Sunday, June 6, 2010

Luxury Water: Turning Water Into Wine

The human body is full of water, gentlemen. "Well, if that's true Rich Snob, why do we need to drink more?", you ask. Well, you see, my friends, the body uses up that water in the pursuit of important activities such as polo, bongo hunting, and treasure seeking. If you're going to find that lost tomb of Ptahmes, or get the bongo square between the eyes, you're going to need liquid refreshment. And if you're looking for fine, luxury liquid refreshment, you've come to the right place. You're not going to catch The Rich Snob drinking bottled tap water from Coco-Cola or Pepsi, or having some ugly filtering contraption on his luxury faucets.

The Rich Snob says, "If you want to feel like royalty, you need to drink like royalty." Water shouldn't be an afterthought. Put only the best into your body! That, gentlemen, is what the Rich Snob is all about. So let's have at it with the finest waters on the planet:

420. Perhaps unfortunately named, this award-winning water comes to us from an extinct volcano. How much are you willing to spend for fine artesian water filtered over two centuries in New Zealand... Through a volcano?! A lot, that's how much. With a price tag of around $44 USD per bottle, this water is practically being given away for free. Let's face it friends, have you ever heard of anything bad coming from a volcano? I didn't think so! This is practically God-Water falling from heaven like... Rain. Found at luxury hotels and restaurants, this water is almost too good to dispose of through nature's cycle. The Rich Snob recommends keeping out of the sun, for added retention of this veritable ambrosia, at least 6 hours after consummation consumption.

Finé. Described as "A Japanese luxury drinking water that redefines the essence of purity." This luxury water begins as rain and is then filtered through volcanic rock.  The bottles are beautifully designed, and the price is very reasonable indeed at around $70 USD per case (12 bottles). With it's focus on purity, nothing is added or removed from this artesian still water. It's name and design alone are brilliant. Available online or at fine hotels and restaurants. Even those who have more expensive tastes will not be disappointed with this very unique luxury water from Japan.

Note from The Rich Snob: When ordering this water at your local luxury establishment, ensure you pronounce it's name correctly to avoid embarrassment.

-- more tomorrow --

Saturday, June 5, 2010

News: Men's Luxury Items Increasing In Popularity

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
"Men have long been treated as an afterthought by luxury designers and retailers, given that they spend far less than women on clothes and accessories.
But as men's tastes grow more sophisticated, they are providing a new avenue for much-needed growth in the industry, executives said during theReuters Global Luxury Summit.
That change is partly being driven by greater competition where men are being challenged to improve their appearance, and a rising professional class in countries like China." (full article)
Comment by The Rich Snob: What's this? You mean good taste and impeccable style are on the increase amongst the common man? Surely not what I see through the tinted windows of my Mercedes when I am out for a night of good cheer and reckless behavior at my local pub, to keep in touch with the peasantry. Perhaps it is time for yet another trip to the Orient to see this progress with my own two eyes.

Luxury Cigarettes: If You're Going To Smoke, You Might As Well Smoke The Best

Today The Rich Snob is going to tell you a little bit about luxury cigarettes. "But Rich Snob... I don't smoke!", you say. Well that's alright chap, there's plenty of time to start, or you can purchase these fine cigarettes for one of your betters. Perhaps you can give them as a gift to your driver or man-servant, or simply allow them their rightful place as a conversation piece upon your mantle.

Let's face it, if you're out in the many jungles of Africa hunting endangered beasts (and if The Rich Snob is hunting them, they're practically extinct before the barrel is loaded), are you going to put your faith in an inferior form of firepower? Would you want a rather feminine (yet distinguished) pistol, or would you want something to truly put the fear of man into those reckless bongos?

Smoking is a lot like hunting.  Only instead of courting nature's most fearsome and prized denizens, you are courting a moment of smooth pleasure, won for man as a result of his uncontested dominance of the tobacco plant.  There are indeed risks...  The Rich Snob wants to help you avoid these risks.  Perhaps you've seen those warnings being placed all over your hitherto favorite brand of "man over nature", and wondered to yourself if it truly was safe to smoke.  Well, my friend...  The solution at first seems clear: Avoid buying those cigarettes carrying their anti-tobacco propaganda labels meant for the more common man.  They are, after-all, hard on the eyes, and even on the nerves of those who cultivate a more "sensitive" persona. Why mar up a perfectly good pack with a pessimistic statement about all the negative health impacts you had better manifest if you choose to partake in one of man's most cherished activities?

Unfortunately, my friends, the anti-smoking propaganda machine has upgraded the gears on it's mechanical turk and it is passing for sanity rather than a self-fulfilling doom prophecy trying to hone in on your good times. In other words, you will be hard-pressed to find a tobacco merchant these days who does not collaborate apply those  government required warnings, and The Rich Snob does advise you to follow rather than circumvent your local laws. Besides, that bribe money can be used for more important battles.  So, what is a gentleman of refined taste and a positive disposition to do in the face of this insult?

The Rich Snob says, "If you're already set on purchasing a product that carries dire warnings to your health, it's time to stress quality over quantity!" So with that in mind, here is the finest in luxury tobacco products:

Treasurer. These are absolutely the finest (and most expensive) brand of cigarettes you are likely to have the good fortune of being able to acquire. Touted as "the most expensive cigarettes in the world", they are made by the (quite renowned and delightfully British) Chancellor Tobacco company. At around $32 USD per pack, they should easily fit into the budget of any true tobacco connoisseur. In fact, one might argue, these cigarettes are simply not exclusive enough, until one discovers that in all of North America, there is but a single distributor available, and one is hard pressed to find these anywhere outside of New York city. As one might expect even the packaging is beautiful, and the cigarettes themselves carry a presence fit for monarchy.

Djarum. An Indonesian blend of tobacco and cloves coming in a variety of attractive flavors. For a luxury cigarette these are downright cheap. At around $9 USD per pack, you'll be getting a stylish cigarette for the same price as a cheap Canadian piss-stick. These cigarettes went from relatively unknown to relatively unheard of during the legal maneuvers of the FDA in America resulting in a ban on their sale. Many tobacco enthusiasts believed this was a political move designed to protect Phillip Morris and other less refined manufacturers (see: YouTube for added amusement). Last The Rich Snob heard Djarum were still being sold in America as "small cigars" instead of cigarettes at a number of rather common shops. Djarum has demonstrated their truly is no excuse for the educated smoker to continue to support such overpriced low-quality brands that abound at the local newsagent. Djarum are available online quite readily from any number of retailers, and with their low price and increasing popularity, should not be too difficult to find locally, as well.

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A warm, but snobbish welcome to all my Capitalist friends in cyberspace.

You're now reading "The Rich Snob's Luxury Men's Items Reviews & News" blog. This is your one shop stop for relevant product information and news regarding luxury men's items.  Whether you are a rich snob yourself and looking to be the envy of all the boys at the yacht club, or a simple peasant saving up his rubles for a more refined purchase than usual, you'll find all the information you need to make your buying decisions with confidence.

Are you tired of shopping at the local Wal-Mart to fill those empty spaces in your eager wardrobes or ottomans?

Are you exhausted from all the effort you've been spending trying to find some way to spend your vast fortunes on something other than yet another ivory ashtray or cashmere handkerchief ?

Are you becoming bored sifting through the many reviews of the common man to decide upon which designer watch should adorn your wrist, or which designer shoes should adorn your Persian "boot trays"?

Let The Rich Snob do the thinking for you! But, first, put that mental energy into contemplating this:

If you take a look around you, which of the many items you have purchased over the years (or had purchased on your behalf) are the one's you are most proud of? If your estate caught fire this instant (perhaps from an unfortunate smoking pipe accident), for what would you hasten to order the housekeeper back into that blazing inferno for?  Would it be to save that half-brained mutt of a dog? Would it be to secure those pieces of "fine art" that you only bid on at the auction house out of spite? I think not.  Take a moment and ask yourself "Which are the most valued amongst my positions", and you may make quite a discovery indeed.

The Rich Snob has taken it upon himself to help you make the right choices at the right prices, and have those luxury items you will treasure for a lifetime, without the frustration of dealing with the aforementioned distractions. Let's get started.