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November 30, 2005

Cut Crystal Decanter

This decanter bears the symmetry, weight and polish for which its Eastern European makers are renowned.  Ice bucket and glasses are also available.
Decanter

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November 28, 2005

Movado Desk Clock

The shiny aluminum base and classic Movado face make this desk clock the perfect accessory for any professional.
Desk_clock

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November 27, 2005

Holiday Gift Suggestions

Over the next month, LuxNotes will be featuring holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list.  Price points will vary and an effort will be made to suggest gifts that are available at your local shopping center.  Still, gifts will be special -- a pleasure to give and a thrill to receive.  Leave a comment and let us know who the lucky recipient on your list will be!

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November 23, 2005

Goldenbleu Handbags

The Goldenbleu partners started their handbag company because they "wanted a line that was superluxe without being ridiculously expensive".  It looks as though they did it!  Collections feature creative designs sold five times per year made of high-quality lamb skins and Italian hardware.  Available at Intermix, Fred Segal and Shopping Allure.
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November 21, 2005

Espresso Machine

Spice up the kitchen counter with a retro-futuristic espresso and cappuccino machine, the Illy "Francisfrancis!" X1.  Buy one in pink and 15 percent supports a breast cancer charity.
Espresso

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November 18, 2005

Cookie Magazine

Billed as the magazine for women who don't want to sacrifice their sophistication and sense of style just because they've become mothers, Cookie hit newsstands on Tuesday.  The first issue features fashion for kids and adults alike, "tot-rock" bands and the "no-cook dinner".
Cookie

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November 16, 2005

Cold-Weather Tights

If you got into a good exercise groove during the summer and don't want it to fall by the wayside, these cold-weather tights, made from cozy yet breathable fleece, have heavier warming fabric where you need it most.
Amfib

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November 14, 2005

Gourmet Soda

The Wall Street Journal recently discussed a trend in gourmet soda-making at home.  The Soda-Club Penguin is sleekly designed, about the size of a coffeemaker and allows users to transform water into sparkling water or soda in seconds.  The Penguin is fully portable, operating without batteries or electricity.
Penguin

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November 09, 2005

Juicy Goes Couture

Juicy Couture has revolutionized terry cloth, added accessories, and decorated a Sidekick.  Now, the company is focusing on the "Couture" portion of its name with a line called, "Couture Couture".  WWD reports that notable pieces include a pleated silk ballerina skirt, a linen and steel silver suit, a silk viscose tank and a jewel-encrusted linen dress.  The collection will launch for Spring 2006 at top specialty and department stores.
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November 07, 2005

Framed Fish Tank

If you're splurging on fish, why not splurge on the tank, as well?  The AquaVista 500 looks like a square picture standing a mere four inches off of the wall and is available in fifteen different frames.  All settings are controlled by an LCD panel on the side and a biological filtration system removes debris while adding oxygen the water.
Fish_tank

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