From the Queen of England…to the Queen of Soul. Today at Buckingham Palace.
A couple of American OMG’s live in our neighborhood here in Paris. Every month or so, we’ll migrate to a cafe and share a coffee, huddling and communicating with the verbal shorthand and instant understanding that only fellow countrymen (and women) share. As expatriates, this camaraderie is refreshing, as we are immersed in the French … More The Old Money Attribute: Independent Thinking
Rest in peace.
One of my Old Money friends called from the US the other day, a little irritated. Normally an optimistic and upbeat person, I was concerned by the tone in her voice. When I asked her what was wrong, she confessed: the habit of not sending paper thank-you notes had infected her circle of Ivy League-educated … More The Match Game
“I really don’t have distractions. I stay focused on what I’m thinking about–is it constructive, positive, and lined up with what I want to accomplish–and what I’m doing. If I find myself off track from those two, I correct immediately. “People I know have told me I talk to myself. Well, that’s what I’m telling … More The Old Money Attitude: Focus
Life gives you a body, always young and often strong; You revel in shoulders stretched broad and legs striding so long. You run like the wind, intoxicated with the new, You flex and proclaim, Look what I can do! But little attention is paid to that Constant Twin clad in grey Who matches step for … More Look What I Can Do
I grew up in the Middleburg, Virginia, area and now live and work in DC. Given that it’s the nation’s capital, I see tourists every weekend from every part of the country. The parents and their children are pretty obvious giveaways, to me, anyway. They’ve either taken the time to raise their children or they … More Old Money: In Their Own Words
I encounter all kinds of people here on the streets of Paris, from starving artists to storied aristocrats, American tourists to African taxi drivers. The clothing choices run the full spectrum: every day I arch an eyebrow (and attempt to remain non-judgmental) as I pass wardrobes exhibiting, in turns, a refined eye for elegant, discreet … More The Old Money Attribute: Awareness