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By Shaan Bajaj
COO of Kad Kokoa, Leo Sebag, and his friend Louis Calderon have opened a new casual drinking spot, C.A.L.M. (Comme a la Maison) Bar & Guinguette, located in Sukhumvit 31. The acronym comes from a French phrase that means “like home”, to describe the atmosphere they want to cultivate, while the word guinguette is used in France to describe a trendy spot to drink and eat, usually one that is outdoors too. The two friends have renovated a house, fitted with an outdoor garden, to help you and your friends relax your day away. The drink menu features affordably priced drinks: beers start at THB 180, a glass of wine starts at THB 190, and cocktails start at THB 290 and they have Fries (THB 150) to go with your drinks. They are open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 4 to 11pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 11pm.
The ground floor of Mia has been converted into a snazzy new cocktail bar, Behind The Curtain. You can find a perfected cocktail menu that features 12 signature cocktails, with cute icons next to them that inform you whether they are sour, fruity, fizzy or spirit. They also use premium ingredients to craft a special drinking experience. In addition to their drinks menu, Chef Michelle Goh has collaborated with bar manager Marc Perez Rodriguez to host they also host an exclusive Omakase dessert and cocktail pairing (THB 3,200 per person) experience for a party of six. It is only available three days a week for a six people each night, so make sure to book in advance for the pairing.
NEW DESI CLOTHES RENTAL
Phavini Kalra, fashion designer and owner of fashion label Pavni, has opened an online rental store of desi outfits that community members can lend to and rent from; together with her business partner Sunniya Kwatra. A Saree Story is the first of its kind for desi outfits. It came about after Phavini used the COVID-19 lockdown to mull over the waste she was generating as a designer and wanted to do something about it. The platform features a variety of ethnic styles for one to choose from, including saris, lehengas, gowns, shararas, anarkalis, and more. You can say goodbye to worrying about buying new outfits or not having any outfit for those pesky last minute events. To rent an outfit, head to https://asareestory.com/
NEW COMMUNITY SPACE
Bangkok’s newest plant-based community space, EKM6, is now open for both consumers and businesses to find and practice newer ways of being sensitive to the planet. From diverse retailers and restaurants to a grocery store, EKM6 is a one-stop destination for plant-based allies of all forms. Themes of sustainability and kindness run all over the place, including the name, which is an abbreviation for Every Kind Moment. Located in Sukhumvit’s Ekkamai, the space is easily accessible and comes with ample parking.