Sak it to Me: Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates the holidays from 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday before Christmas with Santa Claus, hot cocoa, Trim-A-Home Shop, weekend sporting events in the Living Room and beauty counter gift-giving guidance. This Saturday, have your picture taken with the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s own Nutcracker, adopt a new best friend from the Animal Foundation, have any fragrance bottle purchase painted and adorned for free and meet interior designer Richard Stearns, who has holiday decorating ideas to beautify your home.
Shop ’til you Drop: Las Vegas area General Growth Property malls (Boulevard Mall, Fashion Show, the Meadows mall, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Grand Canal Shoppes) can earn a chance to pamper themselves at one of their favorite salons Saturday through Dec. 12. Customers who spend $75 or more will receive a $15 Salon Wish gift card, courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine. Mall receipts must be mailed to Cosmo. Visit Cosmopromo.com for more information.
Shop Girl: Neiman Marcus hosts a Diamond in the Rough trunk show today in the Precious Jewels Salon. View the latest collection of jewelry with natural, uncut diamonds. The department store also has a John Hardy trunk show Friday and a King Baby personal appearance with jewelry designer Mitchell Binder from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Winter Escape: For December, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and at the Palazzo introduces spa treatments designed to prevent winter dullness and protect and nourish the skin. An Enrich Massage (starts at $155) and Holiday Sparkle Facial (starts at $160) are two of the treatments offered. For more information, call 414-3600.
Skin Talk: Danne King, the scientist behind reputable skin care line sans age, will conduct a seminar at 6 p.m. today at The Stirling Club at Turnberry Place. The event is free and open to the general public.
Looky Here: Chico’s announces its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth annual Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday fundraising and awareness program that runs from now through December. To honor the partnership, Chico’s designed a specially crafted looking glass that symbolizes the continuous search for cures to deadly diseases. Of the $10 cost, $4 goes toward the hospital.
Discount Duds: DownEast Basics, a high-style, low-price fashion retailer that specializes in trendy and modest clothing has opened its first Nevada store at The District at Green Valley Ranch.
Open Up Shop: Banana Moon, a Monaco-based swimwear company, launched its first franchised concept store in the United States at Town Square. The store carries its signature swimwear line as well as activewear, beachwear and accessories. Two brands will be featured at the store including Banana Moon and Livia Monte-Carlo, which includes beachwear and swimwear and showcases a sophisticated look.
Eye Candy: MesmerEyes has opened at the Bellagio. The eyewear store offers luxury collections from brands such as Porsche Design, Barton Perreira and Alain Mikli. Custom prescriptions also are available.