After years of anticipation and much online shopping, French beauty emporium Sephora (www.sephora.com) is finally opening its doors to the Canadian public tomorrow (Friday, November 5) at the Eaton Centre (third level, 220 Yonge). If you've got a few hours - or days - to kill cruising 5,069 square feet of hands-on makeup displays, rows of skin care and walls of fragrance, honey, it is time (and money) well spent. 416-595-7227.
Li'l bit o' country
Searching for holiday inspiration? Don't miss the 3rd Annual Canadian Home And Country Show (Automotive Building, Exhibition Place), running this weekend (November 5 to 7). Whether you sample gourmet nibblies or score decor ideas, the show, featuring more than 200 exhibitors, has all angles covered. Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Adults $12, children 12 and under free. 905-475-8440 ext 161, canadianhomeandcountry.com/show.
Guys have their dumb car/boat/sportsman shows, right? Now here's one with your name on it - the National Women's Show , running this weekend (November 5 to 7) in the south building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner). It's packed with more than 400 exhibitors on important topics like health, family and career, plus some that are just plain fun. Think fashion shows, make-overs and - are you sitting down? - free samples! $12. Friday 4 to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. 905-477-2677, www.nationalwomenshow.com.
Got some fashion-y new threads to show off - or pick up? Of course you do, at the annual Art Of Fashion charity fashion show and online auction, supporting emerging Canadian designers. This year's show and cocktail party is titled Hollywood and is being held Saturday (November 6) at Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East). Proceeds will benefit Rethink Breast Cancer , so support, yo. Tickets are $40 advance via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster. ca) or $50 at the door. 416-760-0360, www.artoffashion.org.