World’s Most Expensive Car Wash
UK’s Gurcharn Sahota started a car wash business about five years ago by washing his neighbour’s cars with a bucket and sponge; but his is no ordinary service. The premier wash includes polishing and buffing every inch of the car inside and out five times, taking up to 250 hours to clean each vehicle with an array of 100 cleaning fluids and wax that costs over US$12,000 per tub. He even uses a computerised microscope normally used by forensic scientists to examine the bodywork for the minutest scratch not even visible to the naked eye. Gurcharn cleans hundreds of supercars every week and now boasts a string of celebrity clients, at an unbelievable price of… guess how much? Over US$10,000 ! link
The Most Expensive Dog On The Planet
Meet the million-dollar mut. The 11-month-old, 180-pound pup, aptly named “Hong Dong,” meaning “Big Splash” in Chinese, has become the most expensive dog on the planet after a wealthy coal industrialist from China recently procured him for a little more than $1.5 million.
This ancient guarding breed with its unmistakable bright reddish-brown fur, has recently become something of a status symbol among China’s uber-wealthy class. The price of Red Tibetan Mastiff pups has skyrocketed over the past few years from only few hundred dollars to six figures and higher.
Reputedly owned by Genghis Khan and Lord Buddha, the Red Tibetan Mastiff is viewed as a “pure Chinese” breed because of its well-documented history and nearly exclusive Chinese population. These dogs are also considered one of the oldest pure breeds in the world. Less than 20 are reported to remain in Tibet. link
World’s Most Expensive Manicure
Why do you need diamond jewelry, when you can get them on your nails? Yes, you read right, you can get a diamond manicure thanks to the Iced manicure by Cherish Angula. The extremely luxurious manicure lets you have 10 carats of Diamonds on your nails as a parting gift. And don’t fret too much, there is an aftercare service that not only removes the diamonds off your nails but also lets you take the precious stones along by converting it into jewelry pieces of your choice. The Iced manicure at Cherish…Me is priced at US$51,000 , which makes it the most expensive manicure to date. link
The World’s Most Expensive Monopoly Game
The 18-karat gold version of the famous Parker Brothers board game is on display at the Museum of American Finance. The gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly is estimated to be worth roughly $2 million.
The set of dice alone is valued at $10,000, with 42 full-cut diamonds for the number dots. All of the properties that make up the game board are also set in gems, with some 165 gemstones in total.
The notion of creating a blinged-out version of the board game came about in 1988, when San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell heard about a Monopoly tournament taking place in London. He called Parker Brothers (now part of Hasbro Inc.) for permission and then set to work creating the golden game, working every day for a year straight.
The Monopoly board will be on display at the Museum of American Finance for two years, on loan from the Smithsonian. It is one of 19 works donated by Mobell in January 2003 in honor of his late wife. link
World’s Expensive Bed for Kids
Posh Tots, a company that makes “the most extraordinary children’s furnishings in the world”, is offering you the chance to buy your little princess a real palace bed, complete with a fiberglass slide, staircase and enchanted balcony, for the modest price of $47,000 . No, I didn’t add an extra zero by mistake, that really is the price of a children’s bed. It looks perfect, and I’m sure any little girl would be happy to have it (if not, the company’s also makes a Fantasy Coach bed, for the same price), but you’d need to be shoveling cash to pay almost fifty grand for it.link
World Most Expensive Pen
Known as The Aurora Diamante, it is covered with over 30 carats of De Beers diamonds on a solid platinum barrel. It has a two-tone, rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib and is personalized with a coat of arms, signature, or portrait. A jewel more than a pen, it is definitely classy. So exclusive is this pen that only one will be produced per year. Aurora Pens claim it is the only over 30-carat pen in the world, making it one of the most expensive ones ever. Priced at over €1 million (US$1.3 million), this pen is definitely a great way to laugh in the face of recession. link
World’s Most Expensive Hot Air Balloon Ride
French champagne company Krug has found an alternative way to fly in style with the “Krug Is In The Air” champagne balloon tour program. It currently stands as the world’s most expensive hot air balloon ride, with a cost of roughly
US$ 77,790 for one flight.
Owned by parent company, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy, the Krug hot air balloon premium quality design includes a wicker basket, canopy, burners by Camerons of Bristol, and white leather lining by French upholsters Bruno Domeau & Philippe Peres. Each balloon fight is set up to accommodate intimate groups of up to eight people and comes with exceptional personal butler service, gourmet meals and champagne.link
The Most Expensive Perfume in the World
This is a 500 ml bottle of the Imperial Majesty version of a fragrance called No. 1. The price of these 500 ml is US$215,000 the bottle itself is Baccarat crystal, with an 18 carat gold ring around the rim, with a 5-carat diamond inset in it. This is a very unique perfume seeing as only 10 bottles of it have been made and they are delivered to their extravagant purchasers in a signature Bentley automobile. Cheaper versions of this perfume are available in smaller amounts, with less exotic ingredients, and in lesser concentrated versions.link
World’s Oldest and Most Expensive Whisky
Imagine savoring malt that has been aging for 105 good years! Online retailers and independent bottlers from UK Master of Malt have launched what is said to be the oldest and the most expensive bottle of Scotch whisky which came to light 8 months ago thanks to a Scottish historian Allie Sisell. The bottle was first distilled on the 17th February 1906 at the Aisla T’Orten distiller; the cask somehow survived a gutting fire.
The cask contains Sherry Butt with an outturn of just one bottle; the cask was sold to Master of Malt by Sisell for an undisclosed amount. This bottle of malt is priced at £870,000 ( US$1,405,400 ).
Most Expensive Dog Wedding
Britains most extravagant dog owner has splashed out an incredible £20,000 ( US$32,600 ) on giving her pampered pooch the perfect wedding day.
Louise Harris, 32, invited 80 guests to the lavish ceremony to watch her Yorkshire terrier Lola tie the knot with Mugly, a Chinese Crested, who holds the title of the UK’s ugliest dog.
Lola wore a £1,000 wedding dress customised with 1,800 Swarovski crystals. Louise also spent an incredible £1000 on decorative flowers, £3000 on designers to decorate the marquee, £400 for her own personal wedding planner, and even £400 for security guards.