How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

Just a quick note in the middle of a busy week… Thank you very much for your support of the new book, “How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!” Sales have been brisk, and reviews are already starting to come in on Amazon. But please feel free to add your two-cents worth. Write your own … More How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

In Defense of Red Pants

I have a complicated relationship with Tatler magazine, the British magazine that breathlessly chronicles the latest goings-on of the royals, high society, and well-heeled wanna-be’s. On the one hand, they have published some interesting articles on how to raise children in an affluent environment, estate planning, and other more grounded subject matter. On the other … More In Defense of Red Pants

A Few Updates from Paris and Elsewhere

August is upon us here in Paris. A majority of the residents have fled for the coast, the mountains, or the countryside. Parisians who still remain–healthcare workers and those in hospitality–ask my wife and I where we’re going for vacation. When we reply that we’re staying in Paris, they look at us as if we … More A Few Updates from Paris and Elsewhere

Fresh Set of Eyes on Paris…from Karl

Bonjour, everyone. Karl was kind enough to post a very detailed comment about his recent trip to Paris. I wanted to make sure that everyone saw it, so I’ve done a cut and paste. It appears below in italics. So enjoy. My thoughts…I think Karl has a great approach to European vacations: pick one city … More Fresh Set of Eyes on Paris…from Karl

The Surprising Truth About Self Improvement

I’ll admit that sometimes I get very tired of constantly trying to improve myself, my work, and my relationships. The external issues vary. Work, marriage, health, family, friends. My internal process persists. It goes something like this…Fatigue sets in. Rationales pop up. Excuses come forward. Profanities spill out. (Usually in private and in a whisper, … More The Surprising Truth About Self Improvement

The Application Process

We recently received the comment below from one of our readers. I thought it was very interesting and very relevant. Here it is, and I’ve added some thoughts below. I happened on your site while doing some personal research on old money style and its contemporary applications, like the trendy of the concept of sprezzatura, … More The Application Process

We’re Not All Nice

I received an email the other day. The person suggested that I painted a little too rosy of a picture in regards to Old Money Guys and Gals. They pointed out that plenty of born-rich trust fund babies are obnoxious and incorrigible, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and anti-Semitic. To which I replied, Oh, most certainly. And … More We’re Not All Nice

The Continual Fight for Privacy

One of our tribe members recently wrote to me. Her concern was privacy. Her correspondence is below. She has some really good ideas on the subject, I think, and some questions… I’d love to hear everyone’s take on increasing and maintaining privacy in this digital age. (Thank you, V., for the very kind words. I’m … More The Continual Fight for Privacy

The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide

With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully!) over, visitors are once again flooding to Paris. After almost two years of a dicey landscape for socializing–whether it’s from the other side of the room or on the other side of the world–the excitement of face-to-face conversation is palpable here, both for locals and for visitors. The … More The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide