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The Weekend Guide

lytro camera!

Be worth at least a thousand words.

ORDER
The Lytro
What:
Come out of the dark. The magical camera ($399-$499) captures the entire light field and is finally available (on back order).
Why:
You can focus (and zoom in on any part of the photo) after taking the shot. Plus, there’s no autofocus or shutter delay.
Where:
Online at lytro.com.

SHOP
I Heart Design
What:
The ladies behind L.A.-based design firm Avenue Interior Design curate an eclectic assortment of furniture, tableware, lighting, pillows (and much more) with direct links to purchase.
Why:
The inspiration section plays on lovely images and motifs (cabin fever, romantic breakfast nook, black and white boudoir) and groups products to help style them in real life.
Where:
Online at iheartdesignbyavenue.com.

READ
That Deadman Dance
What:
Romantic and haunting, the novel ($15.50) set in the 19th century tells the story of Bobby Wabalanginy, a young Aboriginal man who falls in love with the daughter of a prosperous European colonizer.
Why:
The extra lit cred. Early buzz includes winning a Miles Franklin Award, the Aussie equivalent of the Pulitzer.
Where: Online at amazon.com.

DRINK
Craft Coffee
What:
Please tell us that’s not Folgers in your cup. Instead, get twelve ounces of hand-selected artisan varieties from three roasters delivered to your door monthly ($20-$25).
Why:
March’s brews include MadCap Coffee Company (from Grand Rapids, Michigan), PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. (Topeka, Kansas), and Augie’s Coffee Roasters (Redlands, California).
Where:
Online at craftcoffee.com.

COVET
Shoescribe.com
What:
The new shoe-tique showcases inspired, spot-on kicks, from classic Doc Martens to quirky Moschino flats. A $149 membership fee grants free cobbling services for the life of your purchases.
Why:
If the shoe-porn photoblog is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Where:
Online at shoescribe.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Lytro