There are two kinds of products that I get really excited about buying. One is anything Apple. When I got my first Powerbook with backlit keyboard, I would run into dark spaces to make it light up, which lit me up! The other is kitchenware. About five years ago, I proudly lugged a lilac KitchenAid stand mixer back from D.C. because the color wasn’t available in New York City. Like the lilac mixer, there are some pieces that a kitchen needs to light it up, and this past weekend, my kitchen enjoyed a new addition to the family, our first Le Creuset Dutch oven. It’s black and beautiful! And of course it cooks beautifully, too! The beef Burguingnon was a masterpiece, but I still haven’t gotten past the aesthetics. I’m still drunk in love with my new baby.