This week, be sure to do your grocery shopping on Tuesday, June 26, at Whole Foods Market (5600 Magazine St., 899-9919; 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket.com). Five percent of proceeds from purchases that day will be donated to the ChildrenÕs Bureau Project LAST, which is dedicated to improving quality of life for children and families impacted by trauma. Project LAST provides grief/trauma assessment, counseling, community education, criminal justice support and crisis response. For more information, visit www.childrens-bureau.com.
Looking for a beauty of a bargain? Locals get a 10 percent discount on any service at Spa Aria (214 Royal St., 523-9990; www.spaaria.com) and free parking at the Hotel Monteleone garage. And at Lovejoy Day Spa (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997; www.lovejoyspa.com), youÕll save 50 percent on Bumble and Bumble hair-care products through the end of July.
Tell your friends to come visit New Orleans this summer. Fuel prices may be high, but the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel (444 Saint Charles Ave., 581-6182; www.new-orleans.intercontinental.com) is making the trip seem a little more enticing with its special ÒItÕs a Gas GetawayÓ summer promotion. From June 1 until Sept. 30, hotel guests will receive a free gas card valued at $40, plus free hotel valet parking. A minimum two-night stay is required; rooms start at $129 per night.