The Difference Between Visiting Paris, and Living in Paris

My wife and I had coffee with some American neighbors last weekend. The conversation ricocheted wildly between current events, where to find good Indian food, and the ins and outs of (them) raising two young children in Paris. We shared knowing nods about how different the city is for tourists: it’s a dazzling, romantic, breathtaking, … More The Difference Between Visiting Paris, and Living in Paris

Coming Soon: Old Money Style

It hasn’t been all coffee, croissants, cognac, and chocolates here in The City of Light. A little bit of work has transpired. In the coming weeks, the latest installment of the Old Money series will be available online and in bookstores: Old Money Style: Secrets To Dressing Well For Less – The Gentleman’s Edition. The … More Coming Soon: Old Money Style

Motive and Opportunity

I don’t talk about myself much, to others in conversation, or on this blog in writing. I’m happy to talk about Old Money values, or discuss culture, history, philosophy, or current events. I have a keen interest in style–I would not call it fashion–and a passion for public policy–which I would not call politics. As … More Motive and Opportunity

Old Money: In Their Own Words

OMG and contributor “Mary Louise Case” (not her real name, for those of you who’ve inquired) has more on her mind. Enjoy! The luck of the draw An aspect of Old Money that people often cite with wonder is the ever-present luck which Old Money enjoys. From the outside looking in, it appears there is … More Old Money: In Their Own Words

Your Wristwatch: Telling More Than Just The Time

I’ve written before about appropriate, tasteful, and reasonably priced wristwatches, singling out the stainless steel Rolex and the Cartier tank watch as perennial favorites of mine. Preowned models in good condition can be purchased from reputable dealers in the range of 2000 to 6000 dollars. Not inexpensive, but not ridiculous for a lifetime investment. As … More Your Wristwatch: Telling More Than Just The Time