Pare down to the essentials.
Wardrobe Styling from GoTo Design Studio
What: FIT grad and local pacesetter J. Sybylla Smith finesses your summer aesthetic via group or private sessions ($175-$375) aimed at creating new looks from existing pieces.
Why: With styling experience at W and Rolling Stone, you know she’ll be good; with an MSW from Columbia, you know she’ll be gentle.
When: By appt.
Where: Online at gotodesignstudio.com.
Provincetown Historical Walking Tour
What: Burrow into the biography of the Cape’s ancestral tip with a new self-guided, 50-site stroll around the town’s landmarks (including the homes of Norman Mailer and Mark Rothko).
Why: Prep the posterior with a warm-up along the spruced-up Province Lands Bike Trail.
When: The mood (and good weather) strikes.
Where: Pick up a guide at Provincetown Tourism Office, 330 Commercial St. (508-487-7000).
Chef’s Table Series at Townsend’s
What: Chef Carlos Martinez guides guests through a three-course meal prep (white pizzetta, grilled swordfish with saffron beurre blanc, chocolate pot de crème), offering ample tastings (and wine) along the way.
Why: Proceeds benefit Dana-Farber breast cancer research.
When: Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 81 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park (617-333-0306). Tickets ($40) at 617-323-0670 or online at tablecritic.com.
Swirl Steals III
What: Last-call clearance on snazzy accessories from designers Selima, Ban.do, UES, and more.
Why: The Leigh & Luca butterfly scarf (reg. $170, now $69).
When: Your sundress needs some oomph.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Mojito Mondays at RumBa
What: Learn to prep and slug two versions of the classic summer cocktail in a bartending class ($35) taught on the bar’s waterside patio.
Why: Complimentary nibbles and your own take-home muddler.
When: Thru Aug. 30. Every Mon., 6-7 p.m.
Where: In the InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Fort Point (617-217-5148). Reservations required.
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