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The Weekend Guide

l'espalier salon!

Not to belabor the point.

EAT
L’Espalier Salon Sessions
What:
Fromager Louis Risoli and sommelier Erich Schliebe explore the unsung coupling of cheese and beer during an intimate sit-down ($55).
Why: Four local brewskis (Enlightenment Ale, Mystic Brewery) + four stinkies to be named later = sixteen new pairings to covet.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: 774 Boylston St., Back Bay. Reservations (recommended) to 617-262-3023.

SHOP
Maison Decor Boston
What:
Design blogger Amy Chalmers goes brick-and-mortar, bringing French cottage to SoWa with flea market dressers, settees, and chandeliers she’s refinished herself.
Why: DIYers can get their shabby chic on with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
When: Opens Sat. Mon. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 524 Harrison Ave.

INDULGE
Cocktail Menu at
The Tip Tap Room
What:
Brian Poe mixes his beer-and-whiskey protocol with offerings like the Lavender Aviation (Bombay gin, maraschino liqueur, lavender, lemon) and The Last Word (Bulldog gin, green chartreuse, lemon).
Why: The pisco mojito and cucumber lavender gimlet add new flare to old classics.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 138 Cambridge St., Beacon Hill (857-350-3344).

… OR NOT
Cocktail Cleanse from The Ripe Stuff
What:
Forgo a final summer toast for a preemptive reset with one- to three-day juice regimens from nutritionist Rebecca Ferrel.
Why: Flavors like pina colada, mojito, and sour apple martini nix the need for happy hour.
When: Your pregnant bud needs a straitlaced comrade.
Where: Available at theripestuffcleanse.com, $60-$170.

PAUSE
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
What:
Honor the changing season and set your fall intentions with a meditative in-city stroll amid orchards, gardens, and streams.
Why: It’s supernatural.
When: Tonight, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Union Square (617-833-3035). Event is free.

Photo: Foodcollection / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
524 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
138 Cambridge St
@ Staniford St
Boston, MA 02114
857-350-3344
Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
774 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
617-262-3023
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