In The Old Money Book, I discuss the black dress as a classic, versatile look for OMG’s (Old Money Gals). This is the perfect example of the look.
I was told about a recent survey in which adults in the twilight of their lives were asked what they would do differently if they had the chance to do it all again. The answers boiled down to this: those questioned wished they would have taken more risks and made an effort to leave more … More How Have You Lived?
Pete Seeger was born into an old New England family in 1919. His ancestors settled in America in the 1700’s. Mr. Seeger graduated from Avon Old Farms prep school in Connecticut, and enrolled in Harvard College. But his interest in music grew to intense, his grades faltered, and he dropped out in 1938. Harvard’s loss … More Old Money Guy: Pete Seeger
A friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles is a chef. Some of her clients are very successful in the entertainment industry, and a few are celebrities. In order to retain these well-known clients, she must respect their privacy: dishing the dirt on a client after dishing the filet of sole in their kitchen … More The Help Knows
Nelson Mandela. He’s just plain money.
Old Money will take four chairs full of friends over four-star accommodations. Photo credit: Jonathan Esper
To find out just how Old Money you really are, answer the following questions: 1. The average age of all pairs of shoes you own is: A. “By shoes, you mean flip-flops?” B. One to five years old. C. Over five years old, thank you very much. 2. When your car odometer rolls over to … More Ten Question Quiz: How Old Money Are You?
Just a note to say Thank You to Rooney Mara, who “favorited” my tweet to her about The Old Money Book. Much appreciated!
When I wrote about the culture of Old Money in The Old Money Book, I wrote about the values, priorities, and habits of Old Money in America, specifically the northeast of the country. (Okay, specifically Boston. Go Red Sox!) But the USA hardly has a monopoly on Old Money virtues, and we’d be smart to … More Old Money Customs From Other Cultures