The cost of converting a 'common public-house' in Southwark into a 'splendid gin-palace
' was rumoured to be 3,000 [pounds sterling].
It's no longer a cheesy weekend wardrobe for the decks of a gin-palace
. It's been given a Riviera slant, what used to be known as `a Deauville.' But perhaps it is now more of a glamorous `budding starlet at Cannes' look, with sharper, more sophisticated tailoring, particularly with the new city shorts and luxury fabrics.
It was claimed Mr Young spent up to PS5,000 a night eating out, that they went to a Raymond Blanc restaurant twice a week, that Mr Young paid up to PS4million for "a flash gin-palace
, Sunseekertype boat".
Go to the midlands of Ireland and you'll see row upon row of expensive but tasteless gin-palace
homes built by the Romanies' cousins, the travellers, on the proceeds of tax evasion, sharp practices and exploitation of gullible householders wanting driveways laid.
Imagine if someone crashed a gin-palace
super-yacht into a Dixons, then fitted it with wheels and you'll get the picture.
THE French Riviera was once the exclusive haunt of the rich who could afford the exorbitant air fares to get to their gin-palace
yachts moored in St Tropez harbour.
Well, a few smart cars brought people up from the gin-palace
hotels on the coast of a night to eat at its outdoor taverna.
Down at the harbour the kind of gin-palaces
you only see in the South of France were stacked three-deep.