We talk a lot on this blog about how to dress and how to behave. Traditional, discreet clothing and manners are two of our big talking points, and I’m delighted by the enthusiastic support our readers give to these topics. However, I’ve received a couple of emails recently from well-intentioned young people who are asking … More Old Money Attribute: The Work Ethic
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 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
One of our readers, Jay, was quite generous in forwarding to me the following article. It was initially published in Crisis Magazine, I believe. Jay noted that a lot of Old Money attributes might be found in it. I am certain he’s correct. Thank you, Jay. Here’s the article… Accounts vary, and a few say that … More From One of Our Readers…
I sat a my local cafe this morning, watching a small boy, probably 2 or 3 years old, totter down one of the narrow, age-old lanes that define much of the 4th arrondissement. He followed his parents and gripped his tiny blanket in one arm, holding onto it as if for dear life. I had … More The Security Blanket
I recently ran across a profile of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the Guardian newspaper. The interview was to highlight his current appearance in the musical Chicago, now running in London. In the piece, he recounted his “Show Me The Money!” rush of fame (in the film Jerry McGuire, with Tom Cruise), recognition (and Oscar … More Common Story, Uncommon Man: Cuba Gooding Jr.
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