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THE NEW Krups European Series inspires passion, and is the very essence of precision and kitchen perfection. Krups’ new launch of products, inspired by experts and demanding consumers with uncompromising standards of performance, has created modern masterpieces such as the Krups Burr Grinder GVX2 (1). The milling system avoids overheating, preserves aroma and has a grind fineness selector with 17 positions from fine to coarse (adapted to each type of coffee-maker) and a Quantity Selector for two to twelve cups. The coffee bean container with lid holds up to 8 oz with a removable ground-coffee container.
   Krups Waffle Maker FDK2’s with distinctive stainless steel design can make two delicious Belgian waffles in minutes (2). Housed in brushed stainless steel panels accenting a sturdy black frame, the automatic thermostat regulates temperature at consistent 400°F for ease of use and optimal results and the lid locks for a complete seal. These and other Krups appliances are available at Federated Department Stores (Macy’s, Bloomingdales, etc.). For information, visit
   New from DaimlerChrysler are the Maybach 57 and 62 (3). These cars create a new definition of luxury, built for luxury as well as speed, this car exceeds expectations in the class. It has an optional Business Package to make the car a real business office on wheels with internet router and colour printer with Bluetooth technology. For studio locations,; 1 800 FOR-MAYBACH.
Lucire Shopping Guide   Explore the world’s most opulent getaways through the eyes of world-renowned luxury hotel interior designer Trisha Wilson, author of Spectacular Hotels: the Most Remarkable Places on Earth. With more than 250 photographs, Spectacular Hotels is a journey through over 30 magnificent hotel properties, spreading across five continents. Readers will be swept away to exotic locations like the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Southern Africa, to experience the beautifully crafted open-air architecture of Jao Camp and Paradise Island, Bahamas, where ancient fantasy meets modern luxury in the combination aquarium, amusement park and hotel Atlantis. Proceeds from sales benefit the Wilson Education Foundation, an organization founded by Trisha Wilson to endow financially disadvantaged high school graduates with four-year college scholarships as well as provide educational and medical assistance to organizations worldwide. Spectacular Hotels (US$49·95, hardcover) can be ordered by visiting, calling 1 972 661-9884 (ext. 204) or clicking here and save US$16·98.
   What do you really give the person who has everything? Really? For some, it is the gift of time and flight. Provided by Marquis Jet, the Marquis Jet Card (US$109,900 to US$339,900, 4) is the ultimate gift of convenience, freedom and flexibility. The card provides 25 hours of flight time (wheel up to wheel down) on the best maintained fleet of private jets, serviced by the most experienced and competent pilots in the world. With the Jet Card, there are no lengthy connections, airport delays, or long lines at baggage claim. Available throughout North America and Europe, catering to individuals and businesses. For additional information, visit the company’s web site at (Featured in the December 2004 print issue of Lucire.)
   You can use some of those Marquis Jet Card hours to fly your significant other to a spectacular romantic rendezvous at the Green Valley Spa (1871 West Canyon View Drive, St George, Utah 84770, 5). Couples can enjoy sensual treatments like Sugar and Spice Body Sculpting in the Spa’s Sea Grotto Room, or schedule a Couples Massage or get in the mood with the Rapunzel’s Secret Hot Oil Treatment. Located an hour and a half from Las Vegas in southern Utah and just minutes away from Zion National Park, Green Valley Spa guests can enjoy luxury accommodations and pampering spa treatments if they are not hiking the many trails of the park and surrounding canyons. For reservations, call 1 800 237-1068 or go online at
   If you want to quietly dazzle someone, check out Mont Blanc’s Bohème Je t’aime collection, which features the White Gold fountain pen (left). With a solid white gold barrel and cap, the pen features a heart-shaped ruby on the clip. There is a sterling silver version of the pen with a pink sapphire heart and a classic black resin pen with gold plate fittings and clip, which has a red heart gem on the clip. At Mont Blanc boutique, Beverly Center, 1 310 854-0049, or
   Gift your skier with the hottest skis! Volant introduces a new line of skis that are tailored to the luxury market with five models tailored to the experienced skier with a stainless steel top sheet that enhances the ski’s edge yet retains the lightweight and soft flex providing more control and power to ensure smooth turns on any terrain and snow condition. The top-of-the-line Platinum Hand Finish (HF) combines World Cup quality construction with the new Atomic NEOX EBM binding. At
   The highly successful launch of the Senseo Coffee System (6) has created quite a storm in America. Changing tastes, smaller households and coffee houses on every corner have all led US coffee-drinkers to demand a better cup of everyday coffee that meets their individual taste preferences. Enter the single-serve gourmet coffee system, which brews one cup at a time and allows a different choice of blend on a cup-by-cup basis. The single-serve coffee maker combines an integrated brewing system from Philips with high quality pods from Sara Lee’s Douwe Egberts to create a perfect cup.
   For Valentine’s Day, Nambé, creators of elegant, modern, award-winning home décor, giftware and accessories, have some very unique gift ideas created in a modern contemporary design. Neil Cohen's Amore Bowl (US$130–220, 7) subtly evokes a heart form, open arms, a kiss, not to mention a clear love for good design. Nambé classic Sweetheart Bowl (US$55–135) never fails to produce a smile. These days are made much warmer with a shining heart filled with candies and wrapped in a big ribbon and bow. At

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