GETTING THE BOOT Celebrate your new, boot-free status with a cash-fuelled store crawl along Queen West and reward your feet with eye-catching shoes from staple stores like Get Out Side (437 Queen West, 416-593-5598), Groovy (323 Queen West, 416-595-1059) and Showroom (396 Queen West, 416-703-8793).
SHOW STARTER Nothing says spring like searching for vintage finds at the biannual Clothing Show (Automotive Building, Exhibition Place, (416) 516-9859), happening May 15 and 16. While it’s not as vintagey as it used to be – notice “Old” was dropped from the name – there are some retro scores to be had.
SUBTLE SCENTS Switch from your heavy winter fragrance to something less oppressive, like the fresh-from-the-shower Clean line by Dlish. Available at www.cleanperfume.com, Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333) or select Bay stores (44 Bloor East, 416-972-3333, and others).
IT’S A GUY THING Emerge from hibernation to attend the ultimate sausage fest, aka the Ultimate Guys Show (Automotive Building, Exhibition Place, 905-858-4747), taking place April 23 to 25. It boasts all things guy, not gay, so expect scantily clad playmates, big-screen TVs, power tools, motorbikes, golf gear, plus all the testosterone you can handle.
FOOT LOOSE Slough away six months’ worth of dry foot skin with a glossy pedicure executed by the skilled aestheticians at Paul Pecorella Hair Salon (106 Cumberland, 416-924-2751). Then show it off to the world in high-heeled sandals.
ALL WET Battle soggy days in techie waterproof gear from Mountain Equipment Co-op (400 King West, 416-340-2667).