New Year, New You

Looking towards the New Year always results in feelings about personal development. One sets goals for growth in most aspects of their life and meeting them becomes a sort of real-life obstacle course to be completed over the coming months. And while focusing on business matters or family affairs takes priority, it’s always fun to set the bar high on the top gifts you’d like to acquire as well. Whether buying them for yourself or leaving this tear sheet in a visible locale for a potential giftee, there’s nothing wrong with striving to reward all that other hard work with a little glitz and glamour. From jewels to jeweled handbags, electronics to enviable extras, here’s a short compilation of what’s topping my wish list for 2011.

Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak Equation of Time in 18k rose gold with hand-stitched brown crocodile strap, $100,600; available at Audemars Piguet boutiques

POM POM collection ring in 18k white gold, 52.5ct morganite, 58 flat rose cut pink sapphires and diamonds, $99,200; available at Pomellato, Bal Harbour Shops

La Prairie
Cellular Power Infusion 4-pack of youth elixirs to renew, reset and recharge skin. Use AM/PM after cleansing for 28-40 days, $475; available as of February at La Prairie beauty counters

Loren Jewels
53.82ct pave black diamond ball bracelet, $50,825; available at London Jewelers;

Rolls Royce
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost, $246,500; at Braman Motors, Miami

Crocodile birkin bag with diamond-encrusted hardware, price upon request; available at Hermes boutiques

Ulysse Nardin
Chairman Smartphone encased in diamonds, limited edition run of 100, features Google Android mobile phone platform and Ulysse Nardin Rotor and Crown for generating additional electrical power to the battery, $129,000; at Ulysse Nardin, Town Center Mall, Boca Raton

Mark Cross
Vintage 1970’s mark Cross Black alligator travel cases including Train/cosmetic/jewelry, unused, $5,000 for the set; available through Ken Harvey at Sasparilla Vintage. 305.610.7556