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Elsa Pataky

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The Prize: The World's Tallest & Most Expensive Mansion How much damage? $1 Billion Dollars. By whom? Mukesh Ambani, The fourteenth wealthiest man in the world, whose fortune is reported to be $21 Billion. Why buy? Dubbed 'Residence Antilla' and located in Mumbai City, Ambani desired a luxury home for his family. When finished, this 27-story skyscraper, measuring 42 stories because of its extra tall ceilings, will 'squeeze' in his family of six with room for a staff of 600. Six floors will be devoted to storage, along with room to park 168 cars. More info? Go to: www, st-expensive-mansion-in-the-world-redux. The Prize: The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree How much damage? $1.6 Million. By whom? Ginza Tanaka's jewelry store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Why buy? To literally make the holiday season even brighter, this 24karat tree is adorned with more than 240 jewels, including diamond baubles and strings of genuine pearls. Think about decorating your very own golden tree with such jewels next year. Ready to buy? Go to: The Prize: The World's Most Expensive iPhone How much damage? $2.41 Million. By whom? Austrian jeweler Peter Aloisson. Why buy? The Apple iPhone 3G "Kings Button" is made of solid 18-karat yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. The white gold line is encrusted with a total of 139 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality. But the main feature of this iPhone is the "home button"—a rare 6.6 carat diamond. Ready to buy? Go to: The Prize: The World's Most Expensive Lipstick How much damage? $62,000. By whom? Guerlain Boutiques. Why buy? This KissKiss lipstick kit is a replica of renowned French makeup artist Olivier Echaudemaison and designer Herve Van Der Straeten's original. It's made with 110g of solid 18-carat gold and 199 diamonds totaling 2.2 carats. Its refillable black lacquered wooden case can be engraved with your name or a personal message. It also includes a lip brush and a black suede pouch. Ready to buy? Go to: It's available by private appointment at Guerlain Boutiques. The Prize: The World's Largest Inflatable Church How much damage? $5,000. By whom? Entertainment entrepreneur Michael Gill. Why buy? This 34-year-old Canadian businessman has come up with a novel idea to help couples get hitched. They can rent his Inflatable Church—assembly included. It's three-stories high and roomy enough to fit 40-60 wedding guests Forget the time and politics it takes to reserve a chapel of your choice, you can get married on your own watch. Guests won't have to fear bouncing around uncontrollably like kids at a McDonald's Playland, the floor doesn't inflate. Gill's Inflatable Church is registered in the Guinness World Records 2004 for being … the world's largest Inflatable Church. Ready to buy? Email: The Prize: The World's Most Expensive USB Flash Drive How much damage? $3,500. By whom? White Lake joins Victorinox. Why buy? Custom made with either 14- or 18-carat gold, and five polished diamonds thrown into the mix. It's guaranteed to yell, "show off," but in a fun way. This marvel of popular technology was created by Dutch goldsmith Erwin de Vroome. Dubbed the 'Golden Stick,' it's available in 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1024MB sizes. Ready to buy? Hmm, call your local jeweler…. ML The High Life Craving a little validation? Here are a few goodies that just might do the trick. . . . Words by Marla E. Schwartz MIAMI LIVING 41 VALIDATION

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