Take it slow.
What: A fall feast ($100) created from food grown within 100 miles of Dallas, for 100 lucky guests. Chef David Uygur (Lola) is in the kitchen; guests will eat in a landscape architect’s private garden.
Why: Proceeds benefit nonprofit Slow Food Dallas, working to support community and school gardens, nutrition education, and area farmers.
When: Oct. 17, 6 p.m. But the limited number of guests means you should sign up now.
Where: The home of Robert Bellamy, 1904 N. Prairie Ave.
House of Hargrove
What: The local budget-friendly furniture biz (think shabby-chic dressers, upholstered French chairs, country-chic mirrors) opens a shop inside Home & Garden Consignment in McKinney’s downtown square.
Why: No particle board — ever.
When: Mon.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 101 W. Louisiana St., McKinney (972-540-7600).
What: The designer-label-for-less depot hosts a grand opening party with dozens of new fall arrivals (Moschino tops, Theory blazers, a gorg olive Oscar bag).
Why: Brunch bites and sips, too.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 4152 Cole Ave., ste. 102 (214-528-4400).
BOOK (and PACK)
Fifth Annual Trans-Pecos Festival
What: Channel your inner hippie and head to Marfa for a weekend of art, music (including Austin’s Amy Cook), and camping. Plus, a baseball game and 62-mile charitable bike ride.
Why: Camping costs just $40 for one night; $75 for two (includes tickets to all shows).
When: Sept. 24 & 25.
Where: El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa. Pre-register online at elcosmico.com/partyregister.
What: In uncertain times, nothing is a sure bet. But with Ray-Bans you can’t go wrong — especially when they’re up to 40 percent off.
Why: Dress the rest of you at the Best of L.A. sale (think Karen Zambos, Dear Creatures, and Wren).
Where: Online at swirl.com.