In with the new.
Emma Graham Designs
What: Winchester chums unveil a 24-piece spring/summer collection of well-cut, brightly colored cotton-sateen dresses and separates.
Why: Everything rings in at under two Benjamins.
When: The temps hit the half-century mark.
Where: Online at emmagrahamdesigns.com.
Mardi Gras Brunch at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
What: Carbo load for Fat Tuesday with Big Easy bites like shrimp ’n’ grits and huevos rancheros with spicy pulled pork (the special bourbon iced tea can’t hurt either).
Why: New Orleans tunes from local vocalist Athene Wilson.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 604 Columbus Ave., South End (617-536-1100). Reservations recommended.
Red Flower Manicure and Pedicure
What: Treat yourself to a decadent, 75-minute treatment ($60) with products from the sought-after organic beauty line now available locally.
Why: A full-size, take-home bottle of body lotion (think scents like blood orange and French lavender) is included with service.
When: Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: SalonCapri, 406 Legacy Pl., Dedham (781-320-0900).
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Wings of Hope Benefit
What: Browse and purchase photography, paintings, and sculptural metalwork from Haiti; all proceeds benefit one of the country’s homes for disabled children.
Why: Wine and cupcakes seal the deal.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Gifted, 2 Dartmouth St., South End (603-494-8391).
Lobster del Sol
What: Sate your clambake needs with Lolita Cocina’s latest crustacean deal — a bundle of fresh lobster meat stuffed in a white corn tortilla with ancho chile, creamy corn, and sweet lemon salsita for $22.
Why: Chase it with the pineapple margarita.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 271 Dartmouth St., Back Bay (617-369-5609).
Photo: Courtesy of Emma Graham