What is luxury? It is not an object, it is an experience. It is the experience of the finer things in life. When we reach the point when we can indulge, we sometimes fall into the trap of thinking too practical. If you have the money to indulge in something you want to experience even once in your life then do it right. Here are some great ways that you can enjoy the finer things in life.
Fine furniture and fixtures
From Versace beds, Valentino tiles, Fendi coffee tables to Missoni throws, the luxury brands that sell us the loveliest ready to wear pieces are offering incredible selections of lovely furniture pieces. Selecting luxury home items can be fun but intimidating. Sometimes we need to take that intimidation and challenge ourselves to discover something different. We may be intimidated due to the price but if you have the budget, then there is no reason to feel guilty or embarrassed for wanting something that you can afford. A great way is to ask the help of an interior designer to help you plan your shopping options.
Fine art, this is a great investment. Luxury home items can include pieces that are therefore decorative purposes. Visit art auctions, travel key cities and venture to more modern art galleries. There is a great number of upcoming artists that you can visit to find their work. If you have an eye for art, your investment can grow in the long run and a lot of people donate relevant paintings, sculpture and others to museums and consider them as tax losses. If auctioned, a pristine art piece can rise in value in a few years or so.
Let’s face it, for women, one great luxury is to be able to hold a lovely Hermes Kelly or Birkin, enjoy the lovely Chanel purses or feel lady-like holding a Lady Dior bag. Even with the recession, the luxury retail market did not budge an inch. There is still a huge market especially in rich countries to purchase lovely, handmade bags made of premium grade leathers, rare plumage and embroideries. Classic handbags, when purchased and kept in mint condition can be auctioned and sold to interested buyers at a very good price. Imagine wearing a bag that Audrey Hepburn favored (Speedy) or maybe something that Jackie Kennedy loved to use (New Jackie, Gucci).