Are You Ready? Let's Go Wild!!!
A few days ago, a colleague posed a question to me, “What would you buy if money was no issue and you only had 24 hours to spend it and then it would be gone?” At first, my mind clicked into responsibility mode and thought of the generic house, car, pay off loans, exotic places, etc. Then, I figured that since this is hypothetical and there are many possibilities… Let us throw caution into the wind and just go wild!
Ah, but let us make this fun and bring you in on the game too! Let’s say there is a lottery where you can win an infinite amount of money, as long as you spend your winnings in one day, but you can only buy five things—either products or services. In the comments below, tell us what you would buy!
Here are my five top ways to spend my winnings, in one day. But I’m going to break my own rules a little bit and give you five categories with three options each, just for variety?
Cheers to Insane Money!
Well, my first thing would be to celebrate with a good stiff drink! Now I am normally a vodka girl, so of course I would forego the Kettle One or the Belvedere and go straight for the ultra-premium vodka.
The “cheapest” vodka on this list is Diva. What makes the vodka so exclusive? Well, for one it is $1 million per bottle! It has been filtered three times with ice, Nordic birch charcoal and through precious gems. Oh, and there are authentic Swarovski crystals inside the bottle to give it more of a glam look.
The next is Russo-Baltique Vodka from Russia is priced at $1.35 million per bottle and the bottle itself just screams money. The bottle is fashioned to look like the classic design of Russo-Balt vehicles. The company also has an incredible deal too! If you buy one of their Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond edition SUV (which is priced at a cool $1.6 million), you’ll get three bottles of this lavish vodka… Free! What a steal!
The most lavish bottle of vodka on Earth is called Billionaire vodka. Now, it doesn’t cost a billion dollars, but it is definitely something only billionaires (or the uber-rich) would possibly consider drinking. A bottle of this stuff is going to set you back $3.7 million. What makes this stuff so damn expensive? Maybe it’s the 3,000 diamonds that is bedazzling the faux fur bottle? I’m a little on the fence with the fur. Is it luxurious or just tacky…
|Diva Vodka||Russo-Baltique Vodka||Billionaire Vodka|
|$1 million per bottle||$1.35 million per bottle or 3 free when you buy an SUV||$3.7 million per bottle|
I love to read, so of course I would buy an ultra-expensive book. The first would speak to my inner child and my adoration of Harry Potter. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling is worth a staggering $3.98 million! Now of course you find this book on Amazon for a paltry $7.40 for the hardcover, I want the original copy that Rowling had created for her friends! There were only seven copies made and one of those copies was auctioned off. It has been dubbed the most expensive manuscript of modern literature.
As a lover of poetry, I’d have to snag the First Folio by William Shakespeare. This originally was priced for a pound (you’d have to fork over an extra pound or two if you wanted it with a leather cover). There are only 228 copies left in existence. Oh, the price you ask? It’s now worth $6.17 million.
I’ve no real interest in science or anything like that, but to have The Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci in my book collection? Well… That would just in incredible. The Codex features 72 pages with da Vinci’s thoughts, musings, and theories all written by himself. It’s no surprise that such an incredible book was snagged by Bill Gates at an astounding $30.0 million!
|The Tales of Beedle the Bard By: J.K. Rowling||First Folio By: William Shakespeare||The Codex Leicester By: Leonardo da Vinci|
|$3.98 million||$6.17 million||$30.8 million|
Don’t Say Cheese, Say Riches!
I fancy myself to be a bit of a photographer, so I would definitely splurge on a top of the line camera. The Leica S2-P is perfect for outdoor photography, and it can produce 37.5 megapixel quality images, which is backed up by a sensor with 30 x 45 mm. When I’m out taking pictures, I don’t want to be constantly worrying about battery life, so luckily this camera has a long battery life. And it also has a lot of auto-focus options from ultra wide shots to a super telephoto. The price is a mere $30,000.
The Hasselblad H4D 200MS is definitely a digital camera for the photographer who want to be the best of the best. In terms of resolution, it boasts 200 megapixel quality that gives you incredible detailing that is unparallel to anything else currently on the market. Not only that, but there is a sensor mounted into a symmetrical, multi-shot frame. What this means is that the sensor can be positioned exactly where you want it and then it will move 1.5 pixels at a time, taking a photograph at each shot. Consider my mind blown.
The Lecia Lexus II may not be a camera that I would want to use, but it is definitely a collector’s item. It’s gold plated and wrapped in lizard skin. The camera was made in 1932 and is the only one surviving from a lot of four. It was auctioned off in November, 2013, in Hong King and was sold with the original crocodile camera case, a bell push release, and a 50 millimeter Elmar lens.
|Leica S2-P||Hasselblad H4D 200MS||Leica Luxus II|
Forget Silk and Lace!
One way to make a woman feel luxurious is to pamper herself with lavish lingerie. Most ladies go to Victoria’s Secret or Fredrick’s of Hollywood for their sexy-time garments, however, if money were no issue, I would definitely forego the conventional fabrics and go for the ultimate in sexy time apparel. Surely you remember back in 2001 when Heidi Klum wore that $12.5 million dollar diamond encrusted Bra. Of course, it appears that it wouldn’t be a viable option if you have big boobs, but… In a perfect world, I’d rock it with no sweat.
I’m not a fan of gold, but I can’t deny that the diamond and ruby number that Gisele Bundchen wore in the 2000 Victoria’s Secret fashion show is still pretty damn sexy. If I want to feel like a million bucks, I just have to fork over $15 million for this lingerie set.
Now this isn’t necessarily lingerie, it’s labeled as a bikini. I call it strategically placed jewelry that will never come off. Molly Sims wore this “bikini” for an issue of Sports Illustrated and it’s supposed to be worth a staggering $30 million!
|Victoria Secret Diamond Bra||Victoria’s Secret Lingerie Set||Sports Illustrated “bikini”|
|$12.5 million||$15 million||$30 million|
Throne Fit for a Queen
I’m in the middle of a bathroom remodel and I was looking around for affordable toilets. Then when this question came along, I became intrigued and decided to look up the most luxurious toilets possible. A $75k Swarovski-Studded toilet would definitely make my bathroom sparkle! Although, maintaining that sparkle could be a problem, especially if I had any one living with me that had aiming problems…
The Hang Fung Gold Toilet is made of 24k solid gold. Although it officially isn’t for use and is only for display, to have this bad boy in my bathroom would definitely be suitable for royalty!
Now, I am fully aware that in order to have an International Space Station toilet, I first need a space station, but how cool would it be able to go to the bathroom in space? I’d totally choose to go to space as one of the ways to spend my winnings in one day, but I’m not sure if that would be bending the rules too much. Anyway, this toilet cost a staggering $19 million! Now if that isn’t an expensive place to do your business, I don’t know what is!
|Swarovski-Studded Toilet||Hang Fung 24-karat toilet||International Space Station Toilet|
|$75k||$5 million||$19 million|
So what would your crazy purchases be? I’m curious!