Celebrating the Preppy Lifestyle and it's sensibilities


Hi there mates, I've just found the silliest test yet.  It's called are you Yankee or Southerner.  I've found out that I'm 10% Dixie..
Click for the test.
See you very soon.

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In honor of one of the greatest actors of our time, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.

2/27/32 - 3/23/11

You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

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Preps are known for leisure yet competitive activities such as tennis. We love to not only play but watch, especially the pro circuit. After all where are we going to see someone with talent that can almost match our own? (hehe)
This post is not just about tennis. For those of us who are old enough to remember, there was one chap that personified the game and dominated it from the late 70s and early 80s, his name.....................BJORN BORG pronounced (Bee-yorn).
He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.  When I first saw Borg play I like many was mesmerized.  He was slim, powerful and although from Sweden he exuded the three preppy virtues of calm, cool and collected.  On court he was fierce and made it look effortless.

After seeing Borg I went out and got my first Tretorns and Fila warm up.  "Damn it! why couldn't I play like Borg.

He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles (a record shared with Roger Federer) and four consecutive French Open singles titles (a record shared with Rafael Nadal). During his relatively brief pro career, Borg won 41 percent of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 89.81 percent (141-16) of the Grand Slam singles matches he played, which is an all time record. He also has the highest all surfaces (grass, clay, hard, carpet, court) career match winning percentage of any other male player 82.68 (730/603). All three are open era male records for an entire career. In addition, Borg's six French Open singles titles are an open era male record.  He is one of four players in the open era to win both Wimbledon and the French Open in the same year and the only player to do so for three consecutive years. He also won three year end championship titles including two Masters Grand Prix titles and one WCT Final title.

Here is a short video of the man. Enjoy

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
Grand SlamYearsRecord accomplishedPlayer tied
French Open1974-75, 1978-816 TitlesStands alone
French Open1974-816 finals overallStands alone
French Open1978-814 consecutive winsRafael Nadal
French Open1978-814 consecutive finalsIvan Lendl
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
French Open1978 & 19802 French Open's won without losing a setRafael Nadal
Wimbledon1976-805 consecutive winsRoger Federer
Wimbledon1976Only player to win Wimbledon without losing a setStands alone
Grand Slam1974-818 consecutive years with a victory in a slamPete Sampras
Roger Federer
Grand Slam1976-803 Grand Slams won in straight setsStands alone

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Preppy Homes are a thing of beauty.  Whereas most of society relies on newly built Mcmansions of 4000 square feet or more to legitimize fine taste and culture, the prep homes virtue lay in it's quaint, established and historic feel.  It is not uncommon for these homes to be one hundred, two hundred or even three hundred years old.  These are not just homes but pieces of history, they attest to the forebears who lived their before and are heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. 

With that said I'm starting a series of posts devoted to preppy homes exteriors and interiors.  If any reader would like to submit a picture of their home or favorite abode feel free.

First in this series are homes of Cape Cod.

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Good day mates, I've just been informed by the inn keepers at the luxurious Castle Hill Inn of their latest specials, especially their SPRING'S BETTER HALF special.

Spring's Better Half
Package available now through April 3, 2011. Weekends included.
We are pleased to present this special offer just in time for the season’s awakening. STAY ONE NIGHT, RECEIVE THE 2nd NIGHT HALF OFF.
*Cannot be combined with other offers or events. Offer not valid on previously booked reservations.

Call Toll Free: 1.888.466.1355 to make your reservation

Castle Hill Inn at night

A gathering at the beach

For those not yet initiated into the luxuriousness that is The Castle Hill Inn, let me tell you that it is Preppy Paradise.  Not only is it an Inn rated top place to visit in Newport Rhode Island by Yankee Magazine but it is also a 40 acre resort.
Mind you this is not the average B&B or run of the mill Inn.  This is the ultimate location to indulge your spirit and make memories to last a lifetime.

Lazy days to do absolutely nothing at all 

The proper transportation

Cool breezes from the ocean air

Fine dining with spectacular views

Breathtaking scenery

Postcard view of the Inn

Lodging fit for a queen and king

For more information on their packages, rates and things to do go to their website

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There is a hint of spring in old Annapolis. The trees are beginning to bud and even my trusty friend "blushing bride" Hydrangeas are showing signs of life.
I'm really a kid at heart and so at the first signs of spring I naturally think of May Baskets.

The tradition of the ancient Roman and Druid holiday of May Day has endured for centuries.
It has been a celebration of spring turning into the pleasures of summer. Traditionally, a "Maypole" was the focus of spring. Gathering flowers and branches became a tradition and "bringing in the May" became a
popular activity on May 1.

The giving of baskets became part of the festivities later in the evolution of May Day.
Today baskets are often made by little children, filled with candy or flowers and then placed on people's doorsteps or tied to the door handle, as they ring the doorbell and dash away before they are caught. You can participate in this activity yourself by making a special May Day basket or using any small basket to fill with flowers to give to a friend.

Why wait for May to spread a little cheer, to show someone you care. There is no better time in life than this very moment. May baskets are a wonderful tradition to share with family while displaying another example of the cycle of life.
Go on, feel like a child again. You know you absolutely want to.
Fill a small basket with freshly gathered Spring blossoms. Tuck a small vase or something that will hold water into the bottom of the basket and fill the basket with a selection of flowers. Tie a bow or ribbon streamers onto the handle and fasten it to the door handle of a friend.

Until we meet again.

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