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December 2009


WHAT'S NEW

Out of the Box
by Lindsay Abrams and Meghan Pero

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE GIFTING SEASON…HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT WE'D LOVE TO GIVE (AND RECEIVE!)

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[Alessi Dog Bowl]

BONE APPÉTIT
When it comes to food, every pup has a wild side, which is why this lidded dog bowl from Alessi, available in red, green and black, is as functional as it is whimsical. $80, Lux Bond & Green, West Hartford, CT, (860) 561-6500; H. Groome, Southampton, NY, (631) 204-0491, and Larchmont Market Place, Larchmont, NY, (914) 834-9722. —L.A.

[Sparkling Wine]

I'LL DRINK TO THAT!
The Martini & Rossi Merry Minis four-pack of sparkling wine will keep everyone in good spirits. The sets, available in prosecco or rosé, are as cute as they are delicious. $14.99, A&P Liquor Store, New Canaan, CT, (203) 966-7236, Wine and Spirits of Westchester, Bedford Hills, NY, (914) 666-7272, and Cellar Wine Merchants, Southampton, NY, (631) 259-2313. —M.P.
 

[Floral Collage]

NATURAL WONDER
Many artists draw inspiration from nature; Harry White takes that exchange one step further. The artist and garden designer turns flower petals and other plant materials into his self-named "fleurages," which are also available as giclée prints. "Blue Tiger Eye," price upon request, Harry White Collage, Glastonbury, CT, (860) 633-4600, www.harrywhitecollage.com. —L.A.

JAVA JOLT
Muster the energy to stay up for Santa with a velvety cup from illy's Francis Francis X7 iperEspresso machine. The best part? One-touch brewing. $395, Balducci's, Westport, CT, (203) 254-5200, and Scarsdale, NY, (914) 722-0200, or www.illyusa.com. —S.F.


[iperEspresso machine]

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