Thursday Night Open Thread: Little Luxuries
I guess a lot of people are watching basketball, because there's nothing else on TV. So, surfing around, I was delighted to see my pal Blair Sabol has a new column up at New York Social Diary, The New Luxury, on what people are giving up and not giving up in this depressed economic climate. Based on her (admittedly unscientific) polling, a good 1/8 ounce of pot, maid service and high end travel are in. But beware of new luxury hotel deals, they are cutting back on staff and service and skip the chintzy domestic business class flights in favor of trans-continental ones that offer real luxury.
Spending for clothes is out, with some exceptions, like good shoes and purses...and bras. Blair writes:
New York Times fashion reporter Susin Fair insists on expensive bras (me too). "Without a good bra ($135. basic Prima Donna) you look lousy in everything else."
What have you refused to give up even though money is tighter? This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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