Sex and the Windy City
Cosmos for aspiring Carries and Scotch for Mr. Big types will flow when Guise/Chic women's and men's boutique celebrates the "Sex and the City" movie opening with a Thursday party and 20 percent off clothing and accessories. That includes Nicole Romano jewelry, featured in numerous episodes of "SATC" and used in the movie too. The salon at the back of the store will offer free blowouts and styling. The party is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the boutique, 2128 N. Halsted St., 773-929-6101.
Sarah Jessica Parker Gift Set and remove the unique code on each set's sleeve, which grants you two free tickets to "Sex and the City: The Movie" in your area. Tickets are redeemable by going to the Web site listed on the sleeve, entering the code, and printing your tickets at home. The Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Gift Set includes the 3.4-ounce eau de parfum, a 2.5-ounce soft body lotion and a deluxe mini eau de parfum for $69.50 at Macy's and other department stores. (And did we mention how lovely the scent really is? It's a personal favorite.)
A fin well spent
Spend $5 on a Charity: Water bracelet at Saks Fifth Avenue and help build freshwater wells to eliminate a host of ailments in developing countries. The Charity: Water non-profit organization's bracelet is $5 in Saks stores, Off 5th stores and at saks.com.
Chicago-based custom-handbag phenomenon 1154 Lill Studio will team with Dress for Success for the "From One Shoulder to Another" charity initiative June 5. Bring a gently used handbag to donate, which will go to a woman struggling to succeed, and receive a 20 percent discount toward designing your own Lill handbag that night. Cocktails and light appetizers will be served during the event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the store, 904 W. Armitage Ave.
The boutique gallery Phaiz is displaying its latest installation, Natural Deviations by Chicago artist Rosemary Lee, featuring one-of-a-kind T-shirts by Hannah Claire Somerville. The show runs through June 15 at 673 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 312-226-9070.
Deal of the week
In preparation for Father's Day, Cole Haan and The Johnnie Walker Striding Man Society are hosting a tasting of premier whiskey, accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and 20 percent off Cole Haan purchases Thursday. Guests who bring an unopened bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label will receive a complimentary engraving with a message for their dad. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cole Haan, 673 N. Michigan Ave. RSVP to 312-642-8995.