I know of no subject contemplated, mythologized, and trumpeted more–and practiced less–than loyalty, especially in America. It’s not surprising given the transient, temporary, and disposable nature of our culture. We strive for what is quick and convenient, and true friendship is neither. And it is on the altar of true friendship that we sacrifice what … More Loyalty

Etiquette, Italian Style

A year or two ago, I was in Florence, being a¬†flaneur. I got lost. How? Good question. Florence has always struck me as a small town. One with great art, stunning architecture, jaw-dropping history and wonderful people, but small nonetheless. Somewhere behind the Santa Croce, I was wandering helplessly in a labyrinth of cobblestone and … More Etiquette, Italian Style

Ivy Style

Recently, I was asked to write a guest post for Ivy Style, a great website that focuses on the ¬†wardrobe of Old Money, which is not really “preppy” as such, but more the attire of many Ivy League students and professors. The style, which is discussed in great detail on the site, hasn’t changed much … More Ivy Style

The Perfect Gift

Just a reminder: The Old Money Book makes the perfect gift for the graduate. The Core Values and How Old Money Does It sections of the book present a concise, informative, and entertaining guide for those just starting out in life. Buy it today on Nook or Kindle.