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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Savor world’s most expensive breakfast at £22,000

Most of us would be able to digest this breakfast but I bet that very few of us would be able to digest its price. This is a coffee, croissant and cocktail breakfast created by the makers of Chambord. So what does this special breakfast comprise of:

Hand decorated bejewelled croissant covered in edible gold and diamonds
Kopi Luwak coffee washed down with a Chambord and champagne cocktail
Bar le Duc hand seeded redcurrant jam

The best thing is that the Chambord is served from a bottle of the liqueur encrusted with gold, diamonds and pearls worth $2.4 million and is topped up with Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagne.

If you are interested in this breakfast then you can order it on request out here.

Price: £22,000

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Tamlin & The Fall Miniaudieres: Artistic Luxury Handbag

Is this a handbag or a piece of artistic jewelry? Bound to confuse you, this is a handbag creation by Tamlin & The Fall. Made to order, this handbag is cast using a pound of precious metal.

In the picture above is the polished sterling silver shell version of the handbag with linings available in natural rattlesnake or matte black alligator. Its tassels are hand dyed feather and this exquisite creation from Miniaudiere comes in a handmade wooden box lined in deerskin.

Miniaudiere is also available in matte sterling, solid 18k polished gold or oxidized version. If you are interested in the handbag then get ready to shell out $19,800 onwards for this piece of creation.

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Fire and Cream: The Fiery Perfume from Alexandra Balahoutis

Fire and Cream, Ever heard of such a combination? May be not and keeping this uniqueness in mind Alexandra Balahoutis has launched her range of Strange Invisible Perfumes.

Fire and Cream is part of the Strange Invisible Perfume collection. This scent is created from natural botanical essences which are completely different from solvent perfumes being sold in the market. With a base of beverage quality organic grape alcohol and organic jojoba oil extract essences, Fire and Cream is bound to create an impact in the market. It comes with layers of earthy vetiver, patchouli with soft white lavender, sandalwood, spark of orange blossom and tuberose.

1.7 fl. Oz of this eau de parfum sells for $145.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Blackberry becomes world’s most expensive phone

Ever thought that a Blackberry would sell for $200,366? Alexander Amosu has made that possible and created what it says is the world’s most expensive diamond encrusted Blackberry.

This personalized handset has been crafted in solid 18 carat yellow gold with 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds worth 28.43 carats adorning it. It comes inscribed with your name and you can also avail a 24-hour global concierge service. Only three handsets have been created and one of which has already been purchased by a client in Middle East.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The $500,000 wedding gown from David Tutera

I believe this is just the tip of an iceberg if you are looking for some pricey wedding gowns. This is the platinum wedding gown which was showcased at the David Tutera by Faviana wedding dress collection runway show on September 22 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

You must be wondering what is so special about this gown? It comes with ten feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and adorned with a stunning white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum. It’s matched with platinum colored tulle veil and bouquet. Priced at $501,640, it can be purchased at Michael C. Fina at 545 Fifth Ave New York, NY if you are interested.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph Commemorative Edition: Get the Obama watch

Luxury good sales have nosedived in the recent past, all thanks to recession but the same cannot be said about Jorg Gray, high end luxury watch maker. Jorg Gray watch was gifted to US President Barack Obama by the Secret Service Agent on his 46th birthday. The agents had been looking for something good looking, rugged and highly accurate and for this reason Jorg Gray watched got a nod.

The 6500 Chronograph Commemorative Edition is only available at the Secret Service store with the agency logo on the front and sells for $325. It sports the date of Jan. 20, 2009 when President Barack Obama was sworn in as the president.

At $325, I would say it’s still a bargain.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Di Murini Spotlight Mastectomy Lingerie Collection: The Luxury Lingerie

If you are a woman who is rich and if you are looking for mastectomy bras then you would not go for something which is cheap. Keeping in mind the needs of rich women out there, Di Murini has launched its limited edition Spotlight mastectomy lingerie collection which comprises of Swarovski crystals adorned mastectomy bras.

The Spotlight mastectomy lingerie has been designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise money for charity Against Breast Cancer. The bras are priced at £1200 and 50% of the profits would go towards breast cancer research.

Siam Sparkle Bra

This is a red satin bra with over 1500 Swarovski crystals and is matched with matching briefs.

Night Sky Bra

The Night Sky Bra is available in clear midnight sky color and can be worn with high waisted trousers and sheer blouse.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Diamond Encrusted Vintage Headphones

Check this only if you have deep pockets!! Here is a vintage headphone encrusted with diamonds and gemstones. This headphone weighing one kg was created as a part of image makeover of Elva Hsiao. Priced at S$13,000, these vintage headphones were decorated personally by Elva and stylists.

Definitely it could be a great possession to flaunt but may not be suited as a head gear since it weighs 1000 grams.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Penthouses selling for $39 Million in Hong Kong

At a time when economy is reeling under recession and property prices are tumbling like pack of cards opposite seems to be happening in the land of Hong Kong. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd which is the largest developer in the world by market value has shot up the prices of two of its penthouses in Hong Kong by 50% to a record price of $9,700/sq ft as demand for luxury apartments has started to shoot up.

Each unit is being offered at a price of $39 million each covering a total of 4,000 square feet on three floors with an outdoor garden and swimming pool.

I just wonder why god gives all the money to just a few!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wanna live next to Obama?

Good news for all those people who are big fans of US President Barack Obama and would like to live closer to him. Obama’s neighborhood property is up for sale. This is a 17 room, 6,000-square-foot home at 5040 South Greenwood in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood which is bang next to the Chicago residence of Barack Obama.

The owners Bill and Jacky Grimshaw haven’t decided on a price tag for the property and are seeking offers from the prospective buyers. A vetting process has been initiated for the interested buyers and property tours will be offered to them twice a week through early October.

People who are interested in this piece of history can check out further details out here.

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This is world’s most expensive dog!!

Rich people spend millions on jewelry, estate, cars, dresses but I have never heard about filthy rich people blowing their money away on dogs!! Strange but true, a Chinese women has gone ahead and purchased a Tibetan mastiff which has broken the record as world’s most expensive dog. He is 18 months old and is 80cm in height and was bought for £350,000.

A motorcade of thirty cars arrived at the airport to welcome the new member of the family apart from banners. Certainly gold and diamonds command a price but Tibetan mastiff don’t!!

link source: timesonline

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Louis Vuitton Cable Car Charm: An ideal gift for your love

Whoever has traveled to San Francisco must have talked about its cable cars which are a well recognized symbol of the city and in order to commemorate the reopening of its San Francisco store Louis Vuitton has recreated an 18kt gold cable car charm which comes studded with 55 diamonds, 12 yellow sapphires and 8 mandarin garnet. It is being sold in mini trunk case and can be an ideal gift for your loved ones.

Price: $10,000

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Lamborghini Mattress: Stay closer to your dreams

There are some people who love their cars more than their lives and cant stop thinking about their baby even in their dreams therefore to ensure that auto freaks like these always remain closer to their dreams Magniflex brings to you the Lamborghini bed carrying the logo and color scheme of Canino Lamborghini. At the same time it also includes a complementary mattress in the same theme.

This queen sized Lamborghini mattress is priced at $1,999 and will be exhibited at the Las Vegas Furniture Market to be held between Sept. 14 to 19.

Now stay closer to your dreams!!

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shagreen Rubik’s Cube: Luxury which only money can buy

Christmas is just a few months away and there are many luxury items for men on the anvil which only money can buy and as a part of its Christmas 09 catalogue British Luxury brand Alfred Dunhill has launched a Shagreen Rubik’s Cube which has been created from Stingray skin and is modeled on the 1974 invention of Erno Rubik.

The handmade cubes have been polished to one of six brilliant shades and you can have one for just £995.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vertu Ascent Ti Mixed Metal Collection Phone

If you have never owned a Vertu phone then count yourselves among the losers who call themselves part of the ‘luxury brigade’. Vertu has been the choice of the rich and famous ever since it was launched and continuing with its tradition of being available only to the elite class Vertu has launched its Mixed Metal collection for their Ascent Ti line of phones.

You need to check out its Knurled version which includes knurled rose gold side panels along with rose gold keys along with a specialized knurled rubber back. Its other version in titanium and gold comes with brushed titanium with yellow gold screws and knurled rubber back keys.

These Special Edition Vertu phones are available only at Vertu stores.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vamp NOS CD Player: The Midas Touch

Some things in life are better if they are enjoyed in the most luxurious fashion. Check out this top loading CD player from Vamp which comes with a smooth gold finish and its not just about looks, its about performance too.

This gold finish CD player comes with wooden side panels with a small front panel. It is available with a LCD display matched by basic indications with transport control buttons, set of unbalanced line level analog outputs, USB input and coaxial digital output. Vamp NOS CD Player includes height adjustable feet and is a wonderful product in terms of style and performance.

Priced at €5,500, it’s something which can only be afforded by the best of the best.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo Denim Collection: Luxury Jeans for a cause

If you have the money and want to put it for some good cause then go ahead and get yourself a pair of jeans from Alfa Romeo MiTo denim collection as the money collected from the sale would be used towards charitable causes. In this case the proceeds from the sale would go towards Jeans for Genes charity.

This is a limited edition skinny fit jean which comes with high quality leather waistband and Alfa Romeo red stitching. It also features DNA buttons which adjust the responsiveness of the accelerator, brakes and traction in order to suit different driving conditions.

Contribute to the cause by buying this limited edition jean at £75 a pair. You can get more information about how you can purchase the Alfa Romeo MiTo denim collection at

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Gresso Grand Monaco Flash Drive Collection: The Flashy Drives

If you want your flash drives to be really flashy then check out Grand Monaco Flash Drive Collection from Gresso. You can choose from their Double Security and Classic model.

The USB Flash Drive has been created from light weight titanium superalloy with case getting extra protection with high tech ceramic. They come with carbon inserts which have been touted by F1 engineers as the best material to be used in racing car body.

The Double Security USB drive retails for $500 and it includes twin flash drives with 32 GB memory capacity whereas the Classic USB which is available in a slim square shape retails for $200.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sam Crib: The luxury toy for your baby

Parents always wish for the best for their children and toy maker Muu shares the same thoughts. Converting these thoughts into reality, Muu has introduced Sam Crib, a convertible toy which comes with a customizable panel. The best thing about Sam Crib is that it can be converted into a toddler bed.

The entire collection comprises of twin bed, dresser and nightstand. It comes with a large bin and shelf and the design panels can be changed as per your mood. The whole collection sells for $1175 whereas the storage unit is priced at $495. A decent investment to keep your kids busy if you have the bucks!!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Poesy Bed: Lighten up your bedroom life

Now light up your bedroom life too!! Philippe Boulet, the revolutionary French designer has created an exclusive illuminated furniture collection to spark up your bedroom life. He has come up with Poesy Bed which can be termed as a mix of both old and new worlds. This is an imposing bed with subtle curves with striking head and feet boards.

It keeps on changing color as per your mood which could be bright pink one day, pale white other day and deep blue another day. Lighting of the bed can be easily programmed with the option of lowering luminous intensity for intimacy and you could even deactivate the lighting from footboard or headboard. One could even adjust the lighting so that when you wake up in the morning you are greeted by your favorite color.

The price is still not out so I believe it might cost a fortune to its takers but I feel it’s worth the price.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Matte Gold Audi R8

Cars like these can only be spotted in some of the richest countries in the world. This matte gold super car was spotted in oil rich capital of Dubai and its stealth like finish definitely makes it stand apart from the rest of the crowd.

I probably feel that some Sheikh of Dubai must be the owner of this gold plated Audi car. Owing an Audi and then getting it a golden look certainly must have cost a fortune to the owner of this golden machine.

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