Pammy goes to Bollywood
While I'm sure you've all got your tickets already, I did want to remind the slackers in class that time is running out to get your manicures on tickets for Saturday's (June 4) swish-errific Bollywood Cowboy -themed Fashion Cares ( Metro Toronto Convention Centre ) gala dinner and fashion show. Hosted by blondalicious MAC Viva Glam V spokesperson Pamela Anderson (who'll be presenting a $100,000 cheque to the AIDS Committee of Toronto on behalf of the MAC AIDS Fund), this one will go down in Fashion Cares history. Giddy up. General admission $125. 416-870-8000, www.ticketmaster.ca, www.fashioncares.com.
Sew Be It
Hey DIYers, summer arts and crafts can be more than memories of summer camp. Discover the free-thinking child within by signing up for summer classes and workshops - everything from beginner sewing to quilting, hat making and theatrical costuming - at Dilys Tong 's newly launched Sew Be It Studio (2156 Yonge). Classes begin today (Thursday, June 2). Or, for some charitable clothes-swapping, come by tomorrow (June 3) for the Clothing Swap Party For Plus Sizes , where guests bring in clothes and accessories (still in good condition, naturally) to trade for new ones. Leftover items plus a portion of the $15 cover charge goes to the Red Door Family Shelter . For more information or to book a tour of the studio, call 416-481-7784, or visit www.sewbeitstudio.com.
Can you believe it's been 25 years already since Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan joined creative forces to launch Umbra , the innovative housewares giant? To mark this silver anniversary, Umbra has launched a collection of five très cute chrome-accented products, only available in 2005. Profits from the sale of these items will benefit the industrial design department at New York art school the Pratt Institute. 1-800-397-5122, www.umbra.com.
Birthday big up
Thanks for a great first year, Sweetspot. ca ! We love your daily dose of e-mailed in-the-know, keeping us up to date on all that's fabulous in the city (from gotta-get cosmetics and fresh fashion to RSVP-pronto restos and killer sales), and we don't even have to move a cheek from our computer chair. With nearly 6,000 e-subscribers and Montreal and Vancouver editions launching soon, what else is there to say except... sweet!, dude?