5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 14 2010

If you like balloon animals, this auction item is right up your alley—ablue flower you can buy for around $16 million. The flora in question is "Balloon Flower (Blue)," from artist Jeff Koons, which will go on auction at Christies in November. (Gothamist)
Drunk Desperate Real Housewife of New York Ramona Singer will be selling her own label of Pinot Grigio in a collaboration with an Italian winery. Perfect after a Skinny Girl Margarita. (Gawker)
We just ate breakfast and we want lunch now thanks to these fall recipes from some of the best NY food bloggers. Read at your (stomach's) own risk. (Huffington Post)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Ok, ok, so Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but good to know that for Barney's X-mas windows, Simon Doonan's food theme will include "The Bad Boys of Food." Think Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali. Santa, that's better than cookies, huh? (Racked)
If you haven't heard, the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards are tomorrow night, and Guest of a Guest kindly put together a list of who they think should win. It's not the Oscars, but still...(Guest of a Guest)