Mix one part MJ with two parts gourmet sausage. Add one cup puppy love, a dash of rustic relaxation, and splashy cocktails. Stir.
Marc Jacobs Sale
What: Spring/summer ready-to-wear and shoes are 40 percent off; select bags, 70. Score Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes at 40 percent off, too.
Why: Make your Marc.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: Marc Jacobs, 81 Newbury St. (617-425-0707).
New Takeout at The Butcher Shop
What: Barbara Lynch’s boucherie is now churning out fantabulous takeout — like duck confit with bing cherries and poulet en pain.
Why: See? You can take it with you.
When: Any night the stove looks too menacing.
Where: 552 Tremont St. (617-423-4800).
What: New libations — Havana Clubs, Fallen Angels, and Peterson Gimlets.
Why: You thirst for fresh experiences.
When: You need a drink.
Where: The Metropolitan Club, 1210 Boylston St., at Hammond St., Chestnut Hill (617-731-0600).
What: Author of The Dogs Who Found Me signs books, shares tales of stray animals he’s rescued, and teams with Kiehl’s and the MSPCA Boston to find homes for local dogs.
Why: Fur all the right reasons.
When: Fri., 4-7 p.m.
Where: Kiehl’s, 112 Newbury St., b/t Clarendon & Dartmouth Sts. (617-247-1777).
New Spa at The White Barn Inn
What: Facials, wet wraps, massages, and water treatments in fireplace treatment suites.
Why: Check inn, zone out.
When: The minute you can get booked.
Where: 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, Maine (207-967-2321).