In this new series, we ask folks to highlight splurge-worthy perks that they’d absolutely wish to indulge in. This week, Hamish McDougall, Managing Director of Honeycombers, shares with us his Lust List.
Strangely, despite my always rather healthy level of materialism, I didn’t have a pre-mixed Lust List dripping about in my pleasure centres (unlike Chris, who had at least three or four, the first of which is over here). Most of the things I long for are sort of nebulous and/or impulsive, like Burnt Ends for breakfast, or an Audi Q5 on the one day of the year we take the family somewhere that has convenient parking and where we won’t need several G&Ts to survive the outing, and at least a magnum of the pinot noir from Western Australia of all places… the name of which I’ve forgotten.
So here it is, after much consideration and even some research. Mind the drool.
1. A Berluti briefcase
I would usually never consider spending this kind of money (last I checked, it was going for SGD4,692 on Mr. Porter) on something as quotidian as a bag. Unless it was in revenge for some obscene self-indulgence on my wife’s part… that’s no doubt already stashed at the back of her wardrobe somewhere. Selina, you have been warned…
Available via Mr Porter.
2. A trip to Bhutan
More specifically, I’d love to stay at the Uma by Como in Paro and Punakha. This desire of mine is as much about finding the time to get there as it is about staying in this jaw-dropping resort.
Find out more about these Uma hotels at this website.
3. A VIP view at the Singapore Grand Prix 2017
This is not great timing, but I really, REALLY want to see the F1. But only on condition that it involves the Singapore Airlines box or perhaps a suite at the Fullerton. This is the first year I’ve been in town and driven around (and actually over) the race, and it really got to me – the lights, the excitement, and those lovely rooftop decadence-boxes – but by that time, there were only $900 grandstand tickets left that included queues for Champagne and loos. Actually, it might be good timing for that suite for 2017.
Start getting excited for the next Singapore GP.
4. Sound By Human wireless audio gadgets
Yes, these weird bionic-looking headphones. Or earbuds. Or whatever they are. I feel like with the acquisition of these faintly-terrifying wearables, I could leap over several generations’ worth of tech and land in the future, maybe 15 minutes ahead of everyone else, and forever dispel rumours that I’m not really clear what the Cloud is. No one will question me when I’m wearing Sound(s). And I won’t hear them even if they do.
Find out more at this website.
5. A Vinturi wine aerator
A Vinturi wine aerator. Is it weird to lust after something you already own? We have three of these buried somewhere in a garage in Sydney. I used to say that pouring wine through an aerator adds $20 to the value of the bottle, which is doubly important in Singapore where the first $20 is all tax. When I asked in a major local department store’s wine section where the aerators were, they looked at me like I’d made the word up and vomited it onto their merch aisle. Some Plumm stemware to go with it would also be nice.
Vinturi wine aerators are available via this website.