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Wow, that’s a lot of chit-chat. Rachael Ray celebrates her 1,500th episode of her namesake talk show on Monday with everything from congratulatory messages from First Lady Michelle Obama to giveaways from Oprah’s favorite things list. Special guests stop by to lead the gregarious foodie through the surprise show, like Cat Deeley, Regis Philbin, Snoop Dogg, Debra Messing and Taye Diggs. Oh yeah, there will likely be cooking, too.


Helio Castroneves does occasionally relax. Last week, the Miami-based speed demon stopped by Saccaro furniture store in Midtown to give the Cobogó a, um, test drive. The $3,965 limited-edition, mid-century modern wooden armchair features hand-woven leather and comes in six finishes. The name comes from the decorative cobogó brick used in buildings in Brazil.


Tequila Avión, made famous in HBO’s “Entourage,” has something new and cool to salivate over: Avión Reserva 44 is created using a proprietary ultra-slow filtration method, aged in a stone temperature controlled cave and hand poured into a crystal decanter. Though the bottle is hand signed by Avión founder, Ken Austin, you can customize your own for the many upcoming holiday parties at


The folks over at Tarte Cosmetics have really outdone themselves with the holiday 2014 collection. All the packaging is Parisian inspired and fit for any beauty junkie and/or pampered princess. We are loving the oh so appropriate Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte Deluxe Collection Advent Calendar for $37. It’s available as are other Tarte goodies at Ulta and P.S. Look put for Black Friday deals.


“Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol.1 1973-1984” (Columbia; $74.99 CD, $199.99 vinyl) gathers remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded by The Boss between 1973-1984. The remastering process impresses; finally, fans can hear a clear version of “The River” (1980) that isn’t caked in sonic mud. The boxed set, including the 1984 smash, “Born in the U.S.A.,” replicates the original vinyl packaging and comes with a 60 page scrap book.


Guys, if you are able to lay off the carbs at Thanksgiving, you may want to mull the idea of trying on swimsuits. Style-minded folks from New York contemporary brand Parke & Ronen are coming to town for a three-day pop-up shop at The Shelborne Hotel., 1801 Collins Ave. , Miami Beach. Kickoff party is 2-5 p.m. Friday; then the “store” opens again Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Head to the pool cabanas — and don’t forget to suck in the gut.

As for Spring/Summer 2015 trends this is what P&R had to say:

“We are seeing swimwear that is heavily printed and statement making. Prints of all kinds can be seen such as bright geometrics, florals and photographic renderings. Swimwear is also going back to it's more casual details such as snap fronts, lanyard ties and elastic waistbands. The color palette continues to reflect the happy-go-lucky theme of the collection with hues of mango, rose pink, tangerine and turquoise, all rendered in soft, sun-bleached shades.”