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The Weekend Guide

sea fever gear!

Come sail away.

BUY
Sea Fever Gear
What:
Local sister designers Penny and Pixie Haughwout recycle discarded sails to create durable, summer-perfect bags, clothing, and accessories.
Why: Sustainable wine carriers ($25-$35), wallets ($17), and L.L.Bean-like shoulder totes ($43-$75).
When: Your ratty beach bag runneth over.
Where: 22 Barn Hill Rd., West Chatham (508-945-6463); online at seafevergear.com.

SWEAT
BodyScapes Fitness Summer Open House
What:
Work out for free in the unpretentious, amenity-filled gym before refueling with complimentary Anna’s Taqueria grub.
Why: Sign up for a membership now and pay nothing until Sept. 1.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1285 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner (617-232-1010).

GRAZE
Robata Grill at
Alibi
What:
Lydia Shire’s new outdoor fire pit serves skewered apps ($5-$8), like lamb tenderloin with lemon and mint and jumbo shrimp with mango coulis and citrus aioli.
Why: Grab an adult Arnold Palmer (sweet tea bourbon and lemonade) at the just-opened Alibi Lemonade Stand.
When: Daily, 5-9 p.m.
Where: 215 Charles St., Beacon Hill (857-241-1144).

LEARN
Container Gardening for the Urban Dweller
What:
Turn your brown thumb green by cultivating city slicker horticultural skills for $45.
Why: Windowsill mint = insta-mojitos.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Register online at bcae.org.

WANDER
Portsmouth Friday Nights
What:
The beguiling seaport city kicks off tax-free sales in boutiques and galleries (all open late) with sidewalk musicians and gratis noshes.
Why: An excuse to imbibe waterside at local fave Old Ferry Landing.
When: Thru Columbus Day. Every Fri.
Where: Info at shopportsmouth.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Sea Fever Gear

LOCATIONS
Sea Fever Gear
22 Barn Hill Rd
Chatham, MA 02669
508-945-6463
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-4430
BodyScapes Fitness
1285 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
617-232-1010
Alibi Bar & Lounge
215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
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