What in the world is a Sybarite?

The tag line for my blog is "design for the modern day sybarite."  What's a sybarite you say?  Please, let me explain ::

sybarite \SIB-uh-ryt\, noun: A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.

Sybarite is derived from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking habits of many of its inhabitants.

Sybarite is derived from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking habits of many of its inhabitants.  Luxury is derived from the latin word “lussos,” meaning light but luxury itself doesn’t have a specific definition, it’s more of a personal concept.  

Luxury does not have to necessarily mean excess and conspicuous consumption.  It can mean walking barefoot on a fluffy rug just as much as luxury can refer to the exquisite antique dining room chairs you found at the puces on your last trip to Paris.  

Luxury is about individuality -- people are becoming less affected by trends and the “must-haves,” and the idea of luxury is becoming more about uniqueness, like bespoke, limited edition (this includes antique and vintage items) or custom designs.

I love luxury. I am convinced that luxury is part of what makes us human, that it brings us beauty and pleasure...It is inspiration and aspiration, something taught and something learned — an evolving appreciation of good, better, best.
— Jeffrey Bilhuber