Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tommy Hilfiger: The Brand, The Perfume, The Giveaway


Tommy Hilfiger was born on March 24th, 1951 – most likely with the real name of Thomas Jacob Hilfiger. On February 9, 2012, he (to be more precise, his exceptionally civil and personable PR rep) offered a giveaway to the readers of Privilege. We cannot, however, give away a perfume called “Eau de Prep,” and […]

Dinner With The Donald. And Some Others.


We’ve all been to at least one good dinner party, right? Define the good, you say? Warm light, shoes off, laughter. Food delicious enough that the conversation stops for a minute. Comfort and joy. The unmistakable thrill of connection and invention. With an open slate, who would you invite? Only people who know how to […]

When Google Holds Your Digital Self Hostage, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:09am


This morning I find myself unable to access my personal Gmail account. Like many of you, surely, I have several email addresses. Until an hour ago, the roster included my work account, the blog account at Yahoo, and an account for newsletters, also at Yahoo. (ahem, Brora, Brooks Brothers and J. Crew), . Oh, and […]

A Review Of The St. Regis, San Francisco: Bring The Kids


Last weekend, my sister, brother-in-law, niece, significant other, and I, had a sleepover at the St. Regis in San Francisco. Separate rooms of course, and I don’t think anyone slept on the floor except the dog, but calling it a grownup sleepover wouldn’t be too far off. This is one of my most favorite hotels […]