Swing by the Park Hyatt (4 Avenue) today (Thursday, November 8) between 10:30 am and 4 pm for the second day of the Paper Queen Fine Stationery (www.thepaperqueen.com) and Andrea Lockhart Jewellery Trunk Show. Vancouver-based Annabel Clarke MacKay creates charming, illustrated cards referencing pretty fashion looks and accessories for her Paper Queen Collection. Lockhart's line includes semi-precious, precious and costume pieces. Call 604-926-6606 for more info and to RSVP.
All six of Josephson's GTA stores are in on its annual November sale promos. Whether you're hunting for cat eyes, horn-rimmed specs or mod, titanium glasses, designer styles plus a hot sunglass selection go for up to 70 per cent off. Stop in to the flagship shop (60 Bloor West, 416-964-7070) or log on to www.josephson.ca for other locations. Sale continues until December 1.
Esprit turns over their in-store selection monthly so you can bet it won't be year-old leftovers filling the racks at the Esprit sample sale starting today (Thursday, November 8). The International Centre (6900 Airport, Mississauga) hosts the discount event until Sunday (November 11). Men's and women's clothing and accessories including one-of-a-kind pieces and samples will be marked down by up to 80 per cent. Look for sweaters, pants, dresses, T-shirts, blouses, skirts, outerwear, leather jackets and blazers.
Green thumbs hoping for a little holiday colour come December should visit the Distillery District's Vintage Gardener (55 Mill, bldg 57, 416-364-6232, www.vintagegardener.com) to stock up on some amaryllis bulbs. Red, white, pink or striped pods are $35 to $45 each, or the shop's expert arranging staff can plant you up a terracotta or vintage pot for between $45 and $125.
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