For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What in your life do you consider worth a splurge?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Mindy Weisberger

Cooking at home and packing lunches for work keeps me from overspending on restaurants and takeout, and makes it easier for me to justify tasty indulgences like sea urchin sushi, Cerignola olives, and mail-order applewood-smoked bacon. I keep my clothing budget under control by shopping mostly at thrift stores and flea markets; once a decade I break open the piggy bank for a new pair of Doc Martens. It takes around eight years of hard wear for the boot to fall apart, and the soles pretty much never wear out.