Nov 19, 2014
The luxuries of life
Things, for example, like the gift David Beckham gave his wife, Victoria, for Christmas one year--a rare diamond-studded bag of which only three are made in a year. The Silver Himalayan, as the bag is called, is made out of fine white crocodile leather and has a 3-carat diamond on the lock and, at the time, it cost a cool US$125,000.00.
And then there was the incredibly extravagant gift giving of one of the richest men in the world, Roman Abramovich, who paid around $14 million on a bronze sculpture for his girlfriend. The sculpture is by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti and is called “Femme de Venise”. Abramovich is also reputed to have spent $60 million in a month buying expensive pieces of art for his girlfriend. A MONTH!!! I wonder if they're still together?
For me, while extravagance is nice from time to time and certainly fun to read about, I prefer the simpler things in life. Like the gift of time, when everything is pressing down upon you, or coming home to find the chores you'd planned to do are already done. Or a gift that's incredibly thoughtful and unexpected and precious to you at the same time. Mind you, a surprise diamond or two wouldn't go astray, either, LOL!
So, I'm curious, what's your idea of luxury and indulgence and what's the nicest thing your sweetie has ever done for you?
Posted by Yvonne Lindsay
A typical Piscean, USA Today bestselling author, Yvonne Lindsay, has always preferred her imagination to the real world. Married to her blind date hero and with two adult children, she spends her days crafting the stories of her heart and in her spare time she can be found with her nose in a book reliving the power of love, or knitting socks and daydreaming. Contact her via her website http://www.yvonnelindsay.com