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New Products for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2014-01-02T18:30:00Z New Products for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

No carb elegance

From "bow-tie," "cork-screw" and "shell" to "tube," "elbow macaroni" and "wheel" shapes, Orange Howell is paying tribute to favorite pasta shapes as affordable gold-encased jewelry pendants. These gold pendants on chocolate hue leather with knotted ends are goldplate hand-cast created from lead-free pewter and measuring 24 inches. They are presented in hand wrapped gift boxes with a flannel bag and enclosure card. 

All components are Made in the USA.

WHERE TO BUY: $50 at

Cup by cup

Remington introduces iCoffee in 2014, billing it as "the first new coffee brewing technology in more than 50 years." According to inventor Bruce Burrows, iCoffee took seven years and more than 1,257 prototypes to perfect. iCoffee's patented SteamBrew technology makes it the first coffee brewer ever to utilize steam jets inside the coffee brew basket.The SteamBrew jets first re-steam the coffee and then stir the coffee throughout the brewing process so each of the coffee grounds is completely suspended and surrounded by hot water at the perfect brewing temperature. Next, a rich coffee crema forms, indicating the elimination of bitter and acidic aftertastes. iCoffee is available in more than 800 retail locations in the U.S., including major national chain stores, local independent retailers, Home Shopping Network and online via

WHERE TO BUY: $169.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond or visit

Mineral rich

There are two indulgent new ways to get the restorative benefits of botanical oils while enjoying the beloved fragrances of Le Couvent des Minimes. The Eau Aimable Beneficial Care Oil and Eau des Missions Beneficial Massage Oil are intended to help heal the skin and rejuvenate mind. Botanical oils have long been used in a myriad of healing treatments for the body and hair as well as for mental well-being. Remembering these time-honored uses, Le Couvent des Minimes combines five traditionally used curative oils with their popular Eau Aimable and Eau des Missions scents, including featuring Orange Blossom floral water which was distilled and used as healing waters in convents throughout the South of France. 

WHERE TO BUY: a 3.4 ounce bottle is $32 at and select items at ULTA Beauty

Grand slam scent

In November, Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter revealed his new fragrance, Derek Jeter Driven Rush from Avon. Described as "powerful and intense," the fragrance evokes the sense of adrenaline and is inspired by Derek's drive, charisma and passion. "The scent was inspired by the excitement I’ve always had from playing the game I love," he said at the launch. The top notes of the fragrance include a buzzing trio of Italian mandarin, cool blue mint and chilled watery accord providing a burst of freshness that endures throughout. The middle notes reveal textured violet leaves creating brightness around a woody blend of bold sandalwood and energizing cedarwood for a multi-dimensional vitality with muscle. Finally the base notes highlight an exhilarating and masculine combination of mineral moss, golden amber and textured suede.

WHERE TO BUY: $28 at

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