Are you an expert on etiquette?

You may be a regular reader of my blog or you may have just discovered it now. Either way, how about trying a short quiz? Just ten questions. Maybe you can manage it without losing any points! But if not, don’t worry, at least you’ll learn something new. Good luck,...

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Don’t Forget to Say Hello!!!

This admonishment accompanied almost every one of us in childhood. So, we know we must say hello. But maybe there are situations where you ask yourself how and whether you or the other person should say hello first. Though we may have certain customs where we live,...

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The language of invitations

In previous blogs, we addressed the ball etiquette and dress code, so it seems ideal to wind up this series with a post about invitations. I will try to explain all the possible terms that you might find on them, and I will also show you how to create such an...

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Your guide to new, “touchless” greetings

PUBLISHED THU, MAR 5 202011:24 PM ESTUPDATED THU, MAR 5 202011:42 PM EST Monica Buchanan Pitrelli   My first experience with the small, but rapidly growing movement to eliminate handshaking was in a chiropractic office in Singapore two weeks ago. “Are you shaking...

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Succinct Dress Code Guide for Men and Women_2/2

FOR WOMEN Keep in mind a few time-tested rules   Women’s accessories Women’s accessories should be limited to five elements, including a wristwatch and glasses. Purse Contemporary fashion favors larger handbags during the day, although this type is more suited to...

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Succinct Dress Code Guide for Men and Women_1/2

Did you know that we create our first impression of a person we meet in just 30 seconds? According to research by emeritus psychology professor Albert Mehrabian, this impression is 55% of what the person is wearing, 38% of his or her self-presentation, body language...

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You too can be dancing with the stars

The popular show “Dancing with the Stars” is without a doubt one of the most successful television shows ever, both here and abroad. That is why, with the help of our screens and our imagination, we’ve all recently been not only dancing along with the stars, but also...

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The perfect valentine’s day

Before I give you a few tips on how to shine on Valentine's Day, I can’t forgo a little history. Valentine’s day did not become one of our regular holidays until recently, so I think you, as well as myself, might be interested in learning where this successful...

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What to do when someone in your vicinity belches or passes gas

If someone burps or passes gas in our presence, even though it is a natural bodily function, a certain decorum should be preserved in terms of etiquette in local latitudes. We certainly cannot suppress this natural function of our body – why, a few Chinese emperors,...

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