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Ultimate Gift Guide for the Traveler

This year we’ve been all over the globe so in theme, here's our guide to 13 perfect gifts for the travelers in your life.

Also next edition, New Openings and Coming Soon such as Ibiza's Pacha opening in Manhattan...Tropicana’s Amanda Scheer Demme's new Vegas bar...Gordon Ramsay's two new restaurants coming to NY and LA...stay tuned...

Hawk Classic’s Hudson bicycle made for Marc Jacobs
More for city dwellers than Lance Armstrong wannabes, this cool white bike will make you long for your Schwinn days.
At Marc Jacobs 212 924 0026

London Rock Tour
All about the Beatles, Joy Division and the Smiths, this six day tour takes you through Dublin, Manchester, Liverpool and London to learn more. $965 per person includes hotel.
011 44 208 566 5312

Dr. Hauschka Jet Set Kit
Perfect for the chic traveler are these tiny bottles of Facial Toner, Hand Cream, Rejuvenating Mask, Eye Solace, and Rosemary Leg and Arm Toner. $21.50.
800 246 9907

Hermes leather luggage tags
Everyone can have a scarf or tie, but real style is in these stylish tags for your favourite traveler at $365.
800 441 4488

La Cense Montana
The best place in the U.S. to purchase a recreational quarter horse. And the kind of place where horses not people do the choosing.

Pinel & Pinel leather picnic trunk
Take your champagne with you in this 10 drawer leather and pony hair suitcase which has a secret drawer behind the champagne holder.
http://www.pineletpinel.com/en/trunks/picnic/index.htm 011 33 1 45 23 11 14

Vladi Private Islands
Yes, you have everything but do you have an ISLAND?

One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah
Don't want to own? You can borrow all of One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah for 5 days for $1million. The entire 109-acre island with 130 over-water and duplex villas with almost 600 staff for as few as two to more than 200 guests at a time. Included is free flowing champagne and wine, one spa treatment per person, tennis and diving.
960 664 8800

Harry’s Bar Cookbook and Cipriani’s Bellini mixes
Ah Venice, it’s all about Cipriani $57
212 557 5088

Burton’s limited edition Ducati snowboards and matching bindings
The boards feature the sleek Ducati design, color scheme and trademarks of the Ducati Monster "naked" bike model.
800 881 3138

Not a boarder? We also like Head's Monster iM77 Chip with the Super Railflex 2 system

Luella Bartley Laptop case
In one of the all time best partnerships- yes even better than Stella for H & M- is this awesome school inspired tote that Luella did for Sony.

Nokia 8801
Simply put, it's this year's 'it' phone.

above Photo of the Le Touessrok Villa courtesy of One&Only Resorts

Enough with books about shoes and scandals. Look smart on the plane for your New Year's trip - or gift your friend into thinking you are...
1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
2. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
3. Freakonomics
4. Darwin

Everything you ever wanted to know about the seats on various airplanes

This Week's Spotlights

los angeles / bars / The Lobby
Another Sam Nazarian- Brent Bolthouse spot which proves to be as hot as Privilege. The 1930s decor is reminiscent of ...

london / shopping / Paul Smith
If you can't it to Paul Smith's new hometown shop in Wellingham, his curiousity shop at this location is the ...

london / shopping / Dover Street
Rei Kawakubo won Shop of the Year for her emporium which is goods from all the unusual designers she likes, ...

las vegas / clubs / Tao
When Marc Packer and Richard Wolf opened up Tao in Vegas, more than one person flew in for the frenzied ...

london / restaurants / Raoul's Cafe
A very cool place in Maida Vale for brunch because the breakfasts are fantastic and it's right by the canal... ...

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