7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

Throwing formal dinner parties are 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, faces … Continue reading 7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

THE DINNER TABLE OF YESTERDAY

THE DINNER TABLE OF YESTERDAY

Emily Post, an American author famous for writing about etiquette, wrote this interesting description of a typical dinner table in the early 1900s 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 enjoy and learn from … Continue reading THE DINNER TABLE OF YESTERDAY

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 12 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, in general, like to be surrounded by beauty - whether traditional, rustic, or eclectic. People like to be inspired. And the dining room should be the second most important inspiration at a dinner party, the first being the … 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

5 LUXURIOUS HOTEL SUITES IN NEW YORK CITY

5 LUXURIOUS HOTEL SUITES IN NEW YORK CITY

Want to live like a royal or the president? Go all out and book yourself into one these pricey hotel suites...   The Empire Suite @ The Carlyle Built in 1930, The Carlyle is a New York City luxury and residential hotel that exudes charm and elegance. It has 190 rooms and suites with stunning … Continue reading 5 LUXURIOUS HOTEL SUITES IN NEW YORK CITY