Anti-microbial lip balm from LaRocca, with no animal-derived ingredients, no parabens, just an extra cold-and-flu blocking boost. We might need all the help we can get this season. I can’t vouch for this stuff yet, but lipcare is important. So is reassurance.

Vegan boots, prepared many ways: Riding, lace-up bootie, OTK, or chocolate vegan suede. Faux nappa leather chelsea boot? Faux lambskin army style?

Jonathan Safran Foer memoirizing about raising his tykes as future LoTV readers? Eating Animals releases early next month. The much-anticipated Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar also gets out in November, reminding me that I still don’t have an actual cookie jar. My favorite wide glass jar has always been the perfect size.