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Our copywriters do extensive research into the life of the rich: What they buy, where they eat, what they wear and a whole lot more. Find out what price is on the most expensive stuff in the world. See what you could do if you were a millionaire.
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Lifestyles of the Rich in times of a financial crisis.
2008-11-23 08:38:00
Call it a credit crunch or a recession or whatever you like: It is upon us and it is here to stay for a while. It is becoming clearer that the market commentators have had it wrong; this current market downturn might take a bit longer to recover from than originally thought. Some say that the upswing might happen only in three years? time and that all will be back to former glory in about five years.Cutbacks, lay-offs and tighter budget control is now on the cards and now more than ever, employees, the media and the public is putting the lifestyles of the rich under a magnifying glass. Given the public outcry over Executive?s numeration packages after the collapse of Big Banking in Wall Street back in September/ October, you can expect that the elaborate spending habits of the Executives leading multi-national, publicly traded companies would be frowned upon.Please note that this is not another doom-and-gloom article about tough times that are awaiting us; no in fact this article is...
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James Packer: Not Australia?s Richest Man anymore.
2007-12-28 11:37:00
I regret not having reporting on James Packer before. Of all the richest men of a specific country, Australia ?s former Richest Man used to be one of my favourites. Just look at this guy: If you see him, you would think he?s the bodyguard to a billionaire, not one himself.James Packer inherited his roughly $5 Billion fortune from his father, Kerry Packer who passed away in 2005. In Aussie Billionaire-style, the Packer empire comprises of a media and entertainment empire. James took over from his father and become one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He recently made headlines with allegations of acts fraud in his company, but direct links to him and his management was never proven.Today James Packer has his sights squared on Las Vegas and Macau (China?s Las Vegas). He was reported to looking at buying a $1.8 Billion stake in one of the Vegas Strip?s most popular Casinos.But? today the news came that Andrew Forrest (left), billionaire founder of Fortesque Metals Group Ltd ha...
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Billionaire Heiress: Marta Ortega-Perez
2007-12-28 10:28:00
This is still one of my fav two subjects: Billionaire s and their beautiful daughters. My previous post on this subject was extremely popular, so I have decided to highlight a few more ?daughters-of ?Inheritance?.Forbes brought out their The 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses ? list. From this list, here is one lady that really got my attention: Marta Ortega Perez .Marta is the daughter of Amancio Ortega, the Spanish Billionaire worth $24 Billion. Marta is currently being groomed to take over her father?s fashion empire with it?s prized jewel; the Zara Retail chain.As with so many of the Billionaire Heiresses, Marta too is a passionate equestrian, but that is where the privileges end for her. She has to work her way up in the company? just like any other employee. She reportedly started in the Zara stores by restocking the shelves. Today she is in the company?s Marketing department.I like that about her
Shamed Big Brother star, Jane Goody gets a £3 million diamond ring from Pri
2007-12-28 09:37:00
Shamed Big Brother star, Jane Goody got a £3 million diamond ring from Prince Azim of Brunei earlier this month.Jane Goody and our fav playboy prince, Prince Azim, got to know each other during the notorious Big Brother UK scandal that rocked the headlines earlier this year where Goody was accused of making racist remarks to famed Bollywood star Shipa Shetty. Goody and the Prince both shared the same opinion of the Bollywood star and made public statements to that extent. They have since met and became friends.Apparently she refused the £3 million diamond ring when Prince Azim offered to her, but we all know that deep inside, she was going ?Oh Goody!? Lame joke, I know...
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J.K. Rowling day ? Today July 21, 2007
2007-07-21 13:30:00
That?s what I am calling today. And deservingly so: Today her seventh a final book in the very popular Harry Potter -series was released. This, and that the fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been in the cinemas for a week now.As an educated guess, I will say that today, more books will be sold than in any previous day in history. Last night thousands to millions of fans would have camped out in front of stores like Barnes and Noble to get there eager Muggle hands on the last Harry Potter book ever to be published: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Never in history has any other author been so successful and none so deserving. I did a lot of reading about her for this article and realised she is THE BEST RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY in the history of mankind.In 1993 J.K. (Joanne) Rowling was living on a welfare grant of £69 (About $100 at the time) a week while calling a mouse-invested loft flat in Edinburgh, Scotland her home. Divorcee and mother of o...
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Surface Computers - Microsoft designed the next evolutionary step in comput
2007-07-21 10:45:00
I have close to 14 blog articles which I have done the research for, but never actually took the time to write and publish them. But every now and again a story comes along that fascinates me so much, that I have to publish it immediately. This is such a story.Microsoft is once again changing the face of computing: The latest evolutionary leap in computing. Ever watched the movie The Island with Scarlet Johansson and Ewan McGregor? In the movie the character that plays the director of the facility uses a ?surface? / table computer. His desk becomes the computer, with ?files? (computer files) scattered across the table. Just by touching the table and moving his fingers on it, he manipulates the files, type and operates the commands.Well, Microsoft is making this all a reality. Click here to watch the video clip of a demonstration of the product.This is really fascinating! I can see that these tabletop/ ?surface? computers will soon replace our standard desktop PC?s. Pretty soon, your...
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Futuristic features of Luxury cars ? Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus
2007-07-04 10:20:00
I?m back. I?ve just finished moving into my new place. Stepping up. I?ve forgotten what a big task it is to move. It?s just not simply picking up your stuff, loading it up and moving. No, it?s a whole three weeks of small, time consuming small labour: Move this, fix that, buy this, install that. Admin, measuring and fitting, looking at options, schedules and unexpected expenses. But in the end, it?s all worth it.So I have the privilege of living in a better neighbourhood now. My favourite thing about it is the neighbours? cars! Expensive cars. I love seeing what they are driving. Looking? that?s all I can do right now, since all my money is going into my business and my new, huge mortgage.To protect the privacy of my one neighbour, let?s call him Andrew. Andrew drives a 2007 Lexus LS460. I?ve personally never been a big fan of Lexus, till I had a chat with Andrew. The features of this car are astounding!And that is where I?m heading with this article: The astounding, mind-boggling t...
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Brands - The most expensive thing you can buy - Interbrand Rankings
2007-06-06 12:05:00
So three of my colleagues and I were stranded in the waiting lounge at Heathrow airport on Sunday, waiting for our plane to board. And we were bored. So I showed them my blog and we started talking about the theme. We talked about what the mega rich can buy with all that money and the subject changed to the most expensive stuff in the world. I told them about Updown Court, Lakshmi Mittal?s house and what the prices are on Gulfstreams and Mega Yachts.Then Charl, our South African colleague raised an interesting point. These tangible luxuries are NOT the most expensive stuff a billionaire can acquire. They are mere fractions in comparison to the most expensive item you can buy: A brand.The top brands in the world are worth billions. They are merely a design with brand value connected to it: Totally intangible. This made me go and look at the Interbrand ranking list again. I used their rankings in my studies at university and almost forgot what an interesting read it actually is. For t...
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Turtle Island, Fiji - Heaven on Earth
2007-06-05 13:26:00
Okay, so my girlfriend is putting a squeeze on me: She saw the following You Tube clip and now wants to experience ?heaven on earth?. She showed me the clip and while I said, ?It will be perfect for my blog?, she said ?Yes, but its time you treat me to something like this?. Woman!It does seem perfect: The perfect Holiday destination. Like I said in one of my previous posts, my ultimate fantasy is to own my own private island one day. But for now, I might just lok into visiting this beautiful island for a well deserved break.
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Prince Azim of Brunei ? When money is no object
2007-06-01 13:40:00
Prince Azim of Brunei, 25 year old billionaire playboy spared no expense on his 25th birthday bash. His 200 strong guest list included current stars and those of yesteryear. Celebrities that attended included Jerry Hall, Olivia Newton-John, Faye Dunaway, Naomi Campbell , Kate Moss and even Pamela Anderson. But the star of the night was Prince Azim?s all time hero, Michael Jackson. The former star was paid $10 million to attend, and not even perform!Every guest got goodie bags that included iPods, Bose Electronic goods, diamond jewelry and Crème de la Mer face creams that reportedly were worth thousands of dollars.What a life you could lead if money was not an option! Prince Azim is the son of the Sultan of Brunei and known as the ultimate billionaire playboy; always with a beautiful celebrity on his side. Former dates included beauties like Naomi Campbell (Pictured with him), Mischa Barton and Scarlet Johannson.He has never been shy to spend on celebrities as I reported in one of my ...
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Asus S6 Leather bound Notebooks - Luxury Computing
2007-06-01 13:16:00
Okay. So do you wanna know what I bought with the money made on the deal named in the Diana Carmichael article? I bought myself the Leather bound, luxurious S6 Laptop from Asus . Pictured is two hide options. I have the lighter colored one. If you absolutely need to impress clients or colleages. Get this beauty. I love to go down to a street cafe during lunch. But being the busy person that I am, I take my notebook with me to get some work in while munching on my ceaser's salad. So many people, strangers, come up to me just to feel the soft leather coat of the computer.This little luxury goes a long way...
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The New BMW X5 ? The SUV Benchmark
2007-06-01 11:00:00
With the new BMW X5, status and good sense comes standard. The old X5 was the benchmark against which every SUV (4x4) were measured. The new X5 raised the bar several yards higher. The car has exceptional off road capabilities and on road, the drive compares to that of a luxury sedan.In my eyes, the X5 has the same iconic status as the Mercedes S-Class: Always the leader of the bunch and buying any competitor?s product is just a compromise. Range Rover, The ML/GL, Suburbans and the Porsche Ceyenne all scores a distant second to the new behemoth.The styling screams mucho, but any woman driving it will score points in my book.Features that I like is the in window displays, the multi media and computer/ navigational system, the improved duel suspension for on- and off-road driving and the comfortable interior lay-out.The car oozes confidence and gives total peace-of-mind to the owners. The car, like it?s predecessor, will become a regular at country clubs, high-end fashion events, luxu...
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Diana Carmichael ? Contemporary luxury tableware at it?s most creative
2007-05-25 14:25:00
Two weeks ago I got an invitation to dine with one of the most influential men in the Internet world. He invited me and my girlfriend to dine in his lush penthouse apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His wife is a former model who also happens to be one of the most gracious hosts I?ve ever met. The night was definitely going to be memorable.I was dressed in my usual Dunhill suit and Hugo Boss tie and dished a small fortune to buy my girlfriend a new dress for the occasion. I needed this night to be perfect: A lot of money was riding on this deal.John and Cathy (not their real names) greeted us at the door and invited us into their beautifully furnished house. The penthouse is decorated in a wave of earthy tones with a dash of dark red ever so often. The dining room is spectacular: A dark mahogany table with the most interesting contemporary chairs. You could see they entertain quite regularly. We sat down for dinner at the table and I saw the one thing that was by far the...
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On a personal note
2007-05-25 13:02:00
Life is great! I would like to thank the fans of LOTR (Lifestyles of the Rich). The blog has reached a top ten ranking (9th) on Blog Toplist. Thank you.My new business venture is booming. It is exceding my wildest expectations. I had no idea that their was such a demand.I would like to apologize for the lack of postings though. The new venture is taking up most of my day. I'll rectify that today. I was suppose to play golf with a client today, but the weather put a stop to that. So today I have enough time.I would like to thank my friend G-Wee for the beautiful posting / review he did of this blog on his blog Wealth Wonders. Rest assured buddy, I'm one of your biggest fans too. By the way... I've never met G-Wee. He does not know me at all, and that makes his posting so great. Go check out his blog: He DOES post often. Keep up the good work.Below is a graph to illustrate how the popularity of LOTR has grown in the last couple of weeks. Once again: Thank you to all the fans. I do ...
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Louis Vuitton Monogram Luxury Items ? What a Fashion Icon!
2007-05-13 16:04:00
Although the brand has never NOT been popular, Marc Jacobs, artistic director of Louis Vuitton has hit a homerun with the monogram designs. They have an almost cult following amongst celebrities. Never has one handbag brand been so coveted in all of fashion history. An icon has been born.A Louis Vuitton monogram canvas travel item can set you back anything between $595 and $14,000. These bags are regular features on celebs like Scarlet Johansson, Uma Thurman, Kate Moss, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell and the Hilton sisters.And how these handbags command respect! Walk into any department store with a Louis Vuitton bag and you give out signals to the store clerks and owners of ?Discerning shopper: Handle as a VIP?The monogram is used for any travel item; from wallets, to golf bags, large trunks to overnight luggage. At a price, Louis Vuitton will even customise any travel item for you. One thing they won?t do however is compromise their brand, as one rap artist found out. He wanted to custom...
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"Rich Lifestyle" articles of Note 02
2007-05-11 23:03:00
A Few quality articles for your perusal...Miss Sweden 2 - Wealth WondersWorld?s Top 10 Futuristic Luxury Hotels - Born Rich 'Reverse Alarm Clock' keeps the kids in bed so you can party - EngadgetMasdar, Plans For A Carbon-Neutral City - LuxistPictured: The 'Waterworld' Hotel - One of the Future/ Concept hotels in the excellent article featured on Born Rich. This is probably the best article they have ever posted. It reminds me of one of my old posts...
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New Sister blog
2007-05-11 15:37:00
Doing my research for Lifestyles of the Rich, I read many success stories: Rich people and their rags-to-riches stories. It makes for excellent reading. Then about two months ago I heard someone saying: "Study success and you will see new doors open in front of you".I have been reading about successful people and since then saw how simple the path to success really is. I've read about how a certain person made his fortune and a new idea popped into my head: A gap in the online market. I've since been hard at work and in this week have reaped the rewards!But I want to share what I've read:Visit Studying Success.
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Lakshmi Mittal?s House ? The most expensive residential real estate deal ev
2007-05-04 16:38:00
Earlier we reported about Updown Court, the world?s most expensive house and Donald Trump ?s Florida Mansion, the most expensive house in the USA. Although these two mansions have the titles of being the most expensive houses, they still have to be sold. No body has ever paid that much ($139 million and $125 million respectively) for a residential building. Then who was the person that forked over the most amount of money in a residential real estate transaction?The answer is Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian steel tycoon and the world?s fifth richest billionaire. His London residence at 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens was bought from Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone in 2004 for a staggering $114.89 million (£62.7 million). And for while the house held the Guinness World Record for the world?s most expensive house. The Mittal/ Ecclestone deal still hold the record as the biggest of its kind.Another interesting fact: Prince Talal Bin Waleed's palace racked up a construction bill of over $...
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Another coveted Black Card: The Marquis Card ? Partial Private Jet Ownershi
2007-05-04 14:38:00
Okay, so if you think that maintaining a sports car is a hassle, try owning your own private jet. First you need to buy the plane, find expensive hanger space to store your plane, procure a pilot every time you want to fly, hire the service crew to get the plane ready for flight, get flight attendants and all the while swiping your credit card to pay for it all. Okay, so now you are in the air flying, you reach your destination and once again you have to manage the airport admin, and fly back. Then, how often do you really fly?Part ial ownership of a private Jet makes a lot of sense. And at the forefront of Jet consortiums is MarquisJet. Operating the fleet of NetJets, you get the choice of up to 10 different plane models, from 6 to 14 seaters, with brands like Gulfstream, Hawker, Cessna Citation and Falcon .All you have to do is get your Marquis Card , book a plane and arrive and fly away at a fraction of the operating cost of owning the Jet. Privacy is guaranteed and the hassle non-e...
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Club Sportiva - Partial Sportcar Ownership (Carsharing)
2007-05-04 12:05:00
A business associate of mine, Markus, and I had a very good meeting yesterday. He owns his own printing and distribution company and usually makes a good impression in front of potential clients, tailored in Hugo Boss suits, Ralph Lauren shoes and the Breitling watch. He walks into every room with an aura of success: He owns the room.But he usually does something in every meeting that makes it hard for me to fully concentrate: When he sits down, he takes his car keys out of his pocket and places it on the boardroom table in front of him. I cannot help to notice the keys... Yesterday it was Aston Martin keys. Strange thing is, at our first meeting back in January, the keys were those of a Ferrari and the time after that it was BMW. So obviously I started thinking the printing business must be doing reaaaaally good. Let's forget online, it pays to go offline!But yesterday I walked him to the car. Yes, there stood a beautiful 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Vantage, its silver body gleaming in ...
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American Express Centurion Card - Once you go Black...
2007-04-30 21:53:00
In the words of my father: ?To be successful, you have to visualize success now?. No other picture does this better than the one left.My Branding Communications lecturer told us that to him the BMW brand symbolizes ?Going Places? and Mercedes symbolizes? ?You?ve arrived?. Granted it was 2003 and she had not seen the new2006 X5! (But that is another future posting). Nothing symbolizes ?You?ve arrived? better than the black Centurion Card from American Express .So, when I visualize success, I see myself do what so many celebrities like to do: Whip it out to stun unexpected onlookers. Only the top 10,000 American Express clients could qualify for all the associated benefits of the card:No predetermined spending limitAirport Club Access ? At airlines like Delta, Continental, Virgin Atlantic, and US Airways. And includes one night free at a Mandarin Oriental Hotel.A VIP Concierge Service at hotels, airports and spas.The card could literally be used to buy your new Rolls Royce at the swipe...
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Drive 495 - Golf Fitness in Manhattan
2007-04-25 15:48:00
So I love my golf; nothing beats spending a 4 hours on a beautiful green course, trying to beat my personal best. I only resently broke 90 and am trying to break 85. You know what they say: "There is only one thing better that breaking 85... and that is breaking 75!"But sitting in Manhattan for a couple of months, I gettin' out of shape... golf shape that is. So I mentioned this to the native NY, account exec at the company and he took me to Drive 495.Drive 495 is a golf fitness gym in the heart of Soho. The club consists of two floors, the bottom you'll find a fully equiped fitness studio with cardio and weight areas and the top loft consits of a golf studio. Here you can exersize the body and sharpen you shot in front of virtual driving ranges.Appatently you can play a full similated course to sharpen your skills with each club. Play St Andrews, Valderama or Pebble Beach without leaving Manhattan! Skilled personal trainers help sculpt your body for perfect golf fitness. Members ...
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Clive Christian no1 - Most Expensive Perfume in the World
2007-04-25 15:03:00
So my girlfriend is my blog's biggest fan, and she loves to alert me of stuff that's relevant as content. So she dragged me into Saks Fifth Avenue the other day to show me the latest fashion trends for all my female readers (She was my editor for the Celebrity Sunglasses and Designer Jeans articles).I must say she made it intresting for me, but my interest were mst peaked when she showed me a bottle of the world's most expensive production perfume on the market: Clive Christian No1 for Woman. 1oz costs a whopping $2,350!The perfume consists of a combination of pineapple, plum, mirabelle, white peach rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, orris, carnation, vanilla, benjoin balm, tonka seeds and cedarwood scents. Bottled in a beatiful crystal bottle with a diamond and gold encrusted collar.So she admitted to me: She would forgive me for almost anything if I buy her this bottle... She got roses from me later that day... :)
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"Rich Lifestyle" articles of Note 01
2007-04-25 14:22:00
A Few quality artcles for your perusal...Maserati MC12 vs Porsche Carrera GT vs Mercedes McLaren SLR - Wealth WondersBMW Designs Luxurious Boeing 787 Interior for Russian Tycoon - Born Rich "Young Affluents" Are The Future Of The Luxury Market - Luxist UK scientists building robot village -- can we come? - EngadgetGorgeous Grays for Summer 2007 - Shopaholics Anonymous Pictured: Porsche Carrera GT, taken from the article Maserati MC12 vs Porsche Carrera GT vs Mercedes McLaren SLR.
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Forbes' Top 10 Richest Billionaires in the world list 2007
2007-04-23 14:08:00
It should not come as a surprise that I follow the Forbes anual Billionaires ' list very closely. I follow the success stories of the people on the list and love to see how the list changes year-after-year. 2007 however, came as a huge shock to me: There are so many new faces to the top 10 and gone are some of the familiar ones.Out of contention are the Waltons (Wal-Mart). The late Sam Walton's estate is being enjoyed by his wife and children; however they are not able to keep abreast with the onslaught of the new entrepreneurs on the list. Gone is our favouite Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich: He is going through the world's most expensive divorce!The biggest winner on the list is Amancio Ortega who came from nowhere to land in the 8th position. Last year he did not even make the top 50! The Lucky S-O-B award this year goes David Thompson who makes his debut to the Forbes list on #10. Read his entry to see why this is a success none the less.1. Bill Gates Country: United Stat...
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John Lobb - Shoemaker to Royalty, the ultra succesfull and ... James Bond
2007-03-06 07:35:00
I was reading a forum about people's opinion of the most expensive clothing brands available and a familiar name came up: John Lobb. We did a profile on the most expensive golf shoes in a previous post and since then, we've been getting a couple of Search engine hits on "John Lobb". I did some reasearch and found more than just a shoemaker company; I found a hidden Icon!When you are in London again, be sure to swing by St. James' Palace, built by Henry VIII: In one of the towers is the John Lobb store, said to be one of the most beautiful and interesting stores you'll ever visit. This has been the site where the British royal family have been buying their dress shoes for over 100 years. Often frequented by successful business men, looking for the ultimate name in dress shoes, this shop is said to be a jewel to the privileged. Understandably so; a pair of John Lobb shoes can set you back an average of $2000. Or as said in the previos post, their tailormade golf shoes, costs $5000...
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Maybach vs Bentley vs Rolls Royce - Which one do you want to be cheuffeured
2007-03-04 10:34:00
I'm not going to give an in-depth article today, instead, I will supply you with pictures of the three ultimate luxury car brands, Bentley, Maybach and Roll s Royce . I will do an in-depth article about one of them, based on which one gets the most votes by next Sunday.YOU TELL ME...Which Car Manufactuer makes the ultimate luxury car to be chauffeured in?A. BentleyB. MaybachC. Rolls RoyceVote by leaving a commentBENTLEY ARNAGE: MAYBACH 62: ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM:
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International CXT, MXT and RXT: Check out Ashton Kutcher's new ride
2007-02-14 08:25:00
So this is why Bush invaded Iraq: So that Republicans can ride in environment-busting, gas guzzlers like these! Owners of these trucks are all tired of their Hummers and wanted to have the biggest truck in town, to either substitute for something, or to reflect their over-inflated egos!If you were offended by the above, this truck is for you! Careful though, these are just some of the comments passers by will make. Maybe not to your face, but they will in the least, be thinking it.Hummer met its match with Intern ational ?s XT Range:CXT - The first truck to be introduced and still the best seller - Up to $200,000, depending on customizations. Enjoy the DVD theatre in the back seat. MXT - Created to be lower to the 'sporty' version of the CXT, the MXT sits lower to the ground, has a bit better suspension and fuel consumption, but looks .... well... ugly.RXT - Build to be longer, with a longer suspension and superior towing power, this baby can pull anything. If you haul your 40ft boa...
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Celebrities' Expensive Designer Sunglasses
2007-02-06 11:03:00
After my previous post about expensive sunglasses, I though it would be interesting to see what expensive designer sunglasses are popular amongst celebrities. It used to be that celebrities wore big bug-eyed sunglasses to hide from the public when they stepped on the street with their designer jeans, but these days, these big sunglasses are coming back. Pictured is a popular pair from Chanel.Celebrities ? favorite brands:? Giorgio Armani ? Christian Dior? Dolce & Gabbana? Gucci? Emporio Armani? Roberto Cavalli? John Richmond? Bvlgari? Marc Jacobs? Prada? Chanel? Versace? Tom Ford? Fendi? Moss LipowMoss Lipow is the maker of the world's most expensive sunglasses.Above: Kirsten Dunst, Lindsay Lohan and Kate HudsonBelow: Reese Witherspoon
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The World Islands, Dubai ? My Ultimate Fantasy Spend
2007-02-04 19:11:00
If I had a coupla million dollars to discard on a whim, this is what I?d buy: A Private Island in The World , Dubai ?s world-shaped, man-made archipelago. Don?t you know what I?m talking about? Watch this video clip, then you?d understand why I am so keen?See what I mean? This is probably one of mankind?s most ambitious ventures. The end result will be Utopia. My ultimate ambition is to own my own private island with a mega villa on it, but for now, I?d settle for an apartment in Oqyana.Oqyana Oqyana will comprise of 19 islands of The World, covering the islands of Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). This will be the closest island grouping to mainland Dubai, and is said to be the first to be finished. It is expected to house about 10,000 people and will comprise of more than 1,650 sea-view apartments and penthouses, a few mansions, 90 ocean front homes, about 170 canal front homes, and two up-market hotels, including a spa resort.ConstructionThis section will have absolutely not...
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