Adoring fans get a chance to meet Isabella Rossellini today (Thursday, November 2) from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Bay's flagship store (176 Yonge), where the actor (Blue Velvet) and model (former face of Lancôme) is working the crowd to launch her new fragrance, Manifesto. If Rossellini's considerable personal talent and elegance aren't enough to pull the people, her family connections are impressive, too. Daughter of movie star Ingrid Bergman and legendary neorealist director Roberto Rossellini, and ex of two top Hollywood directors --David Lynch and Martin Scorsese -- Isabella Rossellini stands in a class of her own. Free. 861-6200.
Last chance to stock up on fine china, crystal and silverware at up to 90 per cent off list price at William Ashley's once-a-year blockbuster warehouse sale, running through Sunday (November 5). With 40,000 square feet of A-list brands including Spode, Wedgwood, Waterford and Denby, and new specials being distributed throughout the sale, this one ranks as an annual event. It's worth the lineups. 62 Railside. DH