On Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com) is hosting a book signing and cocktail party for the "cocktail chicks" of Commander's Palace, Lally Brennan & Ti Martin, in honor of their book, In the Land of Cocktails, a collection of unique adult beverage recipes paired with stories and anecdotes celebrating New Orleans. Another reason to stop by the store: Hazelnut Dollars. For every $100 you spend there this month, you'll earn 15 Hazelnut Dollars to spend next month. Simply register your name and address with your first January purchase, make sure the cashier logs each purchase you make throughout the month, and then watch for your Hazelnut Dollars coupons to arrive in the mail during the first week of February.
If you're looking for a great deal on Magazine Street, stop by Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223) where all shoes are 15 percent off (some styles are marked down as much as 50 percent) and a special selection of gifts is half price. At Fairy (5715 Magazine St., 269-2033), all fall and winter merchandise is up to 50 percent off. Perlis (6070 Magazine St. 895-8661; www.perlis.com) is having its storewide semi-annual clearance sale. Winter merchandise for men, women and boys is 20-50 percent off. And Bellanoche (3632 Magazine St., 891-6483) has a new selection of sale items bedding, slippers and gift items marked down 25-40 percent.