Preppy New Year 2013

2013 has come around so quickly! I wish you all a very Happy Preppy New Year!!

2012 was an amazing year for yours truly and here's hoping 2013 is even better! One of my New Year's resolutions has been to finally update this blog and make it more interesting and more content rich - unfortunately I haven't had a lot of free time of late due to new job and rowing commitments (another one of my resolutions is to make more time available for personal projects)!

2013 Social Calendar

CULTURE | Social Calendar | 2013 Social Calendar (Social Season)

Whilst the Social Season itself may be limited to Summer, there are still a great many events taking place in the coming months that are worth attending. I certainly will be attempting to partake in as many as possible! In fact, as 2013 fast approaches and the fun of the festive season will soon have passed, I've found myself planning my New Year already so as to stave off those January Blues. 

Here's the key Society events for 2013 that you might like to consider being at... If you can think of other events worth including on this I'd be much obliged if you might let me know. Also - if you are organising an event that you would like to have listed, similarly, get in touch!

Preppiest Addresses

CULTURE  |  ADDRESS BOOK  |  Preppiest Addresses

There is a saying that goes:

"It is better to have the worst house in the best neighborhood than it is to have the best house in the worst neighborhood".

That being the case, I've been thinking for a long time about putting together a list of the Ritziest and preppiest towns, villages, suburbs and streets for some time... Please note that this will be a work-in-progress and any contributions are, as always, most welcome!

President John F Kennedy

All good preps know that there are three things that aren't discussed publicly - Money, Religion and Politics. I'm going to break a rule here because the first of the Preppy Icons & Heroes series features a man who many have great esteem for despite his short presidency and tragic end - President John F Kennedy... a wealthy Catholic Democrat. 

This was a man who espoused the preppy lifestyle and ethic effortlessly as shown in this picture where he is engaged in what was his favourite pastime. White pants? Check. Sailing jacket? Check. Wayfarers? Check. Nonchalant pose? Check mate.

10 Preppiest Vehicles

CULTURE  |  TOP 10s  |  10 Preppiest Vehicles

10. Lexus LS (1989 - Present)

The flagship model of Toyota's luxury range, the Lexus is a popular preppy choice, albeit a controversial one. Preps tend to prefer American, German or English craftsmanship over that from the Far East, however Toyota proved that the Japanese can do practical and luxurious when they introduced the LS in the late 80s. The LS400 was a very popular choice in the early 90s amongst preps and corporate executives - hence its inclusion at number 10 on this list. The first generation model is decidedly preppier than the more recent incarnation.