A receiving line is the perfect opportunity for guests and hosts to meet one another at a large event. They are only essential for groups of fifty or more, when it’s otherwise impossible for the hosts to greet everyone individually. They range from the most formal (for a ... Read More »
At the dining table, get comfortable with common etiquette Do’s and Don’ts...
• Do wait until everyone is seated and served to begin eating or until your host gives the okay.
• Do take small portions ... Read More »
When stepping out this summer, whether for business or pleasure, observing the rules of good behavior will always make your day or evening go more smoothly.
• Stay to the right and walk to the left to pass. This rule applies to ... Read More »
The world is divided by two kinds of people: those who exhibit good manners and those who exhibit bad ones. Why does it seem that air travel and bad manners are inseparable? Travel should be an adventure, at least that’s how the famous novelist John Steinbeck put it: ... Read More »
First came etiquette, then netiquette (e-mail etiquette), and now jetiquette, or private jet etiquette. For optimum airborne pleasure—both yours and that of others—here are some suggestions for flying in a private plane, whether for business or pleasure. If you’re lucky enough to catch a ride in a Gulfstream, ... Read More »
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir
John Muir, American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, may never have hiked to the ... Read More »
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.
In today’s global and ... Read More »
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.
Sushi is a popular delicacy in ... Read More »
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 »