Someone’s got a sweet tooth: Jennifer Lopez, in town promoting “Parker,” supped at Catch at The James Royal Palm. The singer-actress was overheard raving about her dessert, The Peanut Butter Cup Souffle, a recipe by Executive Pastry Chef Thiago Silva. The gooey, decadent treat, $12, contains Skippy’s, corn syrup, heavy cream, egg white and superfine sugar, and comes fully loaded with a Peanut Butter Cup Popsicle alongside. Don’t worry about J.Lo. She knows how to burn off the calories.
Pippa Middleton and other royal types love Knomo laptop bags because of all the spiffy add-ons. Think a cushioned compartment for your computer; a shockproof, protective pouch made from high density foam; even a tracker ID, in case you leave your prized possession at Kinko’s or the club. Makers say all styles are “torture tested” by being dropped 2,500 times while loaded with a 33-pound weight. We hear Pippa likes the tea-berry quilted Aurora, evocative of Chanel. $149.95, www.knomobags.com
Sleep is good, though often hard to come by. Hastens, Sweden’s oldest manufacturer of beds — since 1852 — feels your eye-drooping pain. They’re all about the power of rest, crafting durable yet stylish furniture and accessories. We’re loving the 100 percent duck down, rugged blue check travel pillows stuffed with cotton. Prop one on your seat to make flying the Red Eye a little more glamorous. They also double as cosmetics or shaving kit bags. $110. www. hastens.com, 212-505-8022
Movie buffs will want to block out some time for the Filmgate Interactive Festival. Over three days starting Friday it’s game on, with screenings, workshops, director talks, Q&A’s and more. Brought to us by Indie Film Club Miami, the fest includes a master class being given by award-winning industry vet Philip Bloom (“Red Tails,” “How to Start a Revolution”) . If you want the 411 on the low-budget digital film making world, he’s your guy. More info: film-gate.org