The Inevitable Old Money T-Shirt

Reluctant as I am to give an inch to prevailing trends, I do acknowledge that sometimes people do wear T-shirts…without a polo shirt or dress shirt worn over the said T-shirt. I am also painfully aware that sometimes words or images (or both!) are printed on the exposed T-shirt. The intent is to convey a … More The Inevitable Old Money T-Shirt

Bastille Day: An Appreciation

July 14th is Bastille Day in France, the date which the country celebrates its independence. Unlike Americans who threw fought to gain their freedom from a foreign ruler an ocean away, the French struggled to gain their liberty from home-grown rulers (royal heirs and self-appointed emperors) who often lived down the street. And it wasn’t … More Bastille Day: An Appreciation

The Post Pandemic Etiquette Primer

Hey there, boys and girls. Welcome back to the New Normal. As the term implies, there are things that remain as they were prior to the pandemic: your friends are still your friends. The guy from the IT department is still one taco shy of a combination plate. And getting your daily exercise requires just … More The Post Pandemic Etiquette Primer

Old Money Travel: Why Paris May Be Your Best Travel Destination Post-COVID

Today marks the French government’s official ‘open for tourist business’ day, as the country welcomes vaccinated Americans to its shores beginning June 9th. My understanding of the process is that US travelers can present proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their flight at the boarding gate and, … More Old Money Travel: Why Paris May Be Your Best Travel Destination Post-COVID

‘Old Money’ Requires Money

As you probably know, The Old Money Book and the other Old Money titles I’ve written often address how America’s Upper Class behave in terms of manners, dress, spending, and lifestyle. I’ve detailed how anyone from any background can adopt these values, priorities, and habits in order to live a richer life. I’ve touched upon … More ‘Old Money’ Requires Money

The Aristocrat’s Role

“To be an aristocrat is to be completely fearless. Not reckless, not self-destructive. You must face what comes. Address things as they are. Live life as you find it and make it what you want.” “Know your place. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not, a ‘friend of the common man’. I’m not a friend … More The Aristocrat’s Role