While I was on vacation, our boat stopped by St. Bart’s and I felt immediately felt ritzier. St. Bart’s is the playground of the rich and famous, particularly during the month of December/ early January. Additionally, everybody speaks French, which made me feel sort of classy because I love the French language. Before we disembarked from the boat, however, I saw a large yacht sitting out in the water. The yacht belonged to a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, and her name is Eclipse.
The thing is pretty impressive, I won’t lie to you. It is 500ish feet long (bigger than the boat I was on) and cost 1 billion dollars. Also, he had another small boat sitting right behind it and he allegedly stays on the yacht three times a year, at most. I was thinking to myself, “Why would anybody spend a billion dollars on a yacht that they use three times per year?” But then I realized, what is a billion dollars if you are worth 13 billion, right? Then I thought to myself what I might buy if I had billions upon billions of dollars.
1. A ton of clothes
If I had billions of dollars I would probably be at Bergdof, Barney’s and Saks every other day buying clothes. My closet would be flooded with clothes, simply because I am obsessed. I wouldn’t be the type, however, to wear something once and then throw it out. That, friends, is not my style. But to have a closet filled with Chanel, Valentino, Prada, McQueen, Rag & Bone, YSL, and maybe a few Zac Posen’s and Lanvin’s here and there would be nothing less than spectacular.
2. A personal chef
I like to cook, but I tend to a) hate cleaning up after I cook something, and b) take forever to cook something cool. Because of these two snappy attributes, if I had billions of dollars I would hire a personal chef, because they would be able to cook me delicious meals and I wouldn’t have to worry about it a) taking an eternity, or b) being angry after I finish because a tornado blew through the kitchen. And my chef would be able to cook me delicious vegetarian meals because of course they would be ingrained in the extensive food repertoire that is their brain. And maybe while I’m at it I’d hire a personal sommelier because the chef may need a buddy.
3. Perhaps ONE Yacht
Did I forget to mention that our Russian billionaire buddy has not two, but seven yachts? For me, that’s a bit too much. If I had billions of dollars I would probably invest in one classy yacht. Perhaps I’d park it in Europe, maybe in the Mediterranean sea. That way I could sail through Europe, stopping by all of the swankiest ports.
4. A really cool shower
Showering is truly an experience because it is probably one of the only times per day that you can relax, despite whatever craziness may be going on around you. I thought about this because while I was on the boat my cabin had the most INSANE shower. It included the regular shower head, but when you turn the nob to the bottom these other jets sprayed out at you at the SAME time that the shower head was spraying water down onto you. It was pretty relaxing and I never wanted to get out, thus my billions of dollars would also go into my relaxing shower fund.
5. A huge, comfy bed
Might as well complete the whole bedroom/bathroom thing by adding a cool bed, right? The difference between a nice bed and a so-so bed is truly remarkable. Right now, I’m sitting on my twin bed at school (without sheets or a comforter because they are currently in the washing machine) and it is a relatively uncomfortable experience. My bed at home, however, is much better because my mom put a crazy amount of mattresses on it (there’s 2 tempur-pedics and a regular mattress) so it is super comfortable. Much better than a school mattress, I’d say.
What would you buy if you had billions of dollars?