A general understanding of the art of drinking, serving, and tasting will add greatly to your enjoyment of this alcoholic beverage. Like most things, the more you learn about wine, the more fascinating the subject becomes. Narsai David, vintner ( Read More »
Long ago, the famous poet Oscar Wilde said: “The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” Today, in the toughest, most competitive arenas, knowing which fork to use and when is important, and speaks volumes about our social skills.
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If you are new to sushi, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed. A seemingly endless array of fish, rice, seaweed, and various accompaniments, often listed on the menu in Japanese, can make you feel lost and unsure how to proceed.
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The wedding rehearsal dinner is traditionally held the night before the wedding, just after the ceremony rehearsal. The dinner is a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know one another before the big ... Read More »
As a host, it’s your duty to handle the smallest of details, from the reservation to the menu to the tip. It’s important to consider the likes and dislikes of your guests when entertaining. It’s not enough just to be gracious. Are the needs ... Read More »
Who doesn’t feel welcome at Disneyland? Walt Disney got it right when he said, “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” If only life were as simple ... Read More »
Knowing how to manipulate your knife and fork with assurance is an important part of table etiquette. It’s difficult to get through a meal or close a deal if you don’t know where to place your knife and fork during a meal, or worse, ... Read More »
Not another set of rules? I’m afraid so. Today’s new forms of social media — Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Skype, texting, YouTube, Instant Messaging, and those indispensable smart phones — require follow-us-wherever-we-go rules, and they are changing as you read this! Social media are the ... Read More »
When was the last time you received a handwritten letter on quality stationery? The look and feel of a handwritten note is incomparable and deeply personal. Compared to e-mail, e-vites, and everything else electronic, paper stands the test of time. When mail is sorted ... Read More »