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When it comes to awards-show dressing, Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland keeps it simple, sticking with what she knows and loves: her metallic champagne Soraya Shimmer clutch lined in lambskin from ITA Collection designed by D.C. based Iranian-American sisters Bita and Rouzita Vahhabaghai. The petite actress carried it with her at the Golden Globes and SAGs, pairing it with pretty-in-pink ensembles. A mere $1,195 at http://itacollection.com.

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While it's unlikely you'll get a chance to sip cocktails with George Clooney, you can close your eyes and pretend at California Pizza Kitchen. The chain is now serving the Oscar winner's Casamigos tequila, the ultra-premium stuff that Clooney and buddy Rande Gerber conjured up while at their vacation homes in Mexico. Tip: George likes the Citrus Adobo Margarita, made with blanco, fresh agave, Cointreau, chipotle adobo, fresh orange and lime. www.cpk.com

Forget bottle service, soda siphon cocktail service is the hot new trend in Miami right now. To help beat the heat, The Ritz Carlton South Beach, W Hotel South Beach and Cipriani’s are all jumping on the bubbly bandwagon with a Cointreau soda siphon. The drinks aren’t carbonated in the traditional sense (e.g., with a splash of club soda or prosecco); instead, mixologists use the cool tool to carbonate the entire cocktail with CO2, making the flavors, um, pop.

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You'll thank her when the weather warms up. Local “Top Chef” finalist Josie Smith-Malave has something new cooking: PopNature, a line of handcrafted gourmet ice pops. The classically trained Miramar chef is proud that the good for you ingredients come from local farmers and vendors. “I believe in the power of food and that eating well leads to living a happy life,” says Josie of the fruity treats that come in such unique flavors as Thai Coconut Lime & Chili, Green Tea and Mango Basil. www.popnature.com

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Amber Riley is working it, girlfriends! The “Glee” star and her sister Ashley have launched an online boutique called Rileyland Fashions for fabulous plus-size ladies. In the budding e-store, you can find Amber’s cute, (mostly) never worn castoffs. See styles like a leopard print dress or platform peep toes under the Instagram handle @rileyland-fashions. The singer-actress promises to stock http://www.rileylandfashions.bigcartel.com shortly with more inventory.

Not something everyone wants to discuss, but Three-Fourths of an Ounce makes the topic of death a little easier. The recently launched company offers modern, design-focused products (think: candles, stones) to offer to loved ones during their time of grieving and remembrance with a little help from such respected designers as Ted Muehling and Gabriela Kiss. www.3-4oz.com

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