25 Things even Polite People Don't Apologize For
Happy Year of the Rat!
Welcome to the Year of the Rat. Chinese New Year is all about passing on good luck for the coming year. This is why Feng Shui is vital to their ... Read More »
Hold onto your hankies when you are sick.
Email is an accepted form of communication when it comes to calling in sick, but make sure you’re clear from the get-go so your boss doesn’t think you’re playing ... Read More »
Think before you speak. It's much easier to be kind than to rewind.
Sometimes we are rude without even knowing it. In general, stay away from topics that are controversial, like politics or religion. And whether you know another ... Read More »
Every new year, Dear Abby prints a column called "Just for Today." Pictured with her at a dinner I hosted in San Francisco.
It’s that time of year: December. Too many parties and libations, which means January ... Read More »
Sunday brunch dessert presentation
Holidays are a time for friends and family, the time when we cook, drink, and eat together, and celebrate good cheer. Here are some tips for doing it in style:
1. What is the ... Read More »
Wallpaper remnant from my powder room tied with Buddha gold ribbon.
Shopping at the mall has been replaced by shopping online. However, unless you have your gift sent directly to the giftee, you still have to wrap ... Read More »
For the bridge player, a playing card themed tip towel and coordinating cocktail napkins.
The H in holiday has unfortunately come to stand for hurried and hassled. Picking out hostess gifts and presenting them with pride should be fun.... Read More »
Dinner in the wine country for 50.
- Think the golden rule and treat your server as you would want to be treated – with respect. Working in the service industry is tough, so be kind to your server. ... Read More »
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
—Henry David Thoreau
Large gatherings always bring an element of stress for the host. Here are tips for making your Thanksgiving dinner a time to enjoy your friends, ... Read More »