Neiman Marcus Releases 2021 Christmas Book

Instead of a lump of coal, how would you like to find a 30.86-carat diamond in your stocking? The $6.1 million heart-shaped gem is the most expensive gift in the year's edition of the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

The Dallas-based department store unveiled its holiday catalog, which features the Mughal Heart Diamond and six other fantasy gifts. Designing the nearly 100-page book takes months of planning.

“It takes over 2,000 hours of effort and big teams across the organization contributing,” explained Daz McColl, chief marketing officer at Neiman Marcus.

Neiman Marcus released the 95th edition of their annual Fantasy Gift List, including over-the-top travel, transportation, jewelry, and entertainment.

Like other years, the gifts aren’t limited to physical items. The second priciest on the list is a $395,000 private party for 20 on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater, complete with a Roaring Twenties theme. Two of the fantasy items have an eco-friendly twist: a $345,000 sustainability-focused shopping experience, along with a $285,000 customized fully-electric Hummer truck and auto auction package.

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The Mughal Heart Diamond is the ultimate expression of everlasting love, and an example of the unique and unparalleled gemstones Neiman Marcus offers.
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The Mughal Heart Diamond is the ultimate expression of everlasting love, and an example of the unique and unparalleled gemstones Neiman Marcus offers.
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The Mughal Heart Diamond is the ultimate expression of everlasting love, and an example of the unique and unparalleled gemstones Neiman Marcus offers.
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The Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware Fantasy Gift is comprised of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Portugal for you and a guest and the opportunity to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting with one of the most prestigious porcelain Portuguese brands, Vista Alegre.
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The Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware Fantasy Gift is comprised of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Portugal for you and a guest and the opportunity to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting with one of the most prestigious porcelain Portuguese brands, Vista Alegre.
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The Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware Fantasy Gift is comprised of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Portugal for you and a guest and the opportunity to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting with one of the most prestigious porcelain Portuguese brands, Vista Alegre.
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The Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware Fantasy Gift is comprised of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Portugal for you and a guest and the opportunity to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting with one of the most prestigious porcelain Portuguese brands, Vista Alegre.
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This Fantasy Gift offers customers an exclusive edition of Barret-Jackson Hummer EV Edition 1, the world’s first fully electric super truck.
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The Hummer EV Edition 1 features two-tone leather seats with anodized metal accents, a bespoke steering wheel, extreme off-road package and the new Watts to Freedom feature that accelerates the vehicle to 60 mph in just three seconds.
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The Hummer EV Edition 1 features two-tone leather seats with anodized metal accents, a bespoke steering wheel, extreme off-road package and the new Watts to Freedom feature that accelerates the vehicle to 60 mph in just three seconds.
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The Hummer EV Edition 1 retails for $285,000 and includes an electric charging station with the sale.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Little People, BIG DREAMS™ Fantasy Gift is made for avid readers and dreamers alike! As part of this gift, you and your little ones will travel to London to meet with Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author and creator of the best-selling series, Little People, BIG DREAMS™, to co-write and create a personalized edition featuring a story from your family.
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The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience Fantasy Gift is perfectly packaged for the eco-conscious, fashion-forward person in your life (or yourself!). This gift is comprised of three stops, which can be done out of order if needed, for you to ignite and elevate your circular-economy journey with FASHIONPHILE founder Sarah Davis and Neiman Marcus Fashion and Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken.
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The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience Fantasy Gift is perfectly packaged for the eco-conscious, fashion-forward person in your life (or yourself!). This gift is comprised of three stops, which can be done out of order if needed, for you to ignite and elevate your circular-economy journey with FASHIONPHILE founder Sarah Davis and Neiman Marcus Fashion and Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken.
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The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience Fantasy Gift is perfectly packaged for the eco-conscious, fashion-forward person in your life (or yourself!). This gift is comprised of three stops, which can be done out of order if needed, for you to ignite and elevate your circular-economy journey with FASHIONPHILE founder Sarah Davis and Neiman Marcus Fashion and Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken.
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The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience Fantasy Gift is perfectly packaged for the eco-conscious, fashion-forward person in your life (or yourself!). This gift is comprised of three stops, which can be done out of order if needed, for you to ignite and elevate your circular-economy journey with FASHIONPHILE founder Sarah Davis and Neiman Marcus Fashion and Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken.
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The Roaring Twenties Fantasy Gift is the perfect present for someone looking to celebrate bigger than ever before. As part of this gift, you and 19 guests will attend an exclusive soirée at the famed Apollo Theater by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
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The Roaring Twenties Fantasy Gift is the perfect present for someone looking to celebrate bigger than ever before. As part of this gift, you and 19 guests will attend an exclusive soirée at the famed Apollo Theater by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
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The Roaring Twenties Fantasy Gift is the perfect present for someone looking to celebrate bigger than ever before. As part of this gift, you and 19 guests will attend an exclusive soirée at the famed Apollo Theater by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
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The Roaring Twenties Fantasy Gift is the perfect present for someone looking to celebrate bigger than ever before. As part of this gift, you and 19 guests will attend an exclusive soirée at the famed Apollo Theater by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
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The Roaring Twenties Fantasy Gift is the perfect present for someone looking to celebrate bigger than ever before. As part of this gift, you and 19 guests will attend an exclusive soirée at the famed Apollo Theater by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
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The Winter Magic Fantasy Gift, made for thrill seekers and statement makers, is comprised of a three-night expedition to Jackson Hole’s premier luxury destination, Caldera House, where you and up to five guests will embark on a ski adventure like no other with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn.
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The Winter Magic Fantasy Gift, made for thrill seekers and statement makers, is comprised of a three-night expedition to Jackson Hole’s premier luxury destination, Caldera House, where you and up to five guests will embark on a ski adventure like no other with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn.
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The Winter Magic Fantasy Gift, made for thrill seekers and statement makers, is comprised of a three-night expedition to Jackson Hole’s premier luxury destination, Caldera House, where you and up to five guests will embark on a ski adventure like no other with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn.
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The Winter Magic Fantasy Gift, made for thrill seekers and statement makers, is comprised of a three-night expedition to Jackson Hole’s premier luxury destination, Caldera House, where you and up to five guests will embark on a ski adventure like no other with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn.

The rest of the list will take buyers on getaways to remember. A three-day luxury ski trip for six to Jackson Hole costs $235,000, and it includes a day on the slopes with Olympian Lindsey Vonn. Take a luxury tour of Portugal and bring home custom porcelain dinnerware for $80,000.

The least expensive fantasy gift is a family trip to London, and the chance for your child to have a personalized book written about them. It’s McColl’s favorite gift.

“The idea of a family being able to have that experience and create that book together is a really good symbol of the love and relationships we have at Neiman Marcus, and how we think about our customers,” he said, explaining that some of the price benefits the Boys and Girls Club.

Curating the luxury wish list takes a team effort.

“Some of them we dream up and then work with partners to build and create,” said McColl. “And sometimes we have partners that come to us each year and say, ‘We have this, we’d love it to be a fantasy gift.’”

The fantasy gift tradition began in 1959, when Stanley Marcus decided to sell a steer which customers could have delivered live or as steaks. Later decades brought extravagances ranging from Hawaiian homes or a $20 million submarine to a life-sized longhorn desk. The opulence wasn’t limited to the items inside the Christmas Book’s pages. Pet cats delivered leather-bound catalogs to dozens of people around the country, jetting around on private planes in 1977.

Like other years, the store’s holiday celebration isn’t limited to its gift guide. McColl said they’re hard at work on experiences inside stores for customers.

“Quite a few of our stores will have what we call Instagram windows where you can actually get inside the window yourself and have a photo taken as if you’re in a snow dome.”

McColl acknowledged there’s some uncertainty heading into the holiday season as companies deal with supply chain issues and shipping delays. He said Neiman Marcus has faced a few challenges already, but believes they’re in a good position. Still, he encouraged customers to check off their holiday shopping lists early, in case problems pop up down the road.

“I think that’s going to be the smart play this year,” he advised.

While customers are just beginning to dream about what might wind up under their tree this holiday, McColl said his team is already starting work on next year’s holiday offerings. Design on packaging for things like popcorn and cookies began last month and a couple months after Christmas they’ll begin brainstorming themes.

“We’re always excited about bringing that joy and magic to our customers.”

Instead of a lump of coal, how would you like to find a 30.86-carat diamond in your stocking? Check out the $6.1 million heart-shaped gem and see the six other ultra-luxury fantasy gifts revealed in the 2021 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

Take a look at the 'Fantasy Gifts' galleries from years past below.

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Fulfill your secret agent fantasies in an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
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A treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26, Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment, which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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A treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26, Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment, which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Imagine jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin. You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home, your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Imagine jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin. You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home, your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Does your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique creation to life. n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift, $5,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American Humane; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited to one gift.
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It’s every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus, and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of the products Mario used during your glam experience. n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience, $15,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Live for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa, and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then, every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each piece signed. n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Live for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa, and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then, every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each piece signed. n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
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Calling all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s Motor Valley.” n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience
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Calling all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s Motor Valley.” n<br><br>nWith the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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Available exclusively to InCircle members, Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah.
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A sure sign of fall, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled its annual Christmas Book on Thursday.
Serenity Solar Yacht - $7,100,000<br />n"Who hasn’t dreamed of exploring the deep blue sea? The world will be your oyster aboard this one-of-a-kind cruiser. Measuring in at 74 feet, it’s the largest solar powered yacht in the world. Also featuring an interior inspired by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing, it’s the chicest, too. With three levels and four main cabins it comfortably sleeps up to 12 people, including a crew of four. As bells and whistles go, it boasts a fully functional kitchen, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment system, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and ample closet space – important to note, because this gift includes a Neiman Marcus shopping spree. Created by Serenity Yachts, the leaders in pure electric and hybrid watercrafts, the vessel is fitted with more than 1,100 square feet of solar panels and tops out at 20 knots, with cruising speeds ranging from 6-8 knots (electric) and 10-12 knots (diesel). Should it rain on your parade, there are also two diesel engines, but we’re wishing you nothing but blue skies. Bon voyage!
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India, Nepal, Bhutan and The Maldives - $630,000<br />n"Want to give someone the world? We’ve got just the thing. Spend time exploring India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives with bespoke travel purveyor Black Tomato. Travel through secret spots in the Taj Mahal, observe tigers in their natural habitat on a private safari, watch the sunrise from Mount Everest Base Camp and so much more. The recipient plus three guests will travel by private jet, staying in luxurious style in award-winning five-star hotels, chic glamping safari tents and secluded luxury lodges constructed just for them. Appealing to wellness gurus and adventure seekers alike, activities include time with yoga masters, naturopathy experts, Hindu priests, and monks, along with breathtaking helicopter tours of the Himalayas and island cruises via yacht. From picturesque snowcapped mountains to the paradise-like Maldives, it’s a corner of the Earth as diverse geographically as it is culturally—and this once-in-a-lifetime experience provides a taste of it all while offering unparalleled access to sites seldom traveled.
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Tennis Majors as a VIP Guest of Sloane Stephens - $550,000<br />nShopping for a tennis aficionado? Give them the ultimate experience. As a VIP guest of Sloane Stephens (2017 U.S. Open champion), the recipient and a guest will get unprecedented access to all four tennis majors. From Paris to London to New York and Melbourne, the purchaser will enjoy a week at each tournament, sitting in a VIP box with close friends and family of Sloane Stephens, staying in player-only hotels, and going behind-the-scenes of each prestigious event. The ace: At each course, they will have the opportunity to get in on the action by going head-tohead with Stephens in a private 45-minute hitting match. And because they’ll be quite friendly at this point, Stephens will close out the experience by gifting her guests with tennis gear and signed memorabilia. It may sound too good to be true, but we assure you this is no racket.
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1 Million Pieces of Sugarfina Candy - $325,000<br />n"Who wouldn’t want to feel like a kid in a candy store every single day? Introducing the sweetest gift of them all. The giftee and three lucky guests will travel first-class to the Italian Riviera for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that needs no candy coating at all. After checking into the beautiful Belmond Hotel Splendido, they’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cinque Terre before driving to a Sugarfina factory in Genoa, where they’ll spend the day with founders Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick. The guests of honor will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the magic is made, followed by a working session with the creators to craft custom candy flavors. When the time comes to say ciao, know the fun is just getting started. Back home, candy – your bespoke flavors included – will arrive for up to three years, amounting to about one million pieces all together. And because all that candy has to go somewhere, a candy bar will be installed in the recipient’s home and stocked with his or her favorite Sugarfina candies. It’s truly a sweet deal.
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Fulfill Your Fantasy by Becoming a Secret Agent - $315,000<br />n"Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go undercover? Here’s your chance to find out. As the operatives, four adrenaline junkies will fly to Las Vegas via private jet for a three-day, two-night espionage adventure organized by The Invictus Experience. Upon landing, they’ll be greeted by a mysterious man in a tux, who will hand over an envelope containing their assigned mission profile – and the fun will begin with a team of elite and decorated Special Operations Forces Veterans. Free-fall parachutists, combatant divers, force reconnaissance marines, et al will accompany the group to fulfill all of their secret agent fantasies: jumping out of planes, racing supercars and whatever else is required to complete the mission at hand. When it comes time to refuel and retire for the night, it will be in exceptional style. Covert dinners and unforgettable accommodations at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas are included. Only one question remains: Will you accept this mission?
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Collaborate on an Exclusive Outfit with Colleen Atwood - $300,000<br />n"What could be better than a magical day with four-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood? A custom piece by the designer, perhaps? Fortunately, the lucky recipient of this gift will get both. He or she and a guest will spend the day with Atwood, joining forces to create a one-of-a-kind outfit inspired by the designer’s latest project, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, opening November 16 in theaters. The most fantastic day will include lunch and a collaborative design session with Atwood, a fitting to take comprehensive measurements and a photo opportunity to commemorate the experience. Adding to the fun, the giftee will receive a truly amazing swag bag including an autographed movie poster, a selection of Fantastic Beasts wands from The Noble Collection, and a collection of three HarperCollins Fantastic Beasts movie tie-in books that take you behind the scenes of the series. Pure magic.
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The Virtue House - $250,000<br />n"What if peace of mind – and peace and quiet – were only a few steps away? They can be now with the Virtue House, a 10’ x 12’ backyard retreat by Studio Shed for those in search of serenity. Less about indulgence and more about introspection – we believe in balance, after all – the Virtue House is a place to feed the soul. Relax with a glass of rosé on the surround deck or recharge with an hour of meditation. From the art to the finishes, Christina Simon of Mark Ashby Design, who once designed yoga studios, creates luxurious, tranquil spaces and doesn’t miss a single detail – including the installation expertise of Studio Shed’s logistical team. Brimming with natural light and rose quartz, this elegant escape features all the accouterments of the good life.
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The Vice House - $250,000<br />n"Everyone has a vice. What’s yours? Whether it’s fine Cornelius & Anthony cigars with 50-year-old whiskey or marathon gaming sessions with friends, the Vice House is just the place to indulge freely. Built by Studio Shed and curated by Christina Simon, elegant furnishings, deep wood tones, and lighting that sets the mood create a refuge far removed from day-to-day responsibilities. All the “necessities” for a life of leisure are in reach; there’s even a surround deck—should one choose to venture into the great outdoors. Because the whole point of the Vice House is R&R, a logistical team is provided to ensure install is a breeze. So come on in, kick back, and stay awhile. You’ve earned it.
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Animal Sculpture by Bjorn Okholm Skaarup - $200,000<br />n"What creature would you have cast in bronze? A family pet or your favorite animal, perhaps? Whatever your choice, Danish sculptor, Bjørn Okholm Skaarup will bring it to life. An internationally acclaimed artist, Okholm Skaarup is best known for fanciful animal sculptures; most notably, his more than 15-foot-tall bronze Hippo Ballerina on display in New York City’s Lincoln Center. His work has appeared in some of the world’s finest museums. And now, a custom creation can be the centerpiece of your home or property. You’ll fly to Florence, Italy, to spend time with the sculptor at his foundry, see some of his most famous pieces, and finalize the details of his unique sculpture for you. Envisioning your dog as a 14-foot tap dancer – or something more realistic such as a life-size tribute to your cat? Should you desire an entire carousel of dancing animals for your backyard, it can be done. Your wish is Bjørn’s command.
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The 2015 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Features a Vast Selection of Fantasy Gifts
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WORLD VIEW EXPLORATION AT THE EDGE OF SPACE - This two-part adventure takes you and seven companions up 100,000 feet into space in a luxury pressurized capsule where you will experience 360 degree views of Earth. ($90,000 per person; page 39)
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NEIMAN MARCUS LIMITED-EDITION MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE - The 2015 Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible commemorates Mustang's 50th anniversary. ($95,000; pages 42-43)
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ARCH MOTORCYCLE & RIDE EXPERIENCE - Limited edition KRGT-1 Motorcycle Ride Experience from Arch Motorcycle Company. ($150,000; page 37)
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THE ORPHAN BARREL PROJECT - Visit the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky for barrel hunting, tasting and creating unique Orphan Barrel variants to be hand-bottled and labeled exclusively for you and five bourbon-curious friends. ($125,000; page 38)
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DREAM TRIP TO INDIA - For 12 days you and a guest will experience the beauty of India through O'Harani Luxe Experiences. ($400,000; page 48)
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ITALY TOUR WITH IPPOLITA & ARTEMEST CRAFTSMEN - You and three guests will join jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno on a seven day art tour of Florence and Venice. ($150,000; page 40)
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TEXAS GUITAR TRI0 GIFT - This guitar, designed by Billy Gibbons and built by Bolin guitars, is a modern riff on the classic 1961 Gibson SG. ($30,000 each; page 44)
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IRIS APFEL FOR BAJALIA TRUNK OF ACCESSORIES - This gift includes lunch and a styling session with 93-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel. ($80,000; page 41)
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“HIS & HERS” ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S COSTUMES IN PERSONALIZED MACKENZIE-CHILDS TRUNKS - Each personalized MacKenzie-Childs trunk features the child’s hand-painted initials and holds a selection of Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection costumes. The blue version includes five ©Marvel Super Heroes costumes: Ultimate Light-Up Spider-Man, Ultimate Thor, Star-Lord coat & mask set, Ultimate Captain America®, and Ultimate Light-Up Hulk Buster. ($5,000 each; pages 46-47)
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“HIS & HERS” ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S COSTUMES IN PERSONALIZED MACKENZIE-CHILDS TRUNKS - Each personalized MacKenzie-Childs trunk features the child’s hand-painted initials and holds a selection of Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection costumes. The pink version, an equally delightful trunk holds Disney favorites Ultimate Collection Elsa, Ultimate Collection Aurora, Ultimate Collection Sophia the First, and Ultimate Cinderella Ball Gown. ($5,000 each; pages 46-47)
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COUTURE DIARY - Artist Abigail Vogel with hand-paint 20 of the recipient's treasured ensembles, and renowned craftsman Paul Vogel with bind the book in your choice of red or black Scandinavian calfskin. ($10,000; page 45)
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100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4, price tag $95,000.
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Neiman Marcus unveiled it's 2014 Christmas Book on Tuesday, and showed off some of its fantasy gifts.
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100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4, price tag $95,000.
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His & Hers Vilebrequin Quadski. Jet ski meets ATV with a price tag of $50,000 each.
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Her Vilebrequin Quadski comes in yellow, with a price tag of $50,000.
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His Vilebrequin Quadski comes in purple, with a price tag of $50,000.
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The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway, price tag $300,000.
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Vanity Fair Academy Awards® Experience, including three nights stay for two in a suite at The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, Saturday cocktails at Sunset Tower, Saturday dinner at Chateau Marmont, Sunday pre-party spa for two at The Peninsula, invitation for two and transportation to and from the Vanity Fair party. Price tag, $420,000.
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Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience for Six Couples, includes a four-night stay at Audubon Cottages, cocktails and home tours hosted by Debra Shriver, Thomas Jayne, and Hal Williamson, spa afternoon, city tour hosted by Maryann Miller, a voodoo storyteller and transportation. Price tag $125,000.
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Preston Bailey Peacock Floral Sculptures, available in two sizes, $65,000 for the outdoor garden and $25,000 for a small indoor silk flower peacock.
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Three-day trip with Monica Rich Kosann to the German town of Idar Oberstein to create your own custom locket. Airfare not included, price tag $100,000.
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THE GLASS HOUSE EXPERIENCE For the first time ever, you and a very lucky guest get to experience an overnight stay in the New Canaan, Connecticut, weekend residence of world-renowned architect and art patron, Philip Johnson. The Glass House and its bucolic surroundings are yours to explore upon arrival. Get up-close-and-personal access to the life and style of one of the twentieth century’s most revered visionaries as you wander among the 14 architectural structures, study his world-class modern painting and sculpture collection, visit the private library, and stroll through the 49 acres of landscaped grounds. Up to ten of your nearest and dearest will be invited to join you at Philip Johnson’s table for a locally sourced, multicourse culinary experience as well.All of the proceeds of this purchase will go toward the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation, which supports Club Glass House, a program that provides educational tours to children. ($30,000; pages 44-45)
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“His & Hers” 2013 ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM A true audio- and video-phile’s dream, you click a button and your television emerges from its discreet, underground cache, telescoping upward and unfolding to reveal its mega 201" C SEED screen. The accompanying speakers, developed by CAT-California Audio Technology, Inc., use the most advanced marine-grade components specifically developed for super yachts. The system includes technologically advanced speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers that project unparalleled sound, a DirecTV® satellite and DVD management system, and a built-in movie package featuring up to 300 movies and concerts (The American Film Institute’s 100 Most Thrilling American Films and 100 Greatest Love Stories, the remaining 100 are your choice). That never-ending argument over who controls the remote is no longer an issue. Two Apple® mini iPadsTM serve as the remotes; one for him and one for her. With every Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System purchase, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($1,500,000; pages 48-49)
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BESPOKE GLOBAL FALCONRY COMPANION Circling the field for the perfect spot to set up, you consider yourself lucky to take part in an ancient sport once reserved for nobles of Medieval Europe, the Middle East, and the Mongolian Empire. A prime local has been found, and you and your fellow hunters set up camp. Gazing upon your portable mew and matching custom trunk, you marvel at the 20-karat gold-plated perch, hand-carved stands, leather perch scale, and hand-sewn glove, anklet, and exotic-skin hoods by Ken Hooke, the world’s preeminent falconry hood maker. Next, the furniture: Chatwin chairs and a foldout table by Richard Wrightman, the foremost designer of bespoke campaign furniture. You unfold the beautiful, handmade backgammon board from Alexandra Llewellyn, pour yourself a drink from one of the lead crystal decanters, and select the cigar you’ll enjoy, using your matching cigar cutter by David Linley. With every Bespoke Global Falconry Companion purchase, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,500 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($150,000; pages 40-41)
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CICLOTTE A blend of amazing form and state-of-the-art function, this modern spin on the exercise bicycle will ensure it never gets relegated to the basement. Approaching the Ciclotte, you admire its sleek, sculptural appearance. The large wheel is a nod to the unicycles of the late 1800s, but that’s where the design-reminiscing ends. Void of the superfluous bells and whistles that characterize most of today’s gym equipment, this piece is a study in the power—and beauty—of simplicity. Good looks aside, its dynamic design is rivaled only by its effortless performance. Sitting astride your cycle, you adjust the angle of the carbon-fiber handles, choose from one of 12 levels of resistance, engage the pedals, and ride your way to a fitter, healthier you. With every Ciclotte purchase, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($11,000; page 42)
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JEFF KOONS’S DOM PERIGNON BALLOON VENUS The limited-edition Dom Pérignon’s Balloon Venus is playful, impactful, and signature Jeff Koons. Designed in celebration of the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003, this incarnation is based on one of the latest works from Koons’s Antiquity series called Balloon Venus (a modern riff on the Venus of Willendorf, which dates back to approximately 23,000 B.C.). According to the artist, this version represents the link between past, present, and future vintages of Dom Pérignon, as well as the continuity of the human experience symbolized by Venus.With every Dom Pérignon’s Balloon Venus purchase, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($20,000; page 47)
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INDIAN LARRY’S “WILD CHILD” MOTORCYCLE Handbuilt in Brooklyn, New York, for the Discovery Channel “Biker Build-Off” series, “Wild Child” is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Indian Larry’s artistic achievements. It features his signature dished tank, root beer metal flake paint, twisted down tube frame, and a truly unique engine with a shovelhead front cylinder, panhead rear, and jockey shift. An open belt drive is emblazoned with the “Wild Child” name. Brass accents and a handcarved leather seat in Indian Larry’s likeness complete the picture of this motorized masterpiece. In 2003, Larry rode “Wild Child” from St. Louis, Missouri, to Sturgis, South Dakota, where Larry’s bike was named the winner of the Build-Off, one of three unprecedented consecutive wins for the chopper enthusiast. A second gift offered by Indian Larry, “Question Everything”, is modeled after Indian Larry’s famous “Daddy O,” featuring a twisted springer front end, a handmade Indian Larry wishbone frame with a signature mustang tank, 93 cubic-inch shovelhead engine, and hand-painted platinum-leaf flames. With the purchase of “Wild Child,” Neiman Marcus will donate $7,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. (Indian Larry’s “Wild Child” Motorcycle $750,000, page 46; Indian Larry’s “Question Everything” Motorcycle $80,000, information available online only)
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THE GLASS HOUSE EXPERIENCE For the first time ever, you and a very lucky guest get to experience an overnight stay in the New Canaan, Connecticut, weekend residence of world-renowned architect and art patron, Philip Johnson. The Glass House and its bucolic surroundings are yours to explore upon arrival. Get up-close-and-personal access to the life and style of one of the twentieth century’s most revered visionaries as you wander among the 14 architectural structures, study his world-class modern painting and sculpture collection, visit the private library, and stroll through the 49 acres of landscaped grounds. Up to ten of your nearest and dearest will be invited to join you at Philip Johnson’s table for a locally sourced, multicourse culinary experience as well.All of the proceeds of this purchase will go toward the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation, which supports Club Glass House, a program that provides educational tours to children. ($30,000; pages 44-45)
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FOREVERMARK ULTIMATE DIAMOND EXPERIENCE Every extraordinary gem has a history, but rare is the opportunity to trace its provenance. As the owner of this 25-carat rough Forevermark® diamond, you’ll travel deep into the heart of Africa to discover where your stone began its journey more than one billion years ago. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure starts with a trip to the De Beers headquarters in London. Once there, you’ll receive your exceptional diamond in its rough and uncut form, name your diamond, learn about the unique inscription it will receive, and meet the master craftsman who will hand-cut and polish it to perfection. A private tour of The Crown Jewels and dinner with De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier and Forevermark CEO Stephen Lussier in the Tower of London follow. Your journey continues on a vessel off Namibia’s coast, where your diamond was discovered deep within the ocean floor. You’ll then explore rough-diamond sorting houses and a children’s community project, where the local population benefits from Forevermark’s responsible sourcing of diamonds.Upon returning to the United States, you’ll meet with New York jewelry designer Maria Canale to design the ring that will exhibit your exceptional diamond.With the purchase of the Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience, Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. ($1,850,000; page 43)
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THE NEIMAN MARCUS 2014 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH VOLANTE With its elegant profile and confident, sexy stance, your Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, one of only 10 in the world, scores high marks on good looks alone. But there’s more to this machine than meets the eye. Beneath its NM Exclusive Seychelles Blue exterior exists the culmination of a century of technological and engineering prowess. Handbuilt in Gaydon, England, your Vanquish Volante sports a 100% carbon fiber shell—the first ever in Aston Martin’s history—allowing for a much lighter car with greater torsional and structural rigidity, while enhancing safety, performance, and handling. A new, naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, V-12 engine produces some 565 horsepower and is tuned to deliver 457 pound-feet of torque, available and accessible throughout the rev range to deliver an enhanced performance feel. The engine sends the drive strictly to the rear wheels via a six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, making acceleration smooth, steady, and, above all, responsive. With a turn of the ignition, the throaty engine roars to life. A three-mode Adaptive Damping System allows you to choose the character of your ride. Cruising down the coastline, you wonder what it would be like to put the reported 180-plus mph max speed to the test. Like a certain secret agent, you have a penchant for these beautiful British automobiles—and a taste for adventure. With every purchase of the Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Neiman Marcus will donate $3,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Reserve your 2014 Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante by calling 1-888-756-0775, beginning promptly at noon EDT on October 23, 2013. ($344,500; pages 50-51)