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Is The Martini Comeback Another Symbol of Quiet Luxury?

Hey dolls!

Happy Friday! This week we’ve been thinking about the resurgence of the Martini and how it intersects with culture’s obsession with “quiet luxury.” Elsewhere, we’re talking angst, and the art of Elena Garrigola, so dive in with us!

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And finally, Madison Jamar writes on the return of the Martini and what it tells us about how we luxuriate now.

See ya next week!


The Polyester Team <3


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