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Melas, Caterers, Shops and more – Your Perfect Festive Guide

This Diwali,  we’re giving you the perfect Festive guide

Where to shop, eat, entertain and participate to make it a Diwali to remember with family and friends.

 

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DIWALI MELAS YOU MUST CHECKOUT

Blind School Diwali Mela

One of the most popular melas in the city, The Blind School Mela this year will have on offer, home decor, handmade chocolates, organic stores  and traditional clothes, in addition to the usual collection of designer diyas, lanterns, hanging lights, candles and lots of colourful decor to add sparkle to your homes this season

When: 21st -27th October; 12pm – 10pm

Where: Blind Relief Association Campus, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg

Entry : Free

Defence Colony Diwali Mela

Known for it’s  lively and fun-filled atmosphere. Innumerable food and shopping kiosks, dance performances , gaming stalls and a DJ for the little dancing feet.

Where:  Gumbad Roundabout, Defence Colony Market

When: 15th -16th October; 2pm – 10pm

Entry : Rs 50

Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela

A favourite among Dilliwallahs for over 50 years, Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela has all it takes to be the most talked about mela in the city. The giant Ferris Wheel, magic shows, food stalls, home decor, handicrafts, clothes, accessories and a contagious festive air.

When: 22nd – 23rd October ; 4pm – 11pm

Where: Colony Park, Near Delhi Public School, Sunder Nagar

Entry: Rs 100

 

Having a house party : Caterers for your diwali bash

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Bedazzled by Anandna Bhasin

From Lebanese to Thai – they’ve got a special Diwali menu for a casual get-together.

Contact: Call +91 9818273939

Price: Starting at INR 700 per head

Find them on Facebook here

Catering by Aditti

20 people in the house – call Aditti Ahluwalia !  You’ll find Mughlai, Awadhi,Ratatouille,assorted crepes and more on her special Diwali Menu. Depending on availability, a kitchen assistant may be possible to help heat and serve.

Contact: +919810543699

Prices: You can choose from a number of courses and customise as per your need

Check out their special Diwali Menu here

K’s Kitchen

Having a Konkani Diwali bash – bookmark K’s Kitchen. Vindaloos, Masala Fish Fry, Moilee and more – made from recipes passed down through generations. Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance, at least. For a big enough event, they do live stations as well, but most of their events are 50 people or under.

Contact: +91 8585962088

Price: Food is priced per kilo, which feeds about 4-5 people, starting from INR 800 per kg.

Find them on Facebook here

ThaiCrate

Amazing packaging and on time delivery, If you’re looking for something different for your Diwali party, you could give them a call. They’re willing to prepare fresh Thai fare for up to 25 people. As for the services, although it’s not part of their package, they’re willing to arrange something, provided you give them ample notice.

Contact: +91 8800688826

Price: Starting at INR 500 per head {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here

The Mint Leaf Catering

For a bigger do – call The Mint Leaf Catering. Their expertise in terms of understanding food pairings and presentation is superb we hear.

Contact: +91 9999994130

Price: Depending on how many courses you pick

Find them on Facebook here

United Catering Services

From chaat counters to sushi bars, they take care of everything so that you can win lots on and off the cards table! Don’t forget to checkout their Pan- Indian, continental and oriental cuisine offerings.

Contact: 91 9818332300

Price: Pick your theme, tell them your budget and they are sure to create magic

Find them on Facebook here.

 

This season’s must have : APPAREL

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Bellisima

For cutting edge fashion in womans wear with fusion of modern designs with ethnic concepts, to serve the multitasking and dynamic woman of today. Their garments specialises in a wide range of contemporary to trendy look which can be worn with ease at work and play.

Find out more here

Gunnu Sahni Label

For Ponte capes and embroidered off shoulder tops so that you can walk out in your dazzling best.

Find out more here

Leyla

Marrying the contemporary with traditional opulence, checkout Leyla for handcrafted fashion accessories – Bags, Stoles and Scarves, Jewelry and Juttis.

Find out more here

Nicobar

Checkout their recently launched festive collection – it’s simple, sophisticated and screaming elegance.

Find out more here

Purple Panchi

Looking to add a pop of colour and a dash of vibrancy to your wardrobe, bookmark Purple Panchi- a place that spins traditional design into stunning outfits.

Find out more here

Sampada

For block print designs that enhance our rich history of textiles.Checkout their Kumud collection for some traditional and ethnic festive wear that you can flaunt during the festive season.

Find out more here

Ulupi

Colourful,ethnic and sparkly indian wear- your perfect fix for the festive season.

Find out more here

 

This season’s must have : FOOTWEAR

JuttiChoo

The online store of Punjabi Juttis, JuttiChoo, is committed to glorify the royalty and magnificence of this footwear.

Find out more here

The Haelli

For hand painted juttis and funky prints

Find out more here

 

WONDERING WHAT TO GIFT THIS DIWALI

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Artisan Palate

For flavoured Demerara sugars and Himalayan pink salts – interesting concept!

Find out more here

Baarique

For hand-painted versions of traditional metal utensils.

Find out more here

Blooming Buds

A Place for all Plant Lovers.They specialize in Indoor,Outdoor Plants and Green Favors for your loved Ones.

Find out more here

Earthly Collections

For flower pots and planters in all shapes and sizes.Checkout their stall at the Blind School Diwali Mela.

Find out more here

Diptique Candles

A lush combination of wax and perfume, Diptyque candles are available in about fifty scents.

Find out more here.

Gossamer

For high quality bath and beauty products imported from the UK including beautifully packaged gift sets for the festive season. Their line up is natural, free of harmful SLS and responsibly produced .

Find out more here

Kulture Label

Ethically sourced and handpicked from craftsmen from small villages in Europe – checkout Kulture label for baskets, boxes,stools, trays, cake plates,lanterns and home accessories.

Find out more here

Mora Tara
They have a large collection of products available at their store in Gurgaon, as well as online. Whether you’re looking at lamps, plants, home decor , kitchenware or clothes, you’ll be able to find it all.
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Niana

For dreamy candle names, fragrance and candles- this one needs no further introduction.

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Roots & Above

For wide range of essential oils, cosmetic products and toiletries, made of 100% natural plant extracts.

Find out more here

The House Of Loom

Time to dress up your homes with their range of hand block prints and ikat stories reinvented in cushions,runners,table mats and napkin sets.

Find out more here

The Collector’s Collection

From Candelabras to Quirky Wall décor, From Vintage posters to fine serveware, they never run out of options to cater to all your creative instincts to dress your home.

Find out more here

 

Well most importantly, while you’re busy entertaining and shopping – remember to teach your little one the art of giving and caring.

Friends and family over – let your child play mini host.

Home and wardrobe cleaning time- teach your kids the importance of donating clothes to a place that needs it more than you do. Want to donate,you could visit Pink Chain Foundation here

 

 

So, put on those extra kilos, look your dazzling best and win big on the table!

Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a VERY HAPPY DIWALI!

 



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