The Weekend Guide

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It’s Kevin Bacon’s birthday, so kick off your Sunday shoes.

GF by Geren Ford for Target Dress

What: Raspberry on top, cool khaki on bottom, and cut from wispy crepe de chine, the boatneck dress ($90) has a smocked, open-pleat waistband that makes silk in summer alluring.
Why: Dare we say, Ford hit the bull’s-eye yet again.
Where: Online at target.com.

Same Sky Bracelets

What: Made by ladies in Rwanda, the hand-crocheted glass bead bangles ($160) look like rings of bubbly coral round your wrist. Braided fabric wraps ($40) are less busy but equally playful.
Why: Dual functionality. Playing with the beads is a surprising (albeit noisy) stress reliever. And that all net proceeds directly benefit said women helps as well.
Where: Online at samesky.com.

Satsuma Press

What: One-woman operation pumps out delectable letterpressed paper goods ($5-$50). Botanicals (maple seeds, water lilies) and whimsicals (banner flags, tandem bikes) pop on pure cotton paper.
Why: We’re amazed when one person can do so much so well. (It took a team of fifteen to write this sentence.)
Where: Online at shop.satsumapress.com.

Amy’s Cookies

What: Little bites ($13-$50) of crumbly, gourmet sweetness spark a battle between your eyes and your mouth. The Brooklyn-based baker’s creations are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Why: Pecan butterballs are particularly delish after a stint in the freezer, plus hordes of sandwich cookies (hazelnut coconut, Key lime) can keep you occupied while they chill.
Where: Online at amyscookies.com.

Dear Blank Please Blank

What: A highly addictive forum of short, user-generated letters and quippy salutations addressed to life’s problems.
Why: Prime example, “Dear Twilight fans, thank you for making us look sane and well adjusted. Sincerely, Trekkies.”
Where: Online at dearblankpleaseblank.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Target