Bite by Bite
What: Smart hosts know that party food should fit comfortably in one’s palm. In Peter Callahan’s cookbook ($21), the premier caterer presents 100 mini dishes apropos of any occasion.
Why: Shrimp on lollipop sticks with cilantro, sugar donuts with shots of coffee, and timing tips.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
What: If you live by the “it’s only fun if it’s exclusive” motto, this new treasure trove of exclusive collections and limited-edition pieces from top designers will strike your fancy.
Why: Fall brings six Narciso Rodriguez looks updated in new fabrics, original collections with Nina Ricci and Vera Wang, and more.
Where: Online at edition01.com.
Clay Therapy Botanical Masks
What: Get back to nature (blueberry chamomile, strawberry hibiscus) with five 100 percent natural varietals ($15 each) that nurture, cleanse, and clarify skin.
Why: After ten minutes, our skin was tighter, brighter, and softer. (Tip: It’s a powder; be judicious with the water for the right consistency.)
Where: Online at wholetruthsolutions.com.
La Esquina Salsa Roja
What: Did it just get hot in here? The NYC-based Mexican powerhouse’s spicy sauce ($8) is available to the masses for the first time.
Why: Made with ripe tomatoes, green tomatillos, and hot arbol chili peppers, it’s destined to become your favorite chip topper.
Where: Online at esquinanyc.com.
What: The accessories ($90-$190) — pocket wallets, iPad and iPhone cases, and more — are made for the modern man, but we find the streamlined design and camel coloring to be quite unisex.
Why: Limited space equals an excuse to cut down on clutter.
Where: Online at kentonsorenson.com.
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Photo: Reprinted from Bite by Bite, by Peter Callahan. Copyright 2011. Photo copyright 2011 by Con Poulos. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House