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hey daddy, I want a brand new car, champaign, caviar … DADDY, you oughta get the best for me

Just a kind of human interest story. 

Hey, Daddy, I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

Hey, Daddy, gee, don’t I look swell in sables?
Clothes with Paris labels?
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

Here’s *’n’amazing* revelation
With a bit of stimulation
I’d be a great sensation
I’d be your inspiration

Daddy, I want a brand new car, champagne, caviar
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

Hey, Daddy, I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

Hey, Daddy, gee, don’t I look swell in sables?
Clothes with Paris labels?
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

(words and music, Bobby Troup, 1941)

Original recording by Sammy Kaye
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Not bad for a 22-year-old: F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Petra to buy £66m house

By Richard Kay

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The estate agent’s blurb called it a ‘trophy property’ that should appeal to a ‘Russian oligarch, a Hollywood star or a sheik’.

And if that was not enough, the £79million price tag should cut out the average first-time buyer.

Now, nearly 18 months after JCB digger tycoon Sir Anthony Bamford put his Grade II-listed pile in Chelsea, west London, on the market - at a £34million mark up on what he paid for it four years earlier - he has at last found a suitable purchaser… though you couldn’t find anyone less like an oil sheik.

The buyer is also rather prettier and younger than your average oligarch. Step forward Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s stunning younger daughter, Petra.

At 22, the model-turned-fashion-designer has been living with her long-term businessman boyfriend, James Stunt, in a seven-storey house in Eaton Square, Belgravia.

The fact that her new abode boasts up to 14 bedrooms is undaunting for her — a visitor to Eaton Square noticed her dressing room took up an entire floor.

The house she is buying, which includes a lodge next door, is set back from the road and boasts six reception rooms and ten bathrooms. Plenty of room, then, for James, 28, and his cellar of fine wines — he has a collection of Petrus spanning the great vintages of 1945 to 2005, worth £150,000.

Petra’s four dogs — two bulldogs, a boxer and a cavalier King Charles spaniel — will also have plenty of room to share.

The house, close to the London home of royal fiancee Kate Middleton, is being marketed by Beauchamp Estates in Mayfair.

With its own drive, a huge frontage and with planning permission for an underground swimming pool and gym already granted, it is said to be the most valuable property in Chelsea.

Sir Anthony and his wife Carole bought the mansion from Lebanese businessman Ely Calil in 2006 for £45million.

MORE OF INTEREST HERE, AND SEE HER OTHER HOUSE



Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 12/03/2010 at 10:20 AM   
 
  1. Poverty sucks!

    Personally, I think other sister Tamara is much better looking. So now that gigantor Mom Slavica has split from 80 year old mini-Dad Bernie, there’s thousands of millions just lying around. Seriously. Billions. And you know how parents feel so guilty about divorce and try to overcompensate. A Maserati here, a Georgian estate there, a small country somewhere else ... it’s all for the children you know.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   12/03/2010  at  04:30 PM  
  2. And I’ll bet they’re frakking liberals!

    Posted by Macker    United States   12/04/2010  at  01:20 PM  
  3. You know, I don’t know. Daddy made a fortune from car racing, which isn’t exactly a Green Activity. Or one approved by ‘Elf & Safety. And the taxes on several billion have to be awfully steep. Maybe one of our readers across the pond can speak to their politics and philanthropies.

    Don’t forget that what we’d call a centrist Democrat would be considered a raving right wing madman over there.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   12/04/2010  at  02:50 PM  
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