Apple cider for the fall

Creating Fall Traditions with Family and Friends

Autumn is a gorgeous season filled with warm colors, crisp weather, and bountiful harvests. As we begin to prepare for the winter months ahead, now is the perfect time to create comforting fall traditions to share with family and friends. Here are four ways to create lasting memories: Join in on the harvest. Contact your local farm, fruit orchard, corn field, or pumpkin patch for a schedule of seasonal events. Whether it’s visiting the orchard to pick apples, enjoying a hayride, going horseback riding, or ... [ Read More ]

Cucumber Gin Spritzer – courtesy of Celebrate Magazine

A Girlfriends’ Gathering

Meeting friends after work for a quick happy hour can be fun, but having an after work gathering can be even better.  Maybe it’s time to watch the entire season of VEEP or catch up on the balcony with snacks and a few choice libations. Hosting a ... [ Read More ]

Your Neighbor is Moving - How to Say Goodbye by Diane Gottsman, Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Saying Goodbye to a Neighbor

It's a sad experience to say farewell to a trusted neighbor. Help make their move a little less stressful by sending them off with a few courtesies. Tips for Saying Goodbye to a Neighbor: Offer your assistance on moving day. Arrive at your ... [ Read More ]

How to Welcome New Neighbors

How to Welcome Your New Neighbors

There is a certain comfort in knowing your next door neighbor and building a relationship you can count on when the time is right. Some of our neighbors become our lifelong friends and it’s always a benefit to start off on the right foot. When it’s ... [ Read More ]

10 Airplane Pet Peeves by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

10 Airplane Pet Peeves

It’s not your imagination. Your personal space on airplanes really is shrinking. Several major airlines have squeezed rows closer together and decreased seat sizes to pack more passengers on each flight. Factor in airport security, long lines, ... [ Read More ]

Tea Etiquette: A Cup of Fall Rooibos

Tea Etiquette: A Cup of Fall Rooibos

As we move into the cooler months, a hot cup of Rooibos tea may be an appropriate choice to cozy up with this season. An herbal red blend, found in South Africa, Rooibos is rich in antioxidants and caffeine free. Did you know that “herbal teas” are ... [ Read More ]

Tailgate Etiquette: Touchdown Tailgate Tips by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Tailgate Etiquette: Touchdown Tailgate Tips

Football season is upon us. Thanks to cooler weather, good food, drinks, and exciting games, tailgating is a great way to gather with your friends. Here are a few tailgate etiquette tips to pull off a successful party with fellow fans. Make the ... [ Read More ]

Best Travel Apps for Your Next Trip by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Travel Etiquette: Best Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

When it comes to apps, trying to find the best one for your travel needs can end up making you feel overwhelmed. Bidding on a hotel room? Holding out on the cheapest gas for your rental? Need someone to create your itinerary? There's an app for that, ... [ Read More ]

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