November 15, 2013

How do you spell ‘Luxury’? M-O-R-E

Man City Martin by C Margery Kempe - 500by C. Margery Kempe

It’s getting toward that unmentionable part of the year when people want to rush through work to get things done before the holidays and families make demands and suddenly everybody’s wearing a rictus grin while they curse under their breath and buy more presents they don’t want to give to people who don’t really want them.

Why not chuck all that — if only for an hour or two — and give yourself the gift of luxury?

It doesn’t have to be much, not really. Oh sure, if it’s in your budget splurge on that trip to the tropics or to your favourite ski resort in Switzerland. But even if you don’t have the dosh, there’s plenty of ways to treat yourself if you just remember that important word more.

Any number is fine with me — as long as it’s more.
I’m no mathematician
All I know is addition
I find counting a bore.
Keep the numbers mounting —
You’re a guy who knows accounting.

You can use this principle in every moment of your day: want instant luxury? Just take more:

  • Five more minutes in the shower
  • Ten more minutes for your lunch break
  • Add some chocolate sauce on your ice cream or that cupcake you said you’d forget
  • Have an extra glass of wine
  • Buy that sexy book or movie you’ve been jonesing for
  • Press the snooze button and wake up your partner

Luxury is all in the way you think!

That’s what’s soothing about success
Never settle for something less
Something’s better than nothing, yes —
But nothing’s better than more…

So how did I make my ménage series even more luxurious just in time for the holidays? My third in the series of threesomes had to go the previous two (Man City: Shai and Man City: Lizzie) one better. They each had two marvelous men sandwiching a lucky gal.

What else was there to do but add more manly goodness?

Man City: Martin is out on the 20th and it’s M/M/M — M for menliness, which is next to luxuriousness. And stands for Mmmmmm! My publisher will be giving away books galore that week as it’s our 5 books in 5 days extravaganza. Drop by Tirgearr’s Facebook page for details. Go on, treat yourself. You deserve it.

What’s your favourite simple luxury?


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  • Post authorMadeline Iva

    My favorite luxury? So hard to pick just one. I like nice candles, soaps, bed linens, and towels–the stuff you use every day, but it feels so nice every time you do.

    I also love having just one or two expensive but amazing perfumes, and an assortment of giant cocktail rings.

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  • Post authorElizabeth Shore

    Favorite luxury? I’m going for bath stuff. One time a vendor sent me one of those gift baskets, except that instead of it being chock full of weird dry cookies and assorted pickles I’ll never eat, this basket was full of bath stuff. Bath salts, lotions, shower gels, a loofah sponge, a candle – it was AWESOME. I’ll more M-O-R-E of that anytime!

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    • Post authorMadeline Iva

      Ooooh, I saw this really cool honey spa treatment the other day and thought of Liz Everly’s book LIKE HONEY that’s coming out. I’ll post it on fb.

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    • Post authorC. Margery Kempe

      Yeah, I love that too. Nice hot bath and someone to wash my back.

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