‘Tis the season. September marked the opening of the San Francisco social season. First came the opera and then the symphony. Both were glamorous black-tie, see-and-be-seen events. Unfortunately, evening gowns and tuxedos don’t always equal good behavior.
List No. 4 of my “most asked” etiquette questions will help you solve more of those pesky dilemmas about dining, communicating, and other puzzling social interactions.
• Does the napkin go in your lap the minute you take your seat? If there is no host, ... Read More »
Number three on my list of most-asked etiquette questions includes both business and social quandaries, with answers to help you move gracefully through your day.
• When applying for a job, is it okay to ask about salary range? As a job candidate, you are ... Read More »
Number two on my list of most asked etiquette questions includes both business and social quandaries and how to address them. Here are more answers to help you navigate the modern world gracefully.
• Is the continental style of eating (fork in the left hand, ... Read More »
Oprah may have her list of favorite things, but I have my list of “most asked” etiquette questions. If you want to be in the know, or simply want to know the right thing to say or do in different situations, life just got that much easier.... Read More »
Don’t laugh at the subtitle “Party Tips.” If I had a dollar for every mistake I’ve made throwing a party, I’d be rich. There really are ways to make your next party memorable in a good way. Here are some questions and answers that ... Read More »
When you’re on a ship at sea, the captain is always king. You might not be lucky enough to sit at his table for dinner, but remember that you are a subject of his kingdom. For smooth sailing on the seas, remember your proper etiquette, but also keep ... Read More »
If you can say it with a ? or a ?, why not? Less is more, especially with texts, which are meant 2 b short. The great advantages of texting and email are the three e’s: They’re easy, effective and effortless. But the ... Read More »
Dorothy Draper, an American interior decorator, wrote a book entitled Entertaining Is Fun: How to Be a Popular Hostess. It can be fun to entertain, although many people find giving a party daunting. To do it right, you need just one basic component: lists, ... Read More »
Some foods are tricky to eat in public. When at lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues, stick with the foods you feel most comfortable eating. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, practice makes perfect with all foods!
These are accepted techniques for eating bothersome foods:... Read More »