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Living the Life of Luxury

Many people day dream about how they would change their life if they had the immense wealth that you see some people enjoy. What would you do if you suddenly came into enough money that you can live the rest of your life in complete extravagance and enjoy all the finer things that life has. There are so many things that you could do, but I am sure that there are a lot of common things that many would indulge in.

Buying a very nice property to live in would certainly be high up on the list of most. Somewhere that has amazing views and massive space where you can do what you want. Then having a luxury car would also be high up on the list of many too. Imagine, driving up to the casino in Monaco in your Ferrari and parking outside. You will certainly turn some heads and get some admiring looks from the other sex.

Some may prefer to spend more time on the water, and buy themselves a luxury boat or yacht. This really does reflect immense wealth, when you have a massive yacht and you can cruise around on the ocean waves and drop anchor in places such as the Caribbean or Mediterranean. You can then laze around on the boat and enjoy the weather while your crew cook you a lobster dinner and pour you glasses of champagne.

Then of course you have travel. There are so many beautiful places in the world to see, and some amazing hotels where you can enjoy your stay in luxury. Going to exclusive places that only the rich and famous can afford to go to, is certainly something that many would love to do if they had the money.

Thinking of Purchasing a Private Jet?


If you travel often for work, covet the freedom to come and go as you please, and have the financial means to make a large investment, you might consider buying a private jet where you can play your mobile casino games whenever you want. Private jets can be a prudent investment for some, but before you fully commit yourself to a purchase, there are two important questions to consider.

  • Is a personal jet worth it for you?

Full ownership of a jet isn’t typically cost efficient for individuals who log less than 100 hours per year. This will also depend on the distances you travel. If you travel less often but would really benefit from the flexibility of being able to take off at a moment’s notice, a personal jet may still be a smart investment. If you plan on re-selling the aircraft, remember that similar to new cars, jets take a steep depreciation hit during the first few years.

  • Can you cover the costs?

Obviously, the cost of purchasing a jet will vary greatly depending on the year, model, and custom features available. For example, a 1979 Falcon 10 with less than 15,000 hours logged will set you back around $400k. But a shiny, new Gulfstream 550 will likely cost $50 million or more. When you consider the finances, don’t forget to factor in crew salaries, insurance, routine maintenance, fuel, airport landing charges, and hangar fees.

Although envisioning yourself reclining in your very own private jet may be intoxicating, you have to consider the possibility that a personal jet is more of a want than a need. But if you have carefully considered the long-term financing and suitability of the purchase, there’s nothing stopping you from making your vision a reality.

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The Tale about Skorpios Island


Nothing says luxury like your own private island. The man-made islands in Dubai’s exclusive Palm Islands and World Islands developments are all well and good, but owning an artificial island doesn’t quite satisfy that primal fantasy of owning a real island.

One of the most well-known private islands in the world is Skorpios Island, which was famously transformed from a desert isle to a luxurious retreat by shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.  Skorpios is located in the Ionian Sea off of the western side of Greece. According to the Greek media, the current estimated value of the island is at least $100 million.

Onassis bought Skorpios in 1963, and by 1968 it was ready to host his wedding to Jacqueline Kennedy. His transformation of the island required planting 200 species of trees to provide shade and color, as well as bringing sand from the nearby island of Salamis to expand Skorpio’s beaches.

After Onassis died in 1975, the island passed first to his daughter and then to his granddaughter. Onassis’ granddaughter, Athena Onassis Roussel, recently sold the island to a Russian heiress named Ekaterina Rybolovleva. The Russian plans to use the island for leisure, but also for business. It is strange to see the island leave the Onassis family after they invested so much time and emotion in it. After all, Alexander, Christina, and Aristotle Onassis are all buried in the island graveyard. But with changing times come other changes, including the end of dynasties. If nothing else it gives us hope that our own dream of a luxury island might still be attainable.