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Blown is a blow dry bar in Bengaluru with a difference—it has a wine bar, well-stocked with wines from all over the world.

Mini P. Thomas

They include organic, vegan and some of the choicest wines from the Loire Valley of France. You can sit in their posh lounge with its aesthetic lighting and chic sofas, and swirl your pinot noir while your stylist twirls your curls. So, before you head out for that hen party, you can get the whole works done—hair cut, colouring, styling, manicure, nail art and makeup—with the bonus of a wine buzz.

So, that’s exactly what I decided to do. I ordered an ice wine, which is produced from grapes frozen naturally on the vine in temperatures below -8 degrees Celsius and harvested in the coldest nights of winter. While enjoying it, I pampered myself with a manicure. A classic manicure at Blown only costs 0500. Kim, the manicure therapist, worked her magic and I felt myself sinking back into the seat. She ended with a soothing hand massage, applying just the right amount of pressure to the reflex points. Soon, almost too soon, Kim was drying my hands with a clean white towel as she instructed me to take better care of them.

Blown is the brainchild of the Bhandary sisters, Meghna and Menaka. The wine menu has been put together by Meghna, who has worked for five years in the family business of importing French wines. If wine is not the poison of your choice, you could order a cocktail and nibble on an hors d’oeuvre platter of fruit, cheese, olives, breadsticks and cold cuts. Wine cocktails are available at reasonable prices ranging from 0350 to 0550


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