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(1)Featherweight cashmere eases the transition from winter to spring. Christopher Fischer’s sweaters and cardigans are perfect to layer over a T-shirt or camisole or under a blazer ($140 to $275; 212-965-9009).

(2) Unlike computer-generated designs, Miscellaneous’s table was drawn by hand, resulting in an irregular but beautiful pattern based on a doily. In black, yellow, clear, or gray acrylic ($800, through Lisa Fontanarosa; 505-872-1929).

(3)The New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show runs through March 27, and this Phalaenopsis tropical quince, in new colors, is one of the few moth orchids that’s fragrant ($64 at the Shop in the Garden; 718-817-8073).

(4)The bar at the , 5757, has a new menu served on these stylish cast-aluminum trays, dishes, cocktail shakers, and bowls designed by New Yorker Michael Aram ($50 to $140; 212-758-5700, ask for the gift shop).

(5) For the first time in its 89-year history, Acqua di Parma has created a fragrance just for women. Light and flowery with a touch of vanilla, Iris Nobile is bottled in a thirties design that was never produced until now ($74 to $118 at Bergdorf Goodman).