Monday, 22 June 2015

Gaudy Glitterati

Well, hello….And long time no write. Sorry, darlings!
London is in the throngs of summer - English summertime that is, and so far it has not disappointed and will remain forever a daily topic of conversation peppered with a weird blend of perplexity, disappointment topped with a dash of stoic surrender.

Still, London remains a city of wonder and ever full of surprises where cranes have become the new official bird and billions flow like hypocrisy from a Shebug’s lips.

Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys can be found parked every other street from Chelsea to Mayfair, Kensington to Knightsbridge. In Beauchamp Place, a cackle of them double park or plain make themselves very much at home on half the pavement heavily scented with shisha pipes; if you are in a rush at night, avoid Beauchamp Place. 

No surprise if you do not believe me, just nip over to Harrods and you will see super cars of the Glitterati posing everywhere.

I am not a car person. In fact, my dream car for years was a sturdy jeep ready and revved up and so whisk me off from one off-the beaten-path globetrotting adventure to another. So when my eyes spot vehicles covered in velvet or in Swarovski crystals, are either painted rose gold or are actually gold plated, I blink down hard just to make sure that  I have not crossed into the Zero Taste Twilight Zone...

Furrari (velvet coated) Price Tag: £150,000
Owner: Ask any Shebug

Gold Ferrari Price Tag: £200,000
Owner: Iraqi Riyadh Al-Azzawi

Rose Gold Bentley Price Tag: Ask a Shebug
Owner: Who cares?

But it’s not all about men and their tawdry toys… The Swarovski covered Mercedes has every lipsmacking, hand rubbing Hebug about town clocking this owner’s every move. A 22 year-old Russian business student happily paid £20,000 to add one million crystals to her £55,000 set of wheels.

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