Reprinted from Newsweek magazine…August 2012. How Modern Preppies Got the Style But Forgot the Values BY SUSAN CHEEVER ON 8/6/12 AT 1:00 AM EDT Oprah Winfrey may give away millions, but titans with a conscience have been on the wane since John D. Rockefeller’s day.CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BETTMANN-CORBIS; STEPANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP-GETTY IMAGES; … More The Refresher: From Susan Cheever
Our foreign correspondent David noted a recent article about how Old Money gents make the most of hand-me-down clothes. Obviously, they’re most often not from an older sibling, but the previous generation. You can read it HERE. I hope you’re all enjoying a safe and joyful Thanksgiving. There are no Pilgrims in Paris, so here, … More Hand-Me-Downs…Old Money Style
I thought about the word ‘standards’ the other day, and I liked it. It brought to mind a level or a benchmark below which a certain thing did not go. There are ‘standards’ for acceptable behavior and professional performance. Excellence, innovation, and creativity know no bounds, of course. But standards hold fast, day after comforting … More Standards
I like selling books. I like getting emails like this even more. Enjoy… Dear Mr. Tully, I read on your blog a few months ago or maybe a year that you recommend not touching your savings to pay off your credit cards. I read too the comments from your followers who disagreed with you. I … More Letter To The Editor
I’m happy to announce that the 2nd Edition of The Old Money Book is now available in ebook and paperback formats. You can visit the Amazon product page HERE. I wanted to have the hardback and audiobook versions available for you at the same time, but COVID has impacted delivery dates on those two fronts. … More The Old Money Book 2nd Edition – Available Now!
During the current lockdown here in Paris, boutiques and other stores are closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and bakeries are open. The latter provide what the French government considers ‘essential goods’, necessary for survival during the pandemic. But, as our foreign correspondent David noted with this article from the Telegraph, there’s a contradictory wrinkle or two … More Essential Items…for Parisians, Anyway
It’s been quite a week, needless to say. The elephant (and donkey) in the room being the 2020 elections in the United States. The media has been covering recent developments exhaustively, so I’ll honor our tradition here of not wading into those waters. I will, however, dip a toe. It is not a cliche to … More May I Introduce…?
Bonjour, everyone. I hope you are all well and safe. As you probably know, much of Europe–and now the UK–are returning to lockdown mode. Non-essential shops and businesses are closed. Travel for anyone not working for the government or involved in directly saving lives is prohibited. (I’m sure there are exceptions to this rule, but, … More Paris Lockdown 2.0 and Other Thoughts…