Extravagant is a word that comes to mind when you think about this residence. Not everyone has three helipads, six floors of parking and numerous floating gardens as features built into a home they don’t even live in. Approximately valued at $1 billion, and considered one of the most expensive private residences in the world, what’s wrong with it?
There is nothing worse than a wailing infant. It has to rank up there with one of the most irritating sounds known to humans. And when you’re paying a cool R70 000 for a return ticket to travel in a first class suite aboard an Airbus A380, you certainly don’t need to hear a baby crying.
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, and holder of the title of “worst teeth for a rich person” also happens to own the world’s second largest yacht – The Octopus. One of the logistical tentacles of the Octopus is a helicopter used to ferry crew and guests to and from the vessel. It crashed into the ocean. Click for the pic.
Tried on a baby grow lately? A lekker adult size one that covers you from head to toe in soft, warm fleece. No? Well, you’ve not lived. Have a look at the Forever Lazy™ – an engineered garment designed around the laid back needs of people like you and me. People blessed with a natural instinct to do nothing. Just slip it in, zip it and get lazy!
Finally. Something to spend this R1.5 million I have lying around on. Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe (I don’t know what most of that means!) is being auctioned off in February; they expect it go for slightly more than his dark green Chrysler station wagon, which was recently auctioned off for $5,500 (ZAR 37.5k).
“Marina Bay Sands” sounds like a fairly generic resort, right? It could be anywhere in the world. It’d be nice, but you know, when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Wrong. Infinity pools are as cool as they sound. But a 150 meter long, gently curving arc of water perched on top of a […]
While some people seem to be able to convince themselves otherwise, I’ve found yet another reason to play the Billion Rand international lotteries. It’s been a while since we perused the private islands available to buy with our winnings, so you can only imagine my excitement when I noticed that Cave Cay is on the […]
We’ve kept a close eye on Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen’s two main yachts over the years – both of which have spent time in Cape Town. The first one I ever saw, cruised into Cape Town late August, 2007 (see original article here). It was a good one to see first, as it was, at […]
Look, I’m certainly not distraught at being “stuck” in Provence for the next month, but I am somewhat “irked” that I am missing out on the winter specials going on at my primary residence, the Cape Royale hotel! In particular, at1800 Restaurant and Equinox spa! So I thought I better pop them up here for […]
Well it really is all the rage now, isn’t it? Models without Photoshop and now models without makeup. In five years from now the big brands will be bowing down again to further pressure and will be using the ugliest girls they can find. You know, to show how “real” they are. Not that I […]
By now you will be well aware of the fact that I am seldom lured from my salubrious surroundings. Ubiquitous annual jaunts to south of France, LA and the med notwithstanding, tearing myself away from The Safe House and the majesty of Cape Town is not an activity I enter into lightly. Hence a trip […]
I was dying to tell you about my new shirts that came in from Collar and Cuff,” but the excitement of The Vibe party kind of threw me and I completely forgot! Luckily there has been a stream of emails asking where I got the shirt I wore at the party from – which reminded […]
If you feel like a bit of a reality check, pop into the V&A Waterfront and check out Larry Ellison’s superyacht, “Rising Sun.” It’s parked just next to Sevruga restaurant. CLICK HERE for magnificent panoramic of “Rising Sun” at the V&A Click that pic above to see it up close – it will blow your […]
You may have heard about The Castle in Clifton, but only a handful of you will know exactly what it looks like on the outside, let alone the inside. But now, through 2oceansvibe Villas, and for the most discerning individuals, The Castle is available alongside other quality properties for exclusive short term Cape Town holiday […]
Interesting vibe our friends at Louis Vuitton are going for. It’s basically the same as those bin liners you can get for your garbage. You know, the one’s with the draw string. Ja, those ones. So it’s like that, except it’s made by Louis Vuitton and costs R15,000. Now that obviously changes things.. Luxuo tells […]
With the Rotherham Diet gaining massive momentum across South Africa, a lot of people ask me how I “roll,” when it comes to fast food. I usually stumble around the question, trying to give examples of how, exactly, I roll – always wishing I had a visual clue. Luckily, thanks to The Cool Hunter and […]
Oh my God! You.are.going.to.plutz! Louis Vuitton have announced the launch of a new women’s gifts catalogue with a romantic twist – just in time for Valentine’s Day! The timing couldn’t be better – I mean it’s one thing knowing where you will be spending Valentine’s Day, but what does one buy? Now that’s a different […]
You know that R110 million penthouse on sale at the Waterfront? Of course you’ve heard of it, but have you ever seen pictures? Well I managed to get some brand new images of the thing – and it is something to behold! Shame.. Very chilled.. You can check out more pics of that pad here, […]
We’ve chatted about these guys before – Luxury4Less – the guys who sell limited stock discounted luxury items online. They got 500 signups on the first day and those of you who did it will know why. With Christmas around the corner, I can’t not tell you about deals on luxury goods – I mean, […]
I thank God every year for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – a place where I can truly be myself in the comfort of like-minded people who understand the difference between being classy and being clever. A place where I feel protected from the riff-raff and can discuss the latest issue of Vanity Fair with those […]
Killer Combination Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Co-Host 2010 Oscars Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Co-Host 2010 Oscars – Producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman stated, “We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars. Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show […]
As this week’s SuperEna lottery rolls over and presents us with a $115 million jackpot, one cannot help but ponder the various yachts one may acquire.. Why, you ask? Exactly! W.H.Y. – The Wally Hermes Yacht No – it’s not a mansion, it’s a yacht.. WHY (Wally-Hermes Yachts), a collaboration between esteemed Monaco-based yacht maker […]
It’s all getting a bit much with regards to the “optional extras” one can add to one’s superyacht. Just ask Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abramovich, whose costs for his new boat, Eclipse, have doubled in the last three years to a cool £724m. That’s R8.7 billion. For a boat. I have no doubt it […]
It’s no secret that I am a petanque (or “boules”) champion in the Provencial town of Menerbes – extending perhaps as far as Lacoste and, dare I say, Avignon. It is rumoured that Pierre Cardin wants to challenge me for the title, but that remains to be seen. Imagine my excitement when I clapped eyes […]
Here at 2oceansvibe we tread a fine line as we deliver images of the beautiful life, including beautiful places, beautiful brands, beautiful people and beautiful models . With eating disorders on the rise, this line of work can be a dangerous business. As editor, I am acutely aware of how impressionable some of our readers […]
I’m so glad that rural African communities have finally embraced the timeless Louis Vuitton monogram. Finally, I have something to serve salads in which can rival my Alessi collection! Tell me, how badly do you want this calabash? Louis Vuitton calabashSo awesome it hurts What a wonderful concept – to support local industry […]
Not sure if you caught the recent press about one of the late Brett Kebble‘s old properties going under the hammer. The one in Bishopscourt . They had some pics in the paper, but none of the inside of the house. I thought I’d get those for you. Check out the outside shots and press […]
I’d seriously consider reading this article – ESPECIALLY seeing as winning tickets for the local SA lottery are being declared invalid (here ). And even so, it’s not like the local SA lottery jackpots are big enough for YOU! We usually only chat about the Euro Millions lottery when it hits a billion Rand. But […]
It’s weird, I was just about to write a story about this new Louis Vuitton watch with mysterious floating hands. It’s called the Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse (please appreciate that name) and it costs $250,000. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse CLICK HERE to see the chest it comes in But then I received […]
I don’t read a lot of books and when I do they usually have to be non-fiction and/or biographies. It takes a lot for me to pick one up on recommendation and, when I do get to that point, I usually don’t get past half way. I’m happy to say that this is not the […]