What’s new, cuter than a munchkin cat, and online all over?
Asweet E-commerce Launches
What: L.A.’s destination for sugar- and shopping-junkies makes its special blend of fashion, accessories, and confections (lollipops, chocolate, novelty candy) available outside of Cali for the first time.
Why: Rebecca Minkoff bags, Heartfelt dresses, and treat baskets are all acceptable boyfriends.
Where: Online at asweetonline.com.
Enough About Love
What: Hardly. This hit French novel ($9) by Hervé Le Tellier follows the lives of two Parisian couples through marital discontent with crisp insight and humility.
Why: The prologue warns, “Any man — or woman — who wants to hear nothing — or no more — about love should put this book down.” We’ll be surprised if it leaves your hands.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
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Sniff Pet Candles
What: Organic candles ($28) infused with aromas that purportedly benefit the health and well-being of canine companions. We’re not sure they have any effect on our dogs, but Friends to the Rescue makes our whole apartment smell grapefruity fresh.
Why: Sales through February support animal-rescue organizations throughout the U.S.
Where: Online at sniffpetcandles.com.
What: The cutest mother-daughter team you can imagine whips up small-batch, all-natural eats ($6-$105) in ten classic and contemporary (cinnamon hazelnut, fiery peanut brittle) flavors.
Why: Your dentist needs a new boat.
Where: Online at goodytwos.com.
Valentine’s Day E-cards
What: Eschew conventional sentiments (“I want you; I need you, oh baby, oh baby”) for acerbic, true, and hilarious messages.
Why: Who wouldn’t want to receive the prescient and sweet wish, “Someday, I want to adopt an Asian baby with you”?
Where: Online at someecards.com.
Photo: Courtesy of A.sweet