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From dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant review Colombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes,From dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant reviewColombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes of hill road in Bandra, the ambience of Cocoa comprises happy summer yellow interiors merged with antique wooden backdrops and small bits and pieces from the good old days. A wonderful marriage of old and new. Prepare to enter and drool. The buffalo mozzarella and tomato panini, braised lamb in red wine butter fettuccini and fig compote are a must try at the joint. The place is a treat for those with a sweet tooth. Cocoa has a live waffle and crepes station which serves you piping hot and fresh desserts straight from the pan. With friendly staff, happy faces, world music, great food and fabulous coffee, Cocoa is a must visit. They are a part of the C’est La Vie family and are waiting to serve. So when you are here to enjoy your cuppa, don’t be surprised if you land up making a new friend before you leave. There is something in the air, which makes you relax your shoulders and smile. Meal for two: Rs 1,000.What’s upNight owlThe city’s hottest new trend is the owl neckpiece. College students to weekend party goers all seem to be wearing an owl around their neck this season. Easily available at Colaba.Carefully undoneNatural messy hair is the in thing this season. Try it only if you have hair like Serena Vanderwoodsen. If not then the trick is to use your straightner in a way that you can curl your hair. The point is not to let your hair look neat.What’s downadvertisementNo clowning aroundJumpsuits are a complete fashion disaster. Easily available at all flea markets, they are a no-no to wear outside your home if you don’t wish to look like a clown.Osho no-showOsho chappals are completely out-dated and out of fashion this summer. Instead put your foot forward in tall wedges or comfy-sports wear and avoid your feet from tanning.Products basketStrap’em upEtro’s Spring Summer collection for men titled Tree of Life includes colourful leather belts. Available at Palladium.Price on request.BejewelledForevermark launched the world’s largest pair of identically cut flawless twin diamonds-The Yin Yang diamonds in Mumbai and Delhi.Price on request.Bag-it Satya Paul’s exciting new range of bags includes wallets, sling bags, clutches and others. Price: Wallets and clutches from Rs. 2,000, Handbags: Rs. 3,995 onwards.Pick your colour The new swiss collection by OPI offers a wide range of nail colours to make your tips look chic. Price: Rs 520 onwards.Keep cool Indulge and pamper yourself with Myrah spa’s new super cooling royal hydra fresh facial. It helps replenish your dehydrated skin. Price: Rs. 3,000 above.Cast awayWest Coast Marine presents new products to help when you set off on sail. These include shorts, rash vests, gloves,marine tools, watches.Price: Rs 2,000 onwards.Look who’s coming for dinnerArushi Mudgal, the foremost disciple of her renowned dancer-aunt Madhavi Mudgal will be visiting Mumbai later this month. The choreographies of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Madhavi Mudgal, along with one of her own, will be showcased in Mudgal’s Odissi recital, Sutra – Creativity in Tradition at the NCPA on 26th May. The show aims to highlight the beauty of various approaches to creativity in the same tradition over successive generations.With inputs from Ekta Marwaha.