ULTSHOP-News 4-22-08

By Kara Nelson

New Orleans Surf Shop (7722 Maple St., 866 6030; www.nosurfshop.com) is now open for business on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its new location on Maple Street.

Ballin's (721 Dante St., 866-4367; www.ballinsltd.com) has two big trunk shows in a row this week. See new looks by Magaschoni on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23, and check out the latest from Ronen Chen Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26 — from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.

On Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m., Style Lab for Men (3641 Magazine St., 304-5072; 7425 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, 225-757-6131; www.stylelabformen.com) will be part of Vision, a runway show and benefit for Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. Featuring food from Tsunami Sushi and Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine, the event will be held at the Shaw Center for the Arts (100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge). Tickets ($10-$50) are available at www.pcal.org or Style Lab's Baton Rouge store.

Need one more reason to get pampered at the Ritz-Carlton (921 Canal St., 524-1331) spa? How about "Bubbles and Blowouts"? Starting this week, spagoers will be treated to a glass of champagne while having their hair dried and styled.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at karan@gambitweekly.com, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.