Merry Christmas from How To Be Swell

Merry Christmas all you swell readers. My wish for you is to be surrounded by loved ones and enjoying your favorite holiday festivities. I love Christmas, and being a hopeless romantic I am always nostalgic for my favorite sights and sounds of the season. One of my favorite images this time of year is the big city shopping districts all decked out for Christmas, like those immortalized in movies like Miracle on 34th street, Christmas Story, and more recently, Elf.  You can imagine holiday shoppers bustling about carrying packages with large bows for that special someone, and Santa on the street corner ringing bells for the Salvation Army so those less fortunate can enjoy the Holiday as well.

Harry Winston Store in NYC

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Rules to being a Gentleman

I “borrowed” this from one of my favorite blogs, The Effortless Gent. I thought it was important enough to share with the How to be Swell readers too. The blog post it came from is very good and recommended reading as well, For now this is just a quick post from me, but there is more swell stuff to come. In the mean time … stay swell.

being a gentlemen

Happy New Year

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Yes it’s that time again. Time to dust off the clichés’ of  turning a new leaf, and starting fresh. Time to get out last years resolutions and update your list to try them again this year. I am well aware that we are inundated with these types of messages for the new year (especially from your local health clubs), but I do want to make a challenge to you. Continue reading

Merry Christmas

1921-12-17-The-Country-Gentleman-Norman-Rockwell-cover-A-Drum-For-Tommy-no-logo-400-DigimarcMerry Christmas from How to be Swell. This Christmas think back to those wonderful Norman Rockwell pictures for the Saturday Evening Post, and the warm feelings  that they evoke. I hope that your Christmas is the embodiment of those idyllic pictures, I wish for all of you great fellowship, good food, celebrations and long embraces from your loved ones. Stay swell  plym50xmas