The current AJF Staff Writer is Dina Noto. In the past, our staff writers have included Susan Cummins, Bonnie Levine, and Kerianne Quick, among others.
We each define luxury in our own way. For some, luxury is being served diamond tequila on their privately-owned Dassault Falcon en route to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. For others—your author included—canned water with bubbles in it is the height of sheer indulgence. Still others would call a reliable form of shelter a “luxury.”
The V&A’s What is Luxury? exhibit posits that “the question of luxury is a personal one.” If a 22-karat gold hat is what you want, baby, nobody’s stopping you. It’s yours. Vision board it. If Nora Fok wants to spend three months hand-knitting 1003 individual bubbles out of nylon filament, hey, that’s her business. Follow your bliss. You deserve it!