There's so much happening this weekend locally - from Sacramento to Granite Bay - that I'm getting the word out today and Friday so that you fashionistas will have time to prepare...and restock your checking accounts!
* First up, the trendy marketplace known as Quarry Ponds (pictured above) is hosting a "Fall 2007 Fashion Show in the Plaza" starting at 7 p.m. Friday. The show will take place in the central plaza, beneath the Kalwall archway (for those of you familiar with the European-style marketplace), at 5550 Douglas Blvd.
This is absolutely a destination shopping location because it has everything you need: fashion and food! Two great purchases that go great together.
The featured boutiques in Friday's show include: FF Apparel, Dionna K, Dara Denim, Rima, NAT Boutique, Shoefly and Obsoulete Boards.
Then, at 11 a.m. Saturday, the marketplace will turn things over to children's and maternity fashion, featuring adorable clothing from boutiques such as Posh Maternity and Silver Spoon.
* Next up, Serendipity Boutique (5362 H St.) will host a trunk show Friday and Saturday featuring the Jeanine Payer jewelry collection, which is based in San Francisco. Jeanine does rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Very different, very unique. Worth a look.
* Another place to check out if a great piece of jewelry is on your shopping list: the Pamela Skinner/Qwenna Howard Gallery (723 S St.), which will be featuring local designer Carolyn Cozad's Studio Work collection (pictured right) during this weekend's Second Saturday; the event is from 6 to 9 p.m.
Carolyn actually creates her works of art near The Bee in midtown, so I strolled by the other day and was amazed at her use of color and materials - including parts from a vintage bowling bowl!
Stay tuned to this space for more ....