Your Weekly Dose Of Luxpresso: Rihanna’s Birthday Gift to Chris Brown and a Gold Champagne Bottle

Rihanna’s relationship with her on and off beau Chris Brown always hogs the limelight. Lately we were hearing of trouble in paradise, but RiRi’s gift to her man for his 24th birthday would put those rumors to rest. She has booked a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss and has had personalized details added like his initials on the red leather seats. The bill adds up to a whopping £700,000. If that doesn’t make your man happy, I don’t know what will. But Rihanna isn’t the only one spending the big bucks. Chris Brown had also splurged $65,000 on a pair of Neil Lane chandelier earrings for his girlfriend. But now it seems like cheap change in comparison. He better think of something soon. He could get a pointer or two from Jay Z.


Monster is a well known name in the world of headphones and Hublot is an equally well known name in the world of luxury timepieces. The two brands have joined hands to come up with a headphone par excellence called Hublot Inspiration. The audio gear was  a hit at the BaselWorld last week and we will tell you why. It has amazing noise cancellation abilities, a wireless Bluetooth alternate, and a direct USB audio plug in. It is wired with a dual mono amplification system offering much better sound quality and Monster’s latest Enigma Audio Engine for extra audio clarity. Though in the picture the headphones look heavy but they are extremely lightweight thanks to the carbon fiber built. It also has genuine leather padding.  They will be available in the market this summer for $2,270.


These days, having an elite product like a Louis Vuitton bag or a Tissot watch isn’t enough to stand out. You need that extra oomph to set you apart from the rest. That why we are seeing a trend where even high end products are being customized or getting the Midas touch. Binny’s, a Mumbai based firm saw this as an opportunity and have recently opened a retail store in Surat. The company already has two stores in Dubai and two in Turkey and the business has been quite good. Now, Indians who want to add a touch of bling to their prized possessions would not have to seek out foreign firms. Their most popular product quite unsurprisingly is the Apple iPhone and their gold plated version retails for Rs. 6 lakhs.


Champagne is a symbol of celebration and most people aren’t cheapskates when it comes to buying a good bottle of bubbly. But Louis Roederer’s Cristal Jeroboam bottle is a bit more pricier than your regular pricey bottle of champagne. It literally is made of gold. Two master goldsmiths were hired to create the beautiful gold latticework on the bottle. This bottle exudes sheer opulence and would make an amazing gift. Or you could have it all to yourself and make it the star of of your bar selection. This is a limited edition and only 200 will retail.    The price tag will be very very hefty at $26,000 and will be sold at select wine stores across the globe.

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