With spoiler apologies to senior highschoolers everywhere, the formal usually comes up short of magical childhood fantasies, and dress shopping can out-drama the most drunken teen TV soap dance. Yorkdale Mall (1 Yorkdale) promises to put the "pro" back in "prom" with its online Figure It Out wardrobe consultation. Log on to www.yorkdale.com and fill out their online fit form. Fashion director Robin Keeler will check out your specs and e-mail you back with a set of gown recommendations and accessorizing tips.
Who needs the nightclub when you can slurp sexy cocktails and get manicured to paw-perfection at Buff Nail Lounge 's (117 Front East) weekly Girls Night In event. From 5 to 9 pm every Thursday, Buff clients get their mitts polished up while munching on hors d'oeuvres and downing cosmos and chocolatinis. Services like their Buff Basic ($8 for a quick painting) or Buff Lounge (adding in a hot lotion wrap and massage for $26) are mellowing enough to make post-mani plans melt away. 416-913-8880, >www.buffnails.com.
If springtime temperatures have you craving a couple of brewskies on the backyard deck but all you see out the kitchen window is a bombed-out patch of dirt, log on to www.homedepot.ca . The do-it-yourselfer's favourite cyber address has launched a daily hammer drop special on the tools and supplies you need to tackle weekend mini-renos. Recently, a $249 drill went for 99 bucks. Don't forget to forward us an invite to the patio-warming kegger.
Iodine and Arsenic 's new spot at 809 Queen West is jumping, and sometimes it looks more like a gymboree class than a kitschy-chic Queen West hair and beauty spot. From 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays, babies are welcome in the salon during its Mommy Time hours. And if you've never checked them out, new clients who book a hair colour appointment receive a cut for free. So pack junior into the SUV stroller and head down for a post-preggers coif. 416-681-0577.
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