Friday, December 19, 2003
Luxury Living: Luxury Gifts
We're less than a week away from Christmas, and if you haven't bought your gifts yet then have we got some ideas for you. They range from the unique to the outrageous... But in order to afford some of these Luxury Living gifts, you better have some serious cash.
(WSVN) -- Did you make your list?
Did you check it twice?
Well if money is no object -- why not splurge on a Luxury Living item.
"I think this is really the time of year, it's the holiday season, and I think people really want to give their significant other the fantasy gift," says Katharine Rubio, Neiman Marcus
How about a million dollar pair of ruby shoes?
Dorothy eat your heart out -- these Stuart Weitzman's are adorned with 642 rubies.
Check them out at Sabbia Fine Jewelers at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
"A beautiful lady, a Cinderella would certain love them," says Martin Gailtis of Sabbia Fine Jewelers.
"It only breaks down to about a thousand dollars a day, if you're going to be wearing them and here in Miami you can wear them year round," says Gailtis.
Looking for something even more over the top?
Then buy the woman in your life a mermaid suit.
10-grand will get you one from the Neiman Marcus Christmas book. It even comes with lessons on how to swim with the fin.
For 160-thousand you can order an artist that'll turn your yard into a work of environmental art.
From a 50-thousand dollar butterfly shadow garden...to an electric powered Porsche for the kids.
To a 12 million dollar Lear jet... If you've got it -- why not spend it?
"The fantasy gifts in the catalog they're not practical per se, no. The mermaid outfit is not practical, the environmental art is not practical, but it's fun and this is the time of year to really go all out and make someone's dreams come true," says Katharine Rubio.
Speaking of dreamy, check out this one of a kind wonder at Bulgari in Bal Harbour.
The 60 karat diamond necklace is for sale for 570-thousand dollars.
Techies head to Futuretronics in Bal Harbour, to get your hands on the latest luxury gadgets...
From a 12-hundred dollar DVD video camera.
To a $700 dollar personal organizer that takes pictures and video.
Wrap up your Christmas buying with the ultimate in luxury... Your own personal elves.
Wrap Stars Alina and Noelle plan to wrap at least 400 gifts this Christmas.
"My partner and I come to their home and bring all of the paper and all of the wrapping materials and in a manner of two to three hours wrap all of their gifts and leave them like little elves on their doorstep all wrapped and beautiful," explains Noelle Galperin of Wrap Stars.
So no matter if you can't afford these gifts this season, you can always dream.
The dream is a part of it.
Wrap Stars charges 5 to 15 dollars to wrap a gift -- now that I can afford!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 335154
at Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue
SABBIA FINE JEWELERS
at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149