Old Money vs. New Money – The Attitude

One of the most important behavioral markers for Old Money individuals and families is their attitude…or lack thereof. Old Money is many times noticed by what it is not: loud, arrogant, obnoxious, or  condescending, to name just a few. The logical reasons for such behavior are obvious but worth noting. First, when you’ve come from … More Old Money vs. New Money – The Attitude

Old Money vs. New Money – The Clothes

I feel like it’s been awhile since we reinforced (for our loyal readers) and introduced (to our new readers) one of the basics of the Old Money lifestyle: the clothes. So let me cover some important points that will articulate the how-to aspect of dressing in Old Money style. More importantly, I’ll review the even … More Old Money vs. New Money – The Clothes

Paris Lockdown 3.0, Covid Vaccines, and Aging Parents

3.0…or was it? Saturday marked the commencement of the third lockdown Paris has experienced in the last year. The first one started, if you can believe it, on March 17, 2020 and lasted until Mid May. If my confinement-impaired memory serves me (somewhat) correctly, October saw our 2nd lockdown. And now, 12 months later, we … More Paris Lockdown 3.0, Covid Vaccines, and Aging Parents

Comments, Cancel Culture, and The Pull of Values

Comments I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who commented on ‘The Moderates’ blog post. The thoughtful, detailed, and articulate insights are greatly appreciated. It helps me learn more and exposes all of our readers to different points of view. With all due modesty, I must say that we are so superior … More Comments, Cancel Culture, and The Pull of Values

A New American Political Party: The Moderates

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we’d be discussing public policy topics on the blog (as opposed to ‘politics’). I felt duty bound to broach the subject after the events of January 2, 2021, in the nation’s capital. Never one to go at things in half-measures, I’ve decided to announce the creation of a … More A New American Political Party: The Moderates

Something Actually Worthwhile From Tatler…And A Question About Investments

I hope this weekend finds all of you safe, well, and relaxing in some fashion. In local news…Paris has 140 days of 6pm to 6am curfew under its belt…with no real impact on the virus. The mayor has floated a trial balloon of a 3 week lockdown. The idea is to ditch the half-measures, face … More Something Actually Worthwhile From Tatler…And A Question About Investments

The 72 Hour Weekend Wardrobe and Other Pressing Topics

Our foreign correspondent (and frequent international flyer) David has generously offered his thoughts on the Long Weekend Wardrobe for men, in response to Crofton’s inquiry. His comments, rock solid and good as gold, are as follows: Three or two-buttoned navy blue blazer. Travel in it. If you’re in Business or First Class they’ll hang it … More The 72 Hour Weekend Wardrobe and Other Pressing Topics