The Trend Index

Packing Essential

Out

Dozens of chargers and converters to power all the various gizmos that dominate our lives

In

Solio’s solar-powered charger, which will take care of everything from phone to PDA to camera to iPod

Gift for the Host

Out

Scented candles. Rigaud, Votivo, Agraria, Diptyque—we still love them but…

In

Bespoke chocolates like those from Melt in London, which will ship them State- side (44-20/727-5030)

Must-See-TV Night

Out

Sunday. Grey’s Anatomy moved, Six Feet Under ended. Can the return of The Sopranos bring us back to the couch?

In

Thursday. Ugly Betty, Grey’s, and NBC’s brilliant lineup have redeemed the night.

Travel Trend

Out

Oblivion to the carbon-dioxide footprint our journeys create

In

"Tagging your flight" on Carbonfund.org—you offset damage by donating $6.25 for every 6,000 miles you fly.