We will never know the joy of lingerie shopping with mom (because we're a dude with an aversion to silk panties and all), but moms and daughters looking for some bonding time over a bra buy can check out Premier Jour Fine Lingerie's (431 Rogers, 416-560-3835, www.premierjourpj.com) Mother's Day promo. For the month of May, if Daughter buys a regularly priced brassier, Mom's purchase will be discounted by up to 50 per cent. And starting May 7, until Mother's Day, Mama will receive a complimentary cocktail and rose while she shops.
Up your house's art ante with a visit to the Dundas West Arts Building (2466 Dundas West, www.dundaswestarts. ca) open house May 4 to 6 (Friday 6 to 9 pm, Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm). The warehouse's tenants, including visual artists, woodworkers, photographers and other craftspeople, will be on hand to show off their spaces and offer free mini-courses. Pay a visit to ceramic artist Ying-Yueh Chuang , and don't miss Nadia Tasci's handmade glass bead and silversmithed jewellery.
The Alyssa Agency (www.alyssaagency.ca) represents great Canadian brands including Fidelity Denim, Brave Beltworks and sportswear line Jessie May. These are just some of the labels up for grabs at this weekend's sample sale. Stop by 2770 Dufferin, suite 206, May 3 to 5 (Thursday and Friday noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm); cash only.
Visit e-beauty boutique www.bombshellbargains.com to check out all-natural bath goodies including bath and shower bubbles, hand and body lotion and bath fizz scented with a mix of sweet red berries, vanilla and spun sugar. A dollar from every purchase goes to Vancouver's Cinderella Project, which provides formal duds for underprivileged high school grads there.
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