November 08, 2007


From the New York Times:

Looking for someone to curate your life? Need a personal concierge whose expertise is not picking up dry-cleaning but helping chose your wardrobe, your tastes, your friends? Ms. Storr calls herself a personal manager, but her duties go far beyond that. Her clients, all of them men, pay monthly fees of $4,000 to $10,000 to have her be their personal decider in nearly all things lifestyle-related.

The New York Times really should stop printing things like this if they want to enhance the image of the city. While hiring Ms. Storr in the name of being fashionable and having the right friends, her clients exemplify the rapid homogenization of the city.

Calling on assistants including a stylist and a caterer, Ms. Storr helps people figure out their tastes.

All in all, if you are a grown man (all 8 of her clients are men) too busy to know what your "tastes" are but wealthy enough to spend $10k a month for hipster school, take time to reexamine some things.

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