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July 29, 2005

New Arrival at Berdorf's

It's still hot outside but Marc Jacobs' fall collection has just arrived at Bergdorf Goodman. Mj_fall

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July 28, 2005

All-in-one Charger

The only thing worse than dragging a half dozen chargers, wires tangled, on a trip and then searching around your hotel room looking for enough outlets for all of them is realizing once you're home that you've left one of them behind.  The iGo Everywherepower 7500 Series charges a laptop, cell phone, iPod and Palm all-in-one.


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July 27, 2005


This camcorder from Sony makes any one you've seen before look clunky and ancient.  In addition to being stylish, the Handycam DCR-DVD7 simplifies things by recording straight to DVD.


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July 26, 2005

Georg Jensen Silverware

Legend has it that the manager at the New York store of Danish company Georg Jensen first proposed the concept of a "place setting".  Jensen's venerable silver is best shown in the Antik line, below, with simple shapes and a beaten texture.


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July 25, 2005


The compact, lightweight design of Ultimate Ears super.fi 5Pro and the metallic travel case that's included make these earphones perfect for going anywhere. The flexible ear loops secure the earphones in place and the universal fit kit enables maximum comfort and noise isolation from the world around you.  Sound quality is apparently comparable to that of bigger, professional-grade models.


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July 22, 2005

"microdermabrasion in a jar"

Facial scrubs are all over the place right now, and maybe for good reason.  Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in a Jar is said to "immediately give your skin a fresh, healthy, younger-looking glow" with its refining skin-beautifying botanicals, hydrating honey and magnesium oxide crystals. "These crystals, once only available in professional services, visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars and help to clear acne prone skin."  Worth a try, no?


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July 20, 2005

Purple Label Ties

Tie Ralph Lauren Purple Label ties are special, handmade in Italy exclusively for the label.  Premium silk is wrapped around wool interfacing for a smooth knot and perfect drape.  Below, "whimsical elegance".

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Smythson Wallet

It may not be the most obvious brand for a wallet, but Smythson of Bond Street does it well.  The pockets are plentiful, the crocodile-embossed calf leather supple and the unique clasp nicely engraved.


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July 19, 2005

Connolly Beach Umbrella

I always try to include a picture or link or both when describing a product but I need to break that rule today.  Connolly, the British luxury brand, has recently introduced a beach umbrella that's too special not to mention.  Out of the chocolate brown, red, green or gray canvas extends a a leather cane-shaped handle that can be replaced by the beautiful wooden pole with metal spike that conveniently fits into the umbrella's case.  This is perfect for carrying the umbrella like a parasol or sticking it into the sand.  Definitely worth some consideration if you're in London or have a friend who can pick one up for you.

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July 18, 2005

YogaForce Mat

The thick mat from YogaForce is wider on one end to keep your shoulders on it and has bright lines on one side for better alignment in various positions.  With stylish fabric trim and a carrying strap with a coin purse attached, if yoga is your thing this should be, too.


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