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The world’s most expensive Starbucks drink costs US$24 and has an eye-popping 1400mg of caffeine.

TNW reported a guy by the name of Logan Warren had earned his free cup from his Starbucks Rewards card and decided to make the most out of it – by ordering the most expensive cup of caffeine-fuelled liquid he possibly could.

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USD$21.8 million could buy you a lot of things – a mansion, a luxury sportscar, a round-the-world trip, and even leave you with extra cash to burn. But in Tokyo, Japan, that sum can buy you one (yes, just one) luxury one-bedroom apartment.

Dubbed simply “The House”, the world’s most expensive one-bedroom apartment is fittingly located in the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo, the Minami-Azabu district.

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Dining

Think you tipped the scales this Easter? Don’t worry – the calorie count of all the Easter eggs you consumed could not have come close to that of the world’s largest hot cross bun.

A team of five bakers in Manchester, England, have set a new Guinness World Record after creating the world’s largest hot cross bun, the Metro reported.

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Dining

Renowned “Karat chef” Angelito Araneta Jr has re-created the world’s most expensive sushi.

Araneta was recognised by Guinness World Records in June 2010 as the maker of the World’s Most Expensive Sushi, costing 91,800 pesos (US$1,978.15) for five pieces.

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Design

One great thing about traveling can be discovering interior design items you haven’t seen before. Perhaps the hotel you stayed in on your last getaway had a cool lamp in the lobby that would suit your living room just perfectly. Or maybe you spotted an armchair that would be just right – but it won’t exactly be able to fit your suitcase or carry-on.

When honeymooning at the Greenwich in New York, Isabel Rutland loved their furniture and design so much that she wanted it for her own home in London. Like many of us, however, she didn’t know where to buy it. For two years she dedicated herself to researching the designer hotel market and was able to launch Discover&Deliver this March.

Discover&Deliver is a bit like a dream wonderland for those truly dedicated to interior design and special pieces that you don’t see everywhere. So if you went wild at the flea markets in a foreign city or country and forgot you weren’t home and could just put it in your car, relax. The sofa that you just had to have can be delivered by Discover&Deliver. Even better, they will take care of all local taxes and custom duties and you can get an instant online quote. So before you buy that sofa, you can quickly estimate exactly what it might cost in reality.

In the comfort of your own home their shop lets you look through an extensive collection of designer pillows, glass ware, or tables. Do you have a particular designer in mind? Have a look at their impressive list of designers and if you find something you like, you can instantly buy it from Discover&Deliver. For example, if you like designer Arne Jacobsen’s famous egg chair, you can choose if you want a swivel or auto return in leather or fabric. You get a selection of three different materials, and it will be delivered to you within 8-10 weeks. Click on “Places you will see this piece” and the places, along with images of the egg chair in that setting, will show, like “W London”. It is difficult to not get carried away and forget about time and reason.

If you see something you like in a hotel or restaurant, like Isabel did, you can contact them to have their interior designers search for it. All you need to do is send them a picture and they will source it for you or propose something of similar look and quality. Remember that desk in the hotel lobby from last year’s weekend getaway? It could be yours! DISCOVER&DELIVER

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Dining

Now that the warm weather is easing in (if it’s not, then we apologize), and you have a renewed interest in getting outside, taking outdoor picnics will probably come up on the short-list of things to do whether you like it or not.

So whether you’re off to a private spot in the mountains with your significant other or the local park filled with countless people just like you, consider the following gadgets that will streamline your outing and maximize your enjoyment.

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Design

Some people think it’s enough just to come out of their caves when winter ends. Others want to ride headfirst into the warmer season at the fastest possible speeds.

If you are one of these people – and have some extra room in your garage – why not pick up a new motorcycle (or two or three) for every occasion? Whether you want to go across the country or make the most noise going down the street, here are our picks for this season.

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Dining

A whisky created to mark British Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee has gone on sale in Singapore for S$250,000 a bottle.

Only 60 bottles of Diamond Jubilee whisky were made by the Johnnie Walker unit of Diageo PLC from a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952, The Telegraph reported.

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Dining

A sapphire-studded $35 million cake, named ‘Pirates Fantasy’, has been dubbed the world’s most expensive cake.

The ten-layered cake was crafted and designed by celebrity chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, group skills development chef at Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels & Resorts, and was unveiled at the Heritance Ahungalla in Sri Lanka.

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Lifestyle

An abandoned dog named Beyoncé, who was so tiny at birth she could fit comfortably inside a tablespoon or on top of an iPhone, could soon be named the world’s smallest dog by Guinness World Records.

The female Dachshund mix dog weighed just one ounce when she was born, and after two weeks measured just four inches long.

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