The Peninsula Hotel brings the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to Chicago with a week of events, including a special menu in Shanghai Terrace and dim sum cooking classes. To celebrate on the go, drop by the hotel’s gift shop for a package of mooncakes, a sweet treat traditionally served during the fest. $32 for a box of four, Sept. 16-22, 108 E. Superior; Peninsula.com/chicago.
Lighten up with Hourglass Cosmetics’ Femme Nude Lip Stylo Notorious Nudes collection, featuring six lipstick shades ranging from pale pink to moody mauve, all with a rich satin finish. $30, Space NK, 900 N. Michigan; Us.spacenk.com.
Maria Pinto, who made her name designing for the likes of Michelle Obama and Oprah, is pushing the fashion industry into the digital age, launching her new M2057 collection via crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Contribute to her campaign and receive perks such as garments, accessories and special pricing on pieces, to be delivered in 2014. Through Oct. 14. Visit Kickstarter.com/projects/m2057/m2057-by-maria-pinto-urban-chic-fashion-collection.
Sip in style with the new Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle, designed by Brazilian contemporary art twins Os Gêmeos. The flagon bears a vibrant mural of a rural village, and each bottle is individually numbered, with only 256,000 bottles available globally. $32 at Binny’s locations citywide; Binnys.com.