South End gourmet grocer Snap Top Market and health-centered beauty store Follain host an event Thursday evening featuring food samples, skin care tips and advice, and a discount toward Snap Top’s new grocery delivery service. There will be DIY beauty treatment demos using superfood ingredients from Snap Top; attendees will get treatment recipes to take home, samples from Snap Top’s new carry-out menu, and a 20 percent discount on their first order ($40 or more) from Snap Top’s grocery delivery service. The event happens from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Follain, 53 Dartmouth St., Boston, 857-284-7078. www.shopfollain.com and www.snaptopmarket.com
FIND A LOT FOR LESS AT FORT POINT OPEN STUDIOS
369 Congress St. will be a spot for bargains at this weekend’s Fort Point Open Studios. Artist-designers on the second floor will have prints, ceramics, knitwear, and more at 15-75 percent off retail prices. Find lamps, bowls, vases, and trays from Jill Rosenwald; funky earthenware lamps from Lawrence McRae Ceramics; colorful prints, maps, and iPhone cases from JHill Design; and hand-knit hats, mittens, and scarves from The Third Piece. The sale happens Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 369 Congress St., second floor, Boston.
GET SPECIAL TREATMENT AT CLARINS WELLNESS EVENT
Clarins Skin Spa at Bloomingdale’s hosts a wellness event this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. with free mini-spa treatments, book giveaways, tips from wellness experts, and more. Attendees get complimentary skin and makeup assessments, touchups, and organic juices from BluePrint; the first 50 attendees also get a Clarins spa gift. Check in for the event at the Clarins counter. Find more event details at www.spaweekblog.com/2014/10/02/bostonclarinswellnessevent and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clarins is at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill, 225 Boylston St., Newton, 617-630-6772.
A WEEK OF PAMPERING AT MANY AREA SPAS
Clarins is also one of the more than two-dozen area spas offering $50 treatments during Spa Week, which runs next Monday through Sunday (Oct. 20-26). Facials, massages, waxing treatments, laser hair removal sessions, and other treatments are on offer for $50. Find participating spas and book an appointment at www.spaweek.com.
DONATED CLOTHES EQUAL DISCOUNTS AT J. JILL STORES
J. Jill stores are collecting gently worn women’s clothing and offering 25 percent off a full-price item for each piece donated through next Wednesday, Oct. 22. (Discount must be used the day you donate.) Clothing donations benefit disadvantaged and homeless women through organizations including Rosie’s Place, On the Rise, and Wellspring House. Tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m., the MarketStreet Lynnfield store hosts a workwear styling event for the women of Wellspring House; clothing donations will be accepted and discounts will be given during the event. Find J. Jill store locations at email@example.com.