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Luxury

A good or service not considered essential. Examples of luxuries include massages, gold watches and sail boats. Luxuries are often, but not always, fairly expensive. Luxury industries tend to be fairly prone to hard downturns during a recession. For example, if one is concerned for one's own job security, one is less likely to splurge on a massage. However, some luxury products, such as custom yachts, are considered recession-proof because they only appeal to the ultra-wealthy, who remain wealthy even in hard times.
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headlamps and other features to evoke greater luxuriousness and modernity, with the updated styling appealing to consumers of all ages.
Griskevicius and Wang first investigated what other women infer about a woman's relationship partner based on the luxuriousness of her possessions.
One thing that is used in luxury cars to indicate the level of luxuriousness is a glovebox that opens slowly, using dampeners.
Justice Siddiqi said in his remarks that ZTBL owns a magnificent headquarters building but the arranging BoD's meetings at five-star hotels is just the luxuriousness of the high ups.
Constructed between 1910 and 1931, these movie houses with names like the Roxie, the Palace, the Rialto, and the Million Dollar Theater, once embodied the luxuriousness of Hollywood in its prime.
Some hotels I have left feeling refreshed and relaxed, others I recall for their swish decor, their luxuriousness, a la carte menus, enchanting location, five-star service or simply their oh-so-comfy pillows.
AG, a sponsor company attending the marcus evans EMEA Hospitality Summit 2012, on enhancing a hotel's luxuriousness through quality textile products.
This time round for the 19 year old show, Lothar Koenigs conducted and he did maintain the challenging balance between pit and stage while bringing luxuriousness to this most sublime of scores.
Aya Nakkash, marketing manager at Nakkash Gallery, a furniture distributor and shop in Dubai, says that while the wealthy have not changed their spending habits, hotels have changed their definition of luxury, and are now looking for subtle ways to enhance guest experiences and convey their luxuriousness.
Highly polished in finish and patination, it has Antico's trademark partial gilding and silvering for the hair and cloth, a technique which only added to the bronze's luxuriousness in what Luciano calls 'an age of conspicuous consumption'.
The buffet is perfectly described, as having the freshest ingredients the market has to offer, prepared with luxuriousness, sophistication and attractiveness.
Its author, artist Frank Millet, tells of the luxuriousness of the ship enthusing, 'she has everything but taxicabs and theatres.