December 16, 2008
Good Earth opens in Bangalore
I just needed a few dinner-table candles for the party at home. An UB City mall tout (my best friend, actually!) suggested I check out Good Earth at the mall, fresh in the city after raising the lifestyle bars in Delhi and Mumbai. Apparently, their candles are to die for. Die I did, when I walked into the store. Forget the candles, I wanted to loot the store.
Divided into distinct sections, from spa and bath collectibles to linen, Good Earth is a feast for all senses. The spa collection comprises candles, essential oils, incense sticks, handmade natural soaps, moisturisers, shampoos, all of which I wanted immediately. The hand-painted crockery, glassware and cutlery were enough to make me picture an entirely new kitchen. But I settled for kitschy tea-cups for Sunday morning brekker with the girls. And a cheese platter and wine glasses for more stylish evenings.
The linen shelves are stacked with a vast range of woven and hand-printed textiles and decor accessories. Besides a set of table linen, I picked up a handmade razai — after all, winter’s here.
Good Earth also does a furniture line. While the entire collection — all in solid oak — is not on display, the catalogue is a good guide to help me choose what I want.
Even more than the products, I loved the fact that everything can be picked up in singles. So, whether it’s seven pasta plates from the ‘Chilli’ range or the five cups and saucers from the Japanese tea collection, it’s mine if I want it.
I came back home happy and spent, literally. And realized I’d forgotten the candles. Hmm. That means another trip.
Good Earth. The Collection, UB City Mall, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 1. Tel: 41738870 / 71 / 22112878. Prices range from Rs 80 to Rs 80,000.