Soft studio opening
MaRGie Jewellery designer Michelle Goldfinger is soft-opening her own jewellery-making studio (1402 Queen East, unit C4, 416-916-7617) from March 17 to April 29 with a series of one-night-only teaser classes. Choose from beading on Mondays, glass fusing on Tuesdays, glass flame-working on Wednesdays and metalsmithing on Saturdays (classes run 6:30 to 9:30 pm). Four- and six-week courses begin in May, and the studio is also open for parties and events. Log on to www. margiejewellery.com for a detailed list and pricing info.
Winners ( www.winners.ca ) has launched its new upscale The Runway at Winners department featuring high-end designer labels marked down by up to 60 per cent. Casual duds, career clothing and haute denim by fancy American and European brands are being shipped in weekly. Toronto locations featuring the new swanky section include College Park (444 Yonge, 416-598-8800), Bloor West (110 Bloor West, 416-920-0193) and Bathurst and Lawrence (3090 Bathurst, 416-782-4469).
Score another fashion deal and add some organic cotton and hemp goodies to you closet when Grassroots (408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993, and 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, www.grassrootsstore.com) marks down its stock of fall and winter clothing by 50 per cent for a seasonal clearout. (Menstrual products are also discounted 10 per cent for Women's Month, but we're just a little too dainty to go there.)
Let them wear Cake
The Eaton Centre (220 Yonge, www.torontoeatoncentre.com) celebrates 30 years of serving up retail goodies to urban mall rats and out-of-town bus groups doing post-theatre shopping by throwing a birthday party Monday (March 17) at 1 pm. Local cosmetics company Cake ( www.cakebeauty. com ) is part of the festivities and will be filling birthday cupcakes with vouchers for beauty basket prizes including It's A Slice bath and shower froth, body mousse and creamy body buffer.