Well it’s that time of the year again! Of course, we’re enchanted with notions of dainty Christmas trees adorning elegant furnishings and neatly wrapped gifts but what has really got us thrilled is the 2015 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book! Since 1926, the 16 page booklet has been enthralling store’s loyal customers with the fanciest of gifts.
Truth to be told, given its price tags, it’s luxury even for the 1% of the world that could actually afford it! Well this year in its 16th edition, at $400,000 per person, the costliest item in the volume is an ultra-luxurious 12 day trip to India. Here are our top 5 picks from this year’s offerings:
5. Couture Diary at $10,000
Not everyone can afford treasures and experiences valued beyond $20,000 and for the prudent lot; this three-dimensional journey is a precious gift. Artist Abigail Vogel’s portrayal of 20 of your most treasured ensembles will fill your diary. The hand-bound book will include 60 custom-made sheets of calfskin. The artist’s husband, Paul Vogel, will bind this personal tome in red or black Scandinavian calfskin and really make it personal using hand-tooled 24-karat gold. With the purchase of the Couture Diary, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
4. Neiman Marcus limited-edition Mustang Convertible at $95,000
2015 Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible commemorates Mustang’s 50th Anniversary with 700+ Supercharged Horsepower. This powerful pony hits 60mph in 3.5 seconds. The driving experience is further enhanced with unique chassis and suspension tuning, a race-inspired dual exhaust system, lightweight forged 20″ wheels, and an exclusive livery-covered Aero-enhanced body. Fittingly so, the gift further entails an exclusive two-day Ford Racing School Course. With the purchase of the Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
3. Tour of Italy with Ippolita & Artemest Craftsmen at $150,000
There’s a side of Italy, tourists and outsiders scarcely get to cherish. Internationally acclaimed jewellery designer Ippolita Rostagno will accompany you and your three guests on a rather personal seven-day privileged-access art tour of Florence and Venice. Along with the delightful company of Ippolita, you devour moments with acclaimed artists and tour local workshops, relish VVIP museum tours and, of course, dine on authentic Italian cuisine. With the purchase of the Italy Tour with Ippolita & Artemest Craftsmen, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
2. World View Exploration at the Edge of Space at $90,000
You will commence your 2017 journey with an out-of-this-world experience. Quite literally; you and a team of five will uplift your spirits as you rise almost 100,000 feet above the earth’s surface in a highly pressurized capsule. Of course, that may be far too long. In 2016, you get a behind-the-scenes invitation to a World View test flight. The Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona, is home for three nights; spend your days with the flight’s chase and recovery team and tour Biosphere 2 with original crew member and World View CEO Jane Poynter. Neiman Marcus will donate $1,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation with the purchase of the experience.
1. The Arch Motorcycle & Ride Experience with Keanu Reaves at $150,000
You may wonder as to why exactly one pay $150,000 for a motorcycle experience, particularly when you have to surrender the eye candy at the end of the day; well that’s because the KRGT-1 motorcycle that you can lay your hands on is a product of the Arch Motorcycle Company founded by heartthrob Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger. Framed of steel and aircraft-grade billet aluminium with carbon-fibre fenders and front cowling, it has a 124-cubic-inch V-twin engine that produces 121 horsepower and matching 120 pound-feet of torque. Of course, purchasing this premium package does entitle you to certain perks; first class tickets for two, three night suite stay, breakfast with celebrities Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger amongst the others. With the purchase of the KRGT-1 Motorcycle Ride Experience, Neiman Marcus will donate $5,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.