A weekly column exploring luxury as a path to joy, health, and sustainability.
Wrist watches are the centerpiece of any day. Anachronistic, beautiful, and analog, watches have become a balm on our digitized existence. Body Buzz continually explores watches—from today's micro-brands to the oldest and largest manufacturers—as a meaningful piece of the good life.
A category of buzzing wonder all their own, oysters bring the living ocean straight into the body for a visceral luxury. Today's oyster farmers are regional heroes who know and love our waterways intimately.
"As a teenager, I realized shoes and boots gave me my own private floor. No matter where I was, I was on my own turf. This idea comforted me then, and still does." - Allen Farmelo
The next best thing to kissing. Whether it's coffee, single-malt, wine, or even water, drinking is one of the most immediate sensual experiences available to us. Body Buzz is constantly questing for the best stuff to imbibe.
Body Buzz is all about dining, especially locally sourced foods that link regional economies and support environmental sustainability.
Travel expands everything. It is an opportunity to indulge fantasies, explore the planet, and to delve into our inner worlds in new ways. From Iceland to New Zealand to just a few miles from home, Body Buzz seeks out sustainability and joy around the world.
From furniture, to kitchen gadgets, to bedding, home is where we are master of every sensual experience. Nowhere do our senses experience more time and direct contact with the things we choose to live with.
All that stuff that accompanies us on our daily adventures ought to bring the buzz. These are the goods that serve us, while also speaking to us, and about us.
On The Body
Whether you're shaving or splashing on some cologne, may the buzz be with you in all that you do. Intimate by definition, the stuff we rub, splash, soak, and slather onto our bodies is a special opportunity to luxurate.