Vino Fest 2014 at Phoenix Marketcity Kurla – details and fashion trends

Vino Fest 2014 Phoenix marketcity Kurla

Wine enthusiast at Vino Fest 2014 in Phoenix Marketcity Kurla

Mumbaikars who couldn’t visit Sulafest in Nashik had a better arrangement right here in Kurla, in the eastern suburbs. VinoFest 2014 at Phoenix Marketcity Kurla was celebrated between 31st of Jan to 2nd Feb, a perfect weekend full of fun-filled activities like grape stomping, wine tasting, Sangria making classes and learning Salsa steps. I keep on visiting the Phoenix Kurla often and could never imagine that retail hub like it could host a wine festival full of art and inspiration. Brands like Nine Hills, Grover Zampa Vineyards, Charosa Wineries, Reveilo Wines, Turning Point as well as imported wines like Jacob’s Creek, Ixora Vineyards, and Continental Wines had showcased their products. I also found interesting Cheese displayed by Go Cheese, The Cheese Collective, Epicure / Milkana, etc. I loved the soft cheese by The Cheese Collective. Very creamy and delicious!

Salsa dance at Vino Fest 2014 Phoenix Marketcity Kurla

Salsa dance at Vino Fest 2014

I visited on 31st evening, a Friday evening well spent. Apart from the art, shopping, food and wine it was an evening packed with cultural programs like Drum beating workshop, fusion dance and live fusion music. Clive Vaz was amazing with his flute. He played beautiful music which enlivened the evening. The dragon installation at the ceiling was mind blowing and the acoustic used by the music performers was superb. I saw many known faces from the fashion world that made the evening even more exciting.  Models like Waluscha D’Souza, Carol Gracias, Svetlana Casper, Pia Trivedi, Binal Trivedi, Sanea Shaikh, Shonali Nagrani, Mehak Chahal were present amongst others and enjoyed the evening with their girl pals sipping good wine and tasting exotic cheese collection.

Models at Vino Fest 2014 Phoenix Marketcity Kurla

Super models at Vino Fest 2014

The fashion trend that I noticed among these ladies was that most of them were wearing animal prints. If they decided to follow a dress code amongst themselves then I am not aware but most of them turned up in leopard prints. Color block jumpsuit was also seen on Carol Gracias and she was looking stunning in that dress. Retro polka dots, monochrome as well as black ruled the evening too. Waluscha was wearing a printed cutout maxi dress which looked more of a summery day look.  For me Carol Gracias successfully pulled the evening-chic-wine-festival look hands down.

Carol Gracias in Vino Fest 2014 Phoenix Marketcity Kurla

Carol Gracias in blue colour block jumpsuit – super chic

Other models at the event

Other models at the event

vino fest model

I am glad that Phoenix Marketcity Kurla is taking such initiatives and making the shopping experience at the mall much more creative and interesting. In fact, in mid-Jan, they arranged a beautiful event called Inspire to Dance where 90 year old Guinness World record holder Tao Porchon Lynch performed Salsa with Sandip Soparkar. What an amazing feat at 90 when people in their 30s can’t move properly. Thanks to sedentary lifestyle.

90 year old Tao with Sandip Soparkar and team

90 year old Tao with Sandip Soparkar and team

Keep yourself updated with such events by following their FB page. For me, I am looking forward to their next one.

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