.Karamanlis ave. Voula

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NOT TO MISS IF YOU ARE IN ATHENS FOR ONLY ONE DAY #1
Acropolis Museum
Website

 

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NOT TO MISS IF YOU ARE IN ATHENS FOR ONLY ONE DAY #2
Walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street

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NOT TO MISS IF YOU ARE IN ATHENS FOR ONLY ONE DAY #3
Watch a performance at Herodus Atticus Theatre if there is something on that day
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