The Weekend Guide

brown butter sea salt espresso cookies!

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Brown Butter Sea Salt Espresso Cookies

What: The Cali-based bakers of the finest shortbreadesque treats in the world just blew our minds and palates with their new espresso-laced flavor (pictured, $15). 
Why: It’s not socially acceptable to eat a spoonful of butter.
Where: Online at shop.brownbuttercookies.com.

Sarah Leora 
Girly brocade, velvet, and lace cut in clean silhouettes. The newbie designer’s dresses and rompers will make simple, perfect holiday party attire.
Why: Just because we were all too busy feigning maturity at 17 instead of actually having it (i.e., launching a clothing line) doesn’t mean we should hold it against her. Mostly.
Where: Online at sarahleora.com.

Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names
What: Comprehensive guide and bubble chart ($20) identifies and relates semantic trends in the emblematic realm of hip-hop artist pseudonyms.
Why: If you had the skills, what nom de boom would you pick? Share here.
Where: Online at popchartlab.com.

Shwood Sunglasses

What: Classic wayfarer, mod aviator, and boxy ’80s frames ($95-$155) crafted from sustainably harvested woods (East Indian rosewood, zebrawood, maple) are like lo-fi for your face.
Why: Add another layer to your hipster persona; you haven’t crossed that line.
Where: Online at shwoodshop.com.

Tibi, Rachel Pally, and Rory Beca iPhone Covers
What: Each designer’s signature prints (oversize watercolor flowers, cheetah spots, and feathers) serve as protectors ($55) for your little sliver of technology and sense of style. 
Why: You carry an iPhone, so you’re not exactly label-snob free.
Where: Online at powersupportusa.com

Photo: Janelle Jones 

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