Festive Indulgence

By: Roshni Raj

It’s the festive bound feeling of joy and ecstasy that we’re wrapped in and there isn’t anything more pleasing than sharing with the loved ones. With abundance of lists targeted at things to do/buy/give etc, we’re adding our list of guilty pleasures for Christmas too! From the best cakes to easy music that you wish you could tune out the Xmas blues with. Three guilty pleasures, one of them which you are bound to rethink for missing this awesome-pawesome Christmas Eve.

Food HAS to be mentioned first and we’re doing this on purpose this time. Get set as we prep you to learn to make delicious goodies through the Christmas-themed baking workshop at Love and Cheesecake in Khar. Starting at 2 p.m. up to 6 p.m. on December 23 , they have interesting line ups of traditional Christmas cake and eggnog cheesecakes to excite you. With a fee of Rs. 2000 per person, you can register for a fun afternoon on this number: 98199 35135.

Love and Cheesecake Christmas Special

Love and Cheesecake Christmas Special

For the gifting hearts, we have a little enthused idea for you too. Lets the artistry swirl in and blossom past the cliché Christmas gifting ideas; we found totally adorable cushion cover art at Art Umbrella. Founded by Ornella D’Souza, they bind to support the local artisans and their skill all over India. These hand painted covers are definitely a worthwhile topper.

Christmasy cushion covers at Art Umbrella

All the guilty pleasure doesn’t end here. We have a budget runaway for those sulking for social gatherings. Runaway to the favourite sun, sand and music destination, GOA! The Windsong Festival is right on time and creating the gala buzz around Christmas. With the veneer of music artists like Rabbi Shergill, Menwhopause, Shaair & Func, Elvis Lobo, Ska Vengers and more, this boutique music festival is exploring genres like funk, folk-rock and lots more. Excited? We definitely are.

Oh and yes, don’t forget to binge on those cupcakes and smoothie revelations. You will always be excuses for those few pounds put on this season!