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NOLITA—Is there a lady in your life who needs a locket embossed with R. Kelly lyrics? Wait, let us rephrase that: Is there a lady in your life who doesn't need a locket embossed with R. Kelly lyrics? Erica Weiner's new "Heartbeats" necklaces cost between $50 (for oxidized silver plate) and $60 (for gold plate) and also come in versions quoting Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey, and "Islands in the Stream." [Erica Weiner]
HERALD SQUARE—Every October, buildings like the Empire State Building light up pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Tonight, the Empire State Building will be pink once again to honor Evelyn Lauder of Estée Lauder, who passed away this weekend after a lifetime of activism in support of breast cancer research. [Birchbox Blog]