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Filthy Rich Munchies / 5 of the world’s most expensive junk foods, feat. Kebab with gold, and a hot dog with onions caramelized in Dom Perignon.

Yes, life is good when you drive a gold-plated Lamborghini, date three models at the same time, and use Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne jeroboam 2002 instead of Lidl’s anti-dandruff shampoo.
But then again, when you get the munchies, you just wanna go hardcore: burgers, chips, kebab, and the rest of it.

Here’s a selection of junk foods for the filthy rich. Get fat or die trying.

As reported by DesignTAXI, this is the ‘World’s Most Expensive Bacon Sandwich’
‘Priced at US$237, the ‘Bacon Bling Sandwich’ is made from an impressive list of ingredients—seven rashers of rare breed pig bacon, sliced truffles, a free range egg, saffron and edible gold dust.’


Pizza, bambino? Here you go: the Luis XIII, a Renato Viola Creation, costs $12,000. Why? Because it takes 72 hours to make, it is topped with bufala mozzarella, three types of caviar, lobster from Norway and Cilento, and it is lightly dusted with hand picked grains of pink Australian sea-salt from the Murray River. The cost includes service, anyway, and this pizza can only be made at home. Three Italian chefs will show up at your villa and make it for you in the comfort of your kitchen.


Jalla! Jalla! Kebab
Made with saffron-infused flat bread, milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees and edible gold, the “King of Kebabs” also features champagne-infused mint and cucumber yoghurt, and costs £750.
From The Sun: ‘Chef Andy Bates created the kebab to mark the launch of The Great Food Truck Race TV show, celebrating street food.
Andy said: “It took a fair bit of time to source the best possible ingredients to ensure that this kebab was the most exclusive one out there but I loved every minute.”’


Hubert Keller’s FleurBurger 5000, named after its price tag, is the most expensive hamburger in the world. Why? According to the WSJ’s food blog, what makes it so pricey is ‘Lots of expensive ingredients. Start with a Kobe beef “patty” (more like a mountain of ground primo cow flesh), then top it with foie gras and black truffles. Oh, and don’t forget the “special sauce,” which is made with – no surprise – more truffles.’ But there is more, as you can read on said blog.


World’s most expensive hot dog: New York’s 230 Fifth released this $2,300 creation made out of 60-day dry-aged wagyu and topped with Vidalia onions caramelized in Dom Perignon, sauerkraut braised in Cristal, and caviar.’
Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/qjdxmma


The most expensive bagel in the world is topped with white truffle (from Alba), cream cheese, and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves.
The bagel’s $1,000 price tag (including tax).


Thirsty? Vintage soda!
To make the whole thing work, wash down your kebab or bagel with a 1958 can of Style Line Ginger Ale (Unopened), selling on the Bay for $349.95


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Justin O’Shea, the man who stole the limelight at Paris Fashion Week.

It’s Paris Fashion Week. Everybody knows it. La Ville-Lumière shows its immortal beauty and allure, the designers are showing their pieces of art, the most beautiful models show off, the bloggers are simply showing up, for no apparent reason. Paparazzi, limos, celebrities, glamour, and rivers of champagne. C’est tout simplement magnifique.

But there is a man everybody’s talking about, more than the weather, the traffic, Carmen Kass, Stella McCartney’s polar mission, and Hollywood stars, put together: Mr. Justin O’Shea, Buying Director of the luxury online store mytheresa.com. Our friend Sennait, international account executive at Matthew Williamson, in Paris for the event, told me the other day: “Every girl is going crazy over him, at #PFW!”

So here he is, the man himself.








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Luxury Brands and Facebook / 5 Annoying Things You See EVERYWHERE.

Parties, bottles of Krug, caviar, VIPs, Penelope Cruz, the Dalai Lama, Bono and 50 Cent talking about Kierkegaard, more champagne, white tigers, Russian gazillionaires, Mega Giga Super Yachts, Extra Top Models, Lenny Kravitz, red carpets, 545,886 people screaming outside the venue, a 334-metre long limo, golden Bentleys and, of course, The Kardashians: Welcome to the exclusive world of Luxury.

Kim Kardashian. Standing there. Beautiful. Gorgeous. She’s getting paid 3 grand a minute to be there. People screaming outside the venue. More champagne.

The question is: Luxury Brands could save some money on champagne, and invest in copywriters, community managers and social media strategists with more than three sentences and a half-chewed idea under the belt, right?


Here is a list of 5 Annoying Things You See EVERYWHERE.

1. The Holy triptych gorgeous + stunning + amazing. If the copywriter is having one of her/his Oscar Wilde-esque days, then you’ll have the chance to find the word “perfect” written somewhere.

Look at the following posts (by Versace)






2. ‘We are delighted to ________.’

Whatever comes next in the sentence, they are delighted to be short of ideas. Seriously, though, come up with another thing; here’s some useful synonyms: blown away, ecstatic, elated, exulting, flipping, flushed, flying, gleeful, high, joyful, joyous, jubilant, overjoyed, rejoicing, reveling, transported, triumphant, turned on, wowed

3. The word “Exciting” applied to any kind of situation, from the new collection Versace x Gaga, to Plumbo, Norway’s most popular – and probably only – drain cleaner.

4. The expressions “J’adore”, “Want”, “Adoro” etc.

J’adore what? Who wants what? Adoro che? What happened to subject, direct object and pronoun, postmodifiers and complements?

5. The whole world behind the word “Spotted:”

Which is basically when you meet someone famous in the streets, no make-up, Frappuccino in one hand, flip flops and a D&G t-shirt. So the brand goes “Wow, this is the real deal, let’s use it, our fans will freak out when they’ll see an unstaged picture of some celeb looking miserable wearing one of our creations”.

Here’s another list of words similar to “spot”: catch, catch sight of, descry, detect, determinate, diagnose, discern, discover, distinguish, encounter, espy, ferret out, find, identify, locate, make out, meet with, observe, pick out, pinpoint, place, point out, sight, trace, track.



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Champagne-fuelled Disneyland? Nope, it’s the ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ world.

Everybody is talking about ‘Rich Kids of Instagram‘; see the photos below and you’ll understand why. Read More…