There is usually some amazing display of ostentatious Noble/Traveller wealth, if you care to look. Some local versions:
“Gläce Luxury Ice is a meticulously designed and differentiated ice brand specifically designed for use in premium drinks and cocktails. The Gläce Mariko Sphere is a perfectly spherical 2.5-inch piece with a melting rate of 20-30 minutes. The Gläce G-Cubed, a symmetrical 2.5-inch cube, has a dilution rate of 20-40 minutes. Gläce Ice pieces are individually carved from a 300-lb. block to ensure flawless quality and a zero-taste profile, never contaminating the essence of premium liquors and drinks.”
We purchased an order of Gläce Luxury Ice using money generously provided by the Miami Herald. Our plan was to put it in a premium drink and then drink it, but by the time our photographer finished taking pictures of it, it had melted. So now what we have is a bag of water. But it’s luxury water. It’s Wäter. And we’re willing to let it go, to the right connoisseur, for just $50.
You can keep up with jewelry trends for 2014 – “a classic year, I must say” –
It seems the answer is clear so if you have any old pieces from Tiffany or Cartier, it can be a wise decision to sell it and with that money, you can take yourself shopping to get something fresh that is not outdated, as we know it does not take too long for styles and trends to change especially in the world of high end jewelry. Thankfully there are places where you can sell your Tiffany and Cartier jewelry pieces online, like here, and get paid back quickly. Once you have your money it is time to go shopping.
And the $4,300 toothbrush:
…if you’re not satisfied with your titanium brush’s elegance, you can personalize it with an engraving — a service that typically costs $20-40 at a specialty shop. Reinast will gladly do it for you, at a base price of $540.
Several other titanium toothbrushes exist on the market; nearly all of them provide more benefits than the Reinast at less than 1/100th of the cost. For instance, the Soladay, which was introduced in the United States in 2007, uses a core of titanium dioxide that “facilitates a plaque-removing electrochemical reaction.” An integrated solar panel on the brush generates electrons which “move along a wire to the semiconductor titanium rod near the bristles.” When these electrons are combined with water, a chemical reaction is triggered that breaks down plaque. For all this, you’ll shell out $49.95.
Other Noble extravagances: Online sports…
The online behavior of the mass affluent meets expectations but also surprises. One of the most common online activities of the wealthy is monitoring stocks and following financial news. Yet more than any other activity, they spend disproportionately more time on sports websites than the average consumer. Nielsen singles out ussoccer.com; apparently if you want to advertise to big spenders, the U.S. soccer website is your best bet. Unfortunately Gatorade seems to have monopolized the ad space.
…and $900 Cupcakes…
Money can’t buy happiness or love, but it sure helps retaining them both. A husband in Toronto, Canada placed a special order few days ago to make an exclusive cupcake with famed Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes pastry shop to celebrate his wife’s birthday. After all said and done, the extravagant cupcake ended up costing $900! Lisa Sanguedolce of the pastry shop, who is used to take cake orders for all shapes and sizes said “several weeks ago, a customer came in requesting a crazy cupcake for his wife’s birthday. The details were numerous – and expensive – and it resulted in a $900 cupcake, probably the most expensive cupcake ever made that we know of.”
…and, when your high-flying lifestyle comes to a crashing halt (thanks to an Ministry of Justice corruption sting or pirates eating that critical, ultra-high-value, triple-starmerc-protected shipment you had coming in)…
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota plans to launch a clothing retail concept called Gina + Will in a new luxury apartment building at the University of Minnesota.
The boutique on the ground floor of Venue at Dinkytown (1322 Fifth St.. Minneapolis; ginapluswill.com) is slated to open Aug. 23. The shop will feature gently used, carefully selected apparel brand names, such as 7 for all Mankind, Free People, Lucky Brand and Abercrombie & Fitch.