Living in Paris…Part 2

To continue my thought from the previous blog post… So you’ve made your budget, done a reconnaissance trip to Paris to locate an apartment, purchased your travel insurance (World Nomads has been great for us) and locked your visa from the French consulate. You arrive in Paris, are given the keys to your new place, … More Living in Paris…Part 2

Thinking of Living in Paris? Some Things to Consider

It’s been a year now since my wife and I relocated to Paris. Given our relatively simple life here, I’d be hard pressed to label myself an ‘expert’ in the ‘expat’ experience. Still, I do have some wisdom to share for anyone who’s considering relocating and living here for more than 3 months. Entire books … More Thinking of Living in Paris? Some Things to Consider

On Preppies: A Look Back

In January of 1979, Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr., perhaps the original and definitely one of the more articulate writers to discuss the culture of Old Money, penned a piece for The Atlantic Monthly. It was entitled, “Preppies: The Last Upper Class?” The article covers clothing, attitudes, and education, among other topics. I found the section … More On Preppies: A Look Back

Old Money, No Code

In recent months, I’ve noticed that ‘traditional American values’ and ‘the preservation of our culture’ are being referred to in political discussions more often than I think is appropriate. I’m sensitive to it because ┬áthe focus of this blog revolves around the Core Values of Old Money that I talk about in The Old Money … More Old Money, No Code

Hold On To…The Formal Dinner

Even if it’s just two Sundays a year. Even if it’s just blazers and bowties, sundresses and sandals. Especially if it’s just family and friends. Set the table. Cook the food. Light the candles. Turn off the phones. Sit. Eat. Converse. For civilization is not merely knowing the rules of etiquette: it is knowing the … More Hold On To…The Formal Dinner