MAKE YOUR HOME WITH FLOWERS, PART 1

In a unique Boston school, founded to teach the science of homemaking, where the girls put their theories into practice in houses run by themselves, one of the tasks allotted is to keep flowers in the house on an allowance of 50 cents a week. They manage this in various ways. One girl bought bulbs. … Continue reading MAKE YOUR HOME WITH FLOWERS, PART 1

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8 Week Elegant Deportment Course

8 WEEK DEPORTMENT COURSE

Hello ladies! We want to let you know that we are now offering a course on elegant deportment. You can find it in our internet classroom. We've been working on it for several weeks. And we are so excited that we were able to do it. We have taken the time to gather much information, … Continue reading 8 WEEK DEPORTMENT COURSE

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT: 25 TIPS FOR MANAGING SERVANTS

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT: 25 TIPS FOR MANAGING SERVANTS

It is important for ladies to run their homes smoothly and on an established system. And those with large homes and domestic staff must be even more efficient. A large household is like a business. And a business that is ill-managed or neglected leaves room for many errors, financial loss, disrepute, and unhappiness. In the … Continue reading HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT: 25 TIPS FOR MANAGING SERVANTS

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT PERFUME: 8 TIPS

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT PERFUME: 8 TIPS

If you are interested in learning the art of wearing perfume, you must first learn how to buy the right one. In this post, we will provide you tips and tricks on how to go about buying the right perfume for your needs. 1.. Do not buy perfume solely based on how it smells on … Continue reading HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT PERFUME: 8 TIPS

CATCHING ANIMOSITIES

Speaking of animosities did you ever stop to think how many of your animosities you inherit or borrow or catch? Not just the way you catch measles or a cold but by the mental contagion, the way you catch an affectation of speech or a slang expression. A woman just passed by the house and … Continue reading CATCHING ANIMOSITIES

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EVENTS 2019: SPRING GARDEN PARTY @ THE FRICK, NYC

If you love art, elegant settings, getting dressed up, drinking champagne in a garden while listening to jazz - consider attending the annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows and Young Fellows at The Frick Collection. It is on May 29th from 6:30-10:00 pm. The Frick Collection is a premier small art museum located in the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: SPRING GARDEN PARTY @ THE FRICK, NYC

8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRA STRAPS FROM FALLING DOWN

There is an old rule that says: a lady never allows the public to see any part of her underwear, including her bra. Underwear is meant to be that... under clothing and hidden to the public. This means when wearing a bra with straps, the straps should be tucked well underneath the shoulders of a … Continue reading 8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRA STRAPS FROM FALLING DOWN

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SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE FRICK COLLECTION

The Frick Collection is an art museum located in the Henry Clay Frick House on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York City at 1 East 70th Street. It houses the collection of industrialist, Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919). The Frick is one of the pre-eminent small art museums in the United States, with a … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE FRICK COLLECTION

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

Ever sat down at a dining table and didn't know what to do with your napkin? Well here are a few rules of etiquette to help you the next time you are faced with one. Let's begin! The minute you sit down at the dining table, the first thing you should do is: lay your … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

17 BEHAVIORS A LADY SHOULD ELIMINATE

Finishing school is not just about learning etiquette, it is also about learning how to become a better person. Because in the end, there are certain personality traits and behaviours that will render etiquette lessons difficult to learn as well as decrease the impact of those that were learned. For this reason, we want to … Continue reading 17 BEHAVIORS A LADY SHOULD ELIMINATE

WHAT TO ASK AT THE BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP: 19 QUESTIONS

WHAT TO ASK AT THE BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP: 19 QUESTIONS

It's hard to know which guy is right for you and which is not. This is why dating is so important if you are not friends first. When dating someone new, you must arrange time to see him at different hours of the day and in different occasions. You must see how he reacts to … Continue reading WHAT TO ASK AT THE BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP: 19 QUESTIONS

IMPACT INVESTING: INVESTING IN WOMEN

Impact Investing is conscience investing. It's when an investor invests in a way to purposefully make a positive difference, socially or environmentally. It's an exciting and revolutionary way of looking at investing. And one of the ways, investors are practicing Impact Investing is by investing in female start-ups, not just in their country, but also … Continue reading IMPACT INVESTING: INVESTING IN WOMEN

THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

"Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our Dress Code and annual Style Guide, which invite guests to take inspiration from the season’s key trends and contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right." - AscotRacecourse   Are you going to the Royal Ascot this year … Continue reading THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

Starting conversations with strangers can be stressful and difficult, especially for introverts. So, it is very important to have a few conversation starters prepared for any situation you may find yourself in. Conversation starters are actually more important than conversation topics. They are the topics that smoothly lead you to conversation topics. You don't want … Continue reading HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

Handkerchiefs... ah, the romance of them! They have been around since before the Renaissance era, dainty-fying both ladies and men a-like. Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies are small, hemmed, square-shaped pieces of fabric used for personal hygiene or as a fashion accessory. Handkerchiefs can be made of cotton, silk, or linen. A lady's handkerchief is … Continue reading HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

Ever wondered if there was a secret to picking the right hat for your shape, coloring, or dress? If yes, you've come to the right place. We searched and found the best videos for you. The first two videos focus on picking the right hat for the races like the Kentucky Derby and the Royal … Continue reading HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

Three course meals are very popular. You will have experienced a version of it at most mid to high-end restaurants. For example, a meal with a salad course, main course, and dessert course served separately would constitute a 3 course meal. For this reason, they are essential for most formal dinners. Every lady should know, … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

EVENTS 2019: THE ROYAL ASCOT, ENGLAND

EVENTS 2019: THE ROYAL ASCOT, ENGLAND

The Royal Ascot is one of the most important events in the British social calendar. It is synonymous with sartorial elegance, offering a royal atmosphere and views of the most beautiful and luxurious hats. Its press coverage on the attendees and their fashion often surpasses the coverage of the race, itself. The Royal Ascot is … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE ROYAL ASCOT, ENGLAND

HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON'TS

HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON’TS

Starting and maintaining a great conversation can be difficult. There are so many rules to remember. So, in this post, we will be narrowing down some quick don'ts for you. 1.. Do not yell or speak too loud. If you see people wince when you raise your voice or look at you from the across … Continue reading HOW TO CONVERSE: 9 DON’TS

HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS by Balissande Finishing School, teaching etiquette and timeless style

HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. An art critique can be given by anyone - a young kid on his first trip to an art museum or a professional critic with a PhD in the Arts. It can be as simple as verbally expressing emotive reactions to an art piece or … Continue reading HOW TO CRITIQUE AND DISCUSS ART: 8 BASIC TIPS

WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING

WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING?

Impact investing is investing into companies, organizations, and funds with the dual purpose of making 1. a positive social or environmental impact and 2. financial gain. Impact investors "provide capital to address social and/or environmental issues. They can be made in either emerging or developed markets, and depending on the goals of the investors, can … Continue reading WHAT IS IMPACT INVESTING?

EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses for a distance of one and one-quarter miles long. It is normally held the first Saturday in May, ending the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

HOW TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE A LADY

Shaking hands is part of the first impression. The first impression begins with your appearance. And then, the way you greet others. There are a few ways to greet others - a hug, a nod, a kiss on the cheek, prayer hands, and the hand shake. For this post, we are going to break down … Continue reading HOW TO SHAKE HANDS LIKE A LADY

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

There are several waltzes currently being danced around the world. In America, we usually dance the American Style Waltz. But for this article, we want to discuss the Viennese Waltz. This waltz style is faster than the American style and features many more turns. Some say the Viennese waltz was the first waltz to be … Continue reading HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

The woman who charms is not necessarily young. History is full of accounts of women who have been fascinating when beyond middle life. The truest and strongest love is not always inspired by the beauty of twenty. The enthusiasm over sweet sixteen is not supported by the old experience which teaches that the highest beauty … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

WOMEN AND CHARITIES: THE WHATS, WHYS, & HOWS

Ever noticed the high number of aristocratic and wealthy ladies involved with charity? There is a reason why. But that, we will discuss at the end of this article. Let's begin with a brief discussion on what charity is... WHAT IS CHARITY? Charity is the voluntary giving of help - in the form of money, … Continue reading WOMEN AND CHARITIES: THE WHATS, WHYS, & HOWS

FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST SOCIETY DINNERS

FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

"According to the Boston Consulting Group, between 2010 and 2015 private wealth held by women grew from $34trn to $51trn. By 2020 they are expected to hold $72trn, 32% of the total. And most of the private wealth that changes hands in the coming decades is likely to go to women." - from The Economist … Continue reading WHY WOMEN SHOULD INVEST & HOW: THE BASICS

THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual Austrian society event which takes place in the building of the Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday (a religious holiday). Together with the New Year Concert, the ball is one of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season. The tradition of the … Continue reading THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

#METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT'S CHANGING THE WORLD

#METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT’S CHANGING THE WORLD

Today, we are taking a bit of a detour from our usual topics of etiquette, love, and taste. 2018 has been a year of many changes, some good and some, not so good. Before we end this year, we would like to do a quick review of the Me Too Movement since it has drastically … Continue reading #METOO: A REVIEW & HOW IT’S CHANGING THE WORLD

Events 2019: The Viennese Ball

EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

Hello ladies! We are starting an event section that will be featuring high-class and high culture events around the world. The first event we will be discussing is the Vienna Opera Ball to be held on February 28th, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. We are introducing the Vienna Opera Ball because this is one of the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

To be acquainted with every detail of the etiquette pertaining to this subject is of the highest importance to every gentlewoman. Ease, savoir faire, and good breeding are nowhere more indispensable than at the dinner-table, and the absence of them is nowhere more apparent. How to eat soup and what to do with a cherry-stone … Continue reading THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

VINTAGE TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

For those who enjoy vintage items and old world entertainment, we have another menu for you. This one is a Christmas tasting menu that was issued by The Hotel Astor in 1950. The event was hosted by The Wine and Food Society of New York in the Belvedere Room of the Hotel Astor. It featured … Continue reading VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TASTING MENU: CHAMPAGNE, WINE AND BISCUIT

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DINNER MENUS

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENUS

Are you looking for some Holiday dinner menu inspiration? Do you want to throw a vintage dinner? Do you need some menu paper design inspiration? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, we have collected a few vintage dinner menus for you. HOTEL ANTLER Here is a Christmas Dinner menu by … Continue reading VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENUS

THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

Giving gifts to friends and family can be a difficult pursuit, especially if you want them to really enjoy your gifts. So, we've gathered a few basic tips to help you master the art of gifting. Let's get right to it! 1.. Get to know the person you are gifting. Ask questions that will teach … Continue reading THE ART OF GIFTING: 9 TIPS

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST DINNERS

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

Table napkins are great ways to add beauty and art to your dining tables. They can make a plain table look whimsical, luxurious, elegant, or even rustic. That's the power table napkins can have when folded properly! For these reasons, we believe every lady should know how to fold table napkins. Below, we've gathered two … Continue reading VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

Dinner parties are fun affairs. They are the perfect events for us ladies to dress up, meet new people, practice our manners, have great conversations, and eat wonderful food. So, let's discuss our responsibilities at such events. Just like hostesses have a responsibility to their guests, so do guests have a responsibility to their hostesses. … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: 20 TIPS FOR ATTENDING A FORMAL DINNER

TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few beauty tips. There's nothing like smooth skin, a well-shaped brow, white teeth, a glowing complexion, lustrous hair to take your elegant style and graceful demeanor to the next level. So, we've gathered 3 videos from YouTube to share some tips and tricks … Continue reading TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

21 Tips for Diners

ETIQUETTE: 21 RULES FOR DINING

The Holidays are here... Hurray! And with the Holidays come formal dinners. So, we'd like to re-visit some dinner etiquette rules as well as cover a few new ones. For this article, we've collected 21 don'ts from the 1895 book: How to Behave and How to Amuse by G. H. Sandison. We hope you enjoy … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: 21 RULES FOR DINING

HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Flower arrangements are great ways to add beauty and natural scents to your home. They are especially useful on dining room tables. They can make a plain table look whimsical, luxurious, elegant, or even rustic. That's the power of flower arrangements! For these reasons, we believe every lady should know how to make her own … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette and style to talk about feminine hygiene - something we believe is crucial when it comes to appearance. There's nothing like bad body odor to throw off an otherwise elegant appearance. So, we've selected 3 videos from YouTube to share with you. They are informative, offering … Continue reading TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

Ever had your skirt fly up to your waist, revealing your panty? Ever wondered if there was a fashion hack for keeping skirts and dresses down? If yes, then you've come to the right place. We, at Balissande Finishing School, are happy to say there is indeed a way to solve this issue. Dress weights! … Continue reading 4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS by Balissande Finishing School

ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS

There are many types of art events happening all over a city at a given time. There are art shows, gallery openings, demonstrations, meet-and-greets, auctions, exhibitions, and much more. In this article, we will share a few basic tips that will help you navigate the world of art with ease and pleasure. 1.. When attending … Continue reading ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS: 12 TIPS

HOW TO BE CHARMING

The Woman Who Charms... Is it the handsome woman? Yes, sometimes, but not always. Beauty is always attractive, but the handsome woman has the same advantage only that the handsome man possesses - she draws attention to herself at once. If she has nothing but her beauty to rely upon, she does not hold the … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

Hello ladies! Because there was considerable interest in our article on increasing one's feminine energy, we've decided to do another one. But this time, instead of writing an article, we will be sharing a couple of videos with you. We want to offer you varying perspectives on this topic. So without further ado...   HOW … Continue reading HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

THE ART OF CONVERSATION

To converse well requires more than mere information, knowledge, or a facility of expression. There must also be sound judgment and a good heart, for without these all other triumphs are hollow and delusive. Our conversation should be agreeable to others. The subject of it should be appropriate to the time, place, and company. We … Continue reading THE ART OF CONVERSATION

17 UNIQUE & ELEGANT GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

There are many ways to wrap presents today. In this article, we will cover the various ways that are available online. Some are traditional and some, non-traditional. But each are elegant in their own way. GIFT WRAPPING PAPERS Wrapping paper is an easy and traditional way to wrap gifts. It is often used during the … Continue reading 17 UNIQUE & ELEGANT GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

FORMAL BRITISH TABLE SETTING: A HOW TO GUIDE WITH TIPS

HOW TO SET A FORMAL TABLE: 4 EXAMPLES

Are you interested in throwing a formal dinner? If so, we hope you will enjoy this post. We scoured the internet looking for great videos showing how to lay formal settings and how these settings can look once set. The first table setting is by Luis, the butler at Highclere Castle. Luis has been working … Continue reading HOW TO SET A FORMAL TABLE: 4 EXAMPLES

VIDEO: BASIC RULES FOR PAIRING FOOD WITH WINE

Every hostess should become familiar with the various wines available and how to pair them with food. Even if you are not much of a drinker, you should learn the basics. So, we've gathered three videos below for you to watch. We hope you enjoy them! Conquer the art of wining and dining with these … Continue reading VIDEO: BASIC RULES FOR PAIRING FOOD WITH WINE

HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 13 TIPS

HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 14 TIPS

Too many dinner parties are somber affairs. Why should they be? When one is dressed to the nines, chandeliers are lit, and the dishes approaching the table are culinary masterpieces, why should one look like they are in the midst of paying an obligation? We, at Balissande Finishing School, are all for cheerful, memorable dinner … Continue reading HOW TO HOST A FUN DINNER PARTY: 14 TIPS

8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few tips and insight on increasing your femininity. This article is for ladies who are interested in adopting a stronger feminine role and creating more female energy within themselves. It's also for ladies who want to attract more masculine attention and/or appreciation. … Continue reading 8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

Double sided tape should be every women's best-friend. Unfortunately, many still have no idea it exists, let alone all the ways you can use it to help you dress. So, for those of you who have never heard of this miracle tape or only know of it because of celebrities like the Kardashians, let us … Continue reading FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

Throwing a formal dinner party is always fun. It's one of those few times your home will look magical. The chandelier in your dining room will be lit, creating sparkles and twinkles up and down your table. The fresh scent of flowers will float through the room, waiting for the arrival of guests, fancily attired, … Continue reading 7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

Yep, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers knew it best. If you are looking for a fit that is perfect, seamless, and sleek - shapewear, slips, and granny panties are the best way to go. No matter how expensive an outfit is or how well it fits, if you are the owner of bumps and lumps on … Continue reading FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

FORMAL DINING TABLE DECORATION: 13 DONT’S

Formal dining tables are like the human body. They must be maintained, polished, and dressed with care and consideration to look their best. When throwing a formal dinner, the hostess must do her best to make sure her dining table looks as beautiful as possible while maintaining its functionality. So, we've gathered 13 tips that … Continue reading FORMAL DINING TABLE DECORATION: 13 DONT’S

GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

Have you ever wondered what having "great style" means? ...having great taste in clothing? If yes, know you are not the only one. "Great style" like "good taste" is a fairly relative concept, and yet, we can usually agree that some people just have it. They have that je ne sais quoi that we cannot … Continue reading GREAT STYLE: 10 STEPS TO OBTAIN IT

HOW TO FURNISH & DECORATE YOUR DINING ROOM: 9 TIPS

10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR DINING ROOM

Before throwing a dinner party, you should always make sure your dining room is decorated beautifully. People like to be surrounded by beauty... traditional, rustic, eclectic, bohemian - it doesn't matter as long as it is beautiful. People like to be inspired. And the dining room should be the second most important inspiration at a … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR DINING ROOM

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

The final impression you can give a hostess and her guests at an event is your leave-taking. It seems such a minor thing. But in actuality, it means just as much as your entrance and your behaviour throughout the event. It's essentially the cherry on top. So, first and foremost, always say good-bye to your … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: HOW TO SAY A PROPER GOOD-BYE

HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950's VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950’s VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

Today, we want to share a 1951 education film by Retro Detective Want More Retro on American table manners. It's a short tutorial discussing why manners are important and how to practice them. We hope you enjoy this quick trip back into time! "Good table manners matter for several reasons. If each person is busy … Continue reading HOW AND WHY TO DINE WITH STYLE: A 1950’s VIDEO ON AMERICAN TABLE MANNERS

top 21 impressionist paintings by balissande finishing school

TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that started with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist paintings are characterised by small, thin, yet visible brush strokes. They tend to be bright, vibrant, and intense. Impressionists painted with small touches of mixed and pure unmixed colour … Continue reading TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS