The Weekend Guide

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Photos: Courtesy of Boston Wine Festival

Our horoscope says change is imminent. With that, we’re announcing a new moon at DailyCandy Boston: Instead of just local news, our weekday e-mails will now bring you the latest and greatest designers and products available online. We’re also launching a Sunday e-mail chockful of Boston openings, sweet deals, and charming diversions (starting this weekend). Of course, you’ll still get Thursday’s Weekend Guide. And as always, we hope to be a bright star in your day to day.



Shop, girl.

DRINK
Boston Wine Festival Opening Reception
What:
Sip (or slurp) more than 50 vintages and snack on eats from chef Daniel Bruce’s buffet.
Why: Wining encouraged.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room, 70 Rowes Wharf (617-439-7000). Tickets online at bostonwinefestival.net.

SEE (and GIVE)
CHIC: Cure Her in Couture
What:
Daniela Corte fashions march down the runway while you nibble hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails to support ovarian cancer research.
Why: Tickets and 20 percent of frock sales go to Ovations for the Cure.
When: Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Ames, 1 Court St. (617-979-8100).

SHOP
Stylemakers Pop-Up Store
What:
Purchase closet castaways from Beantown’s super-stylish editors (Boston magazine, The Improper Bostonian) and lucky folks on The Globe’s best-dressed list.
Why: It’s a well-edited selection.
When: Opening party, Fri., 6-9 p.m.; shopping, Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Boldfacers, 15 Channel Center St. (617-428-0500).

Passport Annual Sale
What:
Score serious discounts on luxe luggage brands like Mandarina Duck, Bric’s, Bree, and Matt & Nat.
Why: Claim your baggage.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 43 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-576-0900).

Louis Boston Sale
What:
Pick through racks of couture (Marni, Balenciaga), shoes (Proenza Schouler), and accessories (Maud) at 50 percent off.
Why: Louis, Louis.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 234 Berkeley St., Back Bay (617-262-6100).

Photo: Courtesy of Boston Wine Festival

LOCATIONS
Ames
1 Court St
Boston, MA 02108
Boldfacers
15 Channel Center St
Boston, MA 02210
617-428-0500
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Seaport District
Boston, MA 02110
617-439-7000
43 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-576-0900
Louis Boston
234 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
617-262-6100
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