For Him: This Diamond Ring
Christian Dior’s “Dauphin Incroyable”. Price: $81,750 (79 carats)
For Him: Seat of Power
The world’s most expensive office chair as shown at the royal Emirates Millionaires Show. Price: $620,000
Headline: “Lions For Weddings”
Dateline–Italy. The “bride” wore white and underneath it all? Three thousand dollars worth of “La Bra” lingerie. The wedding took place at the fabulous and royal Odescalchi Castle (in Bracciano near Rome) which rents for a whopping $50,000 per week. The ever necessary paparazzi were given prime wedding viewing spots (costing a cool $1500 per spot)….
Quote: “Can somebody tell me what the hell he said?” — Renee Ashley Baker
Price: $6 billion dollars (the total box office gross of Tom Cruise’s movies)
Sharon Stone says, “Is that a___in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Price: Sharon gets at least $5 million a picture.
Barbra Streisand says, “Is that a ticket in your pocket because scalpers really make me mad!” (Note: In the U.K. all it took was 20 minutes and tickets to Babs concert were sold out! Price: $1530 per ticket!)
Question: What is your favorite hero of fiction?
Catherine’s answer: Mandrake The Magician
Question: What is your greatest extravagance?
Catherine’s answer: Spending all my money when I was 17 years old on a Hermes Kelly Bag.
Q: What is your motto?
Catherine’s answer: With a valiant heart, nothing is impossible.
Marilyn Monroe says, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”…(Renee Ashley Baker says that too–so there!)
special thanks: Getty Images for the Sharon Stone in Monte Carlo photo
Above, Marie Antoinette’s pearls, which, are to be auctioned by Christie’s of London in December. It seems– that a bag of pearls and diamonds were given to Lady Sutherland of England by France’s last queen. (“What A BFF!”) Price Expected: $800,000
Above, Cleopatra’s diamonds, which, are by Lana Marks and are sold only at Harvey Nichols in Dubai. Price of Cleo’s Clutch: $100,000.
Have a martini made with Stoli (Apres Ski) at:
1. The Klosters (where Prince Willem and Prince Harry swoosh).
2. The Corvigilia Club in Switzerland (where other of Europe’s Royals swoosh).
3. Gstaad and St. Moritz , Switzerland (where the jet set swoosh).
Hear the call of the wild (Antartica) at:
1. The Great White Polar Bear Exploration. (Call: Travel Wild Exhibiitions at 800-368-0077).
2. Artic Exploration –includes “dog sledding”. (Call: Artic Odysseys at 800-574-3021).
View: “The 11th Hour”
View: “The Walrus”
Pictured above, “The Mondera Diamond”. A 60.19 carat, D-color, “flawless” diamond.
Purchaser: Robert Mouawad. Price: “priceless”
“Say Wha?” –you say? You’re “not” interested in the Mondera Diamond? And–you say you missed Cyber Monday? Then — check out the websites below for some terrific online Christmas shopping. (But–go easy–last year on Cyber Monday online shoppers spent a whopping $600 million dollars !)….
Christmas Shopping (Online)
I. For Him
II. For Her
III. For The Kids
IV. For Them
B. Food & Wine
(confections and desserts)
(wine & spirits)
He Dresses: Ralph Lauren purple label (Did you know that Kevin Costner got married in a Ralph Lauren purple label tuxedo ?)
He Wears: Rolex (sport)
He Writes: Montegrappa ink pen (Price: $100,000)
He Drives: Lamborghini Supercar (Price: $1.6 million dollars)
He Flies: Lear Jet
He Gambles: Venetian Macau (Price to build: $2.4 billion dollars)
He Sings: Vienna Austria (He’d stay at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna pictured above)
He Eats and Drinks: Escargo and Chateau Lafite