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“So sweet and delicious do I become,
when I am in bed with a man
who, I sense, loves and enjoys me,
that the pleasure I bring excels all delight,
so the knot of love, however tight
it seemed before, is tied tighter still.” 
― Veronica Franco (poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice)



“So sweet and delicious do I become,
when I am in bed with a man
who, I sense, loves and enjoys me,
that the pleasure I bring excels all delight,
so the knot of love, however tight
it seemed before, is tied tighter still.” 
― Veronica Franco (poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice)


Delve Deeper.

She can’t fake a smile, but it lights up the room when it’s true. Skin that knows the sun only through a shield of SPF 100. A flapper bob exposes her collarbone and the nape of her neck, both aching to be stroked with a gentle, caressing hand. Sparkling doe eyes filled with longing and a tinge of mischief, an intense palette of greens and bronze.

Graced by good genetics (and aided by diligence at the gym), a naturally toned, petite frame accented by a bountiful bottom, worthy of worship. Fingertips that lace through yours, grazing your palms -- a simple gesture, but one charged with excitement. 



What makes up a woman like that?

More than can be condensed into a few paragraphs, of course, but allow me to indulge in sharing with you part of who I am and what makes me tick. 

A lithe, sensual creature, possessing a charming blend of intellect and quirk, I am warm and playful, with a strong and plucky spirit. A frisky minx, with a cheeky sense of humor, I am at my core an affectionate, devoted companion.

Wit and intelligence: it is not measured in degrees and diplomas, although I am not lacking in those. I grew up in New England, and was well exposed to all the liberal coastal benefits. I continue to read feverishly, and consume edutainment podcasts with vigor.

An incidental Japanophile, I made my first visit to my personal mecca last year. To say I am fond of sushi is an understatement (my greed knows no bounds for uni), I have developed a formidable palate for sake, and enjoy Japanese tea and whisky, though prefer Chinese and Scottish, respectively. 

Of course I love to laugh, but more important, I love to make you laugh. While Charlie Chaplin is not exactly my usual cup of comedy, I do think he was onto something when he said, "A day without laughter is a day wasted." 



I aim to please, and indeed like being pleased myself.

What brings me pleasure?

  • room temp water (or even better, maple water!)
  • silk pillowcases and eye masks
  • vintage, windup timepieces
  • creating unforgettable memories
  • working up a good sweat
  • antique furniture and classic cars
  • potted plants and temperamental orchids
  • unscented candlelight
  • spa and wellness retreats
  • being barefoot
  • textured textiles in neutral colors (black lace, cream cashmere…)
  • wood burning stoves
  • spending quality time with friends (preferably naked)
  • sushi: uni, chu-toro, smoked hamachi…
  • raising a paddle at Christie's
  • ravishing women and lavishing men
  • yoga pants and leggings
  • poking about small speciality shops
  • deep talks with Hesse, Baldwin, de Beauvoir...
  • massage: deep tissue, thai, rolfing…
  • learning new skills at intensive workshops
  • waterfalls and hot springs
  • kukicha, white tea, rooibos
  • watching the sun rise and set over water
  • nothing between me and my calvins
  • receiving an unexpected gift
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
— Aristotle

These are just a few flashes that come to my mind, and I'd love to share a few more personal ones with you over dinner. I’m sure you can think of a few ways yourself to bring a smile to my lips. Whatever they may be, it is sure to be highly stimulating and utterly unforgettable.

What brings you pleasure? Me, hopefully.  

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I seek to be someone who can become a bona fide friend.

An intrepid spirit to enhance your evenings, your travels, your worldview. Ambitious? Perhaps. In this floating world of ours, there are so many missed connections -- let us not be one of them.

Suitors who suit me best are deeply generous, not just financially but in spirit. I recognize and appreciate that time is our most precious resource; it is finite, and the amount we have unknowable. I chose to spend mine (unapologetically) selectively, and I am honored by those who chose to spend theirs with me.

My standards are high, as should yours be. I prefer to keep my circle small, and while I keep the option of meeting for brief introductions open to establish compatibility, I tend to meet those seeking a long-term involvement, who prefer and are able to spend extended dates together.

There is much to learn about each other. I have lots more eye candy available, and I encourage you to read my diary and tweets to glean an even deeper sense of my personality and interests. I only hope you give me the chance to get to know you, too.

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"When the moon so long has been gazing down

on the wayward ways of this wayward town

that her smile becomes a smirk...”


– Cole Porter


"When the moon so long has been gazing down

on the wayward ways of this wayward town

that her smile becomes a smirk...”


– Cole Porter


Naturally, my listed fees cover my time and companionship only. Not only is this the obligatory disclaimer, but also indicates that any travel and accommodations that may be necessary are supplemental.

Please note that I generally do not "tour" and so visits to other cites are by exclusive request. If you don't have plans to visit NYC, I'd love to come meet you wherever you may be – or better yet, let's plan our own private getaway!

If you are a couple seeking your unicorn, there is a $500 supplement to my fees. I require a little one-on-one time with each partner at the beginning of our time together. 

1 hour
seldom solo; fitting for duets
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2 hours
let's order in
$2500 $3000
northeast corridor (BOS-PHL-DC)
4 hours
let's go out
$3000 $4000
any major city US or Canada
6 hours
let's get our spa/theater/actvity on
$4500 $5500
any major city US or Canada
pillow fight & breakfast in bed
$6500 $7500
minimum for travel outside North America
Day Rate
for first 24 hours
$8000 $9000
accordingly – based on length & itinerary
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Verification Methods

Introduce yourself. At a minimum, include your name, where online you found my contact info, desired time and location details. Share as many details about yourself you like – approach our correspondence like you would on a traditional dating website.

I require references from reputable colleagues of mine and/or employment verification (the latter being an email from your work account; I'll provide an unpublished inbox for this purpose). If you have sincere celebrity concerns, and my typical process does not work for you, I have an established workaround.

If you have a protonmail account, you may reach me at marlalyons@protonmail.ch to ensure our correspondence is encrypted end-to-end; this provides a more secure level of discretion in messaging and is my preferred contact method, but only works if both users have an account. All emails from any other mailbox provider sent to this account will not receive a response.

Otherwise, you may still (for now) reach me at me at hauteconfidante@gmail.com – regardless of which account you contact, email is my primary means of communication, a phone number will only be provided if we are traveling together. I admit I can be terse in messaging, as I use it only for scheduling since I believe in living offline as much as possible. As you can glean from my loquaciousness here, I am quite an effusive raconteur in person, I just prefer conversation over correspondence.

Screening compliance is mandatory, alternate suggestions are unacceptable – there is a difference between establishing that Warren Buffett exists, and proving that you are Warren Buffett. Much like I could send you an IMBD link to Audrey Hepburn (though there is a certain resemblance), sending me a URL to a LinkedIn profile or telling me to Google you does not accomplish identity verification. That being said, if you happen to actually be Warren Buffett, hit me up. 

Persnickety Details

Deposits are required at my volition – I have a stellar reputation that is worth far more to me than running off with a few hundred dollars. As I incur expenses and decline other engagements when I confirm time with you, a 50% fee is contracted should you cancel up until 24 hours before our scheduled date; after that, the whole fee is required (I cap this for extended bookings and omit entirely for my regular clients). Of course, should I be the one to cancel, I'll return the amount in full.

If we're spending the night together, you should know that the sandman sprinkles at least seven hours worth of sleep in my eyes (although you will endear yourself to me eternally if you let me sleep until I wake naturally). Multi-day travel engagements require a few hours to myself each day so that I may primp & polish.

As I have an acute sense of smell, I do not wear perfume and prefer my partner not wear any scents either. Similarly, please do not arrive smelling of smoke (campfire being the exception). 

I only provide references for those I have met in the past six months, and prefer to give one for each time we have met.

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Loyalty Incentive

I cherish rapport and long-term friendships, and like to reward those who do as well. After we’ve met and established chemistry, we can discuss benefactor benefits for monthly (or more frequent!) get togethers. While I will always prioritize my benefactors above new clients, this is of course contingent on mutual availability, as I naturally have personal projects to tend to as well.