Neiman Marcus 2007 Fantasy Gifts
It's the most wonderful time of the year, the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts in their Holiday catalog. This year's catalog includes the following:
--a dragon topiary created on your land with 15 indigenous plants and gold-leaf horns. It starts at $35,000.
--his and hers portraits done in chocolate syrup by artists Vik Muniz for $110,000.
--a treetent that sells for $50,000.
--the butterfly-covered two-seat ultalight aircraft used by documentary filmmaker Vico Gutierrez to create his movie The Flight of the Monarch which documents Monarch butterflies. It sells for $80,000.
--a classical music concert by the Kirov Orchestra for you and 499 friends. The concert will be filmed and is hosted by Regis Philbin. For $1.59 million you also get to keep the piano.
--a two-person Neiman Marcus edition Gem Triton submarine that sells for $1.44 million and comes with a gemstone keychain.
--the Swami conversational robot which runs off an included laptop PC and can hold conversations, recognize family members and give advice. It sells for $75,000.
a 305-carat uncut diamond which will be turned into custom necklace designed by Diamonds in the Rough to your specifications. It starts at $1 million.
--a Vertu phone designed by Frank Nuovo with pink and white diamonds for $73,000.
--your own plane in the Rocket Racing league complete with training for pilots and pit crew and support for one year for $2 million.
--an online media wall for $100,000.
--ten acres at the Ameya Preserve in Montana for $2.3 million (this isn't a Neiman gift it's just being advertised in the catalog)
--and the car this year is a special 2008 Lexus IS F special-edition which goes on sale October 18 and sells for $68,000.
Is it just me or was last year's fantasy gift collection a little more alluring?