“I must do something,” Ms. Ezersky would say, whenever she got word of a friend’s death during our Russian lessons. Many of her friends were well-known artists in exile; she’d interviewed almost every famous Russian you could imagine and covered Joseph Brodsky’s memorial at St. John the Divine. Often, she’d stay up late writing tributes […]More
Rachel Safko writes about global trends in niche markets and old-world luxuries. Read more at These Foolish Things, her blog about tea and perfumes for the urban romantic, at www.sensibilitea.co as well as her site Buddhists Who Shop at www.karmicluxury.co. You can also follow her on Twitter @rachelsafko for small things you can do to make your life a little more luxurious. She lives in New York and hopes to live in a treehouse someday.