Firing up a suggestive scenario for Valentine's Day, the Lake & Stars, a 2-year-old cult lingerie brand, is teaming with accessory boutique TenOverSix for a peep show-themed tent installation that opens today and runs through Feb. 21.
The Lake & Stars' Wild West suspender-inspired spring collection features $220 rompers with metallic lace and vintage crystal details, $44 mesh high-waist briefs with herringbone trim, and the label's signature $115 no-wire mesh bra, embellished with a pin-on feather. The New York-based line's trademark nude and navy are spiced with chartreuse, hot pink and tangerine details. And jewelry from L.A.-based Jennifer Meyer is available to accent intimate ensembles.
Designers Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker of the Lake & Stars (a name drawn from a Victorian boudoir expression) will greet shoppers Feb. 10 for an in-store performance by nouveau country crooner Samantha Shelton, with Champagne -- as well as Morello cherry, sesame butter and fig chocolates from local chocolatier Ococoa -- to help set the mood.
7427 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 330-9355. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. www.tenover6.com
Sunset Plaza Tent Sale Friday to Feb. 8: For the third installment of this chic blowout under the big top, Sunset Plaza boutiques are pooling their wares with discounts of up to 70%. For the label-inclined: $60 Leona Edmiston dresses (regularly $340), $99 heels ($335), $65 handbags ($165); a $450 Catherine Malandrino dress and shoes for $125 and $230, respectively; $100 Just Cavalli jeans (regularly $350 and up for men and women). Nicole Miller's designs will be $100 and less: $75 short dresses, $50 separates, shoes from $35 to $50, jewelry from $10 to $50.
RSVP by phone, (310) 494-0357, or e-mail email@example.com for the VIP preview sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. (Champagne will be served).
8600 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 494-0357. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Temperley London Tuesday: British designer Alice Temperley invites fans to an exclusive spring/summer collection preview at the Palihouse. Her romantic feminine designs are specially priced: a studded white star cut-out belt is $293 (regularly $325), an animal-print "forest" dress is $608 ($675), skinny silk-cotton "tiger-stripe" black trousers are $653 ($725), a studded-knit waistcoat is $707 ($785). Other looks and accessories will be 10% off. Guests must call (323) 782-8000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. The preview takes place in a private suite with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
8465 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood. 2 to 9 p.m. www.temperleylondon.com
Hotel de Ville: The vintage specs seller, frequented by Mary-Kate Olsen, opens its third L.A. location, this one on Hollywood Boulevard. Owner and optician Van de la Plante says the Los Feliz location stocks past-season lines and brand new glasses, with prices starting at $150, for economizing hipsters, and rising to $600 for '70s- and '80s-era Dunhill frames. Add optical lenses starting at $40 per pair. Feeling nostalgic? Brand new Francois Pinton "Jackie 3" and Aristotle "Ona"-ssis styles are $385. For women, the store carries vintage Gucci and Dior frames plus cat-eyes and 1970s French lunettes.
4624 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 664-1462. Noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. hoteldevilleeyewear.com
Ona Ongoing to Feb. 15: The Beverly Boulevard retreat offers Valentine's Day-themed treatments for couples, including the $350 "Ona Amour," a side-by-side rose-oil massage, or Ayurvedic treatment in the spa's private suite with complimentary roses and hibiscus-infused Champagne. Snack on organic chocolate while having a $110 cocoa powder-and-aloe 50-minute full-body exfoliation followed by a jasmine and rose-oil wrap. This month, if you request a Brazilian wax treatment ($65 to $85), you'll receive a complimentary Swarovski-crystal body-art application -- a heart, the word "love" or your partner's initials.
7373 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-4442. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. onaspa.com
Body Bar Spa Ongoing to Feb. 15: Cozy, earthy Silver Lake spa with high-tech treatments offers two February specials: The $90 "head 2 toe" Swedish-based massage uses long, slow strokes to target problem areas and includes a scalp massage (regular price, $135). The $90 "refine, retexture, reshape" facial (regular price $115) includes a light enzyme exfoliate, personalized mask and complimentary eyebrow shaping.
3037 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 663-1533. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday. Noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.bodybarspa.com