Tattoos are a core part of the modern luxury milieu, and the best tattoo artists are significant influencers and partners in luxury fashion and culture. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the 10 best tattoo artists and parlors in the US, plus some top international tattoo artists and studios. And for those who aren’t ready for a full commitment, she’s also listed the top temporary tattoo brands that you should know about.
Heading to Martha’s Vineyard? People speak of the iconic summer retreat as if it were one destination with one vibe. But dear reader, that’s just not so. There are distinct social circles on Martha’s Vineyard, and they tend to gravitate toward specific places. Here’s our guide to what you need to know about socializing in Martha’s Vineyard – ’cause once you understand that, the rest is easy.
People speak of the iconic summer playground of the New York elite – “the Hamptons” – as if it were one destination with one vibe. But dear reader, that’s just not so. There are distinct social circles in the Hamptons, and they tend to convene in specific places. Here’s our guide to what you need to know about socializing in the Hamptons – ’cause once you understand that, the rest is easy.
A gallery within a larger exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York two years ago has lingered in our minds ever since we saw it. It was entitled Portraits Without People, and we found it provocative. And profound. Because it raised an intriguing question: if someone wanted to capture your essential essence without showing any part of you, what would they paint (or photograph)? The books on your nightstand? Your running shoes? Your last Power Point presentation? What you ate this morning? Said another way: do our possessions define us? Are we what we buy? And if not, then what objects in our lives represent who we really are?
Astrology has long been a luxury service. Rich people have relied on trusted astrologers pretty much since the dawn of time. Why? Dear reader, there are lots of reasons. In our ongoing quest to explore modern luxury, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has collected insights, tips and recommendations on the use of astrology, especially among the wealthy. Who uses an astrologer and why? And how to find a reputable astrologer? Here’s what you need to know about astrology right now.