Wax on. Wax off.
Queen Bee Salon & Spa
What: Jodi Shays’s new Brentwood day spa fuses British flair and Cali cool with cult-status waxing, brow shaping, and airbrush tanning.
Why: Busy bees can get services done at home or office. Mention DailyCandy on your first visit and receive a 20 percent discount off any service.
When: Tues., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed., Fri. & Sat., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2530a San Vicente Blvd., at S. 26th St., Brentwood (310-570-2282).
Rebecca Taylor Boutique Opening
What: Snag feminine frocks and limited-edition collabs along with a selection of finds picked by the designer herself at her first L.A. flagship.
Why: Get into double trouble with the new Fashion Island location.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 107 S. Robertson Blvd., at Alden Dr., West Hollywood (310-734-0599).
A Cookie Decorating Party
What: Invite your baked goods-loving pals over for a night of festive cutters, snazzy sprinkles, spiked frosting, and more jazzy details for the little bites.
Why: If you don’t feel like breaking out the mixing bowl, choose from 37 ready-made delights.
When: Supermarket ones just won’t cut it.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Matteo Sample Sale
What: Get ready for bed with 60-90 percent off luxe linens, blankets, towels, sleepwear, and more at the local label’s showroom.
Why: Sweet dreams are made of this.
When: Thru Sun. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 912 E. Third St., b/t S. Garey & S. Vignes Sts., Downtown (213-617-2813).
Eat My Blog Bake Sale
What: Hosted by a veritable who’s who of local food bloggers and restos, this decadent fundraiser serves up freshly baked treats from the likes of Sotto, Rivera, Cake Monkey, and Magnolia Bakery.
Why: Proceeds from your sugar binge benefit the L.A. Regional Food Bank.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Pita Jungle, 43 E. Colorado Blvd., b/t N. Fair Oaks & N. Raymond Aves., Pasadena (626-432-7482).
Artisanal L.A. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
What: A mere $5 gets you access to delicious morsels and boozy tastings by more than 50 of L.A.’s best food and cocktail artisans, along with food-crafting workshops hosted by the Institute of Domestic Technology.
Why: Munch your way through your holiday shopping list.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., b/t W. Walnut & E. Holly Sts., Pasadena. Tickets online at artisanalholiday.com or at the door (cash only).
Echo Park Film Center Tenth Anniversary
What: The beloved nonprofit celebrates a decade of community cinema with a weekend of events ranging from free screenings to filmmaking workshops.
Why: Don’t miss the premiere of the EPFC’s own film project, City of Angels 11, on Sun. at the Downtown Independent.
Where: Various locations around Echo Park and Downtown. See the full schedule online here.
Photo: John Konkal / Courtesy of Queen Bee