POP ROCKS: Did anyone else love the fierce lollies that Rhianna and Katy Perry were photographed with after Perry's post-concert party at the Griffin? Turns out they're from the Sugar Factory, who is plotting their first sprawling sweet shop, complete with candy cocktails and savory treats next to the Grauman's Chinese Theater in LA. Their Couture Pops, that Perry and RiRi were enjoying, have rhinestone-covered handles and come in yummy flavors like Creamy Orange and Pina Colada. These make the perfect gift bag addition, but unless you're heading out to the City of Angels in Fall 2009, you can buy these sweet thangs online for $22.
CHASING CUPCAKES: We've heard enough about that Korean-Mexican Taco Truck in LA to make us follow them on Twitter with a glimmer of hope that by some chance of a miracle it will announce it's serving Kimchi BBQ tacos on Asylum Street in Hartford. Nevertheless, Connecticut foodies that are looking for their own specialty chefs on wheels who utilize social media to announce their ever-changing location, there's the Cupcake Truck in New Haven. Follow their blog to find their current stake-out, vote for new flavors, and send your compliments (or complaints) to the chef; the menu varies from day to day, but once you hunt them down, indulge flavors like Salted Caramel and Sweet Potato Pecan.
SWEET SUDS: Dylan Lauren, founder of New York's Dylan's Candy Bar, knows her store is always overflowing with tourists and tweens, but she has a new sweet escape you can enjoy at home, calorie-free! Her bath and body line for Sephora comes in spunky packaging reminiscent of her store in mouth-watering scents, like Strawberry Licorice, Coconut Bon Bon and Birthday Cake Batter. The products run from $8 for Lip Saver (potted lip balm) to $20 for a 12oz. Sugar Scrub that comes in ice cream pint packaging. Yum! Purchase exclusively at Sephora, with locations in Farmington & Greenwich.