Shop local for your sweetheart
Get a jump-start on Valentine's Day and browse one-of-a-kind baubles from Canadian brands Armed, Fredrick Prince, Cuchara, Micalla and more at the Gardiner Museum Shop's (111 Queens Park, 416-408-5066, gardinermuseum.on.ca) annual Jewellery Trunk Show & Sale. The shopping frenzy happens Friday (February 7) from 5 to 9 pm.
Spread the love
Do some good and get 20 per cent off your next denim purchase at Over the Rainbow's (101 Yorkville, 416-967-7448, rainbowjeans.com) second annual Love Denim Drive. Donate your previously worn jeans until February 16 to get in on the discount, and earn another 5 per cent off by tweeting a photo of your donation with the hashtag #LoveDrive. All pre-loved denim goes to the United Way.
Cheaper than Tiffany's and better for the environment, local eco jewellery designer Lara Bazant's unique adornments are 50 per cent off until February 14 on larabazant.com. Enter the code WINTER1450 to take advantage of the discount.
The inaugural Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) gala was held Saturday evening, February 1, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Winners included Sarah Stevenson for emerging talent, Jeremy Laing for womenswear designer of the year and Travis Taddeo for menswear designer. Read my thoughts on whether the CAFAs are all they're cracked up to be at nowtoronto.com.