Do we dabble in food porn? YES! When you’re paying for it you might as well share for the envy of it. Finally someone has caught on to what the modern diner needs for a perfect post. Dirty Bones in NYC is now offering “Instagram Kits” to grab the best look of your bites. With your meal you get a portable LED light, a multi-device charger, a clip-on wide angle camera, and a tripod selfie stick. All this to capture that photogenic foie gras in real time. Well played Dirty Bones. Well played. If it looks good, it tastes good.
First class can be a drag…sometimes. Being only a few rows from the proletariate can be a tad bemusing. When you really want to ramp things up China’s Deer Jet is paving the way with it’s new five star luxury hotel with wings. If you want to get your Bill Gates on a seat on this will only cost you around $78,000. It’s tempting. It’s lavish. But there’s only one of these operating with another on the way by year’s end. It has all the right touches. Master suite with kind sized bed, white tiled shower and 60 minutes of hot water for that extra long soak. Hat tip to CNN for the a peak at the inside.
Yes, we all do it. Angle our heads, backs, bodies and limbs to try and capture that perfect selfie. The one that shows the maximum potential of a personal “highlight reel”. Everything needs to be in frame. Everything just so, so as to impress. To create envy. To bump up those likes, comments and FOMO. This is what happens when it all goes wrong. A woman attempting to grab perfection at The 14th Factory art installation in Los Angeles set off a domino effect, damaging around $200k in fine art. Likes don’t pay those bills. But a black card could.
Ever wanted to see Antartica but didn’t have the time but have the money? Well you can knock this adventure out for just under $200k with a one day trip. Hop a private jet with NASA astronaut Terry Virts from Cape Town, South Africa and land amongst the penguins (sort of). So what are you getting for that? All accommodation, food and drink (including all alcohol) in Antarctica, all guiding fees, support of field guides and logistics staff, use polar clothing, and payment of a ‘Carbon Tax’. Plus you get to ask an astronaut in person how they do their “business” in space. Best to see it all before it melts IMHO!
We fidget. You fidget. We all fidget. Do we need a gold plated fidget spinner to pass the time between boarding and wheels up? Yes! Does it matter if it’s made by Russians? No! Could it be encrusted with diamonds and potential be engraved with a Russian flag? Yes the fist and probably no to the second part of that sentence. If you fancy a $16K fidget spinner look no further than Caviar Full Gold if you want the plane jane action. Need a little sparkle? Drop about $2K more and load it with some diamonds. Whatever you poison it’s a great time kill while you wait for the Xanies to kick in.
Yum, yum! Not sure we should be thinking about chocolate after a rather ravenous holiday but we couldn’t pass this up. How much to pay for the divine? $2,600 isn’t soooo much. So we may swing by Brooklyn’s Chocolate Room and sample this piece of glory. La Madeline au Truffe is a record-breaking treat includes a rare French Perigord truffle. This little piece of heaven is then embedded in a ganache of heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla coated in 70% Valrhona dark chocolate and tossed with some fine cocoa powder.