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May 4, 2007

20 Things To Get Before You're 40

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20 Things To Get Before You're 40

Photo Credit: Karin Catt

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1) A DEAD-SERIOUS PIECE OF TIMELESS CLOTHING
MC recommends: The YSL tux for women. yes, at $3560, it costs the equivalent of 350 pairs of leggings, but it will outlive them by several decades.

2) A LOOK
You're not Madonna; enough already with the bimonthly reinventions. Are you a Dietrich throwback? A reconstructed punk? Figure it out and shop accordingly.

3) A PIECE OF ART
Yes, the birch trees in that framed Ansel Adams poster are v. haunting, but consider an investment piece with which to start an actual art collection. Living artists cost less; how about a Cecily Brown print or a limited-edition Tom Sachs multiple?

4) A FIRST EDITION . . .
of To The Lighthouse, the ur-Woolf.

5) FANCY LUGGAGE (A MATCHED SET, PLEASE)
No more schlepping through airports with midcentury Samsonite. MC recommends: Gucci's new Guccissima line, which makes the goofball trolley look like a major style statement ($3350).

6) ENLIGHTENED
Go see the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. For his schedule, visit www.dalailama.com.

7) A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
No, the hedge-fund dude one stool over doesn't count.

8) A MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP
Whether it's the Met, the Getty, or the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, it's time to earn some culture cred. take your place on the gala circuit - perfect for that YSL tux.

9) A MAMMOGRAM
'Nuff said.

10) A GOOD CAUSE
Stop considering yourself your own favorite charity. Amnesty International? Oxfam? Amfar? Then get your new financial advisor to determine what chunk of every paycheck you can commit.


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