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American Laser Centers (3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Metairie, 866-573-1097; is offering a couple of specials through March 19. Save $250 off any hair-removal or skin rejuvenation package, or $750 off two packages. In its hair-removal system, American Laser Centers combine pulsed, high-intensity light with radio frequency therapy to treat even those patients with skin tones and hair colors that typically are difficult to treat.

Arabella Fine Gifts & Home Decor (3902 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-727-9787) has added some new product lines for the spring, including leather bags by Born Out Of Necessity that function well as a corporate case, diaper bag or travel bag. Those bags, in rich leather with colorful accents, have lots of sections, pockets and compartments, including a thermal section that will keep food hot or cold, as well as compartments for files and anything else you need to carry. Arabella also is introducing Mon Calin (French for "my cuddle") baby blankets and stuffed pigs and cats that are made with super-soft fabric, hypoallergenic fill and are machine washable. In addition, the store has added lots of interesting accent furniture for the home.

The Clock & Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961; is introducing a new line of Murano gold and glass jewelry, including necklaces, pendants, rings and earrings.

Selected wines, including Argentina's Andeluna Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon selections as well as more high-end brands, are 10 to 30 percent off while supplies last at Hopper's Wines & Spirits (170 Broadway St., Suite 145, 861-7500). Quantities are limited, and no rain checks will be issued.

Take advantage of a clearance sale at Juanita's Shoes, Handbags, Accessories (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-9511) and find selected shoes and boots priced 50 to 75 percent off.

Massey's Professional Outfitters (3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; now offers adventure travel, a range of recreational trips and ski and snowboard packages. Call a store for information or email

Salvation Studio (2917 Magazine St., Suite 202, 896-2200; wants to help New Orleans get back in shape with a two-for-one deal. Join with a friend and you can split the joining fee when you both sign a one-year membership contract. Membership includes unlimited access to fitness classes, the cardio-training center and strength-training center in addition to an online nutrition program and Web site magazine.

The Savvy Gourmet (4519 Magazine St., 895-2665; is holding a special Krewe de Food event at its Uptown store for the parades on Feb. 25. Krewe members will have access to bathroom facilities and a buffet prepared by Chef Corbin from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the retail store will remain open. Call for more information. The business also will have a special family-dinner buffet during Uptown evening parades. Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24, Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday, Feb. 27.

Vanda , which specializes in handmade and custom-designed women's clothing and wedding apparel made of Thai silk, is currently serving customers by appointment until renovations to its new building at 710 Dublin St. are completed. To make an appointment, call 314-6377 or 583-0684.

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