Born For The Best - The Luxury Lifestyle Blog: February 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Get frugal with Alfa Romeo Mito GTA Concept Car

Alfa Romeo MITO

In this time of meltdown everyone is trying to save as much as possible and most of them are chucking their fuel guzzling beasts for smaller beauties which consume less and deliver more. Next week Alfa Romeo will be launching its Mito GTA concept car in Geneva.

This will be a lightweight car backed by lots of power that’s why you will find maximum use of carbon fiber in Mito ranging from roof to tailgate spoiler to mirror fairings apart from use of aluminum in the suspension, braking system and specific parts of the chassis.

The heart of Alfa Romeo Mito is a turbo charged direct injection 1.7-liter petrol engine delivering 240bhp. The combination of power and lightness will ensure that you get the best mileage out of the lot and put the money saved to other better uses.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Persephone chair from Ausense is music to ears!!

Ausense Persephone Chair

The whole day long sitting on my uncomfortable office chair literally makes me crazy and I fear sitting on any chair when I reach home but seems my phobia for them would be taken care of with this multimedia chair from Persephone.

Persephone chair offers complete audio comfort besides connectivity to iPhones, iPod and iPod Touch. It offers complete compatibility with your gaming consoles such as Sony Playstation, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Xbox, MP3 Players, MP4 Players, VCD Players and DVD players.

It also includes features such as 6.2-inch powered subwoofer, satellite speakers, control panel, 6.2-inch powered subwoofer, remote control and storage pocket for portable devices. There are eight colors to choose from and is priced at just $1,299. Certainly a very small price for relaxation and comfort!!

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Plastic was never so beautiful, thanks to Pedder Red!!

Well plastic comes cheap but if it has been molded by a well known designer then you certainly can’t say so. Just check out Melissa, a colorful shoe range by Pedder Red which is known for their design aesthetics and plastic interiors.

Three special shoe ranges have been introduced by Pedder Red which is as follows:

Melissa Joy

Melissa Joy shoe collection includes lace up brogues in shades of purple, soft pink besides the classic black and white.


This shoe collection symbolizes glitter body art with diamante sparkles.

The Lucky Rabbit

Shoes by Melissa have been created from recyclable plastic which is both waterproof and hypoallergenic. It would offer complete comfort to your feet since it molds well to the shape of your feet and don’t worry about any bad odor as the shoe comes with bubblegum scent and can be a perfect combination for your evening dress or a night out with friends.

So allow plastic to style up your life but in a chic manner!!!

Image and link source: luxury insider

Friday, February 20, 2009

Get ready to own a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

If god showers me with enough money then besides a BMW, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls Royce I would definitely like to include Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe in my small entourage of cars.

Rear of Mercedes E Class

So what all can you expect from Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe which is gonna hit the roads soon:

• Powered by BlueEFFICIENCY engine it promises a fuel economy ranging from 27.7 mpg in the E350 gasoline to 44.4 mpg in the E250 diesel.

• This two door beauty is being labeled as the most aerodynamic coupe with lowest drag coefficient of 0.24

• It comes with retractable side windows and at the same time sticks to the rhomboid headlamps of the new E-Class sedan and a sports radiator grille with large central star

• In terms of safety features it offers Attention Assist for drivers who tend to doze off the wheel, the Pre-Safe system which takes over the braking in case of an accident and the Active Bonnet offers cushion to the pedestrian in case of any rear impact

• Includes Agility Control which enables the suspension to adjust to different driving conditions and Adaptive Main Beam Assist to take care of the high beam issue

Interiors of Mercedes E Class

Has your mouth started to salivate after reading and watching this macho beast then get ready to loosen your purse string since the price starts at only US$56 000 or 44,684 Euros for the base model. Happy driving folks!!

Front of Mercedes E Class

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Krug Room at Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong: Get ready to taste the culinary secrets

What are you doing this weekend? If you have some free time and an appetite for some luxury food items then its time to head to Krug Room at Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. You must be wondering I am talking about just another restaurant out there but let me tell you only lucky ones get to eat here as earlier this place was reserved only for private dining.

Menu at Krug Room

So to make your gastric juices flowing let me tell you what all you can expect at the Krug Room at Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong:

Cozy room to seat only a dozen people
It overlooks the kitchen so you know what’s being prepared and how and be sure that it would leave your tongue salivating
Hosts one of the largest collection of Krug Champagnes outside France (A glass of Krug Grand Cuvee comes complementary with your food)
Above all you get to taste some of the best cuisines prepared by renowned Chef Opocensky


Delicacy at Krug Room

It is a ten to fourteen course men which is priced at HK$1,988 plus additional ten percent per person.

So get ready to be part of the progressive gastronomy revolution!!

Image and link source: Mandarin Oriental

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Aurora Diamond Fountain Pen: Made from just 1,919 diamonds!!

Aurora Diamond Fountain Pen

Is there any guy out there who loves me or at least what I write? If such lucky person exists on this earth then I would like him to woo me with this diamond encrusted pen from Aurora.

This diamond pen showcases Italian craftsmanship and is the only pen in the world made from thirty carats of diamonds and the unique thing about this pen is that only five pieces have been created by the company.

So let me tell you what makes this pen so special:

• It comes with a nib created from 18k worth two tone rhodium treated solid gold
• Platinum barrel adorned with 1,919 “4C” certified De Beers diamonds crowned with diamond cabochon
• Delivered along with coat of arms, portrait or signature

Though the price of this Aurora Diamond Pen is available on demand but as per estimates it is valued at around a million Euros.

Oooh …….I just love diamonds!! Is there any large hearted guy out there who would shower me with this precious pen. Are you there??? Can you hear me???

Image and link source: luxury insider

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Diamond Lounge: World's First Luxury Online Dating Site

Diamond Lounge: World's First Luxury Online Dating Site

Now if you are a man or women who have got billions of dollars to blast then why would you like to date any Tom, Dick or Harry on any of the free dating websites? Obviously you would like to date somebody who is as powerful as you are or even above you and someone who could be your arm candy as well.

Luxury has not spared dating websites. Check out Diamond Lounge which in the words of the website itself is ‘Luxury Dating and Social Networking for Successful Professionals.’

You can choose some of the choicest men and women in the world as the member list comprises of A-list celebrities, models, actors, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers and CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world.

This is what the founder of Diamond Lounge had to say:

The site is aimed at eligible, professional people who want an exclusive and private environment where they can date and socialize with likeminded people. It's a simple concept but it fills a major gap in the market. Our members demand something more exclusive than a standard dating site, but are typically not attracted to the so-called 'millionaire' or 'sugar daddy' sites (that are essentially aimed at matching beautiful young women with successful older men). Diamond Lounge has just as many successful and eligible women as men. It represents a modern and refined approach to elite online dating.

Not everybody can become member of this luxury dating site and your profile will be screened before you get the nod to be counted among the elite daters. The membership is expensive (at least for me) since it costs $40 per month and expect the fee to head north in the coming months when services and members increase. So if you have the money and desire for someone as prolific as you then Diamond Lounge is the best option for you at the moment!!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Ice Cubes at only $8 a piece to cool off your drink!!

Still cooling your expensive drinks with cheap ice cubes manufactured in your fridge? If your answer is yes then its time for a change honey as a California based Glace Luxury Ice Company feels that if you are relishing some of the best drinks in the world it should also be accompanied with some of the best ice cubes to cool them off.

So what’s so special about these 2.5 inch Luxury Ice Spheres? I tried to investigate and find out what brings it under the category of luxury.

Purified Water (How can they forget the basics)
Hand crafted in Canada
Available in elegant packaging

At the end of the day you will have to shell out only $8 per cube and it must not be expensive for you provided you are used to drinking some of the most luxurious drinks in the world!!

Ducati 999S Bike: Luxury at its best!!

Ducati 999S Bike

In these testing times wouldn’t you like to test this mean machine from Ducati?

This two wheeled beast is the Ducati 999S has been custom made for its lucky rider who at the end of the day will have to shell out $160,000 to take it home.

With an all carbon body Ducati 999S bike comes with a 1037 cc tuned engine with the power of 170 horses. The best thing about this motorcycle is that it will race from 0 to 60 in a matter of under three seconds. So if you have the passion to tame the beast and of course moolah too then Ducati 999S is something which you must take a look at!!!


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