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Welcome! My name is Paul (A.K.A The Million Dollar Hacker) and I guess you would categorise me as a digital entrepreneur, guru, computer ninja, coding expert, webmaster, workaholic, multi-millionaire, insomniac (an aspiring DJ and amateur chef – work in progress; parachutist and helicopter pilot) although personally I try not to label people. I’m fluent in six languages but I’m still having trouble getting my head around Hungarian! I started working with computers when I was five years old, programming flight simulators on a Sinclair ZX81. I started hacking when I was 16 on Prestel and I still remember when I saw the first colour photo on the internet. Since then I’ve worked for many of the leading investment banks around the world, securing complex systems and designing data centres with multi-layered security; specifically to defeat hackers and viruses. I’ve had some good luck along the way, not least an application I designed for mobile phones and some successful internet marketing. So here I am, semi-retired with a beautiful young girlfriend and plenty of money to spend. Please note this website is optimised for high speed broadband connections. I hope you enjoy the blog and the website … Paul!
Saturday 5th April 2014
Awesome Cigars! The Gurkha Black Dragon.
Sorry for missing the blog post yesterday – it was a pretty heavy Thursday night! But I felt compelled to say thank you to Atti in Hungary for sending me this box of cigars, they’re the best and probably the most expensive cigars on the market. The cigar is 8.5 inches long with a 52 inch ring size. The bone chests they come in are hand carved. They’re rarely available and can only be purchased at selected cigar shops worldwide. You must have got these in Harrods when you were in London Atti? They’re going straight in to my secure humidor for special occasions. Thanks again! Paul!
Monday 7th April 2014
Touchdown in South East Asia.
Well, just landed back in Thailand again; it was difficult deciding on who to take with me … In the end I chose someone who would rather not be named, but she’s beautiful seriously and she’s got a great sense of humour. Now it’s time to get in some sun, sand, surf and whatever else comes my way. Back in Europe in a few weeks, Paul!
Thursday 10th April 2014
Day Trip To The Islands – It’s Pretty Hot!
We decided to go on a day trip to the islands today. Chartered a private speedboat for convenience and managed to get three islands in on the full day agenda. However, we both got pretty sunburned on the way back – you don’t realise it when you flying through the waves at high speed. Paul!
Saturday 12th April 2014
I’ve Purchased A New Wallet.
I couldn’t resist ordering one of these – this wallet carved with a Khaki Tang dynasty flower design has 3 Bill Compartments, 1 Small Pocket, 6 Card Slots. 100% Hand carved to order – gives every wallet a soul, £262.00. Paul!
Friday 18th April 2014
James Bond Island.
Chartered another speedboat to visit the James Bond Island today, it was really hot but just about bearable. The photos were worth it though, I love the Bond movies … Paul!
Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Precious Stone Buttons.
I’ve just bought these Martin Ksohoh blue sapphire buttons for my girlfriend’s designer jeans. Finished in 18 carat gold inset with precious stones, she loves them! To see the full range on my Precious Stone Buttons and Cufflinks page, just click on the image. Paul!
Wednesday 23nd April 2014
Landed Back In Bangkok.
Just landed back in Bangkok today, we’re staying at the 5 star Lebua Tower Hotel – where they filmed the last hangover movie. I must admit, the customer service at the check-in was faultless. I’ve booked a table via concierge at Vertigo (Banyan Tree) for dinner tonight. I hope it doesn’t rain, Paul!
Thursday 24th April 2014
Gläce Luxury Ice.
It didn’t rain last night but I did come across these ice cubes, they’re fantastic and hand made – but super expensive. They go so well with my Hemingway cocktails. Traditional machine ice, generally made with local tap water, can contain upwards of 150 impurities and carcinogens, resulting in poor tasting and potentially unhealthy ice. As a premium, branded product, Gläce ice provides a unique, consistent experience for the consumer who demands the best. Paul!
Saturday 26th April 2014
Flying Back Home …
Flying back to Europe tonight with a healthy suntan. I hate flying, seriously … but the private jet charter and the good company should go someways towards compensation. Paul!
Sunday 27th April 2014
A Tempting Piece Of Kit!
Why not jump into a 17 foot watercraft that resembles a killer whale? This submarine can travel underwater at 25 miles per hour or hydroplane on the water’s surface at 50 mph. The craft fits two people who can enjoy the watery view through the glass top or by watching an LCD screen that captures the rear view. Click on the image for more information. Paul!
Monday 28th April 2014
The Magnetic Floating Bed – Amazing.
Just came across this and I thought I’d share it – After a long day of spending your hard earned cash, rest your head on this levitating bed. A magnetic force propels the bed 16 inches off the ground. Click on the image for more information. Paul!
Tuesday 29th April 2014
Jet Lag Versus The Solid Gold Macbook.
I’m back in sunny Eastern Europe and dining al fresco at Pepi’s but feeling slightly jet lagged. I’m looking for a new laptop to wake me up, this one is perfectly polished all over to reveal an amazing mirror like appearance and is fully embellished in 24 carat gold. Click on the image for more information. Paul!
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Infinite Waters, Diving Deep.
I really like this guy! He’s aware of the seven hermetic principles … and I thought it was impossible for a ‘Non-Greek’ person to ever understand this. I’m not from Greece, I’m a Londoner – born and bred … but he’s great, seriously, Paul!
Friday 2nd May 2014
The Pershing 90.
I’m thinking of purchasing one of these babies! The Pershing 90 is aggressive, captivating and revolutionary. This craft is highly innovative both in terms of design and specifications. In fact it combines remarkable size with perfect sea worthiness, speed, comfort and space optimisation with careful attention to detail. Paul!
Saturday 3rd May 2014
The King Of Ferraris … $52 Million!
With only 36 ever made, this is the king of Ferraris. Its V12 engine has called the names of famous drivers everywhere to take it out for a spin … Guideo Fossat, Jean Guichet and Luigi Taramazzo and a few others could not resist test driving the most expensive Ferrari in the world at one time or another. Only four years ago, this car was a mere $20 million. Paul!
Sunday 4th May 2014
I Want One!
This JetLev Jetpack can lift you 30 feet into the air at 25 miles per hour for four hours, that can’t be bad and it looks like fun. I want one, seriously … Click on the image and scroll down for more information. Paul!
Monday 5th May 2014
The Bugatti Veyron.
This ridiculously fast car has a Street Sport version which can achieve speeds of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h). This is the car for anyone who wants to show they’ve hit the top of their respective fields and rate speed and looks over comfort, shopping bag space and the potential for a mini bar installation. I’m tempted, Paul!
Tuesday 6th May 2014
With glass walls and balconies this 6,480 square foot penthouse in Los Angeles features four bedrooms and five bathrooms, for only $10.9 million. Located on Wilshire Boulevard, one of the most coveted areas in California, it offers unobstructed views of both the city and the ocean. This quintessential penthouse is any bachelor’s dream, the ultimate man cave. Paul!
Wednesday 7th May 2014
The Library Pool.
I took this photo when I was in Thailand and I wanted to share. It’s called the Library Pool on the island of Koh Samui. The shocking, unforgettable illusion of bright red water is created by the reflection of the pool’s floor. Orange, yellow and ruby coloured mosaic tiles create a pattern on the bottom of the pool that reflects light into a deep blood red. The pool may not be very calming but it’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Paul!
Friday 9th May 2014
The Vyrus Superbike.
This caught my eye… the small Rimini based Italian company is currently best known for producing the Bimota Tesi 2D, but the company’s new, top of the range, Vyrus 987 C3 4VV naked superbike is just about to propel it to even greater world renown. Leapfrogging past a gaggle of superbikes to become the most powerful production motorcycle in the world. Paul!
Saturday 10th May 2014
The Hublot $5 Million.
I love this watch – a worlds first, a unique piece… an exceptional and incredibly rare feat. The diamonds selected by Hublot are all of the highest quality, graded A VVS in clarity and Top Wesselton in colour. This is the most precious watch ever created by Hublot and its long-standing partner, Atelier Bunter in Geneva. Paul!
Monday 12th May 2014
Your Own Private Island.
Sothebys auction house has a private island for sale in the Bahamas for a mere €64,500,000. The island is located in the heart of the Exuma chain, 30 minutes from Nassau and an hour from Palm Beach. This island offers ultimate privacy without walls or fences. A manor house with spa, gym, infinity pool, salon, Cessna 208 floatplane to seat 7 and recreational facilities, hiking trails, bike paths – It could be the world’s most luxurious private resort. An island of your own in a safe, secure English speaking country with a 275 year old stable democracy and no estate, income, corporate or inheritance taxes. Arrive by your own seaplane. Depart whenever you want — or not at all. Paul!
Tuesday 13th May 2014
My Girlfriend Wants One!
These perky large eared animals are originally from Northern Africa and have a lifespan of 10-16 years. Fennec Foxes are one of the most popular exotic animals due to their unique characteristics and they are currently being bred commercially as an exotic house pet. Fennec Foxes are frequently described as a mix between a dog and a cat. For example, they are technically related to dogs, but they have the temperament of a cat, as they sleep most of the day and can be litter boxed trained. Paul!
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac $1.9 Million.
The world’s most expensive cognac which is packaged by jeweller Jose Davalos, is the Henri IV Dudognon Heritage – dubbed as the DNA of cognacs. This ultra expensive liquor which has been produced since 1776 is aged in barrels for more than 100 years. The cognac is then bottled in a bejewelled decanter which is dipped in 24K gold and platinum then decorated with 6,500 brilliant cut diamonds. I want a bottle, Paul!
Thursday 15th May 2014
The Baldi Harrods Crystal Bathtub $790,000.
Redefining the bubble bath for the luxury shopper is a crystal bathtub derived from the finest white rock crystal. Constructed from one block of the purest white rock crystal discovered in Brazil in 2006, this beautiful bathtub featured in the Harrod’s window and was the second tub produced from the precious rock. The first was displayed in 2008 in Salone del Mobile and purchased by a Russian mogul. Paul!
Friday 16th May 2014
Patchi Chocolates $10,000/Box.
This ‘heart made’ premium chocolate, was the dream of an 11 year old boy, Nizar Choucair. Choucair’s aspiration was to convey chocolate into gifts and bring joy to chocolate lovers everywhere! By 1974, the entrepreneur was able to do this … and Patchi evolved into an exclusive brand worldwide. Patchi chocolates are handmade chocolate gift collections in elegant packaging created by the Patchi Ateliers team. Each haute couture crafted gift, as they refer to it, consists of timeless pieces and chocolate jewels made with elegance and topped with a unique look. Absolutely no preservatives or coloring is allowed, and only the finest chocolate is used. Paul!
Saturday 17th May 2014
For The Ladies, Manicure Time.
Considered the most expensive manicure in the world, this $51,000 treatment is comprised of 10 carats of exclusive cut diamonds. The sparkling manicure is offered by Cherish… Me, the company created by renowned diamond manicurist Cherish Angula. The $50,000 manicure includes the maintenance of your manicure and later, the removal of the diamonds from your nails. Apparently the process is parallel to that of a French manicure, however the white tips of the nails are replaced with 10 carats of white, cut and polished diamonds.Paul!
Sunday 18th May 2014
The Eton Shirt $44,740.
Designed for the wealthy yearning for the ultimate in luxury, this Eton men’s shirt was unveiled for the company’s 80th anniversary. The shirt is made of Egyptian cotton, features coloured diamond studs, diamond encrusted cufflinks and is available exclusively at Harrod’s. Paul!
Monday 19th May 2014
Maaji Swimwear Candy Pirate Bikini.
The number one most desired bathing suit style of 2014 for women is flirty, feminine, frilly and fashion forward, everything that the ruffled Maaji Swimwear Candy Pirate Bikini encompasses. Ruffles lead this summer’s must have swimwear trends and are even more perfect in feminine shades of pink, peach and lavender. Celebrity fashionistas like Katy Perry, Annalynne McCord and Whitney Port have all been spotted rocking the ruffles in a variety of suit styles. Paul!
Tuesday 20th May 2014
Cinque Terre, Italy.
I’m thinking of taking a vacation again! Located in northern Italy inconspicuously tucked between Pisa and Genoa, Cinque Terre is the crown jewel of Italy’s many charming, picturesque towns. Perched on top of cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, this town is pure unadulterated Italy. Paul!
Wednesday 21st May 2014
A Desirable Scent!
Clive Christian No.1 Perfume $232,645. While a splash of a beautiful scent may change your mood, it’s not known to severely alter your bank account, until of course the world’s most expensive perfume was launched. This luxurious perfume is bound within a cut glass crystal flacon and adorned with a large diamond. An 18 carat gold collar tops the extravagant décor.Paul!
Thursday 22nd May 2014
Serendipity 3, New York.
In 2007, Serendipity 3’s Golden Opulence Sundae set the record for most expensive dessert due to its exquisite combination of Tahitian vanilla ice cream loaded down with rare Venezuelan chocolate, a drizzle of Amedei Porcelana – one of the world’s priciest chocolates and various delectable fruits, finished off with edible 23 carat gold leaf. Then, the restaurant outdid itself again by following behind with an up priced version of its favorite, the Frozen Haute Chocolate, worth an outrageous $25,000. Yummy, Paul!
Friday 23rd May 2014
Tempting! Supposedly the first fashion branded hotel, Palazzo Versace is like an explosion of Versace style and soul come to life. The Palazzo features 200 hotel rooms and suites with neighboring condos and of course, it has a private marina for guests sailing into Australia’s famed Gold Coast. The property’s scheme incorporates architectural design and furnishings that are distinctly Versace and oozing European baroque luxury. Paul!
Saturday 24th May 2014
Samuel Adams Utopias Beer.
I’ve decided to buy some beer! Nail Brewing’s Antarctic Nail Ale was originally the most expensive beer, selling at auction for $800. That was until a bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias was recently sold on eBay for $900, taking the crown and the Guinness Book of World Records title. It comes in an unbelievably fancy copper bottle, and its ingredients include four types of noble hops. The mixture was matured in wine barrels for over half a year. Paul!
Tuesday 27th May 2014
The Hardigg Storm Hardshell Case.
This is the fifth case that I’ve purchased. The length is perfect for both my Mossburg 500 and Ruger 10/22, side by side. Click on the image or visit my ‘Shotgun Accessory Page’ … for more information. Paul!
Wednesday 28th May 2014
Decided to Pamper the Pooch.
Decided to treat the dog to a new designer collar from Dean & Tyler, the “THOR”. D&T will satisfy the outfitting needs of all medium, large and extra large breeds. They offer a wide variety of dog harnesses, dog muzzles, dog leashes and dog collars. Available in all sizes and they ship worldwide. Click on the image or visit my designer dog collar page for more information. The pooch seems happy now, Paul!
Thursday 29th May 2014
A Beautiful Sunset!
A beautiful sunset is one of the most incredible sights in the world. Whether you are alone or spending some time with a loved one, it’s worth taking the time to stop and enjoy it now and then. It’s a great time of day, when the evening still lies before you and the work of the day is done. Paul!
Friday 30th May 2014
A Toast in Memory of my Late Father!
I’ve just purchased a bottle of Glenfarclas 58 Year old single malt whisky today for £7,500.00. I’m not a great whisky lover but my Father passed away 10 years ago and he loved a small glass with ice before his Sunday lunch. It’s an incredibly rare single cask whisky at 58 years of age … who knows, I might just become a convert. Cheers to you Dad, you were my inspiration, I miss you tremendously. Paul!
Saturday 31st May 2014
The Gunpowder Plot Cocktail.
I hope I’m not turning into an alcoholic but the name of this drink says it all, the flavours as well as the presentation are explosive. Bartender Grant Collins, inspired by Guy Fawkes, made sure this cocktail’s gin is infused with gunpowder tea and then shaken with spiced gunpowder syrup, bitters, fernet branca and egg white … truly memorable. Paul!
Sunday 1st June 2014
An Exquisite Hot Dog $2,300.
My girlfriend and I are jetting off to New York shortly, before I head off to Brazil for the World Cup. This hot dog is on my wish list! Suffice to say it’s got all the indulgences you would expect; dry aged wagyu beef, black truffles, white truffle butter, saffron, vidalia onions caramelised in Dom Perignon, the finest caviar available, gold leaf and more. 230 Fifth, New York. Paul!
Monday 2nd June 2014
The Sugar Glider!
I’m thinking of buying one of these for my Daughter, she’s a real animal lover. The cute little marsupials come from the same general family as a Kangaroo. The Sugar Glider’s origin is Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. They live 10-15 years, reach about 7 inches in length and weigh only about 6 ounces. They get their name for their love of sweet foods and the ability to glide through the air. I hope it doesn’t keep me awake all night. Paul!
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
I want to go to Tokyo!
The Ritz Carlton in Tokyo is considered one of the best hotels. Aside from it’s soaring height, they managed to create the most expensive martini in the world. The Diamonds are Forever cocktail; it’s a blend of Grey Goose vodka with a lime twist and a high quality, flawless, one carat diamond that can cost as much as $16,000. There have only been two glasses of this cocktail sold to date. However, the Diamonds are Forever still stands its ground as the most expensive cocktail and one of the most stylish at that. Paul!
Wednesday 4th June 2014
The Breakout Harley CVO.
I’m thinking of ordering one of these babies, this is authentic Harley Davidson style with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. It’s a pure jewel machined out of metal, dripping with power. Driven by a powerful twin cam 110 Engine coupled with a low cruising RPM for comfort and massive torque for performance, the Breakout Harley CVO is a snip at $26.899. Paul!
Thursday 5th June 2014
Jumby Bay in Antigua.
I’m thinking of taking my girlfriend here for a romantic break, she’s half my age but I think she’ll love it. This West Indies five star, all inclusive private resort delivers big when it comes to privacy, romance and tropical island appeal. Sneak away from the rest of the world with a reservation at Jumby Bay’s ultra private spacious pool suite, which features an unbeatable view of the sea, a personal pool and 1,346 square feet of indoor space. Paul!
Friday 6th June 2014
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.
I’m thinking of adding this baby to my collection! The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an incredibly desirable vehicle. If you were to own this car you’re sure to receive compliments on your taste from even your wealthiest friends. The Veneno Roadster can blast you from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds and you can achieve a crazy top speed of 221 miles per hour. This is a beautifully designed car and it’s sure to turn heads wherever you go. Paul!
Saturday 7th June 2014
Henri Jayer Richesbourg Grand Cru.
My close friend Atti brought a bottle of this around last night to help calm my nerves whilst watching the England friendly football match. It’s $16,671 per bottle and it literally blew my socks off! In 1985, a bottle of Chateau Lafitte 1787 sold for $156,450, so the Henri Jayer Richesbourg Grand Cru appears reasonably priced when compared. You probably don’t want to be drinking it with every meal, but it’s certainly going to create the right impression if you have some friends around. Paul!
Sunday 8th June 2014
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.
We’re popping here for the weekend, you can see the colours in the lakes change as the sunlight hits the chalk and limestone beds from different angles, illuminating the various underwater depths and the bounty of organisms and minerals in the lake water. Surrounded by trails and caves, Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the jewels of Croatia. Paul!
Monday 9th June 2014
The Hennessey Venom GT.
Surprisingly, an American car holds the land speed record for production cars. The Hennessey Venom GT was manufactured by Texas based Hennessey Performance Engineering. The car is a modified Lotus Exige and on February 14, 2014, at the Kennedy Space Centre, it broke the record with a top speed of 270.49 mph, just beating out the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s record of 269.86 mph. The car is also the world’s fastest accelerating car, going from 0-200 mph in just 14.51 seconds. I want one, Paul!
Tuesday 10th June 2014
I’ve Purchased New Business Cards!
Astrum have designed a beautiful, diamond encrusted business card that’s targeted at ultra high net worth individuals across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These cards are made from a precision cast acrylic constructed in Switzerland containing around 30 carats. A snip at $153,400 per 100 pack. Paul!
Wednesday 11th June 2014
The Rum Blazer.
I tried a couple of these last night with Atti and I have a slightly sore head this morning. As the name implies, this cocktail’s main appeal is its fiery presentation. Hailed as the father of mixology, Jerry “The Professor” Thomas honed the art of lighting whisky and throwing the blazing liquid between two silver tankards. His mastery inspired the Rum Blazer, which is made from spiced rum, Grand Marnier and cinnamon dust and set on fire at your table. Paul!
Thursday 12th June 2014
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.
My girlfriend took this photo whilst in our helicopter hovering above Plitvice lakes over the weekend and I thought I’d share. The Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are the picture of water health. The 16 lakes cascade, one into the other, creating an astounding landscape of tiered, narrow waterfalls in shades of green and blue. The lakes are separated by natural barricades formed by travertine. Paul!
Friday 13th June 2014
Emirates Airlines Fine Dining.
When it comes to taking to the skies, especially on long haul flights, Emirates airlines sure knows how to cater to their passengers’ needs. Interested in Wild Iranian caviar? Or simply a glass of bubbly goodness, also known as Dom Pérignon? They have it all and then some. First and business class goers have the added luxury of five to seven course meals, both lunch and dinner, which includes hamour fish, smoked tangerine chicken with a lentil salad, wild forest honey glazed duck breast and Middle Eastern mezze, to name a few. The A380 aircraft offers the finest grand cru wines and delicious canapés in the lounge, served by an exclusive on board bartender of course. Paul!
Saturday 14th June 2014
Castillo Caribe, Cayman Islands.
Sothebys have placed this residence in the Cayman Islands on the market for €30,765,000. Without a doubt Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world. Although the Cayman Islands enjoy year round sunshine and a temperate climate, this benefit is eclipsed in most people’s eyes by the Islands’ offshore status. The Cayman Islands have no local taxes whatsoever: no property tax, no income tax, no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax. Castillo Caribe offers a rare opportunity to combine this with privacy, security, luxury and lifestyle all on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Paul!
Sunday 15th June 2014
The Californication Cocktail!
Nursing another sore head this morning after sinking a few of these whilst watching the England football game last night. The Californication is mixture of run, vodka, tequila and gin finished with orange liqueur, lemon juice and orange juice to taste. Strong and yet sweet. The cocktail is finished with either a slice of orange or a twisted peel of orange rind. The Californication is not a subtle cocktail, but the citrus flavor imparted by the orange liqueur and orange juice attempts to disguise the punch it packs from the mixture of spirits. Paul!
Monday 16th June 2014
The Golden Xbox One!
Retailing for £6,000 from Harrods in London is a 24 carat gold plated Xbox One. The piece was supplied by a customisation company that specialises in applying crystal and gold layers to headphones, smartphones and tablets — even concert pianos. Needless to say, my Daughter wants one. Paul!
Tuesday 17th June 2014
The Squirrel Monkey, only $8,000!
My Daughter wants one of these now, groan! From the tropical forests of Central and South America. They usually weigh only about 2 pounds and they can be lots of fun, playful and energetic I guess. The Squirrel Monkey is highly intelligent, social and super affectionate, making them popular with exotic animal owners. They have the largest brain out of all primates, so house training should come easy to these little cuties. But I’ve had to put my foot down and say NO! – enough for now. Paul!
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Bran Castle in Romania.
A bit too substanstial for my pint-sized family, but Bran Castle in Romania has come onto the market for $140 million. We know it as the Castle of Dracula, the world’s most famous vampire. Aside from being bathed in legends and myths of vampires, the castle has a great historical value. Built in 1212, the castle sits on 20 acres of land. There are a total of 57 rooms with 17 bedrooms. It was fully restored in the late 1980′s. For $140 million, the castle comes with valuable furniture and art objects dating from between the 14th and 19th century, plus seven acres of forest. Paul!
Thursday 19th June 2014
Beats by Dr.Dre Swarovski.
Already, Beats by Dr.Dre headphones give customers an experience. ”With Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should: the way I do,” says Dr. Dre of his headsets. However, why not take a familiar bomb tech accessory and add some Swarovski crystals to it? In either stylish white or tangerine, these headphones appear similar to the Beats set you may see on the commute to work; however, these particular headphones come with its logo encrusted in Swarovski crystals. It’s a new way to rock out, ladies. Paul!
Friday 20th June 2014
Date Younger Women!
I really related to this video, I’m not plugging M or the 33 Secrets but this free video seemed to ring true. This completely sums up my current situation, especially the haters – which in my experience can be both male and female … enjoy. Paul!
Saturday 21st June 2014
The Sapphire Martini.
In order to console ourselves after Englands premature exit from the world cup, Atti (my drinking buddy) and I went out last night. We hit on the Sapphire Martinis pretty badly and ended up spending $30,000. The cocktail consists of Bombay sapphire gin, dry vermouth, orange flavored liquor dyed blue and blended with blue sugar surrounding the rim of the glass. Its price – $3,000 per glass but it is served with a set of sapphire and diamond earrings, sure to keep the girlfriends happy. Paul!
Sunday 22nd June 2014
Maya Bay Beach, Thailand.
My girlfriend has finally persuaded me (I will not explain how), to book tickets back to Thailand. In particular she wants more photos of Maya Bay – so who am I to refuse! Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that’s sheltered by 100 metre high cliffs on three sides. Inside the bay there are several beaches, most are small and some only exist at low tide. The main one is around 200 metres long with silky soft white sand, underwater colourful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water; the whole bay is one big reef. Paul!
Monday 23rd June 2014
Yubari King Melons … $26000 For a Pair.
This orange fleshed melon is a hybrid of two cantaloupes and is prized for its juicy sweetness, as well as its beautiful proportions. Most often they are sold in pairs. Yubari King Melons are sometimes presented as gifts during Chūgen. A top grade melon has to be perfectly round and have an exceptionally smooth rind. A portion of the stem is left on top for aesthetic appeal. In Japan, these melons can be found in stores for $50 to $100 each. At auctions, they have been known to sell for as much as $26,000 for a pair. Paul!
Tuesday 24th June 2014
Base Jumping in Dubai!
My girlfriend has decided she wants to base jump off the worlds tallest building – I’m not so keen on the idea. Earlier this year, French base jumping duo Fred Fugen and Vince Reffett set a Guinness World Record when they jumped off the Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building in the world. Others have accomplished this feat before them, but they had a special platform built which added an extra 500 feet to their jump. Of course, only extremely experienced base jumpers will attempt a feat like this; the duo are part of an organisation called Soul Flyers, which sets up base jumping, skydiving and paragliding events throughout the world. Paul!
Wednesday 25th June 2014
Touchdown in Dubai, we’re staying at the marina! Dubai marina is the largest manmade marina in the world. Phase one of the Dubai marina alone cost $333 million. The entire project will cost a record $10 billion once it is complete considering it will feature a brand new city and 4.5 kilometres of artificial navigation. Once complete, the marina is expected to home 120,000 people comfortably. The Dubai marina features, towers, apartment buildings, shopping malls/complexes, restaurants, cafes, bars etc. Paul!
Thursday 26th June 2014
Dinner at Al Mahara.
We had dinner here last night, it was perfect in every way. Al Mahara, situated within the Burj Al Arab, stimulates all the senses. From the soft seating to the floor to ceiling aquarium. Offering fresh seafood every day, Al Mahara makes it a mission to create delicious dishes to compliment the taste of seafood and guests are encouraged to combine the delicate flavours with one of the fine wines from their great selection from around the globe. Al Mahara serves set menus, starting at $230 per person. Paul!
Saturday 28th June 2014
The Madinat Jumeirah.
I took my girlfriend out for a romantic dinner last night at the Madinat Jumeirah. For just $27,225, we were treated to a Rolls Royce ride to our presidential suite, before being whisked away for a helicopter ride across the city. Dinner featured customised dishes prepared by gourmet chefs. There was live entertainment, flowers, cocktails, massages and much more throughout the day. A magical evening. Paul!
Sunday 29th June 2014
The Dubai Indoor Ski Park.
I took my girlfriend out for a ski today, it was great and a welcome respite from the heat. This particular indoor ski park includes a 60 metre mountain with 5 slopes with varying difficulty. The park also features the world’s first indoor black run as well as a handful of rails and kickers. It also features a climbing tower and a snow park with sled & toboggan runs. It can’t get better than this. Paul!
Monday 30th June 2014
The Atmosphere Restaurant, Dubai.
I’ve just had dinner here tonight, it was really exquisite. Situated on level 122 of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, Atmosphere is the holder of the Guinness world record for the highest restaurant from ground level. Although the restaurant’s view might be enough of an experience for some, Atmosphere is all about the fine dining experience and Michelin chef Jitin Joshi makes the unique experience of visiting the highest restaurant in the world even more memorable with his exquisite menus. Paul!
Tuesday 1st July 2014
Dubai International Airport.
Its time to fly home again, sigh … but we couldn’t resist a massage and a pedicure at the Timelessness Spa at the airport. My girlfriend loved every minute of it! However, my wallet feels a bit dented today, the Dubai International Airport knows the way to its travellers hearts. Consistently rated with the “Best Duty Free Shopping” award, this airport is home to more than 150 stores that are open 24 hours a day to help ease the pain of your layover with some retail therapy. It goes without saying that my girlfriend loves retail therapy, I let her get on with it while I was in the pub. Paul!
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
The Pershing 115!
We’ve touched down back in Slovakia and I felt like I needed to treat the girfriend to something special so I’ve ordered one of these babies! The Pershing 115. It’s a sleek, elegant and Italian designed, so it’s interior is as gorgeous as the silver exterior. With a cruising speed of 43 knots, it can push up to 55, which is pretty fast for a boat of this size. The deck is plush and has a private sunbathing deck, a solarium and a roomy and futuristic looking cockpit, I can’t wait for delivery. Paul!
Thursday 3rd July 2014
Well, we’ve only just got back but Atti (Attila the Hun) decided to take me out for a welcome back drink – and who am I to refuse. He introduced me to the vaporiser and I got well and truly plastered. Inventor Julie Palmer created the glass apparatus – from which spirits are inhaled after being heated to 140°F – claiming that taking alcohol directly into the bloodstream has the advantage of “almost no calories, no carbs, no impurities and immediate effects.” Essentially, the device evaporates flavour infused spirits, so you can take in the aromas and alcohol without actually drinking, I’m going to bed now. Paul!
Friday 4th July 2014
My Nephew’s Sunseeker Birthday Gift.
My Nephew in London celebrated his birthday today so I decided to splash out on a Sunseeker Manhatten 50 for him, he loves it! He’ll find plenty of mod cons inside such as a full beam master cabin, private ensuite facilities and a guest cabin for those all important VIP’s. Meanwhile, there is a separate dining space and leather upholstery which exudes sophistication. I hope he doesn’t dent it. Paul!
Saturday 5th July 2014
The Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike.
My other Nephew was feeling a bit down in the dumps so I’ve bought him a Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike for $555,000. Just looking at it and you know you’ve got a beast in your hands. The bike is equipped with an 8.3 litre, V10 engine that was sourced from the Dodge Viper. With 500 horsepower, the bike can go at a top speed of 420 miles per hour and can accelerate to 62 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds. There are two wheels on both sides to provide extra stability. I just hope he doesn’t kill himself on it – otherwise my Sister will kill me. Paul!
Sunday 6th July 2014
A Lads Night In.
The girls went out last night so Atti and I decided to watch the world cup football (Holland v Costa Rica) and have a lads night in. The game was good; but not as enjoyable as the asian food that Atti managed to rustle up – delicious, topped off with a gurkha black dragon cigar and a drop of Henri IV Dudognon heritage cognac. Needless to say, things were a bit fuzzy by the time it got to penalties. Atti, you should enter Masterchef … seriously. Paul!
Monday 7th July 2014
Luis XIII Black Pearl Cognac.
I went out with Atti and the girls last night and we hit on the cocktails again. I must say it dented our wallets pretty badly – to put it mildly! The drinks were comprised of a mixture of Luis XIII Black Pearl Cognac (bottles of which run upwards of $90,000) paired with a Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh orange juice, apricot puree and Sence Rose Nectar; but it was a good night all round. Paul!
Wednesday 9th July 2014
Finca El Injerto Coffee.
Atti decided to bring round some coffee he recently purchased, to wake us both up last night after the world cup match. It blew my head off and I’ve had no sleep! Finca El Injerto is one of the rarest coffee beans in the world apparently. Grown by the Aguirre family in Guatemala’s Huehuetenango region. I had no idea it costs $500 a pound until he told me, I should have guessed. Paul!
Thursday 10th July 2014
I’ve treated myself to a new pair of trainers, the Nike SB Flom Dunk High. They cost me $7500 but these beautiful sneakers come in black and white basics, with red and gold accents that really do stand out. The design on the shoe’s collar, toe and side panel is fairly Gucci like, but it’s the SB branding that truly drives the price I guess. Paul!
Friday 11th July 2014
Outdoor Pizza For Lunch.
Because of the lovely summer weather here at the moment, I decided to knock up a pizza in my Artisan outdoor pizza oven. I highly recommend this appliance, it cooks a perfectly thin crusted pizza in just five minutes! Never order pizza to go; create your own. Paul!
Saturday 12th July 2014
The Hotel Fouquet, Paris.
The girls are soon going to be returning home, they’ve been staying at the Fouquet’s Barrière located on 46 Avenue, it comes in at $1,487 per night. The Fouquet’s 48 rooms, 33 suites, three bars, five restaurants and an out of this world spa has ensured that the girls have spent time nestled in the lap of luxury. I hope they bring me a present back. Paul!
Sunday 13th July 2014
The Sveid Corkscrew.
I’m going to be using my new corkscrew tonight during the world cup final. It’s a Sveid custom made corkscrew and it’s a true feat of engineering. Priced at $70,000, it has a breath taking design with its fifty plus separate pieces. Produced from aviation titanium it’s extremely detailed and can be purchased in either yellow gold or eighteen carat platinum. Definitely an investment piece for the long term. Paul!
Monday 14th July 2014
Attila (Atti) visited last night to watch the game and as usual he couldn’t stop himself from knocking up a feast. We had a whopping 14.1 Wagyu tenderloin that has a marbling score of 9+. In laymen’s terms this basically means it’s tender and succulent. The meat from this cut was originally found on cows that are grain fed for 600 days. Atti imported the steak from Australia and it’s currently the highest scored Wagyu meat available outside of Japan. The cattle are raised in Alexandra, Victoria by David Blackmore, Australia’s award winning Wagyu producer, delicious at $295 per cut. Paul!
Tuesday 15th July 2014
The Carine Gilson Boutique.
The girls are back at home and my Amex card is feeling slightly dented. My girlfriend has been shopping at the Carine Gilson Boutique in Paris. I’m not complaining about her buying lingerie – who in their right mind would? However this boutique has eye watering prices, a simple thong starts at $322 and bras range from $450 to $620. Every piece is handmade using the finest silk from Lyon and Calais lace. I’m waiting with anticipation to see it being modelled. Paul!
Wednesday 16th July 2014
The Apple iWatch.
I’ve treated the girls, Atti and I to a new beta watch sourced from a close friend, the Apple iWatch. This is a 1.52“ screen device watch which runs on iOS 7 devices with all iOS applications that are compatible with bluetooth. It has sensors for monitoring health data, built in map support and quite a few advanced features, they’re pretty cool. Paul!
Thursday 17th July 2014
Noma in Copenhagen.
Atti’s convinced me to take a weekend trip to his favourite restaurant in Denmark. Noma is a restaurant headed by chef René Redzepi who specialises in updating traditional Scandinavian cuisine for modern palettes. Some of the dishes can be somewhat shocking for the unprepared – beef tartar with ants, winter potatoes cooked in fermented barley – but those who enter with an open mind never leave disappointed. Paul!
Friday 18th July 2014
Swarovski Crystal Corset.
Not to be outdone by the Carine Gilson Boutique, I’ve purchased one of these corsets for my girlfriend. The Mio Luxe Erto corset epitomises luxurious glamour with its satin body embellished with Swarovski crystals, a 1920′s design paying homage to the roaring 20′s. I have to say it looks beautiful on her, very sexy. Click on the image for more information. Paul!
Saturday 19th July 2014
The McLaren 650S.
I’m not sure going to Denmark this weekend was a good idea. Atti (Attila the Hun) has splashed out a small fortune on a new McLaren 650S and his girlfriend is going to kill him when she finds out (she’s a little bit thrifty)! This car can reach 60 mph in less than three seconds, climbs to 124 mph in just 8.4 seconds and tops out at a hair on fire 207 mph. He’s $265,500 down but I’m looking forward to the test drive. Paul!
Sunday 20th July 2014
The Penfolds Ampoule.
Since Atti has arranged and paid for the private jet charter to Denmark I thought I’d buy him a gift; the Penfolds Ampoule, the most expensive red wine on the market. It comes in at $170,000. The glass blown ampoule holds enough of the Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 vintage for one glass. Only 12 have ever been produced and it comes with a wooden piece case designed by furniture craftsman Andrew Bartlett. I hope I get a sip, Paul!
Monday 21st July 2014
The Korowai Treehouse.
I’ve always loved treehouses but these guys have taken them to a whole new level! The Korowai, also called the Kolufo are a people of southeastern Papua. They number about 3,000. Until 1970, it’s possible that they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves. The majority of the Korowai clans live in tree houses on their isolated territory, I hope you enjoy the video. Paul!
Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Atti couldn’t resist buying some caviar in the duty free shop at the airport, it set him back a ton of money though. The Almas Caviar is the gold standard of all caviars, produced from the eggs of the Beluga Sturgeon fish, an ancient species that’s been around since the dinosaurs, a single pound of it has been known to sell anywhere from $8,400 to $15,500 a pound, depending on quality. I can’t wait to try it. Paul!
Wednesday 23rd July 2014
The Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Novitec Rosso.
Since Atti bought himself a new car and not wanting to let the side down, I took delivery today of a Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Novitec Rosso for $400,000. This version of the 599 is particularly exclusive, as there were only 80 ever made. With an impressive 6 litre V12 engine that produces 670bhp. Race time Atti, Paul!
Thursday 24th July 2014
A Delicious Breakfast.
My girlfriend treated me to a lavish breakfast this morning, perhaps it had something to do with the $100,000 diamond bracelet that I bought her yesterday. We had a salad starter with sirloin steak and caviar as the main course followed by Bar le Duc hand seeded redcurrant jam, Kopi Luwak coffee and a champagne and Chambord cocktail, it was delicious. Paul!
Friday 25th July 2014
The Millennium Bra.
It’s my girlfriends birthday today so I’ve purchased the “Star of Victoria” fantasy bra for her, featuring an awe inspiring 1,150 rubies and 1,600 emerald leaves. It was designed by the jeweller Mouawad as part of the Objet d’Arts Collection and has a total weight of 320 carats, it came in at a hefty sum so I hope she likes it. Paul!
Saturday 26th July 2014
Jumping Out of Airplanes.
The photo you can see is Atti looking very Ramboesque just before boarding the airplane before our parachute jump (deep down I think he was really scared – LOL). For me, the three glasses of Malbec red wine with lunch certainly helped out. We decided to go for this parachute jump together, but none of this tandem stuff – we jumped solo … please note that I am not condoning sky diving under the influence of alcohol. It was a little bit scary but exhilarating. Paul!
Sunday 27th July 2014
Breakfast With The Girls.
Atti and the girls were around for breakfast today. As usual, the immutable Atti knocked up a great meal full of nice treats. It included bacon from a rare pig breed, truffle, watercress, saffron and an egg all cooked in truffle oil, sprinkled with real gold dust and served between a bun – it was yummy. Paul!
Monday 28th July 2014
The Google Glass Explorer Program.
I’ve just taken delivery of two pairs of Google Glasses. I must order two more for the girls, they are seriously wicked! I chose to go for the bronze gradient aviator model. The touchpad allows me to control the device by swiping through a timeline interface displayed on the screen. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, photos, circle updates, etc. It’s a nice bit of kit, Paul!
Tuesday 29th July 2014
The Château Margaux Balthazar.
Paul Pontallier has kindly sent me a bottle of Château Margaux, they’ve only made three and they retail for nearly $200,000 each. He also chucked in a first class flight to France to visit Château Margaux that will include a trip and tours to its vineyard and cellar, plus a dinner to be hosted by the man himself. Château Margaux’s history stretches back over 400 years, during which the estate has produced some of the world’s best wines time and time again. Pontallier – you’re a true star, France … here we come Paul!
Wednesday 30th July 2014
I’ve decided to upload and share this video online of Atti (Attila The Huns) first skydive that we had the other day. He bottled out in the end and went for a tandem jump, WTF? Maybe it was the Malbec or perhaps his Wife to blame – she was extremely nervous! I’m the bloke in the orange suit that jumps out first solo but I’m kind of used to this stuff (please note that I am not the guy in the red suit with the grey hair – I shave my hair on grade one). Atti looked like a baby but we’re going again next week without ladies present and I’ll post some stuff online, totally addictive stuff, Paul!
Thursday 31st July 2014
Attila’s Latest Gig!
Atti’s concert appeared to go really well last night and seemed highly appreciated (perhaps a little bit wild at times, Atti’s totally hardcore!). Unfortunately I couldn’t make it; since I had to jump on a private jet to get to France but I’ve seen the video footage – it’s cool stuff. Anyway such is life … miss you all, Paul!
Friday 1st August 2014
The touchdown in France went smoothly and I’m not due to visit Château Margaux and Paul Pontallier until tomorrow night so I decided to indulge in a little French nightlife. I ended up in a nightclub, David Lynch’s Silencio. Apparently inspired by the fictional club in his film Mulholland Drive. I had a really good session and I made some new friends, Paul!
Saturday 2nd August 2014
What a fantastic day and evening I’ve had, although I know that I’m going to be nursing a sore head on the flight back home tomorrow. The dinner and wine was exquisite. The average annual production of the Grand vin, Château Margaux, is 150,000 bottles, while the second wine Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux has an average production of 200,000 bottles. Paul – thankyou for your extremely generous hospitality. I will return the favour. Paul!
Sunday 3rd August 2014
The Chanel Flap Bag.
I landed back at home today but had to buy two of these for the girls in the Charles de Gaulle duty free shop. The Chanel flap bag is the epitome of a classic handbag. It was slightly re-designed in 1983 by Karl Lagerfeld who added the iconic CC clasp. If you are considering purchasing one of these bags, do it sooner rather than later because the prices have been known to increase bi-annually. At any price, it’s a worthwhile investment. Paul!
Monday 4th August 2014
Bird’s Nest Soup.
I had a quiet night in yesterday after the journey; Atti popped over and we watched the new ‘Noah’ movie, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Atti had manged to source some birds nests from China so we knocked up some bird’s nest soup to accompany the film. Known affectionally as the ‘Caviar of the East’, this dish has been served in China for over 400 years. The nests are built using bird’s saliva, which is then reduced with other ingredients into a gelatinous soup. They sell anywhere from $910 to $4,535 per pound, delicious. Paul!
Tuesday 5th August 2014
The Royal A909 Whirlpool Bathtub.
I got back from France just in time, we had a new jacuzzi installed today – luckily all the electrics and RCDs had already been completed so it was a fairly straight forward job for the boys. It has a pretty sophisticated design which doesn’t look out of place, eight air jets, a Dab radio system and built in speakers. It came in at $12,000 but you really get what you pay for, with unique overhead lighting and even a hands free telephone system. Paul!
Wednesday 6th August 2014
Rizzini Clay Shooting.
Atti’s going on tour with his band to Finland and Moscow imminently, so the girls and I decided to give him a real send off. First we went clay shooting, it was a great chance for me to test out my new Rizzini Vertex Deluxe Shotgun. Quickly followed by a gift to Atti of Lambda ultra premium olive oil which came in at a cost of $15,000 – so he could feel at home. I hope the tour goes well, we’ll miss you mate, Paul!
Thursday 7th August 2014
The Kiton K-50.
My girlfriend said I was starting to look a bit shabby so I’ve invested in a new suit. The Kiton K50 for $60,000! Kiton has been in business since 1968 and today they are Italy’s top designer brand for men’s suits. Each suit takes up to 25 hours to stitch, with 45 tailors working on each individual piece. The K50 suit was designed by world famous tailor Enzo D’Orsi of Savile Row fame and is made from merino sheep wool. Paul!
Friday 8th August 2014
The Fendi Fur Mini Peekaboo.
My Girlfriend’s twisted my arm to get her one of these. Anything but understated, Fendi’s Fur Mini Peekaboo is not your everyday or every night handbag. In 2009, the first Peekaboo Bags became available. For most of the Peekaboo bags, Fendi wanted to design an accessory where they said “craftsmanship overrides showmanship.” However, for the latest collection, it looks like they changed the rules to their own game. While most Peekaboos are made of only soft leather, this bag is covered in fox fur dyed blue, black, yellow and red. For $7,750, Paul!
Saturday 9th August 2014
The New Hacienda (Maybe).
We’re thinking of jetting off to LA next week, I’ve spotted a residence that I’m interested in and the girls need somewhere to stay while they’re modelling in America. The home is in Bel Air and on the market for €13,750,000. A traditional old world charm envelopes this Spanish hacienda set on a private and gated Bel Air knoll. Vast hardwood floors and vaulted wood beam ceilings surround this romantic enclave providing a comfortable yet convenient city getaway. A swimming pool is included of course, Paul!
Sunday 10th August 2014
Helicopter Flight Training.
I remember going flying with my Father many times in fixed wing Cessnas and Rallye Tobago Nines, he was an ex RAF veteran – but never helicopters. So today I immersed myself in my first helicopter flight training lesson. It was pretty much theory and groundwork but next week it’s hovering, autorotations and radio procedures. I’ve got 35 hours of ground training and 35 hours of flight training before my FAA exam. Wish me luck, Paul!
Monday 11th August 2014
The Breakfast Frittata.
Not to be outdone by Atti, I decided to knock up breakfast for the girls today. Okay, my presentation is not perfect, but it’s the taste that counts, right? It’s a frittata made with six eggs and a lobster claw, topped off with ten ounces of caviar. It seemed to go down well, Paul!
Tuesday 12th August 2014
The Negroni Cocktail.
I’m nursing a sore head again this morning, I made some Negroni cocktails for myself and the girls last night. This classic Italian cocktail is highly alcoholic and packs a phenomenal punch. The drink is an evenly balanced mix of gin, vermouth and Campari with an orange wedge garnish. The cocktail is traditionally served in a chilled glass, filled three quarters of the way with cracked ice. The well mixed cocktail of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari bitters is then poured into the prepared glass, a picture perfect look that is wickedly inviting. Paul!
Tuesday 12th August 2014
The Negroni Cocktail.
I’m nursing a sore head again this morning, I made some Negroni cocktails for myself and the girls last night. This classic Italian cocktail is highly alcoholic and packs a phenomenal punch. The drink is an evenly balanced mix of gin, vermouth and Campari with an orange wedge garnish. The cocktail is traditionally served in a chilled glass, filled three quarters of the way with cracked ice. The well mixed cocktail of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari bitters is then poured into the prepared glass, a picture perfect look that is wickedly inviting. Paul!
Wednesday 13th August 2014
Atti’s Homeward Bound.
Atti (Attila the Hun) is heading back home from Moscow – please view the comments below. The tour appears to have been a success, no surprises there. It will be great to have an alpha male friend back in the house now and again, I’ve been feeling a tad outnumbered by the girls recently. A tour photo posted, Paul!
Thursday 14th August 2014
Turbot, Vegetable Stalks and Parsnip Puree.
It’s great to have Atti back, we cooked lunch for the girls and his Wife today; turbot, vegetables and a parsnip puree. Turbot is the rolls royce of fish and this plate ups the ante by showcasing a variety of fresh, high quality Danish ingredients. We grilled the turbot and served it in a parsnip puree, elderflower, white wine and caper sauce. The dish was then scattered with watercress stems, kale and beach herbs. Despite the sheer number of ingredients, they complimented the flatfish and never overwhelmed its delicate flavour. Paul!
Friday 15th August 2014
The Winston Cocktail.
Celebrating the return of my master chef and rock star friend Atti, we hit the cocktails last night. Master bartender Salvatore Calabrese can take the credit for crafting these expensive but delicious cocktails. To mix ‘The Winston’, take 60ml of Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie, part Grand Marnier Quintessence, part Chartreuse Viellissement Exceptionellement Prolongé, with just a hint of Angostura Bitters. Elegant and refined, it has all the ingredients of a drink for executives. It came in at $14,000, Paul!
Saturday 16th August 2014
A Yacht For A Week.
I’ve decided to treat Atti and the girls to a little vacation. I’ve rented out the Nauta yacht to cruise around the Med, all arranged via my concierge service – they’ve even pre-ordered our favourite food. This luxury yacht comes with full wet bars, jacuzzis, separate kitchens, full dining rooms and spacious bedrooms. We’re planning on stopping in Monaco, Sardinia and Barcelona. Prices start at $10,000 per week and I’ve got just enough time to get in another helicopter flight lesson before we go. Paul!
Sunday 17th August 2014
Before we embark on our voyage, I’ve booked us into the Costa Smeralda hotel in Sardinia, the presidential suite. Included in this suite is a three bedroom luxury pad that stands high above the towers and rooftops of the Porto Cervo resort. With a distinct Mediterranean feel, this suite also has a private, heated pool, gym and wine cellar, all on the rooftop. This hotel room booking has seriously dented my wallet. Paul!
Monday 18th August 2014
Sunshine & Beautiful Girls.
We spent today lounging around in the sunshine but I took this photo of Fabricia with my new camera, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. It’s great to top up the tan before we go on holiday. Paul!
Tuesday 19th August 2014
Chocolate Mini Cakes.
A brief blog post I’m afraid because we’re packing suitcases, but to keep the spirits high I went shopping and decided to buy some cakes for the girls. Lets face it, no matter what they are said to do to our waistlines, we can’t resist a sweet treat every now and then. Paul!
Wednesday 20th August 2014
The Bombardier Global 7000.
We’re ready and packed, the private jet should take some of the heat out of the journey. Capable of holding up to ten passengers and travelling over seven thousand miles on a non stop flight, the Bombardier Global 7000 is one of the most popular private jets in the world. The plane also features four living spaces, a dinner table that can seat six people and large windows in the cabin allowing you to look out and gaze at the vast landscape below. Paul!
Sunday 24th August 2014
The Nauta Super Yacht.
The girls and I have touched down in Sardinia. We boarded the yacht today and I must admit, the amenities are pretty impressive and the captain is a cool dude. I feel I won’t want to return home after this, seriously. I’m sure the girls will spend most of the time on the top deck and in the hot tub sunbathing. I’ve attached a photo of the main salon. Paul!
Monday 25th August 2014
The Fitbit Flex Wristband.
The girls treated me with a surprise gift of a Fitbit Flex Wristband from the duty free shop at the airport, they know I love wearable tech and I’m an insomniac so they thought it might help – cute! It tracks steps, distance, calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better and wakes you silently in the morning. They come in an assortment of colours. Visit the link on my Technology page if you want one. Paul!
Tuesday 26th August 2014
Sardinia has been amazing, yesterday we went to the yacht club Costa Smeralda located in Porto Cervo. Founded in 1967 it’s the main yachting club on the island. The crowd there was cosmopolitan but really friendly, I highly recommend it. Paul!
Wednesday 27th August 2014
My New Carbon Paddle Board.
I’ve just recieved my new paddle board, it’s really great that Amazon will deliver nearly anything to anywhere in the world. Paddleboards are divided by length into three classes: Stock, 14 Foot and Unlimited. This 14 foot class board is arguably the best all arounder. if you want to get your hands on one, visit my ‘Watersports Equipment’ page. Paul!
Friday 29th August 2014
Sorry for missing the blog post yesterday, the girls and I went out dining and drinking last night and things got a little messy. We visited Antica Trattoria and tucked into some gnocchi galluresi in the garden. Then we got on the Mirto, it’s an alcoholic drink that’s a local speciality. It’s made of wine spirit flavoured with the berries of mirto, a local shrub. I tried to write the blog afterwards but I couldn’t read the laptop screen. Paul!
Saturday 30th August 2014
We’ve set sail to Monaco today but I will miss Sardinia; good food, weather and great company. Monaco should be fun though, I have a couple of friends there that I need to catch up with. When we get back home after Barca I’m off to Peru, leaving the girls at home and trekking up the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, I’ll keep you posted. Paul!
Sunday 31st August 2014
Yoshi Fine Dining.
We’ve arrived in Monaco! It’s less expensive to berth in the marina here than in Italy; Sardinia was 2,585 euros per day, Monaco came in at 1,643 euros per day. I’m taking the girls to ‘Yoshi’ tonight, the restaurant recently added yet another Michelin star to Joël Robuchon’s already impressive list. The modern menus offer the best nuances of Japan’s flavours and fresh produce. The decor is as attentive as the menu and the intimate dining room opens onto a Japanese style garden carefully designed to evoke harmony between the inside and outside. Paul!
Monday 1st September 2014
Too Many Choices …
I couldn’t resist blogging about this. As you can see from the accompanying image, Fabricia (I just call her Fab – for obvious reasons) looks slightly perplexed and really cute as always! She can’t decide where we should eat tonight: Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse at Hotel De Paris, the Brasserie Restaurant at Columbus Monte Carlo, Elsa, Le Vistamar Executive or the Mandarine Restaurant at Port Palace. I’m too old and busy for this, I don’t mind where we go to eat … Paul!
Tuesday 2nd September 2014
The Casino de Monte Carlo.
Atti and I were drinking last night and we decided to visit the casino, we left the girls lounging in the hot tub and hit the blackjack and roulette tables, luckily and thanks to a bit of self control we broke even. The Casino de Monte Carlo is unique in more than one way. In addition to its sublime setting and the prestige of the building itself, it’s also unique for the exceptional diversity of its table games, a diversity that exists nowhere else. Please note, I am not condoning the use of alcohol while gambling. Paul!
Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Restaurant El Pla.
We’re on the last leg of our journey and on our way to Barcelona. I thought I’d treat the girls to a romantic lunch so I phoned my concierge to ask him to book a table at El Pla. This restaurant is set amid the dark and humid narrow streets of the Barri Gòtic, The wines and the desserts will hopefully meet our expectations. Paul!
Thursday 4th September 2014
Santa Maria del Mar.
After a superb afternoon of fine dining the girls and I decided to go sightseeing. We visited the church of Santa Maria del Mar, built in the 14th century, this church became the main building of what was then the new part of the city in which a nucleus of merchants and ship owners settled. The unique harmony and elegance of this church’s interior took our breath away. Paul!
Friday 5th September 2014
Güell Park (Parc Güell).
Today we spent a whimsical afternoon at Antoni Gaudí’s famous Parc Güell. According to experts, this is one of the world’s most impressive man made landscapes and the perfect place to add a bit of pizzazz to the photo album. Covering several acres of green space in northwestern Barcelona, this area features everything from mosaic collages to mushroom shaped chimneys. Gaudí’s artistic style and love of Catalan culture is evident through the park’s numerous walking trails. Paul!
Saturday 6th September 2014
We set sail for home today, it’s been a wonderful trip! Recently, due to my travels and via this blog, many male counterparts have asked me which European girls are the best to date. This is an interesting question; everyone differs but in my personal opinion, if you like brunettes with pony tails (like me) Hungarian and Slovakian girls are the way to go. If you prefer blondes – Swedish girls. Although remember, these girls take some wooing and with the language barrier even more so! Although not European, I would recommend steering well clear of Thai women, I’ve had some personal history there and I speak fluent Laos and Thai! I’ve attached a picture of my bedroom on board the yacht for your perusal. Paul!
Sunday 7th September 2014
The Triton 3300/3.
I decided to splash out on a new hobby, a submarine. The Triton 3300/3 is 13 feet long and 10 feet wide and can take a pilot and two passengers 3,300 feet into the water. Its bubble shape is transparent and acrylic, allowing all three passengers to enjoy a panoramic view. The Triton uses powerful LED headlights to illuminate its surroundings. It’s pricey, but the $3 million also includes four weeks of pilot training. Paul!
Monday 8th September 2014
House of Borgezie Stilettos.
We’ve all just got back from vacation and the girls are asking me to buy them new stilettos! One problem, these are made by Christopher Michael Shellis. They’re made from pure gold encrusted with 2,200 diamonds. Each pair requires 1,000 hours of work, spread across three years. They come in at $216,000 each! But when I moaned, they said – look you can buy a submarine so you should be able to purchase these for us, who am I to argue. Paul!
Tuesday 9th September 2014
Atti came over last night and we decided to cook dinner for the girls. I’ve been missing a good curry recently, so we went overboard last night. It’s called a Khazana Curry and apart from the usual herbs and spices it contains: Devon crab, white truffle, beluga caviar and gold leaf. There are also gold coated Scottish lobsters, four abalones and four quail eggs filled with even more caviar. We all loved the outcome. Paul!
Friday 12th September 2014
Landed in Lima.
Sorry for missing a few posts, I had to fly long haul to Lima, Peru. Then head over to my 5 star beach hotel near Cuzco. Finding wireless access points has been a pain – but I’m sorted now and I hope to post a few videos shortly. The hotel I’m staying in is absolutely fabulous and the service impeccable, I’m having a weeks beach break before I head up the mountain, I’ll keep you posted. Paul!
Saturday 13th September 2014
It’s happy days now I’m on the beach, I need some R&R before the trek up to Machu Picchu. I’ve been invited to dinner at a new found friends house tonight – I’m not quite sure whats on the menu, but I think I’ll survive (I hope). Paul!
Sunday 14th September 2014
Guinea Pig Dinner.
You guessed it, guinea pig was on the menu for dinner last night. Not wanting to offend my hosts I tucked in. To be honest – it tasted like spicy chicken, how many times have you heard that! My Daughter and the girls would be horrified but when in Rome … Please note that I do not condone the use of guinea pigs for human consumption. Paul!
Monday 15th September 2014
Hotel Maids With a Sense of Humour.
The Peruvian girls who clean my hotel room have a great sense of humour. Last night I came in from the balcony to find this work of art, complete with my sunglasses. It’s great that these girls seem to love their job. Paul!
I’ve met quite a few new friends over here and I haven’t flashed the cash but I seem to have become quite popular. I love Peru and I love the people. I’m starting my trek up to Machu Picchu tomorrow. I was half cut (sozzled) during the making of this video. Note to self: don’t play darts drinking games with Peruvians. Paul!
Thursday 18th September 2014
The Trek to Machu Picchu.
I went para-sailing today but I can’t upload the video yet since I left my optical drive at home. Note to self: remember to pack the Apple Mac optical drive and a USB flash drive in future. Anyways, the trek started today, I can’t guarantee regular posts for the next couple of days but I’ll try my best. Paul!
Friday 19th September 2014
I’ve Arrived in Machu Picchu.
I finished the trek up the mountain and I’m still alive, although I cheated near the end and hired a horse. This place is magical and I feel on top of the world, I can’t post any videos yet, my internet connection is about 0.0001 Kb per second. Paul!
Saturday 20th September 2014
Having just spent over £50,000 on gifts for friends I decided to treat myself to a para-sail over Cuzco plus I have a decent wi-fi connection again … Hooray. Paul!
Sunday 21st September 2014
I’m Back in the Penthouse.
It was quite a long journey from Peru but I’m safely back at home. It didn’t take much time or convincing before Atti, the girls and I all hit our local restaurant to sample the live music and excellent food and wine (snippet video attached). I bought Atti a Michael Shaffer tourbillon watch in the duty free shop at the airport for 17,000 Euros. I bought the girls two fridge magnets, LOL. Paul!
Monday 22nd September 2014
THG Paris Faucet.
The girls said our bathroom looked a little bit dated so I’ve purchased a Pétale de Cristal collection faucet from THG Paris. Using the lotus flower as inspiration to highlight the Baccarat crystals’ impeccable quality, they’ve set me back $21,000 but this faucet will accentuate the bathroom the way a chandelier does to a dining room. Paul!
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Celebrities, iPhones and Atti.
I’ve just sold an insanely expensive iPhone to a very high profile celebrity who wishes to remain nameless 🙂 and Atti (Attila the Hun) has a new promo poster for his band which I’ve posted, Atti’s in the centre – it’s great to see the setup and be backstage during his gigs (Freedom is a Lie). I’m probably off to Rome and Amsterdam next week on business trips but I’ll keep you posted. Paul!
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Jerusalem Artichoke Sorbet.
Atti and I spent the afternoon creating a memorable dessert for the girls. The Jerusalem artichoke sorbet is like a Jackson Pollock action painting; there’s so much going on, earth and mint tones, sweet and crunchy discs, tart apple puree, so at first the taste buds experience a sort of short circuit flavour overload. All of which means that after a few bites, the girls declared it the best dessert they’ve ever had. Paul!
Thursday 25th September 2014
I’m Missing a Decent Indian Curry.
I thought I’d share a photo of my lab before I go on holiday but still my best workhorse is the Macbook Pro with Parallels. By the way, Amsterdam and Rome are on the back burner for the moment – I’m fed up with diamonds and designer handbags. Instead I’m off to India, why … I’m missing a good curry. Paul!
Friday 26th September 2014
A Change of Plans.
Disappointingly, I couldn’t get a visa to India in time, it takes two weeks at a minimum – go figure! Apparently, if you arrive at the airport without a visa – they deport you instantly. So instead I’m heading off to Dubai and then the South Pacific islands, they also serve a good curry. I need a break from the girls and I’ll be putting some much needed work in and a few rounds of golf, videos will be forthcoming. Paul!
Saturday 27th September 2014
Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster.
I received a call from my concierge last night asking me if I wanted a new motorcycle and I said why not! It’s the spectacular X132 Hellcat Speedster, a perfect fusion of power, strength and beauty. A limited edition of only 65 pieces, each one with a base price of $65,000. I can’t wait to give it a trial run, Paul!
Sunday 28th September 2014
Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1
Atti came over for a few beers last night, he brought some beer he purchased in Denmark. The Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintages by the Jacobsen Brewhouse. The brew is aged in new Swedish and French oak barrels in old wine cellars for six months. The taste was malty with notes of wood, caramel, dried fruits and a weak hint of smoke. It came in at $400 per bottle but it sure tasted good. Paul!
Monday 29th September 2014
Flight to Space.
I’ve finally secured my tickets for a flight into space. Although most commercial space flights only go into low Earth orbit — there is no view that can compare to almost the entire earth. I’m looking forward to seeing raging hurricanes in the southern atlantic, vast mountain ranges and the night lights of entire countries. Paul!
Tuesday 30th September 2014
Bentley, the Lowchen.
The girls have inherited another dog, this breed is called a Lowchen and the dog’s called Bentley (apt). The previous owner had health issues and could no longer look after him. Apparantly, purebred Lowchens are difficult to find, they’re companion dogs rather than work oriented dogs and are happiest around humans, including children. Paul!
Wednesday 1st October 2014
Oysters and Beluga Caviar.
I took the girls out for dinner yesterday, we had oysters and Beluga caviar – it was pricey but truly delicious. As with most caviars, Beluga is usually handled with a spoon made of mother of pearl, bone or other non metallic material, as metal utensils tend to impart an unwelcome taste to the delicate and expensive roe. Paul!
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Super HD 4K Television.
The girls have persuaded me to order a new television for them, they want to watch ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ in true HD. This 4K television has four times the resolution of standard HD displays and features a concave design to enrich the picture even more. I hope they let me watch the football on it when I get back from the South Pacific. Paul!
Friday 3rd October 2014
The Kaiseki Dinner.
Atti came over last night so we cooked for the girls, (a little bit one sided isn’t it). He’s become an Asian food master so we decided to go for traditional Japanese cuisine, in this instance, giant clam, abalone steamed in sake and boiled eel. It was good and the girls have promised to cook tomorrow night. Paul!
Saturday 4th October 2014
The Girls are in the Kitchen.
True to their word, the girls cooked last night for myself and Atti and it was delicious – I hope you read this Fab. Lobster tails with New England style crackers and crabmeat stuffing. Served with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls, accompanied with a vintage bottle of Malbec. Not bad at all, Paul!
Sunday 5th October 2014
Etihad to the South Pacific.
There may be some radio silence from me over the next 48 hours, I’m flying long haul to the South Pacific Islands with a stop over in Dubai. I’ve chosen to fly first class with Etihad and leave the private jet and Flight Captain Nemek with the girls. I will post some videos when I get the chance, Paul!
Tuesday 7th October 2014
The South Pacific is Beautiful.
I’ve landed in the South Pacific and although I feel jet lagged, I can honestly say that this is where I want to retire permanently. In addition, the people are so warm and friendly and the food has been first class. I hope to shoot some videos later on today, I am literally slap bang on the beach. Paul!
Thursday 9th October 2014
Working Holiday Bliss.
I’ve just had a royal massage and then shot this video on the beach. I have finally found paradise! The weather has been great with low humidity. Shouts to Atti and the girls, Paul!
Sunday 12th October 2014
Making Money Online.
I’ve received a ton of emails recently asking me how I make money online, there’s no magic formula – it just requires time, effort and some technical know how. I’ll post some videos on my Facebook page to help, apologies for the over exposure – the sunshine was intense. Paul!
Monday 13th October 2014
The Pershing 50 is Here.
My Nephew has finally manged to get the yacht over here, no mean feat but it will come in handy. I was half expecting to find the girls on board – thankfully they’re back at home, otherwise things may have got rather expensive. Paul!
Tuesday 14th October 2014
I Love Waterfalls.
I came across this huge twin waterfall today, I really felt like standing underneath it and taking a shower. It’s situated in a national park and it’s truly stunning, the sounds it produces are totally refreshing. Paul!
Tuesday 14th October 2014
A South Pacific Sunset.
The sun is going down and I had to take a video to capture the moment. Truly beautiful, Paul!
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Making Money Online Part II.
Here’s an impromptu video I took regarding the making money online basic process. Feel free to comment me with any questions. Paul!
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Making Money Online Part III.
I decided to upload another free tutorial in my making money online series. This video covers the basics drawn from my personal experience, I hope it helps. Paul!
Wednesday 15th October 2014
I’ve been recieving a ton of questions recently regarding the Google Adsense service so I’m going to share my views. Paul!
Thursday 16th October 2014
Online Marketing 101.
To help with some of the acronyms I’ve been using, my followers have asked me to provide some guidance. It was impromptu and apologies for the low light conditions. Paul!
Friday 17th October 2014
Dubai Duty Free.
I decided to fly home, I’ve got some business I need to attend to. I visited the duty free shop and enquired about ‘Tweed for Men’ cologne and it’s half the price in Harrods – go figure? High-end watches are a reasonable price and the supercar was very tempting but I’ve got no space left in my garage. Paul!
Saturday 18th October 2014
The Puls Smartwatch.
I’m tempted to get one of these, pronounced “pulse” this smartwatch is voice controlled via a Siri like feature called Aneeda. It ships with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce. It also has photo, email, contacts, call, texting, calculator, music and fitness functions. There’s even an emotion detector – It uses an app called Vibe to determine how you feel, kind of weird. Paul!
Sunday 19th October 2014
Our Dim Sum Dinner.
Atti (Attila The Hun) and I cooked up a storm last night, managing to create eight dim sum plates. We even incorporated king crab Shanghai siew long buns and Chinese tea. There were no complaints from the girls, Paul!
Monday 20th October 2014
Some friends have just asked me where they can purchase a set of bamboo steamers. I recommend the Andrew James bamboo steamer, it includes chopsticks, dim sum papers and comes with a 2 Year warranty. You simply place it in or over a pan containing hot water and rising steam will cook the food to perfection. Amazon have them on offer for a snip at £10.99, click on the image for the link. Paul!
Tuesday 21st October 2014
Spiked Apple Cider / The Hot Toddy.
The girls went out last night so Atti and I hit the booze. The beauty of the Hot Toddy is that there isn’t just one way to enjoy it. You can use whisky, brandy or rum – each gives your drink a distinct taste while keeping you warm inside. Bonus, you get to bring your mug up to your mouth with two hands and lightly blow on it. Paul!
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
I’m in the Kitchen.
Not to be outdone my by dear friend I cooked for the girls last night, single handedly. The menu consisted of: American osetra caviar, fingerling potato velouté, quail eggs and crisped chive potatoes – served with a winter garden salad. Paul!
Thursday 23rd October 2014
The Bell 407.
I decided to splash out on a new helicopter today, a Bell 407. It just makes more economical sense than renting per hour. It will certainly come in handy on small journeys. I pick it up next week, stay tuned. Paul!
Friday 24th October 2014
I’ve booked the ski holiday accomodation for myself, the girls, Atti and his wife. It’s called Bentleys House in Zürs. This lodge has a large fireplace in the middle of the living room. The place is also equipped with an open bar to ensure that we don’t go hungry or thirsty (Good News!). To top things off, we get a personal butler / driver and concierge. Paul!
Saturday 25th October 2014
A Night Round With Deésy György.
I spent an excellent night with György and his family yesterday, very welcoming, genuine and true hosts in every sense. György even made his own bread base for the quiche – impressive. Things got a bit messy when he got the home brew wine out, I seem to remember György carrying me back to the penthouse, thanks György. Paul!
Sunday 26th October 2014
A Mad Lad’s Night Out.
I’m out with my mates, visiting our local English themed gastro pub. Good company, good food and good drinking. I had to take a photo of the wine, aptly called ‘Mad’. Apparently if you hit the second bottle it will drive you mad. I hope not too much because I have to go to Vienna tomorrow on business. Paul!
Monday 27th October 2014
Fab has made it onto the cover of Sports Illustrated, well done! I’ve had the honour of dating quite a few beautiful women in my time but there is one that stands out and I still miss her to bits. Paul!
Wednesday 29th October 2014
I’ve fielded a few questions recently about demographics and making money online. Here is a short video covering the basics. Apologies for some of the bad language in this video, rockstar Atti is a bad influence. Paul!
Thursday 30th October 2014
Fab’s back from the USA and she brought back some Alba truffles which we downed last night. Known as the diamonds of the culinary world, the intricate white veining and marbling throughout the Alba truffle produce an aroma and flavours that are elegant, unique and intoxicating. Needless to say, it was a really good night. Paul!
Friday 31st October 2014
A Few Words of Wisdom.
I look a bit rough in this video about Facebook ad campaigns, a serious Atti hangover – but a few words of wisdom none the less. Paul!
Sunday 2nd November 2014
I cooked for everyone last night and went for elegant French cuisine. Cuit sur du gros sel aromatisé avec une fricassée de légumes. If I say so myself, it tasted pretty good. Paul!
Tuesday 4th November 2014
The Porsche 918 Spyder.
Fab has made quite a bit of money modelling in the USA and has decided to order herself a Porsche 918 Spyder. This open two seater is powered by a high revving V8 developing more than 500 horsepower with a maximum engine speed of 9,200 rpm. Women and supercars – I know, but lets wait and see. Paul!
Wednesday 5th November 2014
Social Media Tactics (MMO).
I wanted to share my thoughts about social media sites – particularly followers as part of my make money online videos. In addition, it’s my birthday today so I could be in store for a heavy night. Paul!
Thursday 6th November 2014
The girls spoilt me last night with my favourite cocktail. The Hemingway, they even added a cup of ice to the blender to make it just right. The Hemingway consists of:
1 1/2 ounces white rum,
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur,
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice,
3/4 ounce lime juice,
& 3/4 ounce simple syrup.
Delicious and I feel a bit fuzzy this morning but it was my birthday. Paul!
Saturday 8th November 2014
The Dubai Stopover.
I want to share this photo that I took from the limo on my Dubai stopover. It’s amazing some of the things you see over there. Paul!
Sunday 9th November 2014
Honey for Breakfast.
Fab made a simple but terrific breakfast this morning, Earl Grey tea with toast and honey. I had to take a photo before tucking in, it was delicious. Paul!
Monday 10th November 2014
The Ferrari Sergio.
This caught my eye, Ferrari are going to produce the Pininfarina Sergio for six very lucky customers. All six cars have been already sold, so unfortunately I will not be able to order this amazing car. The exact price has not been released yet but it will certainly cost more than one million dollars. Paul!