Adler Thermae Spa and Resort in Tuscany's Orcia Valley.
Etienne Perret, a Camden, Maine-based jewelry designer, has released a new collection.
Marc Jacobs's new men's fragrance, Bang.
iCrado is a chic metallic charge and sync dock for iPhones and iPods.


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Adler Thermae Spa and Resort in Tuscany’s Orcia Valley is luring guests with a romantic spa break package this fall. Aside from access to the resort’s saunas and thermal pools (above), guests enjoy daily breakfasts and candlelight dinners, a bath in an underground salt grotto and a two-day vintage car rental. Rates for four nights are about $1,124 per person through October 30.

After three decades as a loyal guest, Diane von Furstenberg (left) has designed 20 rooms and suites in Claridge’s of London. Inspired by her travels around the world, von Furstenberg created her own fabrics, rugs and furniture, from vintage-style writing desks to glamorous dressing tables. The rooms, which will also display travel photos taken by the designer, start at about $1,050 per night.

Etienne Perret, a Camden, Maine-based jewelry designer, has released a new collection of ceramic pieces set with precious gems and diamonds. Available in black, white, pink, blue, brown and grey, the ceramic material is durable yet lightweight and can be left matte or polished to a high gloss. On the left, a black ceramic ring and bangle bracelet with colored diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. Prices upon request.

Mark Kuller, owner of Proof in Penn Quarter, has opened a new hot spot in DC’s trendy 14th Street Corridor. Estadio serves up traditional Spanish tapas, small plates and entrées—and has garnered rave reviews for its frozen libations. The interiors sport wrought-iron panels, colorful tiles and an open kitchen. 1520 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC; 202-319-1404.

Marc Jacobs recently unveiled Bang, his first men’s fragrance in more than a decade—and it entered the scene with just that. Its sleek, modern bottle and spicy masculine scent caused such a stir that the product disappeared from shelves in Marc Jacobs shops and Bloomingdale’s, where it was sold exclusively over the summer. It is now available at retail outlets worldwide. $55 for 1.7 ounces.

Angela Missoni, a third-generation member of the venerable Italian design clan, has entered the fray with her own accessories collection for fall 2010. Her Coco B bag, with its typical Missoni colors and trademark zigzag pattern, is available in a small pom-pom style (below, left) as well as in full handbag size. Price: $185 for pom-pom and $1,480 for handbag.

Konnet Technology’s iCrado is a chic metallic charge and sync dock for iPhones and iPods that cradles these devices in style. The iCrado’s reflex design also enhances speaker quality and microphone reception while the device is in use. Best of all, it’s available in silver, magenta, violet, green, red, black, yellow, orange, cyan and pink. $29.99.

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