Wednesday April 1, 2020

The age of excess

A million dollars to rent a Hamptons home for the summer, chocolate sundaes that cost $25,000 and law firms who hire ‘happiness consultants’ to keep their staff content: is New York the most ostentatious city on earth?

19th January, 2008

A million dollars to rent a Hamptons home for the summer, chocolate sundaes that cost $25,000 and law firms who hire ‘happiness consultants’ to keep their staff content: is New York the most ostentatious city on earth?

A fool and his money are soon parted, the old saying goes. Not in New York, however, where any young woman will assure you a fool and his money make for a great night out.

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