Shopping: Browse and sip at Gossamer First Friday event

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boutique in Venice celebrates first Friday this week with a shopping event to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Cocktails will be served and 10% of all sales have been pledged to the foundation. L.A. Canvas is co-hosting the event, which is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Gossamer, 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Ste. 101, Venice. (310) 399-3988



The purveyor of luxury watches, writing implements and accessories has opened a new store in the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The Montblanc boutique is on the luxury level of the mall, at 8500 Beverly Blvd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. (310) 854-0049

Alon Shalom

Celebrity hairstylist Alon Shalom has opened an eponymous Moroccan-themed salon in West Hollywood. Before moving to Los Angeles, Shalom, who is of Moroccan and Israeli descent, was based in Israel. The new salon is at 8014 Melrose Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (323) 782-0141


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Photos, from top: The Gossamer boutique. Credit: Gossamer.

Inside the Moroccan-themed Alon Shalom salon. Credit: Alon Shalom