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How to buy an island?

This is the dream of many people, owning a beautiful island somewhere in a tropical part of the world. Well, there’s news for you, an island can be yours and I’m not only talking to our readers with plenty of cash left after the crisis.

What are the prices for private islands? That depends on the location. Just as in real estate, location is key. Do you prefer an island in Norway, just off the coast of Spain, the Caribbean or near Africa? The typical tropical islands (and matching location) will cost a few more than small islands near let’s say, the North American coast. Think from $ 1,000,000 and up for your tropical dream. A lot less and you can be the proud owner of a sea-surrounded gem anywhere else.

Remote islands are easier to find, but then you need to take transportation costs is consideration. A stylish gentleman like you sure knows how to ride a powerboat and maybe even fly a plane. That helps, but if you don’t you’ll need to hire people to transport you and your friends to your island.

What is on the island? If there’s nothing there (the real deal), good luck. You’ll have to build a cottage, villa or other form of living space using the remainder of your savings. Constructing a building and infrastructure on an island is 1.5 times more expensive than on the main land. Again, take transportation into consideration. You can always go for the “Survivor” option and live, cook, shit and sleep outdoors.

So, why would you want to buy an island anyway? It’s the way of spending your holidays the cool way. Further, there’s nothing like a good story on parties and events. How many people do you know that own an island? It is really exclusive.

If you are not too sure about it, try renting an island for a few weeks to become familiar with the experience. Regarding to the boat and the airplane, every stylish man knows the FFF-rule: if it flies, floats or fucks: rent it. I disagree with the last F, but there’s a truth in the other two F’s.

Good luck with your island-hunt. The best place to start is here: http://www.vladi-private-islands.com.

Grtz,

Derek

With special thanks to Vladi Private Islands for the pictures.

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1 year anniversary “PROPERTY OF…”

There is this very nice and cool shop at the corner of the Herenstraat and the Herengracht in Amsterdam called “PROPERTY OF…”. They sell men’s bags and accessoires of their own brand, which started in 2006. The shop is very warm and the staff is very friendly as well, with lots of personal attention and very good coffee.

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of the shop in Amsterdam, celebrated with a BBQ and drinks. I’ve made some pictures again with my silly phone…

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