10 Times Rich People Took It Too Far Turning Regular Things Into Luxury
While it’s always nice to treat yourself to something fancy every now and then, there are rich people out there that take things a bit too far. Of course, anyone with enough money would buy houses, cars, and trips around the world, but the following things are everyday stuff that was taken to new levels by the wealthiest people in the world. Let’s dive into these luxuries items.
1. WATER IN A BOTTLE
Some people hate spending money on water, especially because they can bring some from their own houses in a handy reusable bottle. Others don’t care so much if they truly need to hydrate and have forgotten to bring some on the road. However, plastic bottles are one of the biggest sources of human waste, and they pollute the oceans.
People are investing more and more on reusable, organic bottles that will last a long time. However, artist Fernando Altamirano created a bottle worth $60,000 called “Aqua Di Cristallo Tributo Am Modigliani”, and it held spring water from France and Fiji as well as glacier water from Iceland. Additionally, they added a bit of gold dust, and the bottle itself was made with 24 karat gold.
Everyone loves pizza. There are many different toppings made for different palates, and at the end of the day, it’s quite a comfort to be able to order one online and have it delivered right to your doorstep. Undoubtedly, many people wouldn't be willing to pay $850 for only one pizza, but that is the cost of The Seenay Pizza from the restaurant Steveston Pizza in Richmond, British Columbia.
Each meal is made by the founder of that place, Nader Hatami. All the ingredients, which the chef uses, are fresh and organic. But instead of ordinary toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms, visitors can ask to put Alaskan king crab or even caramelized duck confit on their pizza. However, the most luxurious one is the Seenay which includes tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, and Chilean smoked steelhead salmon. Additionally, they have Russian Osetra caviar and Italian white truffles.
Everyone uses soap on a daily basis. While some people spend more money on it than others do, no one really wants to waste much cash on something that will literally go down the drain. However, a soap business run by a Lebanese family decided to make soap so fancy that it would be a good fit for royalty.
Khan Al-Saboun Bader Hassoun and Sons create soap from organic products. This special soap has diamond and gold powder as well as virgin oil and honey to moisturize the skin perfectly. One tiny bar of this creation is worth $3,800, which makes it the most expensive soap in the world.
Some people call their toilets a “throne”, but Lam Sai-Wing, a jeweler, went even farther than that. Inspired by a quote from Vladimir Lenin who said that a golden toilet would be the “best example of capitalist waste”, he decided to create the most luxurious bathroom in the world.
Before using it, customers have to buy at least $100 worth of merchandise from the store, which is situated in Hong Kong. It has two 24 karat gold toilets with gemstones. Almost everything else is also made from gold: the sink, the toilet brush and more. It has been said that the bathroom cost $3.5 million to build, and it also features rubies and emeralds on the walls and the ceiling.
The “Buddha Jumps Over the Water” is the most expensive soup in the world, and its name comes from a legend that even Buddhist monks would break their vows, jump the walls of their monasteries and eat meat because it’s so good. It comes from the Fujian province of China, and some ingredients vary depending on the recipe.
At the Shang Palace restaurant, it has chicken, fish maw, abalone, sea cucumbers, ginseng, bamboo piths, deer tendon, wolfberries, and mushrooms. Other places often make them with ham, quail eggs, and shark fins. It’s worth almost $200, and with a price that high, most people would expect such dish to cure them of any illness.
For $100,000 a person can clean themselves in the Silver Tag shower, which is controlled with a touch screen. It has 18 showerheads that will reach almost every area of someone’s body. Additionally, the temperature and pressure of each nozzle can be adjusted for every individual need. Furthermore, sounds, light, and aromatherapy can be added for the ultimate pleasure experience.
The most famous shoes in the world are the Ruby Slippers used by Judy Garland in the film ‘The Wizard of Oz’. They were originally silver in the novel, but the movie made them red with numerous sequins. Harry Winston, an American famous luxury jeweler, spent two months creating a new pair for the 50th anniversary of the motion picture, and they are worth $3 million dollars. These shoes are encrusted with 4,600 rubies and diamonds.
The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is the most expensive handbag in the world with a price tag of $3.8 million. It’s encrusted with 4,517 diamonds in various colors, and the purse is shaped like a heart. The diamonds in total weigh 381.92 carats, and it took 10 artisans working around the clock for four months to complete.
Almost everyone in the world drinks coffee every day, but there’s a special variety that is worth around $80 a cup. It is known as the Kopi Luwak Coffee, a.k.a. the cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The beans for this particular roast are partially digested by the Asian Palm Civet, and people get it from their poop. Furthermore, those beans that come from wild civets, instead of caged civets, taste better.
It’s called the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata and worth $1,000. They serve it at Norma, a restaurant in the Le Parker Meridian Hotel in New York City. The omelet is made out of a half a dozen eggs with Sevruga caviar, chives, cream, and one lobster. There is a smaller version of the dish that is worth $200, but it’s not that luxurious.
It’s hard to imagine spending so much money on everyday things, but a new experience is always welcomed. Let us know which of those items you would like to buy and share it with your friends who have champagne dreams and caviar wishes. See you next time!