5 Things To Do This Weekend: Jan. 5-7

Who’s ready for the weekend? We’ve got exciting events and deals happening throughout the neighborhood that you won’t want to miss. Here are five things we’re recommending this weekend that are perfect for families, friends or even a solo trip.

Shop Sales| Occasions Boutique

Have you been to Occasions Boutique since they opened in November? If not, head on over this weekend. You’ll enjoy 50% off fall items now through Jan. 31. They offer a curated selection of luxury-inspired clothing and accessories. Check out their jackets, pants, dresses and more. You’ll be able to put together an entire outfit! Don’t miss out on this exciting sale.

Attend King Cake Festival| Evangeline’s Bistro

Evangeline’s will host their King Cake Festival January 5-7. King cakes are part of a Mardi Gras tradition in which a plastic baby is hidden somewhere in the cake. If you find the baby, Evangeline’s will give you a coupon for a free appetizer! You’ll love these cakes, which typically taste like a cinnamon roll. If you can’t make it this weekend, stop by throughout this month and February for Carnivale-style festivals in the lead up to Mardi Gras. Check out their social media and site for full details.

Enjoy Family Time| Up-Down STL

This Sunday, Up-Down will have their monthly Family Hours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids, accompanies by adults over 21, can join you and enjoy playing a variety of arcade games, including familiar favorites. They will provide a full bar for you, as well as soda and other kid-friendly drinks. Want to escape the cold, but not sure what to do? Up-Down can provide entertainment like no other that all ages will find fun.

Check Out New Arrivals| Kendra Scott

With the new year, Kendra Scott has plenty of new arrivals, along with more of their classics. Stop by the store to browse their latest selection of earrings, necklaces, rings and more. You’ll find mixed metal jewelry and styles perfect for everyday wear and formal occasions. They have stunning heart-shaped pieces that would also make a great gift for your loved one on Valentine’s Day (or any day of the year)!

Try Exclusive Treats| The Cup

Craving a sweet treat? This month, The Cup will have four limited-time cupcakes, in addition to their delicious regulars. They’re offering cupcakes made of banana cake with vanilla buttercream, banana cake with peanut butter buttercream, peanut butter cake with peanut butter buttercream and light chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting. These sweets are perfect for a gathering or for yourself; you’ll want to try them all!

Reminder as you’re traveling around the CWE this weekend, that transportation is now easier thanks to the Euclid Shuffle! If it’s too cold for you to walk, or you parked far away, you don’t need to let that stop you from exploring the neighborhood. You can take a free ride along Euclid Ave. from Forest Park Ave. to Washington Ave. You can call or text the shuttle for a ride. Hop aboard!