culture

#MeToo

I was alone in my best friend’s room, sitting at the end of her bed, putting on my shoes.  My mother was on her way to pick me up after a day of visiting.  My friend’s mother’s fiance entered the room and sat beside me on the bed.  He was 30-something.  I was 13.  He grabbed hold of me… Read More #MeToo

culture

What is luxury?

“What is luxury?” is an exhibit that opens today at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and a question I’ve pondered more and more during the years when I’ve had to rebuild a life. I think there are a few sine qua nons of luxury: quality materials, precise craftsmanship, aesthetic and sensual appeal, impeccable service, and… Read More What is luxury?