Ten-Second Takeaway

A shopping destination inside a beautiful farm-like setting amidst a lot of greenery, Lake View Farm has stores, studios, dance classes and even a nail spa!

Starting Afresh

There was a time, nearly 45 years ago, when you could see Varthur Lake from the old farmhouse in Whitefield which we now know as Lake View Farm {now, you know the reason behind the name}. When problems like scarcity of water and labour issues sprung up, Dr Arun Kumar {who owns the place and currently resides in USA} decided to revamp the land {spread across two acres}. Keeping the greenery intact, he rented out space to a couple of stores {as a source of income} and thus, in 2008, began the story of Lake View Farm. Currently housing 18 stores, the place has a theme, sticking to its natural setting. So, walk around and you’ll see stores selling everything from organic groceries and handicrafts to quirky home decor. The space also houses a few offices and a design studio {Studio ABD by design entrepreneur, Abhijit Bansod}. All fitting perfectly into the setting, surrounded by flowering plants or creepers and fruit trees, with a huge open, grassy space in the centre of the area.

Shop Away

studio ebony furniture and lights store in lake view farm whitefield

Source: Studio Ebony

Starting with Patio‘s outdoor furniture and accessories {think tables, bamboo structures and bio walls}, the row of stores include Nisarga Shoppe with organic supplies {fresh vegetables, fruits and household goods},  Heeya which works with co-operative groups in Assam to create handcrafted apparel, jewellery and bags, and Chumthang Crafts which has products from North East {showpieces and clothes to bedspreads and blankets}. Also offering handmade clothes, accessories and decor pieces, Studio Moya has set up shop here, too. At the far end of the row is where you’ll find Studio Ebony, inviting you in with its dim lighting and collection of lamps and furniture.

More In Store

However, it’s not just shopping that you get to indulge in at Lake View Farm. Head to The Lotus Tales, a wellness clinic, for consultations and workshops on aromatherapy, Feng Shui and more. Or, if you’re hoping to pamper yourself, there’s Elan Nail Studio and Spa for manicure, pedicure and relaxing foot massages. Tucked away on another side of the area is a performance space where regular dance and music classes are conducted.