Awakening refreshed from a great night’s sleep on a consistent basis is the new luxury status symbol amongst the jet set. Sadly, like so many other desirable things in life, it can be hard to get. So how can one go about achieving sleep nirvana? The good news: there are lots of options out there. The bad news: they don’t come cheap.
Would you pay $150,000 for a mattress? If it consistently delivers the elusive luxury of a great night’s sleep, perhaps you’d consider it? For those for whom the sky’s the limit in the pursuit of being well-rested, we here at Dandelion Chandelier have gone deep into the Land of Nod to uncover the best-of-breed luxury mattresses and mattress covers as part of our 5-part series on luxury sleep.
You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both. We uncovered this quote, attributed to a sage by the name of John Wildsmith (not sure who he is/was, sorry), and we couldn’t agree more. A third of our lives are spent sleeping – or trying to – so why not invest in the making it a luxurious experience? You’re surely aware that a sound night’s sleep is the latest luxury status symbol amongst the global elites (which has given an additional layer of meaning to the phrase sleeping your way to the top), and we’ve set out to investigate how the uber-rich are trying to achieve it.
The whirl of important art shows and exhibits continues apace. After a three-year hiatus, the Whitney Biennial – an authoritative overview of the state of contemporary American art – opened to the public on March 17th for the first time since the museum relocated to its airy new Renzo Piano-designed space in the meatpacking district. The distinctly different setting opened up new vistas – literally and figuratively – and the 63 artists and collectives invited to participate in this year’s show took full advantage (BTW, kudos to the Whitney for assembling such a diverse and eclectic group: almost half are female, and almost half are of color).
The intimate, deeply civilized and charming Neue Galerie on Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Upper East Side is one of the many hidden gems of Manhattan that too many people miss in their rush toward the neighboring Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. If you haven’t visited yet – or haven’t been there in a while – you owe it to yourself to stop in this spring. The museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The current exhibit is deeply moving. And the sacher tortes are as delicious as ever.