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An Introduction to Etiquette and Mrs. Emily Post

An Introduction to Etiquette and Mrs. Emily Post

Much to my pleasant surprise, my poll from my long weekend post showed me that etiquette is in fact interesting to a lot of people! If I’m being honest, I could probably write a weekly etiquette post but I understand that most people don’t need quite […]

Common Courtesy… Or No?

Common Courtesy… Or No?

I understand that I am somewhat traditional in my etiquette; I believe that thank you notes, hostess gifts, and dress codes are useful and practical things that should be far more common than they are today. However, I think that the world is quickly falling […]

Theatre Etiquette

Theatre Etiquette

October is a big theatre month for me! Remember that contest I said I entered at Ballet in the Park? Well, it turns out that I won!! This is pretty amazing because a) I don’t typically ever win anything, and 2) I actually tried for […]

Etiquette, Part V: Table Manners DO Matter

Etiquette, Part V: Table Manners DO Matter

Eating is something we all have in common, but table manners aren’t as common. I don’t believe that people strike out to be rude or uncouth, but it’s becoming more and more rare to learn table manners. It’s actually a fairly simple practice, as well. […]

Winter lends itself to reading

Winter lends itself to reading

I have been reading quite a bit lately, mostly chick lit and cozies. I’m not sure why, but they really seem to help when it’s cold and dark and we are stuck in the dead of winter! So, what have I been reading?

Etiquette, Part IV: The Debated Dress Code

Etiquette, Part IV: The Debated Dress Code

Without further adieu, part IV of my etiquette series! There are numerous different dress codes, and they all serve a different purpose. I for one appreciate the inclusion of a dress code- it gives me a specific direction as to what you would actually like […]

Etiquette, Part III: The RSVP

Etiquette, Part III: The RSVP

With everything becoming more and more casual, the RSVP seems to be falling to the wayside. An “interested” reply on Facebook might mean that someone will come, they won’t come, they might if something better doesn’t come up, they don’t want to actually say no, […]

Etiquette, Part II: The Minefield of Gifts

Etiquette, Part II: The Minefield of Gifts

Welcome to the second instalment of my series on etiquette. At some point in most of our lives, realistically multiple points, we have all done the dance of gifts. Do I give one for this occasion, for this person? Should I reciprocate in response? How […]

Etiquette, Part I: A Small Note Can Make a Big Difference

Etiquette, Part I: A Small Note Can Make a Big Difference

For the month of February, I will be running a series on etiquette! I will touch on a variety of topics, one per post, that I think are relevant in 2016. The first topic? The handwritten note! I know that I am traditional when it […]

Beauty Blogger Award, courtesy of Coffee&Twigs

Beauty Blogger Award, courtesy of Coffee&Twigs

What an absolutely lovely surprise today, to find out that Coffee & Twigs have nominated me for the Beauty Blogger Award! One of my favourite parts of blogging is being able to “meet” other bloggers, and I am so happy to have met Coffee & […]