Yes, You Can Wear A Hat

Mar 21, 2014 by

Yes, You Can Wear a Hat by Laurie Nienhaus   “The hat I was married in, will it do? White, broad, fake flowers in a tiny array. It’s old-fashioned, as stylish as a bedbug, but it suits to die in something nostalgic.” Anne Sexton As surely as we see sugar bowls on the tea table, we expect to see hats upon the heads of tea party guests. It’s not a requirement of course, but tea and millinery do share a long standing relationship. “The hat is not for the street. It will never be democratized. But there are certain houses that one cannot enter without a hat. And one must always wear a hat when lunching with people whom one does not know well. One appears to one’s best advantage.” Coco Chanel However, some...

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Etiquette School For Children

Jul 22, 2011 by

  An etiquette school for children specializes in teaching a specific set of social skills to children. You can find an etiquette school in nearly every part of the country. Their lessons vary, but eventually, there is convergence between all of them. The best etiquette schools are capable of training even the youngest children in the proper way of behaving when in the presence of other people. The main advantage of such schools is that they provide an authority figure to the children. This is a well-known phenomenon – children are actually more receptive to authority figures outside their home.When you enroll your child in such a school, expect that there are group classes and one-on-one coaching. The power of the lessons is often developed during the one-on-one coaching, where children are motivated to...

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Tea and Etiquette Video

Jun 9, 2011 by

Tea and Etiquette.  What is right and what is wrong?  This simple video gives some great ideas and helps you feel confident at the tea...

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Royal Wedding Tea Time Fever – Stephen Colbert...

Apr 12, 2011 by

You knew it had to happen right?  At some point I was going to hoop and hollar about the upcoming Royal Wedding.  Let’s start it off with a bit of fun from Stephen Colbert and his ode to all things British including our favorite, TEA TIME. Stephen takes us to Tea and Sympathy in New York and works with Hugo Vickers, the Tea Time know it all   So take notes ladies and gentlemen.  We wouldn’t want to royals to be offended through our t.v.’s     Tea Party Girl asks:  Will you watch the Royal Wedding with a cup of...

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PLEASE Stop Calling My Daughter and I (Me*) Guys!...

May 28, 2008 by

I think I might start a new American reality show. Maybe I call it “America’s Next Worst Habit”. Or how about, “So You Think You Have Good Manners?” But I’m not convinced anyone (present readers excluded, of course) would watch it. Now, don’t get me wrong. Traveling my favorite state refreshed me with its breathtaking beauty (Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Monterey) and quaint oases (i.e. Balboa Island). And for the most part, we were greeted by helpful and friendly residents of gorgeous Orange County. But between eating out and easy access to cable TV (I admit to some HGTV indulgence) I could finance another vacation for every time someone addressed two or more people with, “You guys”. I don’t always have a problem with this. When my husband and sons are...

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