What is Your Etiquette Pet Peeve?

  A gracious hostess learns how to roll with the punches. My question is not to advocate expressing horror TO our guests or possibly, family members. But with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas on the near horizon, I thought I’d provide an opportunity for...

Did You Write a Thank You Card This Weekend?

If you weren’t the host this weekend, did you thank the one who opened their home to you? Even if you brought lots of food, the one who cleaned the bathroom deserves the thanks, I think, especially on this weekend of all weekends. On the drive home from my...

Planning a Children's Etiquette Tea Party

Children, boys and girls alike, enjoy the tea party. The window to capture their hearts on beauty and etiquette is actually quite small, between six and ten years old. My eleven-year old boy is still going strong because I started him young. My friends and I hold tea...