FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL DAY OUTFITS, 2018

FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL DAY OUTFITS, 2018

Ladies, if you are looking for elegant or chic fashion items to purchase these next few weeks, we have styled 22 outfits for you. Because of the number, we will be separating the collection into two posts: day and evening. This is post # 1 featuring 11 outfits that can be worn during the day. … Continue reading FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL DAY OUTFITS, 2018

FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL EVENING OUTFITS, 2018

FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL EVENING OUTFITS, 2018

Here is the second part to our pre-fall fashion finds. If you haven't seen the first part - Fashion Finds: 11 Pre-Fall Day Outfits, 2018 - please click here. Otherwise, here are the 11 outfits we styled for evening. We've covered various occasions and budgets - from $69 to $1000+. So, make sure to scroll … Continue reading FASHION FINDS: 11 PRE-FALL EVENING OUTFITS, 2018

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

HOW TO SIT GRACEFULLY

HOW TO SIT GRACEFULLY

Emily Post, an American author famous for writing about etiquette, offered tips for sitting gracefully in her book: Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home. The book was published in 1922, so some references are dated. But we hope you still enjoy and learn from it as much as we did. HOW … Continue reading HOW TO SIT GRACEFULLY

FASHION FINDS FOR PRE-FALL 2018

FASHION FINDS FOR PRE-FALL 2018

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's that time again - to take out the bins and start storing away our cherished summer apparel and accessories. But with temperatures still hitting the 90s this year, it's proving difficult for many of us to transition into fall style. So, we decided to search the … Continue reading FASHION FINDS FOR PRE-FALL 2018

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