I'm actually doing it. I'm making progress on my shopping this year. I'm not waiting until the last minute. No, not this time. What's my secret? Marking down where to be and when during the season's crush of shopping events. It's working. Let's keep doing that:

Jemma Wynne at Marios: Perhaps we are in different income brackets, and perhaps you can make use of the information regarding Jemma Wynne's upcoming trunk show at the downtown Marios on Wed Dec 16, 10 am-5 pm.


The perfect knuckle duster by Jemma Wynne.

Gossamer at Flutter: An update from an earlier mention. Gossamer's trunk show at Flutter (which, BTW I highly recommend for beautiful textured wrapping paper) is coming up on Wed Dec 16 5-8 pm, and just for showing up you can be entered in a drawing for $50 towards a purchase from the line.


A peek at Gossamer's "Urban Bohemian" line

Covet's Holiday Open House: Not to be left out, Covet's seasonal event runs from 10 am-7 pm on Thurs Dec 10, when you can take 30% off your purchase of $100 or more.

Gift Grabber!: This one's a biggie, and it's tomorrow, so let's not waste time paraphrasing:

This progressive shopping party in the Pearl will allow you finish your holiday shopping and check everyone off your list! Receive 10% off your purchase at West Elm, Free Silk Peels from Pearl Medspa, Judith Arnell is taking 10% off all jewelry, snatch some baby boutique buys at 25% off from Posh Boutique, and find the perfect gift for ANYONE at Moule- 30% off sale items!

Start your evening at Pearl Medspa at 14th & Couch, enjoy some wine, then let our fully stocked limos chauffeur you to our other participating retailers! Find deals for everyone on your list!!

Then, reward your hard work by treating yourself to the After Party at Candy on 9th & Couch! We will have a FREE food buffet waiting for you! Prizes from each of the retailers will be up for grabs, & $1 from each drink purchase will be donated to Trillium Family Services!

Holiday Trunk Show at R.A.W.: Another one I mentioned before, with additional details. Joining R.A.W. at the studio (529 NE Couch) on Dec 12 & 13 will be Lavish Studio, Molly Muriel, and Carla McHattie, expanding the selection of goods from lingerie to scarves, bags, pillows, soaps, and candles.

Crave: This Wednesday is another Crave party, if you feel like paying admission to shop.

JET Trunk Show: Fresh off their party on Friday, JET is doing it again this Thurs Dec 10 5-8 pm, with a trunk show featuring Bijoux Confiserie (jewelry), Sugarluxe (body care), and Alma Chocolates.