A conference we can stomach.
What: Cocoa lovers rejoice — a full day devoted to the good stuff, from classes (chocolate making 101, decorating chocolates, baking with fine chocolate) to tastings and panels with Dallas’s top chocolatiers.
Why: Tickets ($15) include samples.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Rd.
Re-Finery Trunk Show
What: The designer resale biz (translation: big brands, little prices) unloads new and gently worn summer and fall looks from Tory Burch, DVF, Vince, J Brand, Gucci, and other swanky labels.
Why: The beefed-up handbag selection.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 6480 Royalton Dr. (214-957-5003).
What: Starting this weekend, the indie fashion shop hosts a party with apps, drinks, music, and sales on the second Saturday of every month. Take 20 percent off dresses and 25 percent off tops this month.
Why: If you gotta take your guy, menswear is also 25 percent off.
When: Sat., 7-9 p.m.
Where: 15645 Quorum Dr., Addison (972-661-3399).
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Bridal Trunk Show Duo
What: A rare peek at the 2011 gown collections from Blue by Enzoani and Augusta Jones (available by special order) at two area bridal shops.
Why: You’re in a dress-free zone.
When: Blue by Enzoani, Thurs.-Sun., by appt.; Augusta Jones, Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Blue, The Wedding Party Studio’s The White Gown Showroom, 2422 Allen St. (214-296-4908); Augusta, Patsy’s Bridal, 4244 Oak Lawn Ave. (214-528-1227).
Photo: Chocolate Reviews / Flickr
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