Bag designer and New Orleans native Vonny Faucheux offers Gambit readers 25 percent off her Vonny Bags. Purchase any item from her Web site (www.vonny.com) before Thursday, Dec. 24, and receive the discount when you enter the code LAUNCH09 at checkout.
Now through Thursday, Dec. 31, save 30 percent on basics by designers such as Trina Turk, Susanna Monaco, Robert Rodriguez and Ports shoes at SHOP (2728 Magazine St., 895-2869). Affordable, last-minute gift boxes filled with cosmetics from Smashbox, Too Faced and The Balm are priced at $5, $10 and $20.
Pick up artsy gifts handmade by members of the NEW ORLEANS CRAFT MAFIA (www.neworleanscraftmafia.com) during the Last Stop Shop on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Three Ring Circus' the Big Top Gallery (1638 Clio St.). The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features snacks, a tree raffle and a cash bar.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Herbsaint Restaurant (701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com) presents the Sazerac Academy Happy Hour. Sip Sazeracs while learning the history of this quintessential New Orleans cocktail. Tickets are $35. Call Herbsaint or email firstname.lastname@example.org.