To celebrate today's (Thursday, March 17) grand opening, Polish Beauty Bar (20 Camden, suite B2) is offering 20 per cent off all treatments on your first visit. This NYC-style manicure/pedicure palace can accommodate parties of all sizes, including bridal showers and business meetings, and also offers waxing and threading. There's even a sweet little retail section hawking killer brands like Cake Beauty, Fresh, Ageless Beauty and Forest Girl. 416-203-0014, www.polishbeautybar.com.
Here's a great way to get psyched for the season of easier biking. For one week only, starting tomorrow (Friday, March 18) at 10 am, Curbside Cycle (412 Bloor West) in the Annex is having a half-off sale on all men's and women's cycling and fitness clothing. 416-920-4933.
While cruising Dundas West the other day, I came across an awesome little shoe shop called Portuguese Modern Shoes (1275 Dundas West), where beautiful leather and suede high-heeled boots are reduced by up to 50 per cent. One caveat: all transactions here are made in Portuguese... so it might be a good idea to bring along a traveller's dictionary or a translator. 416-535-5138.
If you haven't been yet, check out super-cute accessories boutique Fleurtje 's new sunny-side location (764 Queen West) - just across the street and over from where they used to be - and score a 10 per cent discount on anything in the store. Don't forget to tell 'em you saw it in NOW. It's kind of a word-of-mouth deal. 416-504-5552, www.fleurtjebags.com.
If you liked last week's shot glass checkers set featured in the We Want column but are living on a soda-sometimes-beer budget, you can pick up a similar product for only $20 (also available in a mini-beer-mug version, $25) at Bowring (260 Yonge). 416-596-1042, www.bowring.com.