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THE DESIGNER Stephen Einhorn will be having his first ever sale today, starting at 10am. Reductions of up to 50 per cent on jewellery, bathroom and dress mirrors, and pewter corkscrew/bottle-opener key-rings. Einhorn also offers a bespoke service specialising in wedding and engagement rings, and promises 5 per cent off for customers quoting The Independent. Visit the store at 210 Upper Street, London N1 (0171-359 4977), or the website:

STILL AGONISING over how to celebrate the Year 2000? The Millennium table from Scottish artist Mark Stoddart is cast in bronze and features a 20in-high representation of the Apollo 11 lunar-landing module beneath a 45in-diameter top of polished glass. As well as being an eccentric platform on which to rest the millennial champagne, the tables can also be used as time capsules. Call Sculpt Art Creations on 01292 443103 or visit

UME (PRONOUNCED YouMe), the new collection from Ross Urwin, includes hand-carved sofas, stools, coffee tables and a range of smaller pieces such as fruit bowls, ceremonial Dulangs and a selection of antique pieces. Prices range from pounds 7 to pounds 2,000. The Loading Bay Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, London E1 (0171-603 3225)

WHAT DO you buy the Sloane who has everything? Well, if you have pounds 60 to burn, you could do worse than a Gucci oven glove, part of a new range which will be available in the London store for the next two months. Other must-haves include a mouse-mat (pounds 40), condom-holder (pounds 35), apron (pounds 170) and the most stylish dog-chews around (pounds 20). Available at 18 Sloane Street, London SW1 (0171-235 6707)

Katy Guest