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.

Boston Wine Festival Opening Reception
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

SEE (and GIVE)
CHIC: Cure Her in Couture
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).

Stylemakers Pop-Up Store
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
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
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

1 Court St
Boston, MA 02108
15 Channel Center St
Boston, MA 02210
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Seaport District
Boston, MA 02110
43 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Louis Boston
234 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116