The Weekend Guide

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Esk Cashmere
The UK heritage brand hops the pond with a herd of sweaters with a softness rivaled only by their street-wear appeal.
Why: Wrap up in acid yellow fingerless gloves, classic cable-knit socks, and everything in between. (We’re partial to the Charlie Brown-worthy ring-patterned sweaters.)
Where: Available at eskcashmere.com, $88-$1,124.

Otelo Burning
What: A coming-of-age surfer tale bathed in real-life history (surrounding a 1989 South African township on the day Nelson Mandela is released from prison).
Why: The sound track is awash in critically acclaimed talent (sultry vocalist Zaki Ibrahim, rapper Tumi), too.
Where: Music downloads available at oteloburning.com. Follow @oteloburning for screening location updates.

Steve’s Ice Cream
The Brooklyn creamery’s new scoop shop packs and ships flavors (strawberry ricotta, salted caramel, Bklyn Blackout, and more) that keep hometown fans lining the block.
Why: We’re champing at the bit for Southern-inspired blends like bourbon vanilla, banana pudding, and Nola iced coffee and donuts.
Where: Available at stevesicecream.com, $10 per pint.

The handy new app catalogs birthday alerts, personalized good-morning messages, weekend projects (and friendly invites for friends’ help) all in one place.
Why: It was a very good year. No reason the next one can’t be better.
Where: Available at twentyfour.me, free.

A few things standing between your man (or yourself) and a respectable pantry are the contents of these kits.
Why: Cheer giftees’ good taste with monthly drops of delectable goods like Sir Kensington’s Ketchup, Noble maple syrup, and authentic Southern stone-ground pancake mix.
Where: Available at mantry.com, $75-$225.

Photo: Courtesy of Esk Cashmere