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

Monday, August 24, 2009

A haircut for more than £15,000 for King of Brunei

There are some people like me who can afford to pay just a few bucks to get a haircut but on the other end there are some people who don’t mind spending loads of cash to get a simple haircut done.

Recently the Sultan of Brunei spent a whopping £15,000 to get a haircut done and flew his favorite barber all the way from London to Brunei for this purpose. Ken Modestu, the barber was escorted in a private luxury cabin worth £11,000 so that he didn’t contract swine flu from other passengers.

Ken has been the barber for the King of Brunei for the past sixteen years and is given luxury accommodation and food each time he comes for a haircut of the King which is usually every three to four weeks. For his services the king pays him a thick envelope of cash for every visit and its absolute luxury given that Ken gets paid £30 for each haircut he does.

Definitely it can be dubbed as the most luxurious haircut in the world!!

image and link source: timesonline

Friday, August 21, 2009

Meneghini Refrigerators: A combination of contemporary and retro styling

How about some Italian inspired fridges for your kitchen? Meneghini refrigerators are best known as Italian Antique Modern in aesthetics. This fridge which may not look elegant on the outside come with glass shelving, brass handles with hinges apart from some traditional detailing like portholes and clawfoot legs which make them stand apart from the crowd. The interiors of the fridge have been designed and manufactured by Liebherr and look truly a combination of contemporary and retro styling.

On the outside it is available in finishes such as walnut, cherry wood, mahogany, Lebanese cedar, chestnut and pine which enable it to become a part of your kitchen with ease. It even offers lacquered wood versions in over five hundred satin color finishes keeping in sync with the needs of your kitchen.

It retails for $10,000 and if price dampens your spirit then another reason to buy this fridge is that it is a favorite of Nigella Lawson. 

image and link courtesy: unplggd

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Caran d’Ache Lord Shiva Pens: Seeking Divine Intervention

Indian mythological figures are hugely popular in the Western world and in order to seek divine intervention in these tough times, Caran d’Ache, the Swiss pen maker has created 108 fountain pens and 55 roller pens as its tribute to Lord Shiva.

These handcrafted pens have been created in 800 solid silver and is a tribute to the Hindu god. It also includes an 18 carat gold nib highlighted with rhodium apart from top Wesselton VVS brilliant-cut diamond of 0.04 carat. It is also made of Agate cabochon cut semi precious stone.

The Shiva fountain pen is priced at $15,402 whereas the Shiva roller pen is priced at $14,060. May be keeping god closer to you might work wonders for your luck!!

Image and link source: carandache

Friday, August 14, 2009

Forget Viagra, Sex Pistol is here

Hey, no need to pop the blue pill when an ice cream can do the job for you. Here is Sex Pistol ice cream for you which includes natural stimulants such as arginine, biloba, ginkgo and guarana along with a shot being poured over the top. Served with a shot of absinthe in pink water it will only be available to customers over the age of 18.

The Sex Pistol ice cream is known to increase your energy levels and blood flow (you know which part I am referring to) and the results are so terrific that a single customer is eligible for only a single serving.

Sex Pistol ice cream is the creation of The Icecreamists and will only be available at the London department store Selfridges for £ 20 per portion. Sex Pistol Ice Cream will be launched on 10th September at the Ultralounge at Selfridges but the catch is it will only be available till November 1 so hurry up.

So if you would like to turn victorious chuck the blue pill and opt for the natural Sex Pistol Ice Cream. Let me know if it works wonder for you!! 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Montecristi Panama: Is this world’s most expensive hat?

Hats have always been associated with royalty and in continuing with the tradition here is the Montecristi Panama, the worlds finest hat which is available for only $100,000. The Montecristi Panamas are known to be created from extremely fine toquilla straw and this job can only be done in Ecuador.

The master weaver Simón Espinal created this hat and it took him complete five months to make it a reality. Another five artisans were involved in preparing and finishing the hat which took them another couple of weeks to do it. Weighing less than an ounce this hat is as thin as a piece of stationery. If you are interested you can contact the Brentblack company for one of the finest hats in the world.

image and link source: luxist

Michael Jackson portrait up for sale, need millions of $$$ for it

It was the death of fallen Michael Jackson which brought him back into limelight again and in order to cash on it a 1984 portrait by Andy Warhol of the late singer Michael Jackson is being put for auction at New York.

This portrait was commissioned by TIME Magazine as a mark of celebration for the record sales of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. This 30 x 26 inches portrait of Michael Jackson will be auctioned off in New York with the starting bidding price at £500,000.

I think it will find a lot of takers and the bidding price would definitely zoom past millions of dollars when it goes under the hammer.

Image and link source: telegraph

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sarah Palin autographed Xbox 360 Pro available for $1.1 million

Does anybody remember Sarah Palin? Yes, she is the same women who lost the race in the vice presidential race. Now in order to get back into public memory Sarah Palin’s autographed Xbox 360 Pro is available for bidding on eBay starting at $1.1 million by a man who seems to be her only fan.

Any crazy collector out there willing to fork out $1.1 million for Sarah Palin’s autographed Xbox 360 Pro? I hope somebody does so that she can once again stand as a candidate for presidential elections of 2012.

image and link source: crunchgear

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Enjoy your tea with world’s most expensive tea bag

Just look at this shining tea bag, this is being dubbed as the world’s most expensive tea bag as it is studded with a whopping 280 diamonds and is worth £7,500. This tea bag was created to commemorate the 75th birthday of PG Tips but unfortunately you cannot bid for it as it was donated to a charity auction for Manchester Childrens’ Hospital in England.

I must tell you it really looks fabulous!!

image and tip source: luxuo

Wispa Gold: World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Bar

Can somebody please buy me this world's most expensive chocolate bar? This is Wispa Gold, the gold leaf covered special edition selling at £961.48. This marvelous chocolate bar is covered in edible gold leaf and enclosed in gold leaf wrapper.

This caramel filled chocolate was launched in 1995 and was discontinued in 2003 but will be available for sale again for a limited period from September 14. I can still feel its taste when I used to eat it as a kid.

I don’t have so much of money so I will wait for is 55p version. 

image and link source: metro

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Star of India: World’s Costliest Car??

I was looking for a second car for myself and accidentally I came across what could become the costliest car in the world. Hans-Günther Zach who runs the celebrated marque in Mühlheim/Main, Germany plans to sell his jewel in the crown the Star of India. This is a 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental All-Weather Convertible custom made for the Maharaja of Rajkot.

If everything goes well then it would fetch a whopping €10 million and if my calculations are correct then it would be touted as the world’s costliest car. So if you are a die hard Rolls Royce fan then you cannot miss out on it!!

Image and link source: jameslist

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Exotic Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set for your noodle lunch

Looking for some exotic chopsticks to eat your favorite Chinese noodles? Check this Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set created from fine rosewood and comes with LV Monograms engraved on it.

This Louis Vuitton Monogram VIP Chopsticks Set has been hand polished and comes with Monogram Plexi-glass, hinged presentation box. The set of four chopsticks is available for $450.

Image and tip courtesy: Goantiques

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aquaplus Zenith Showerhead with spa like experience

Honestly I have never paid attention to my bathroom and it still continues with the shower installed by my parents but a look at the Zenith shower head makes me feel to redo my bathroom as soon as possible.

This ultra modern Zenith showerhead from Aquaplus is created from distinctive solid surface material which can be easily cleaned, repaired and is highly ergonomic. The Zenith showerhead is available in Circle, Oval and Quadra forms and it even comes with chromotherapy lighting option which will create a spa like experience in your bathroom. It has been created from Scene which is a unique solid surface material that can be easily cleaned and repaired. It is priced at $3995.83 for white and $4422.49 for black color respectively.

Image and tip source: bathroom review