For me, luxury is art, craft and sensory pleasure. Art is something that we understand. It may be difficult and challenging but it is at the heart of luxury.
I agree with her; part of the difficult and challenge in art (and connoisseurship and luxury) is putting in the time and effort to develop a worthy appreciation. At Janus Thinking we believe that a big part of luxury is understanding yourself and what you want–the luxury you choose should always ‘feel’ right. Menkes concurs; she says that people long for true luxury experiences; they go out of their way to find places and things with perfect design and ambiance. You can read all of Menkes’ article here.