Saturday, 5 May 2012

A Spanish Affair – sangria, tapas and more!

Nothing sounds more idyllic than a chilled glass of wine with some good company on a hot summer afternoon. And that’s exactly what we did last Thursday. We got together with Elle magazine and hosted a wine and tapas afternoon soiree for a bunch of our most ardent supporters and Mumbai’s most fashion forward women at the newest fine dining venue about town, Vinoteca by Sula.
Our invitees featured Mumbai’s most stylish and classy women – from the ladies at Elle magazine, editor Nonita Kalra (who was one of the first to arrive) and beauty editor Kadambari Lakhani to co-hostess Devieka Bhojwani, model Lisa Haydon, Queenie Singh, Sharmilla Khanna, Zeba Kohli, Akanksha Nanda, Aarti Surendranath, Nisha JamVwal, Tanaaz Doshi, Nandita Mahtani, Ramona Narang Rodella, Amrit Rais and Deepika Gehani. For more images of our guests visit our FB page.
As our guests entered we gave them each a completely unique accessory – a beautiful long chain with combs, scissors and blow dryers as pendants. That put the hair theme of the afternoon into high gear.
After some mingling and chatting up, we got down to business. We introduced the ladies to our extensive range of thoughtfully designed hairbrushes and hair accessories. The face of our brand and actress Lisa Haydon, then willingly put herself in the skilled hands of B:Blunt hair expert Dianne Commissariat, who used only DIVO hairbrushes to create a quick (it literally took all of five mins) summer style for her. The floor was then open to questions and (oh boy!) were there many - but nothing that stumped Ruchika or Dianne. They really know their stuff! 
The lovely folks at Vinoteca led by chef Silvia Grimaldo had put together a delectable menu that had three wine cocktails – a yummy sangria, a fruity guava based pink drink and a not-for-the-light-hearted chilli infused cooler (Hot!!) – along with what seemed like an never ending array of delicious Spanish tapas and pintxos. You must try their patatas bravas – absolutely mouth watering!!
After a long afternoon of lively conversations and promises to do this again (we definitely plan to) we bid farewell to our guests. And of course we wouldn’t send them away empty handed right. Each of our lovely ladies got a goodie bag from DIVO!