In a world obsessed with celebrities, he makes science cool. In a world swirling in opinion and dogma, he champions research and facts. In a world seething in anger, he smiles. Sidwell Friends and Cornell graduate. Bill Nye has Old Money style. BGT
The bowtie…from Charvet in Paris.
For centuries, the culture of Old Money has been defined by characteristics that include inherited wealth, a discreet lifestyle, generations of quality education, and a commitment to being a productive and contributing member of society. This list is, obviously, not exhaustive. We discuss a wide range of topics here that are representative of Old Money … More Time For Reinvention
I found myself wandering the 5th arrondissement (I think) of Paris the other day and decided to contemplate and wait out a spring shower at Le Descartes. It was there that I allowed myself to indulge in some armchair/cafe chair philosophizing–tres Parisien–on a topic that comes to my mind often: ethics (tres Cartesian). The Descartes … More Philosophy at the Descartes
The BMW 2002. Owned one years ago, identical to the one in the photograph. Estimated cost of immediate repairs needed was going to exceed the value of the car. Sold it cheaply to a mechanic. Should have kept it. File under: REGRETS. BGT
The name Dorothy Parker probably doesn’t mean anything to you, unless you’re a Hollywood film buff (she wrote the original screenplay, “A Star is Born” in 1937 with Robert Carson and Alan Campbell) and was nominated for a couple of Academy Awards for screenwriting. She was also a poet and essayist, but was best known … More Old Money Style: Dorothy Parker
Emma Watson, Brown University alum, in a (very short) black dress. Good for so many occasions, the Basic Black Dress (BBD, dear) is a staple of the Old Money Gal’s wardrobe. Often worn with inherited pearls and/or Cartier tank watch. From The Unspoken But Understood Old Money Rule Book. BGT
A mutual friend told me about your book. Congratulations. I doubt I can offer anything to the conversation that hasn’t already been said, but perhaps it’s a good thing to retread the well-worn halls. Nothing like looking at portraits of your ancestors for inspiration. Saying a few things that have been said before. Raising a … More Old Money: In Their Own Words