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

Friday, October 30, 2009

A kiss for $140,000!!

Ever remembered paying for a kiss? Most of you would flatly refuse but if Charlize Theron kisses and that too for charity then it would surely command a price. Charlize Theron kissed a woman as part of a charity event held in San Francisco for OneXOne Foundation.

The winning bidder was a woman who received a seven second kiss and the kiss was planted after the bid flattened out at $37,000. (It was Charlize Theron idea to do it!!)

Source: Luxuo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goldplated staples from Oooms

Never ever imagined in my wildest dreams that staples (used for normally attaching papers) could be used as a piece of jewelry. Oooms, the Dutch Design House has visualized your normal staple as a piece of jewelry and created 14 karat gold plated staples which have been nicely presented in a velvet jewelry style case.

These gold plated staples from Oooms can be applied to your clothing with the help of an average stapler. 24 pieces of such staples are available for just $210.:)

source: luxuo

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Motorola Aura Diamond Edition Phone: Refined Luxury

Every cell phone company nowadays is working on creating luxury phones for the market and world leader Motorola is not so different. The company has announced its Motorola Aura Diamond Edition cell phone which is made from 18 carat gold and is studded with 34 diamonds.

30 diamonds have been affixed above and below the circular display of the phone whereas 4 diamonds have been placed on the navigation key on the brown keypad.

Besides precious metals and stones other features of the phone are CrystalTalk technology, quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, music and video players, stereo Bluetooth, web browser, email, 2MP camera and 2GB of internal memory.

Price: $5,730

source: luxuo

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lamborghini 2009 Luxury Christmas Gifts

With Christmas 2009 round the corner a number of companies have already started announcing their Christmas gifts which also includes luxury Christmas gifts for the richie rich too.

Lamborghini has gone ahead and announced its Lamborghini 2009 Christmas gifts collection which includes a collection of limited edition gift boxed candles and ceramic baubles seeking inspiration from Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni.

The collection also comprises of winter clothing, desk calendars, 2010 wall and T shirts. If interested you can buy them from Lamborghini dealerships or Lamborghini online store.

image and link source: luxuo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christian Dior releases next generation luxury cell phones

Your lady would surely love these phones and with Christmas around the corner it could be an ideal luxury gift for your love. Christian Dior would be releasing second generation luxury phones for December 2009.

The good thing about this new line of luxury phones is that they are gold plated and black PVD coated with encrusted sapphire crystals with prices starting at $6,500.

You can also go for the diamond encrusted models but get ready to loosen your purse string a little more as Zelie with a red casing costs $7,900 whereas Zenaide in white is available for $13,400. Another pearl casing model of this phone is Nacre which is priced at $8,700.

Its Bluetooth headset sapphire piece with either black or white jewels sells for $470. So if you have panache for luxury phones then Christian Dior is the game for you.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swiss Gold Bars available off the shelf at Harrods

Here is gold raining this season at the Harrods Department Store. It has teamed up with Swiss refiner Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux for offering gold bars weighing each at 12.5kg.

This is the first store offering gold in store and the gold bars can be purchased from the lower ground floor of the store. Even though the store hasn’t revealed the prices yet but at the current prevailing prices it will cost somewhere around $466,000.

Seems the clouds of recession are fading away.

Source: swissinfo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hugo by Karim Rashid: Limited Edition Perfume Bottle Man Exclusive

Luxury products always come in limited editions which makes them only within the reach of the elite. Hugo Boss and Karim Rashid, the famous designer have come together to create the limited edition perfume bottle Man Exclusive. Only 1000 pieces of this limited edition perfume will be available worldwide.

It is available in around 100 outlets worldwide starting from October 15 including stores such as Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Sephora in Paris, Gallerie Lafayette in Berlin and Selfridges in London.

image and link source: luxuo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Royal Report: Another world’s most expensive magazine?

Here is another magazine which is fighting to be counted among one of the world’s costliest magazine. This is Royal Report, a special edition of the Czech magazine which has been released with gold letters on the cover and diamonds on the alphabet R.

To be put for auction Royal Report is expected to garner $228,936. The price of Royal Report includes a yearly subscription of the magazine, four times a year vacation worldwide along with twelve hours use of a jet plane. The magazine even aims to be listed as the most expensive magazine in the world with Guinness Book of Records.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Michael Jackson's light glove goes under the hammer for £44,000

Probably it is the love and admiration for late Pop King Michael Jackson which has made me write this post.

The illuminated white glove of Michael Jackson which he wore during his 1984 Victory Tour had been put for auction. This white glove was termed as the ultimate piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia. It was made by Ted Shell for the 1984 tour in which Jackson brothers performed together for the last time.

The white glove comes adorned with Austrian crystal rhinestones and shining bugle beads. It comes fitted with fifty tiny lights which have been powered by nine volt battery in cuff along with a switch to turn them on and off. Wired on separate circuits, the glass bulb lights twinkle at random for added visual impact on stage. Finally it went under the hammer for £44,300.

image and link source: Telegraph

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Studded Sterling Silver Snake: Divine intervention or just another piece of art?

Sometimes a simple looking laptop is just not enough. Here is Dell Adamo which comes with shining Swarovski Crystal studded sterling silver snake and has been designed by Bergdorf Goodman. Priced at $5,000 it would at as a guard for your laptop when you are away from it.

Divine intervention or just another art decoration for your laptop? Decide for yourself!!

image and link source: luxuo

Friday, October 9, 2009

World’s most expensive Belt for the uber rich

This is something which only the uber rich can afford to buy. Stuart Hughes from Goldstriker International and Republica Fashion have come together to create a Gucci diamond belt which for now can be dubbed as the world’s most expensive belt in the world.

This belt comes with a platinum double G Gucci logo buckle embedded with 30 carats of diamonds. Just two pieces of this diamond studded belt have been made and it’s available for $256,970 only.

image and link source: luxuo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book reveals luxury offerings yet again

With Christmas not too far away, Dallas based Neiman Marcus has revealed its 160 page Christmas Book without disappointing the luxury shoppers.

Check out some of the luxury Christmas gifts appearing in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book:

Cupcake Car

This cupcake car runs at a speed of 7 mph and is priced at $25,000.

2010 Jaguar XJL Super Charged Sedan

This is a limited edition car accompanies by five piece set of luggage matching its leather interiors. It is priced at $105,000.

ICON A5 Sports Aircraft

This is his and hers gift which comes with pilot training for two and is priced at $250,000.

Algonquin Round Table Experience

This includes dinner for two at New York's Algonquin Hotel with eight of the brightest minds of modern literature, journalism and the arts. It’s priced at $200,000.

Link source: Dallasnews

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dalmore Sirius: The premium £10,000 whisky

Some people love their whisky served in style. Here is Sirius, a premium whisky launched by Dalmore distillery. This Dalmore 1951 Sirius Vintage is a single cask, single malt whisky with cask strength of 45%. This premium whisky will only be available to private buyers and that too through a limited network of World Duty Free stores. Sirius which is being considered as one of the finest whisky will be launched at its flagship WDF store at Heathrow Terminal 5. Only 12 decanters of Sirius will be produced.

Price: £10,000 per bottle

image and link source: luxuo

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lap of Luxury: Get royal spa treatment for your dog

Pet owners who have extra money to splurge are always on the hunt for ways to pamper their pets and keeping this aspect in mind, Carrie Lane and John came up with the idea of Lap of Luxury which is a dog spa offering warm water therapy using hydrotherapy pool.

The spa treatment is such that the dogs would certainly love it. Lane has been trained in canine aquatic therapy and has certification in small animal massage and bodywork. The pool at the Lap of Luxury is multi leveled and it’s in ground pool comes with gradual slope and is 5ft 6 at its deepest level. Even the concrete floor has been heated so that it feels good for the paw of the dog. For every session meditative music is played through the speaker system at the spa which helps your pet to relax.

Lap of Luxury was built from ground up and was created keeping in mind a stress free environment for dogs. Here the dogs don’t see each other while coming in and out of the sessions. Dogs enter the front reception area where they wait until their turn and leave through the back exit. This prevents dogs from getting stressed and amped.

Contact details:

Lap of Luxury

644 Pangborn Road

Lynden, WA 98264



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