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Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393) has developed special 'Be Kind-Hearted' spa services as part of an effort to raise funds to help victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. During February and March, Belladonna will donate $5 per service to Unicef to help the victims and 5 percent of the sales of special items throughout the store marked with a red ribbon. 'Be Kind-Hearted' T-shirts and pins also are available.

Lou and Bruce Stewart, authors of Your Way Home: Psychology of Place Inside and Out, will sign copies of the newly released book from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 12) at Brunner Gallery (215 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-893-0444; A question and answer session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Fortis watches are on sale now at the Clock & Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961), and new Seiko Melodie clocks have just arrived.

A silent auction of high-ticket items held during the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) annual conference in New Orleans this month will benefit the Preservation Resource Center's Rebuilding Together New Orleans campaign to repair the owner-occupied homes of low-income elderly and disabled residents in the city. The auction will feature items such as international travel packages and tickets to professional sporting events and will be held during the conference Feb. 13-15. For more information, visit or call (317) 328-4631.

Women who buy drinks at Loa Bar (International House, 221 Camp St., 553-9555) on Saturday (Feb. 12) can fill out a drink stub and have a chance to win a half-carat loose diamond from Robert Norman in a special drawing.

Lowe's is opening a new home improvement store at 2501 Elysian Fields Ave. today (Feb. 8), with grand opening festivities planned for Wednesday. The new 'superstore' will display more than 40,000 different items in a 116,000-square-foot facility with a garden center.

Receive 20 percent off your next purchase at Kenneth Cole New York (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 410-1888) when you donate a pair of 'gently worn' shoes through Feb. 15. The shoes will be distributed to needy families through HELP USA.

La Doux Boutique (207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535) is holding a special triple trunk show Friday and Saturday (Feb. 11-12) featuring new spring and summer designs from One Girl Who, Equestrian and Elana Katton. Customers who make a trunk show purchase will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from La Doux.

Receive a free Lip Lingerie T-shirt when you buy a 'Panties In a Bunch' Valentine gift set by Lip Lingerie that includes six lip glosses with real sterling silver shimmer in them at Makeup By Robert Hudson (603 1/2 Metairie Road, Metairie, 837-0905). The store's even open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Valentine's Day.

Ball gowns are arriving daily and prices start at $19, plus take 90 percent off many selected items at On the Other Hand Exclusive Resale Boutique (8204 Oak St., 861-0159).

Buy summer fashions for $9.99 at an inventory reduction sale at Out of the Box (5246 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 888-6666), plus get business casual linen and cotton for 80 percent off the original price, and Nicole Miller suits for 60 percent off.

Find many tasty items up to 80 percent off at Russell Stover Candies (2401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 466-0109), where there are large selections of sugar-free, low-carb and carb-smart products for Valentine's Day and beyond.

St. Charles Vision, which has three locations in New Orleans and Metairie, has opened two new outlets on the Northshore; one is at Northshore Shopping Center (1844 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-8103), and housed in Hammond Square Mall (2000 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, 985-542-9410).

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Silk Road Collection (3714 Magazine St., 894-8540) on Friday (Feb. 11) will hold a book signing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with interior designer and Feng Shui consultant Lou Stewart, co-author of Your Way Home: Psychology of Place Inside and Out. On Feb. 12, an in-store celebration will feature Chinese arts, a dragon dance, New Year gifts, music, children's activities and more, and the store will remain open until 8 p.m.

Need a Lot-o-burger, but don't have cash with you? Ted's Frostop (3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615) now takes Visa, Master Card and Discover.

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