Whip it good
Get your shop on at the Rivoli (334 Queen West) Sunday (March 26, 7 pm) during Whipped Sundae 's bi-monthly buyfest and creative cabaret. Vintage shoes by Judy's Attic (three pairs for $75), Push K's irresistible collection of retro jewels and B Skin 's line of beauty-junkie-satisfying bath and body products are guaranteed to get the fashion pack going. Music by acts including Dave King , Jenna Andrews and Daylight for Deadeyes will help you forget your emptied wallet. Pay what you can.
Earth Day is one month away, and eager ecoholics are already gearing up at Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841). The tail end of its March sale includes 25 per cent off Nature Clean laundry powder and a 40 per cent discount on leftover stock of winter organic hemp clothing. On March 31, all proceeds from the Feel Good Friday promotion will go to the Women's Healthy Environments Network and its boosting of smart public health solutions to earth-linked health issues. www.grassrootsstore.com.
In our age of retail cross-contamination, the Bay 's first-ever Collectors Art Showcase isn't so perplexing. Until Sunday (March 26), the Queen Street store's Arcadian Court (176 Yonge, 416-861-9111) has become a 12,000-square-foot gallery featuring more than 1,000 paintings priced between $50 and $5,000. The fact that an interior decorator is on hand to help you pick your picture suggests the work is of the goes-well-with-the-sofa variety, but it never hurts to look.
We're never shy about sending a shout-out Shameless Magazine 's way. Mixed in with their spring issue's smart features and girls-who-get-it advice are neat style stories including how to convert vintage ties into fashionable accessories and paper shades into groovy pad-worthy lamps. You can sign up for a subscription ($12 for three issues) at their launch party at This Ain't the Rosedale Library (483 Church) tomorrow (Friday, March 24) starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5. www.shamelessmag.com.
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