1. Seal fur blankets, gold absinthe spoons and a $250,000 wedding dress: Nine ridiculously expensive items you can buy right now on Etsy.
2. NYC’s top restaurants are now offering 20-plus course tasting menus that can last as long as six hours.
3. The discreet and efficient butler — handling everything from packing and car arrangements to food service and errands with both tact and aplomb — may seem a relic of the past. But they still exist. Here are some dos and don’ts for the modern-day butler.