Artist Emily Blumenthal, creator of the unique Yasmena handbag line, will be on hand to talk with customers at Dillard's (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 883-1075) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who buys a Yasmena handbag will receive a free gift, courtesy of Tony & Tina Cosmetics.
Buy two beers and get a pilsner beer glass free through June 30 at FatBurger (620 Decatur St., 598-3914).
Fresh Day Spa (801 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4404) is offering a free manicure with the purchase of a spa pedicure; get a free makeup application with the purchase of $100 worth of Mineralogie makeup. Bring a friend to the spa and both of you can receive 20 percent off on massages.
Loa at the International House (221 Camp St., 553-9550) and Robert Norman have come up with a gem of an idea: people who buy drinks at the bar between 5 p.m. and midnight Saturday (July 23) can register on a special cocktail napkin for a chance to win a loose diamond close to a half-carat in size. Each drink you buy gives you another chance to enter. The winner will be announced at midnight. The event will be repeated once a month throughout the year.
Celebrate the new location of M. Goldberg for Men & Boys (502 Leontine St., 891-1119) and receive free Fathers Day cake when you purchase $75 worth of merchandise. The store also will introduce what it promises are the finest all-cotton, no-iron shirts in the world.
Take 20 percent off a wide range of selected items during a special sale at Mignon Faget Ltd. (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, 524-2973; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com) through June 19.
Style Lab for Men (3641 Magazine St., 304-5072) is throwing a party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to introduce a line of unisex jewelry by designer Tina Stanley for Mars Violet. Look over the jewels and enjoy refreshments catered by Lilette.
Uptown Eyecare has moved into a renovated, larger space at 4004 Magazine St. (899-3937), where it continues to offer eye exams and designer frames.