By staff January 1, 2002

quality time: His and her desk/travel clocks are interpretations of famous Fabergé originals handcrafted for the royal family of Russia. And they didn't work as hard as you do. The luxury timepieces are 24K gold plate over silver and feature all the meticulous detailing that makes the Fabergé name synonymous with European quality and glamour. Laurel rose quartz egg is $450. The Catherine Palace frame clock for him is $300. See them both at Ashley Avery's Collectables, 121 Southgate Plaza, Sarasota. 366-3444.

power play: Initiate your strategy by dressing like the chairman of the board. These 100-percent cotton dress shirts are hand-stitched in the grand Roman tradition in Italy by the famed Brioni tailors. $295 each. The Italian silk butterfly tie by Leonard Studio is $125. The Southwest icon tie is from Salvatore Ferragamo and retails for $110. Slip into your million-dollar look at Maus & Hoffman, 40 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. 388-2551.

start-up style: Go ahead, it's the new year and you deserve a new desk set. These sleek and modern pieces look costly but are within even a mid-level manager's budget. Brushed metal halogen task lamp, $265. Solar-powered calculator with big numbers, $33. Hanibal plastic tape dispenser (it won an international product design award) and Isis stapler, $65 each. Brushed gun-metal plastic four-tier container, $35. Get it all at Perry Sherwood Gallery, 24-A Boulevard of the Presidents, St. Armands, Sarasota. 388-5334.

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