Buy Curious: Pampering at the W and Eco-Friendly (and Chic!) Styles by Local Designers

Ugh, what a week for news! Abandoned, foreclosed-home swimming pools in East Contra Costa County are breeding grounds for West Nile Virus (which isn’t going away, and oh, there’s no budget this year to keep it in check); nine-year-old kids in Dallas are snorting low-grade heroin called cheese; social security is gonna be broke by 2041, Medicare by 2019; a chunk of ice seven times the size of Manhattan broke off a glacier in Antarctica, never to return; US death toll reaches 4,000 in Iraq; not to mention everyone’s upset about the Fed’s bailing out Bear Stearns. And the list goes on and on. The good news? At least one wolverine is roaming Tahoe. Sheesh. It’s enough to make your head spin! So there’s no better time than this weekend to soothe your soul with complimentary mani/pedis, makeovers, and massages — not to mention shopping. More fever-reducing news after the jump …

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