This Week's Edition / August 21, 2014

Fashion & Boutiques

Win a custom ball gown

The American Cancer Society is offering one lucky lady the chance to win a custom Natasha Miller gown. You can buy your chance to win the $10,000 package for $50 here. The winner—who will be revealed next week—gets to take a chauffeured champagne celebration with three friends to her initial consultation at Miller’s studio and enjoy lunch in addition to being recognized at the 2015 Go Red for Women fashion show.



NK celebration

NK Boutique is hosting a three-day celebration in honor of the opening of its third store. Stop by the Perkins at Highland location tonight and take advantage of 20% savings on all merchandise. Customers will enjoy 15% off the store Saturday and 10% Sunday. In addition, NK is offering door prizes, sweet treats, complimentary wine and more. The street address is 17455 Perkins Road, Suite B.



Health & Beauty

'Traveling Apron' cookbook now available

Local blogger and baker Aimee Broussard has gathered the best of the best recipes— from kitchens nationwide—in her cookbook, The Traveling Apron. “Last year I circulated an apron, an empty recipe binder and blank recipe cards across the country to anyone who wanted to sign up as part of the traveling apron recipe swap,” Broussard says. The comprehensive cookbook includes instructions for making scrumptious breakfast treats, drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, main courses and desserts. You can purchase your copy here.



Details on men’s health conference

The Louisiana Men’s Health Organization is hosting a men’s health conference Aug. 23. According to the organization, women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for an annual exam than men. So ladies, encourage your man to go. The agenda includes lunch as well as free health screenings, exhibits, early-bird door prizes and a keynote speech by Cajun comedian Kent Gonsoulin. Doors open at 7 a.m. Register here.



Home & Garden

Special order for less at Mint

Through the end of August, customers who shop Mint Home will receive 15% off when they place a special order. The store, located on Corporate Boulevard, sells a variety of home furnishings, including furniture, décor and more. Need a new lamp or rug? Hurry in to take advantage of the sale. While you’re there, browse the latest at Mint Art and Mint Shoes, too.



Piano sale at O’Neill’s

Music lovers, take note: O’Neill’s Music House, located on Perkins Road, is hosting a rare sale Aug. 23-24. New pianos will be discounted 20-50% off their suggested retail price. Baby grand pianos, digital pianos and player pianos will be discounted as well, and customers will also find sales on closeouts and recalled Yamahas. The store opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.







Lagniappe

Taste of Tiger party on Saturday

Tiger fans will flock to the River Center Aug. 23 for a giant indoor tailgating party. The annual Taste of Tiger party begins at 5 p.m. and offers guests food and beverages, as well as the chance to browse and purchase LSU merchandise. Purchase tickets here.



Coming up: Heritage Ranch gala

Ned Fasullo and the Fabulous Big Band Orchestra will entertain attendees at the sixth annual Heritage Gala, scheduled for Sept. 5. The fundraiser begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, where guests will be greeted with a red-carpet welcome. The evening’s agenda includes food and drinks, dancing, a wine pull, a jewelry raffle, and silent and live auctions. For further details, click here.



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