The J.W. Marriott Hotel (614 Canal St., 525-6500; www.jwmarriottneworleans.com) hosts a Grand Opening event for Serenity Spa (614 Canal St., 525-5433; www.serenityspaneworleans.com) on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, mini massage sessions and the music of jazz violinist Sean Ward.
Complete Organization is giving away one free room-organizing makeover to a local mom during its second annual NOLA Mom Organizing Makeover contest. For more information and to register to win, visit www.completeorganization.com by Thursday, Dec. 31.
LIFE: Yoga + Boutique (5422 Magazine St., 267-0380; www.life-neworleans.com) is offering a winter special of unlimited yoga classes for two months for $99. Choose from classes in Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Anusara, Vinyasa Flow, Relaxation and Forrest Yoga.
From now until Saturday, Dec. 12, save 15 percent off any single item and each individual item when you spend more than $100 at N.O. Surf Shop (7722 Maple St., 866-6030; www.nosurfshop.com).
Enjoy cocktails by mixologists from Arnaud's French 75, the Monteleone's Carousel Bar, Crescent City School of Bartending, Cure, Domenica, Dos Jefes, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, Pernod Ricard USA, The Ritz-Carlton and Whiskey Blue at the Taste of the Toddy on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the W Hotel (333 Poydras St.). Tickets are $10 and available at www.TalesoftheCocktail.com.
Local jewelry designer Thomas Mann (1812 Magazine St., 581-2111; www.thomasmann.com) has partnered with TOMS Shoes to create a necklace available on www.tomsshoes.com. For each necklace purchased, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a needy child in the greater New Orleans area.