Spring Training Even those who’ve somehow mastered the artful skill of sophisticated layering are craving a little less snow and a lot more sun come March. Here’s how to get through the home stretch in style. —Janna Zittrer
INDULGE Smashing Cosmetica What: The just-opened Alberta-based beauty boutique offers all-natural products from Zents and 100% Pure, plus girlie goodies from brands like Jaqua, Principessa and Lalicious. Why: Skin is in. Where: 694A rue Ste-Catherine O.
HELP What: EmpoWomen: Visions of Women’s Empowerment, an exhibition and auction featuring jewelry and crafts by local female artists. Proceeds benefit FEM International, a non-profit that helps women become financially independent. Why: Girl Power! When: March 8 from 5-8 p.m. Where: McCord Museum, 690 rue Sherbrooke O. How: To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
GO Love Hate Rock Bar What:Miami Ink’s Ami James and Chris Nunez set up their first international bar in our city. Why: It’s rock solid. Where: 160 Notre Dame E., 514-622-9000.
Photo: George Pimentel
PLAY Fullum & Holt’s Montreal Fashion Week’s closing party What: The historic leather-goods makers is transforming its factory into party central to fête Denis Gagnon’s Fall ’09 collection and the launch of www.fullumboutique.com. Why: They’re mixing business with leather. Where: 5700 rue Fullum. When: March 5 at 11 p.m. How: Email rsvp@fullumboutique by March 3. (Space is limited, so a confirmation email is required to attend.)