5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 26 2012

We know you're gonna be dressed to the nines this New Year's Eve, so why not win a little something? Rebecca Taylor is giving away a $200 gift certificate — all you have to do is Instagram your 'fit with the hashtag #RebeccaTaylorNYE. (Rebecca Taylor)
We already know we can't get enough of Birchbox, the subscription beauty service, but we didn't know its Manhattan digs were so stylish. See what the ladies (and gents!) of the company rock to work, and get some deskside inspiration. (Racked)
Here's a Christmas trend we didn't know about: In another ground-breaking investigative piece, the Times has uncovered a host of families who dine on candy pigs over the holidays. Say, what? (The New York Times)
Got a hot date coming up, but nowhere to go? We introduce to you the ultimate first date guide — for foodies only. (Eater)
Christmas is over, but we plan on carrying the jolly spirit all the way through New Year's. But, the typical holiday soundtrack can get old fast, so we plan on jamming out to these festive indie tunes instead. (Animal)

Photo: Via Rebecca Taylor