We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Tinsley Mortimer Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I know when I go out and wear a pretty dress and get photographed, I’m going to be in the press, which will help with my business.
I like pretty things around. I like it to be prissed up. Then I feel at least something is sane in my life.
For some people, showing up at a bridal salon without a ring or a groom might appear bizarre and quite unusual–but for me, it’s a regular Tuesday afternoon.
Watching my mother welcome guests in Virginia, where I was raised, taught me that if someone is invited to your home, it is your duty to make them feel welcome and comfortable at all times.
Every Thanksgiving, we visited our New York cousins and went shopping at Bergdorf’s and Saks for long dresses to wear to the Homestead for New Year’s Eve.
Not only Southern children – but adults as well – use the preface ma’am or sir when speaking to someone older or in authority.
Southamptoners think they are being beachy, but they are far more dressy than Newport. Stylish wedge shoes and sandals for ladies – silk caftans or long casual pants.
Warmly thank your host when you leave, citing special things you enjoyed about your stay. As soon as you return home, use your good stationery and write a lovely note thanking your hosts profusely.
I’m human, and we make mistakes. My biggest mistake was that I was running away from something here in New York and I ran into the wrong hands.
I had never thought about living with a girlfriend as a roommate post-divorce, but when I decided to come back to New York and move in with my friend Sonja Morgan, it ended up being the best decision I ever made.
I have – thank you, Mommy – family money, thank you, which is nice.
I don’t follow trends. I wear what I feel comfortable in, and typically that is a dress. I love wearing very feminine details-poufs, ruffles, and baby-doll silhouettes.
I wasn’t going to a charity event in order to get a picture, in order to get into a magazine.
When people think of socialites, they generally think of ladies of style whose purpose is to get their pictures taken a lot; girls who love social activities and being on the society ‘circuit.’
Few changes are allowed in Palm Beach, making it an anachronistic little village where everything looks almost the same as it did years and years ago.
She may be called ‘Grace the Face’ for her physical beauty, but Grace Meigher is as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
I love entertaining old school. It’s how I feel the most comfortable, because it’s what I experienced growing up.
Being blond just makes me feel happier, like when the sun’s hitting you. The blond pops. It’s cheerful.
A good host will point out food, snacks, and drinks that you’re welcome to help yourself to, but if they don’t, do not ask what is available. It sounds greedy.
If you have a girlfriend who is a fellow divorcee, you share a lot of common ground because you’ve been through the same things.
I am not a mean person. I would never hurt somebody.
I like Le Bilboquet. I know it’s been around for a while, but it’s a classic. I do love a hotel bar, too. Anywhere dark too is a great place to go. I haven’t dated that much in New York since I’ve been back.
When someone is outright nasty to you that hurts. I really try not to have a negative outlook. I mean, I’m not going to say I’m not disappointed when I read something bad about myself.
Because I am southern, I love serving mint juleps in silver cups with a sprig of mint as guests enter.
In the South, we assume that one will have substance, be polite, be kind, be nice, but that person also needs to present himself/herself to the world with an individual unique well-developed style that identifies them as special.
Of particular note, Palm Beach is one of the safest places in the world to live or visit. Proof of this is that over thirty billionaires live in the 10.4 square mile area.
A beautiful soap left in the guest bathroom, some fresh flowers by the bed, or a small gift of chocolates in their room will make anyone feel welcome.
We are all human and have our good days, and bad days, so it’s important to give one another space when dealing with your own issues.
I was never made to feel that fashion was frivolous and any old dress would do. Fashion was serious stuff in my house and in my life. In fact, most memories I have growing up involve beautiful dresses.
I never saw myself as this big socialite, but from an outsider point of view, there was a lot going on.
A good set of eyelashes can fix a lot. Or at least make you feel more confident. I can’t live without them, I’m sorry. I can’t look at myself without them. It’s not that I don’t feel pretty, but they make me feel prettier. And I don’t know why someone doesn’t want to look prettier.
I’ve always loved playing dress up, so I wear party dresses for anything I’m hosting. I think you honor your guests by paying attention to every detail, and this includes your own appearance.
New Yorkers tend to have a wall up. Being from the South, I didn’t have that. It helped me meet a lot of people. And, as a Southerner, I love wearing color. New York is a sea of black. My popping out in pink was definitely noticed.
I haven’t seen my natural hair color in 20 years.
Life doesn’t always end up where you want it to go; you have to be an optimist and keep moving forward.
I don’t cook. My kitchen is actually very small.
If you have rules the guests need to follow concerning your staff or pets in your house, be sure to kindly let them know so that there will be no misunderstandings.
I learned that if you’re going to move in with a friend, it’s important to establish ground rules immediately so there aren’t any misunderstandings down the line.
When you order room service as much as I do, and Postmates, you don’t really need to have a lot of food.
A bright, colorful clutch is a great statement piece that never goes out of style.
My absolute favorite hors d’oeuvres are tiny white lily flour flat Smithfield ham biscuits… bite-size and delicious. And being southern, I would never have a New York party without my signature pimento cheese spread.
I know what I am doing with my handbag design and clothing design.
Make sure your host knows that you are not high maintenance, and that you’ll fit into any schedule that is planned.
Everything is groomed in Palm Beach…the lawns, the streets, and the shops are all pristine, particularly those on world-famous Worth Avenue, one of the most fabulous shopping streets in the universe, with outposts of Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton enticing residents and visitors.
Mayonnaise is basically the only condiment there is. Anything tastes better with lots of mayo… even a spoon.
I was not trying to be snarky or snobby by saying that West Palm Beach is no Palm Beach.
Forget the stress of trying to find a taxi while you freeze. Ubers make you feel like you have a personal driver… a luxury!
You don’t talk about celebrities in the Hamptons, duh!
A sweater around your neck is always a great idea.
People thought that I had all the money in the world and that I was this little perfect princess posing with her hand on her hip and her blonde hair and her curls.