Friday, October 17, 2014

A cocktail made for Grace Jones costs £8,888

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents A cocktail made for Grace Jones costs £8,888.


A restaurant in the heart of London’s swish Mayfair has created what they claim to be the world’s most expensive cocktail in honor of singer Grace Jones, valued at a whopping £8,888.

What could possibly make a champagne cocktail ring in at the price of a new car, or $14,430 USD, you ask?

A bevy made with vintage, Cristal champagne circa 1990, and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac, an rare Armagnac that pre-dates the Boer War, reported The Daily Mail UK.



Created to mark the opening of Gigi’s Italian Restaurant, the cocktail was launched to honor one of its celebrity attendees, Grace Jones.

The cocktail is topped with edible gold leaves and is also made with Angostura Bitters and sugar.

Don’t look for it on the restaurant’s cocktail menu, though, as the cocktail was created to be served to the eatery’s A-list guests.



Makers claim the Gigi’s drink tops the world’s most expensive tipples — beating Melbourne’s £8,167 Winston into second place.

Officially, the Guinness world record-holder for the most expensive cocktail in the world belongs to Australian barman Joel Heffernan, who sold “the Winston,” made with Croizet’s 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac for £8,583.
 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million.


An original first issue of “Action Comics” by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, dated June 1938, has become the world’s most expensive comic book, besting the previous record set in 2011.

The object sold for $3.2 million on Ebay, far surpassing the previous record of $2.1 million paid for Nicolas Cage’s copy of the same issue.

Action Comics No. 1 marked Superman’s debut and is widely seen as the Holy Grail for comics collectors.

As a side note, Cage’s copy was stolen from his home in 2000 along with a few other rare comics before eventually surfacing in 2011 in an abandoned storage locker. The thief has never been caught, and the other comics stolen at the same time have never been found. As noted by the Hollywood Reporter, a movie on the famous crime is currently in development.

In addition to becoming the world’s most expensive comic, the object in question also set a new record for comic-related art.

The previous record was held by a piece of original artwork by Belgian artist Herg√© for “Tintin Comes to America,” which sold for €2.5 million.
 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

World’s most expensive home goes on sale in Hong Kong

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Asia’s most expensive home per square foot is set to go on sale in Hong Kong, which boasts some of the world’s costliest properties!

The 4,661 square-foot (433 square-metre) ultra-luxury home, located in the Peak district, comes with a HK$819 million ($105.67 million) price tag.

The asking price for the property at the Twelve Peaks development makes it the world’s most expensive house at HK$175,735 per sellable square foot.


This would make it Asia’s most expensive home per square foot if a buyer matches the price sought by developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.

With four bedrooms the house is compact by luxury standards, but it comes with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, elevator and an exclusive location on Victoria Peak, on Hong Kong island, that offers spectacular views over the city.


Despite efforts by HK’s government to curb property prices by boosting stamp duty for foreign property buyers, developers are still pricing property projects aggressively to tap into demand from wealthy buyers from mainland China.

The government has in recent years imposed new taxes, raised stamp duty and staged a series of land auctions to boost supply and bring down prices in an attempt to tame one of the world’s least affordable housing markets.


A luxury 6,200 square-foot apartment in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry sold for HK$470 million in August 2012.

At the time of purchase it was believed to be the world’s second most expensive apartment after a penthouse flat at London’s One Hyde Park.



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

‘World’s most valuable stamp’ could sell for $20 million

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents ‘World’s most valuable stamp’ could sell for $20 million.

 
A 158-year-old stamp is set to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York this month where it is expected to fetch $20 million.

The Unique British Guiana 1856 One-Cent stamp, printed on magenta surface-colored paper, is currently on display at the exclusive auction house’s London branch before going on sale in the US on June 17.

Billed as ‘the world’s most valuable stamp’, the piece was first purchased either on or before April 4, 1856. It was discovered by 12-year old schoolboy Louis Vernon Vaughan in 1873, as part of his uncle’s stamp collection.

It was sold later that year and turned up in Paris in 1878 before being passed on to Austrian nobleman Count Philippe la Renotiere von Ferrary, a famous stamp collector. In 1922 ‘the world’s rarest stamp’ was sold for a record amount of $32,500.

It went under auction again before finally breaking a new record in 1980, when John E. du Pont paid $935,000.

The iconic talisman is now returning to the market, and Sotheby’s predicts that it will sell for anywhere between $10 million and $20 million.





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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stradivarius viola could sell for $45 million

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A rare Stradivarius viola valued at $45 million could become the most expensive musical instrument ever sold when it is auctioned later this year.

Auction house Sotheby’s has invited sealed bids to be received by June 26 for the nearly 300 year-old instrument made by the Italian master craftsman Antonio Stradivari in 1719.

Musical instrument expert Tim Ingles described the sale of the instrument, one of only 10 Stradivarius violas still in existence, as a “once in a lifetime” event.

Known as the “Macdonald” viola in a reference to a previous owner — Baron Macdonald who purchased it in around 1820 — it is said to be in perfect condition and has never been restored.


Source luxuo.com 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Shangri-La Hotels Launches PressReader

The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents Shangri-La Hotels Launches PressReader.



Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will replace approximately two million complimentary print newspapers distributed annually to guests with environmentally-friendly digital versions beginning 29 March.

The Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group has partnered with PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, to make connecting to Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts’ free Wi-Fi even more edifying.


Guests will have unlimited, complimentary access to more than 2,000 local, regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages.

To use the service, guests connect to the hotel Wi-Fi using their laptops, tablets or smartphones and go to PressReader.com or download the free PressReader app for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows.


The service will be available in all Wi-Fi accessible areas in Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts. Guests using the free Wi-Fi in hotel cars will also be able to access the service.

In addition to PressReader, Shangri-La will offer print editions of select newspapers upon request.


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Orange Diamond Sells for $36 Million at Christie’s


The Most Expensive Blog (The home of the most expensive & luxury things in the world) presents Orange Diamond Sells for $36 Million at Christie’s.


 A spectacular and rare orange diamond, the largest known gem of its kind, was on Tuesday auctioned for a record $35.54 million in Geneva.

“It’s a world record price for an orange diamond, it’s a world record price per carat for any coloured diamond,” the Christie’s auction house said.

The price works out at $2.4 million per carat, beating the previous record of $2.15 million for the Vivid Pink Diamond sold in Hong Kong in 2009.

The man who made the purchase swiftly got up and left the room to a round of applause. Christie’s did not reveal his identity.

The deep orange gemstone, found in South Africa, weighs a whopping 14.82 carats. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has handed it the top rating for coloured diamonds: “fancy vivid”.

Pure orange diamonds, also known as fire diamonds, are very uncommon and few have been auctioned, with the largest never more than six carats.

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