Beauty takes center stage at Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2200; from Thursday, Feb. 28, until Saturday, March 8, for Saks' Ageless Beauty 101 event. With any cosmetics or fragrance purchase of $100 or more, you'll receive a terry cloth spa bag — in your choice of three colors — filled with samples from various beauty brands.

The Junior League of Greater Covington's Spring Market will be held Friday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 2, at the Castine Center (63350 Pelican Blvd., Mandeville; 985-626-7997; Shop for clothing, books, gifts, home decor, seasonal items, jewelry and more from a variety of vendors. General admission shopping tickets are $5 for one day and $8 for three days. Visit for more information.

Following a two-and-a-half-year renovation to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina, the John Jay Salon at 540 Robert E. Lee Blvd. (282-7234) is once again open. It's a full-service salon staffed by hairstylists, nail technicians and estheticians ready to welcome their clients back.

New Orleans Surf Shop has just opened at its new location. Stop by 7722 Maple St. (866-6030) to see new arrivals including bikinis by Reef and Roxy Swimwear.