Rise and shine.
Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show
What: V.O.D. hosts San Francisco collector Susie Hoimes’s famed MDVII Antiques for an exclusive offering of estate and costume jewelry pieces by Chanel, YSL, Lavin, Dior, and other tempting labels.
Why: Free cocktails at 5 p.m.
When: Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 2418 Victory Park Ln. (214-754-0644).
What: Celebrating 25 years in biz, the indie jewelry boutique commissioned its top designers (Cathy Waterman, Jennifer Meyer, Todd Reed) to create limited-edition charms.
Why: The baubles support six charities benefiting women and children, including The Family Place and The Stewpot.
When: Starts Mon. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy. (972-980-0819); online at ylang23.com.
The Big Red
What: Charlie Palmer at the Joule toasts Texas wine and agriculture with a food fest that includes a cook-off with Top Chef’s Bryan Voltaggio, schmancy five-course dinner, and casual Sunday brunch.
Why: Proceeds benefit North Texas Food Bank.
When: Fri.-Sun. Schedule online at thejouledallas.com/thebigred/events.
Where: 1530 Main St. (214-261-4600). Tickets ($25-$250) at 214-261-4503.
Gadgets and Gizmos for Techies
What: Our definitive holiday gift guide to the latest and greatest, including a 3-D camcorder, remote-operated lantern, wooden watch, and retro iPhone dock.
Why: Get your hands on hi-fi, lo-fi, and everything in between.
When: Before you crash.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Martinis and Manicures Thursdays
What: Ease into the weekend at swanky Ristorante Nicola with free bites (hello, focaccia Siciliana), $7 martinis and glasses of wine, and $12 mini manicures from Posh Nail Spa.
Why: Nicola and dime it.
When: Thru Dec. 16. Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 8111 Preston Rd., ste. 150 (214-379-1111).
What: To support Tiny Sparrow Foundation, the salon is offering a Davines hair-conditioning treatment, medical-grade facial peel, and blowout for a $50 donation (reg. $250-$300).
Why: Free wine, cheese, and product raffle prizes, too.
When: Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 8411 Preston Rd., ste. 102. To R.S.V.P., call 214-369-2500.
Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show
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