Whilst much has been made of the democratizing power of the internet, there are certain niches that have developed offering individuals the chance to really indulge in their most luxurious fantasies.
Whether it’s playing some opulent table games from the comfort of your sofa, or even living the life of a movie star for a day or two, the internet can help you fulfil your deepest wishes thanks to some of these surprising options.
A quick holiday once used to mean signing up to a pre-existing tour operator, but thanks to the rise of the sharing economy, it’s now easier than ever to find accommodation that surpasses your wildest dreams. Companies like the revolutionary Airbnb can help you find your own luxury holiday setting whether it’s a Victorian castle, a spacious Manhattan loft or even an authentic villa in Tuscany.
Similarly, the Gentleman Luxury Car website offers you the chance to have a top of the range car for a year without having to buy one. So if the thought of spending 2016 driving a Porsche 997 or an Aston Martin V8 sounds appealing, this is definitely the site to try.
Even if you’re housebound, there are select internet companies that offer some luxurious services with the likes of MUBI offering a specially curated selection of classic and arthouse films, whereas Not Another Bill provide a more physical treat with their monthly deliveries of bespoke gifts and luxury items.
And if arthouse cinema isn’t enough to keep you entertained, there are of course other upscale entertainment options available that may be more accessible. High-end table games like glamorous roulette, lucrative blackjack and decadent poker games provided by Mr Smith Casino are familiar to most, yet they still maintain the feel of luxury. Gamers can also receive their own supply of deluxe snacks and energy drinks thanks to the 420 Goody Box service that’s perfect for accompanying the gaming experience.
The concept of having food delivered to your door has been revolutionised by health food services such as Graze, as well as takeaway specialists like Hungry House. But Deliveroo go one step further by developing an app that enables you to receive high-quality restaurant food at just the click of a button.
And rather than running around the corner to the off-licence for an accompanying drink, there’s a massive range of bespoke wine dealers like Club W who will carefully select some choice wines and deliver them directly to your doorstep, so that you can concentrate on your luxurious table gaming entertainment!