Start the year on a sweet note.
What: Pretty-as-can-be treats made in small batches with natural ingredients. Besides the usual suspects, choose from caramel, strawberry, tangerine, and Neapolitan.
Why: Let’s bar hop.
Where: Online at chocolate-editions.com.
Survival of the Hippest
What: Forget the Carrie necklace. This company takes your favorite hashtags and Twitter names and turns them into pendants (silver, 10-, or 14-karat gold).
Why: Calling all @nerds.
Where: Online at survivalofthehippest.com.
Financial Boot Camp
What: Sign up now to receive free daily e-mails for a month about managing your moolah. Topics include setting up an IRA, creating a realistic budget, and checking your credit score. (E-mails start Monday.)
Why: Money matters.
Where: Online at learnvest.com.
What: In Katharine Weber’s latest novel, narrator Alice Tatnall delves into the shocking history of Zip’s Candies (an in-crisis sweets factory) after she marries into the Jewish family who owns it.
Why: Zero calories per serving.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
What: The brand’s sexy line of lingerie is now available at its e-shop. Ready-to-wear will be up in the spring.
Why: What’s up, bra?
Where: Online at araks.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Chocolate Editions