TIPS: “To Insure Prompt Service” and Other Useful Acronyms


Acronyms can be a very useful tool in creating a memory link. They may have no grammatical roots, and perhaps disputed origins, but they are time tested, easy to recall, and used by teachers, trainers and parents. Here are a few common etiquette acronyms: TIPS: “To Insure Prompt Service”. The ... [ Read More ]

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Wine and Friends

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Q: My wife and I are both 27 years old, and our friends are 25. We understand the importance of etiquette and do our best to treat everyone we meet in the same manner we would like to be treated. Our dilemma involves two of our best friends, who we love and truly enjoy spending time ... [ Read More ]

Etiquette Tips for the Drive-Thru

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In the midst of a hectic Fall schedule, you may find yourself in need of an afternoon pick-me-up, whether that be a pumpkin spice latte or a root beer float. Before you find yourself frustrated with others as you wait in the drive-thru line, here are some etiquette tips to keep your manners in ... [ Read More ]

Inspiration for a Festive Fall Luncheon

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It’s officially Fall and time to start celebrating the new season. What better way than by planning a luncheon to catch up with family and friends? I’m sharing a few of my favorite Fall entertaining tips with photos. Start with a fun, Fall themed invitation. This one is an invitation for a ... [ Read More ]

Umbrella Etiquette

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Today is Friday the 13th and according to lore, both Friday and the number 13 are “unlucky.” Another superstition has to do with umbrellas. Opening an umbrella inside a building is said to bring you, and the occupants inside, bad luck. I agree that it’s bad business to walk in to a building or home ... [ Read More ]

Afternoon Tea Table Etiquette


This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a “Sip and See Afternoon Tea in Honor of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge." Mom and her two daughters were hosts of the tea to bring friends and family together before the start of a new school year. My girlfriend is somewhat of a Royal ... [ Read More ]

Business Etiquette: Coffee vs Lunch…the Mannerly Do’s and Don’ts:

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Scheduling a casual business meeting or creative work session over a cup of coffee is a great way to change your environment and enjoy a boost of caffeinated energy while getting things done. Few business professionals can take a couple of hours out of their busy day to linger over a meal when their ... [ Read More ]

Summer Style: Hair and Lips

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  Make a statement with you hair: A soft, semi messy bun looks fresh and pulled together. A careful placement of pins and a spritz of hair spray and you are good to go. Loose curls can work from office to fundraiser. Invest in a good quality curling iron or tried and true hot ... [ Read More ]