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Yes, you have made it! You are now a partner. And the thought has crossed your mind that it might be nice to splurge on something to reward yourself for all those years of hard work and effort. So the Law Journal asked freelancer Stephanie Jo Klein to come up with 10 appropriate indulgences — big and small. And here they are. Enjoy! TAKE A ROMAN HOLIDAY Razor scooters are so last year. For 2001, motor off to work and play on a Vespa! You may not have time for a Continental grand tour, but it’s easy to bring Italy into your busy city life with a snazzy fire-engine red scooter. The original model was made popular by the Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck 1953 movie, “Roman Holiday.” The romance lasted until the ’80s, when strict emissions standards banned the Vespa from U.S. roads. Now revamped and EPA-approved, Vespas are back in style. Don’t let Leonardo Di Caprio (and Gisele, we presume) be the only ones riding into the sunset. Available in multi colors. The ET4, which tops out at 60 mph, sells for $2,950 and the ET2, max 40 mph, goes for $3,950. Browse on http://www.vespa.com/ or stop in at a Vespa boutique. WRITE ON! Everyone has fancy computers and e-mail. Let your accessories distinguish you from the ordinary riff-raff by carrying a classic fountain pen. Montblanc’s Boh�me shows discerning taste, since it’s the first original Montblanc writing instrument since 1924. The sleek, black resin finish feels comfortable for jotting notes on a docket, and with the faux ruby on the pen’s 14-karat gold clip, it looks snappy, too. For true status seekers, the recognizable Montblanc logo is emblazoned on the pen top. Once you’ve settled into partnership, your pen might just inspire you to write a legal thriller to top John Grisham! Available as a fountain pen ($350), ballpoint pen or mechanical pencil ($195) from Montblanc Boutiques. http://www.montblanc.com/ or 1-800-995-4810 for locations. IT WAS AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE It’s not enough to have a pager, a cell phone and a PDA (that’s a personal digital assistant). Now you need jazzy covers for all of them. Start with a smart-looking custom Handspring Visor case. Whether you want Old Blue alligator skin, Green Ultra-Soft Calf, or Black Abbey Nubuck, Visor can accommodate most tastes (except of those who carry Palm Pilots). Cases come with slots for cash and credit, so you can eliminate one item as you amass your technology arsenal: your wallet! $59 and up, http://www.handspring.com/. SIT WELL Don’t let long hours leave you hot and bothered. Herman Miller’s Aeron chair is specially designed to let air flow through, dissipating moisture and heat. The adjustable padded arms and lumbar support are key for long hours spent poring through documents. Anything but average, Herman Miller knows there is no such thing as one size fits all, so Aeron comes in multiple sizes for different heights. Available on-line at http://www.sit4less.com/ ($699) and other locations, click on http://www.hermanmiller.com/. DO YOU SEE WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO? Your college days are over, so why would you think of getting a chintzy $20 halogen lumi�re to illuminate your inner sanctum? The Museum Company’s Tiffany halogen desk lamp lets you look at the legal world through rose and other-colored glass. The cast metal base ensures that a stray file won’t knock over the lamp. $249, http://www.museumco.com/ for store locations and other lamp styles. Bulb included. WANT TO TAKE A BREAK? Forget playing solitaire at your desk in your few spare minutes. The truly indulgent time waster is the desktop fountain. Smith & Hawken’s copper sphere fountain offers a brilliant way to kill time, with river stones just begging to be touched. Easy to plug in to any outlet, the fountain comes with a recirculating pump. You’ll be able to kick back and watch the water cascade down the sculpture for minutes or hours. Comes in especially handy as a way to relax while conference calling with difficult clients. Some may find it superfluous for a serious law office, but never mind them. You’re a partner now! Available at http://www.smithandhawken.com/, $189. WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER BREAK? Or, need a new way to look at the world? Perhaps an ice-breaker for that first time a client is in your office? Try the Fantasia Kaleidoscope from fiftyfabgifts.com. The kaleidoscope features brilliantly colored art glass patterns in aqua, magenta, blue, gold, green and all the rest of Joseph’s coat. Wood veneers on the barrel and solid brass stand give your desk a mature look, though when you play with it, you’ll unleash the kid inside you. $225, http://www.fiftyfabgifts.com/. COUCHING TIGER When your office gives you a decorating budget, do you go to Target? Of course not. When money is no object, get a custom-made couch, chair or ottoman from Classic Sofa. Store designers will work with you to pick and plan out the best seating for your office. Their down and feather furniture can be made to order within 15 work days in woolen fabrics, leather or even nova suede. Furniture starts at $3,400. Call 620-0485 for info. YOU WERE A SHOE-IN! Whether you celebrate your promotion with a hike in the Andes or a walk in the park, Vasque boots will keep your fancy feet happy. Though the Sundowner MX2 GTX is a jumble of initials, the shoe itself is a delight. The newest model in the Vasque family is loaded with goodies. It has an upper shoe made of thin leather, and an inner foam layer and Gore-Tex booties inside to make sure no river water soaks your toes. Before going on an adventure, splurge on a pair. At only $210, it’s a small price to pay to avoid jungle rot. Available in men’s and women’s sizes at Eastern Mountain Sports (http://www.easternmountainsports.com/) and other retailers. Check http://www.vasque.com/ for other shoe styles, colors and store locations. AND FINALLY, BRING ON THE BUBBLY! After (how many?) years on the partner track, don’t you deserve a drink? Step one, pick your poison. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s Palmes d’Or 1990, it is said, has a full-bodied texture and pale gold color that will make it worth the $100 per bottle. The presentation in a nubby blue glass bottle is also exquisite. (Store locations, http://www.sinkoff.com/.) Step two, chill the bottle in this retro ice bucket. Specially designed for fiftyfabgifts.com, the Wave Ice Bucket will show a creative spirit in your office. ($195 on Web site).

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