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…
In the past six plus years that I’ve been posting–and you’ve been commenting–on this blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground. Starting out with articulating and discussing Old Money characteristics and the Old Money philosophy, we’ve branched off of that theme more than occasionally. We’ve discussed having cash on hand and renting vs. putting a … More Back To Basics
As many of you may already know, a curfew has been imposed here in France. Starting tonight, residents are required to be at home from 9pm to 6am. Exceptions for municipal and hospitality workers will be made (paperwork required), but for the average Parisian, it means finishing off the last glass of wine at 8:45pm … More The Second Wave in Paris
One of the fascinating aspects of life here in France is the mystique of life on a French chateau. The phrase conjures up visions of verdant landscapes, towering stone turrets, the portraits of ancestors lining wood-paneled corridors, sipping a glass of champagne near a huge, roaring fireplace. A life of privacy, privilege, and ease. That’s … More The French Chateau: Myth and Reality