Through the end of this month, until Jan. 26, N.O. Surf Shop (6116 Magazine St., 891-1616; www.nosurfshop.com) needs help preparing for a move to its new location. You can assist by shopping at its 40 percent off sale. Almost all clothing in the store is marked down for the big move. Starting in February, the store will be located at 7722 Maple St.
If you're out and about this week, do some downtown shopping and stop by Aidan Gill For MenÕs new location on Fulton St. (550 Fulton St., 566-4903; www.aidangillformen.com). The downtown shop offers luxurious hot shaves and haircuts an easy stop for businessmen during the week or an equally pampering experience for visitors and tourists alike. It's also a great place to shop for gifts with stylish, classic toiletries and accessories for men. The new location is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching on the heels of Carnival season, make reservations for a romantic evening with your special someone. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com) is offering Romantic Rendezvous packages for Valentine's Day starting at $1,250 which include limousine transportation to the hotel, a night in an executive suite, a spa package for two followed by dinner at Melange and breakfast in bed the next morning.