When the Idle Rich Come Out to Prance

As the holiday season enraptures New York City, the Idle Rich come out to buy and play — and I wonder what it is about Winter that especially brings out their public braggadocio and bling more than usual.  Is it the cold weather that gives them the opportunity for the wraparound advertisement of exclusive leather and endangered fur — along with an outrageous hat?  Do cooler temperatures lead to a greater layering of clothing that provides even more ample opportunity to adorn and separate while prancing?

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Engaging the Elbow

An Old World friend of mine taught me a long time ago how to recognize if someone was born into “Old Money” or not. You identify Old Money not by their houses or cars or their shoes or by the watches they wear.

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