The Finer Things

BECAUSE LIFE’S TOO SHORT NOT TO…

Kakslauttanen Kelo GlassIgloo

FLY
It’s not your typical Maldives trip, but this new ‘tip to toe’ expedition will certainly be a talking point – over 11 days you’ll visit both the Arctic and Antarctic, flying by luxury private jet and seeing some of the world’s most spectacular sights. The cost is £69,995 per person, but you’ll have the chance to stay in glass igloos, enjoy an authentic winter wonderland and even experience 24 hour daylight. Just don’t forget to pack a jumper!
www.veryfirstto.com

Trainers

RUN
Want to be the talk of the gym? Well, ditch those Nikes and invest in a pair of the world’s most expensive trainers instead. They might cost $4million (£2,812,000), but they are completely encrusted in diamonds. And, the shoes, which were designed by Bicion and Dan Gamache of Mache Custom Kicks and named ‘The Fire Monkey’ are raising funds for charity Soles4Souls at the same time, so they’re definitely a worthy investment.
www.soles4souls.org

Alice in Wonderland

READ
Perhaps not one to give the children (unless they’re wearing gloves), but a first published edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has become available, and could be the classic you’ve been searching for. Dating from 1886, the book is now 150 years old, and is in original condition. Add it to your bookshelf for just £57,500.
www.peterharrington.co.uk

Kebab

EAT
A kebab might be associated with the ends of alcohol-fuelled nights out, but a London restaurant is now offering an upmarket take on the dish – for just £925 a plate. The Hazev restaurant in Canary Wharf has created the ‘royal kebab’, which consists of Japanese Wagyu beef, fresh morel mushrooms and 25-year-old Italian vinegar. The owner is so convinced it’s top notch, he’s even offered £1,000 to anyone who can outdo his chef’s efforts.
www.hazev.com

iMac

TYPE
Well, if you’ve got to work, you might as well do it in style, with a 24 carat gold-plated iMac. At only £9,997 it’s a small price to pay for an instant desk enhancement. Coated by British company Goldgenie, the iMac, with 27 inch screen takes over 650 hours to craft. But it’s shiny, and so worth it.
www.goldgenie.com

Secret Solstice

ENTIRETY CREATIVE ROSS SILCOCKS

DANCE
At Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival. While normal tickets will set you back just £134, why not upgrade to what they’re dubbing: ‘The world’s most expensive festival ticket’? For a cool $1million (£710,000), you and five friends will be flown to Iceland by private chartered plane from anywhere in the world, have exclusive shows performed by some of the world’s biggest artists, and you’ll even get private access to the famous Blue Lagoons.
www.secretsolstice.is