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VIDEO: HOW TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT CHARITY

The Holiday season is upon us again, bringing with it lots of joyful activity. It's a time for family and friends, good food, hot drinks, and hugs a'plenty. But don't forget, it can also be a time for sharing. If you have children and want to teach them how to share this season, here is … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT CHARITY

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHIGNON

A chignon is a knot or twist of hair arranged on the back of a woman's head. Chignons are generally achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or at the back of the head and usually secured with accessories (i.e. barrettes, hairpins, hair sticks, hair nets, elastic bands, … Continue reading HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHIGNON

ETIQUETTE: TOP 8 RULES FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

There’s nothing like visiting family and friends. It’s a chance to relax, laugh, and catch up on what is happening in each other’s lives. But no matter how close you are to someone, there are still rules you should always follow. And the majority of them are based on respect. Whether family or friend, no … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: TOP 8 RULES FOR VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

QUARRELING IN PUBLIC

The other evening, as we were walking down the street to attend a political meeting, a young couple passed me. He was scowling. She was talking in a high-pitched voice. Just as they came opposite to us we heard her say sharply, “All right, then, why didn’t you go alone?” There was nothing very bitter … Continue reading QUARRELING IN PUBLIC

Hotel Stays: 8 Tips for Ladies

HOTEL STAYS: 8 TIPS FOR LADIES

Old world styles are rarely discussed when it comes to women and traveling. And that is a shame when so many women are traveling today. So, we would like to discuss a few styles with you in hopes you will help start a new trend and bring back old world hotel stays. Let's begin! 1.. … Continue reading HOTEL STAYS: 8 TIPS FOR LADIES

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

25 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

"Scarves are great for every season - from light chiffon scarves for Spring and Summer to voluminous cashmere scarves for Fall to thick wool scarves for Winter - scarves are the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit." And here is a video on how to tie scarves 25 different ways. For a detailed tutorial on … Continue reading 25 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

DO GUESTS NEED TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC?

Who was the man who used to have to push up hill a big rock that kept rolling down as fast as he pushed it up? It wasn’t Tantalus, was it. No, it was Sisyphus. Well that’s the man I always feel like after the strain of entertaining an unenthusiastic guest. If I were a … Continue reading DO GUESTS NEED TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC?

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WHAT IS SÈVRES PORCELAIN?

"Sèvres was a popular factory for the commission and production of royal and diplomatic gifts, as well as for direct purchases by royal families and the aristocracy. Marie Antoinette was an early supporter, ordering vase garnitures, teawares and dinner-services. In 1782 Louis-Philippe de Bourbon, duc de Chartes, ordered an elaborate bleu celeste service for the … Continue reading WHAT IS SÈVRES PORCELAIN?

TOO MUCH HUMILITY CAN BE A VICE

Carry any virtue to an extreme and you come pretty near getting a vice. Humility is one of the finest of the Christian virtues but when humility is carried to an obtrusive extreme, when it becomes self assertive it loses its essential quality and becomes, if not a vice, at least an annoying fault. This … Continue reading TOO MUCH HUMILITY CAN BE A VICE

4 POWERFUL SENTENCES THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

If you are in a healthy, loving relationship, know that you are blessed. Many women have never experienced such a relationship; some have never even fallen in love. Such relationships are not easy to come by, especially today when there are so many distractions to lead the mind and heart astray. If you are blessed … Continue reading 4 POWERFUL SENTENCES THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

THE HISTORY OF ETIQUETTE: FROM EGYPT TO EUROPE

Etiquette: a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. ~ The idea of teaching etiquette or a code of behavior is not new, nor is the idea that mankind needs a finishing touch - extra schooling to better navigate society and … Continue reading THE HISTORY OF ETIQUETTE: FROM EGYPT TO EUROPE

ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE

ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE

“I don’t want to accept that invitation,” a friend of mine said to me one morning recently, when the postman brought her a week end invitation as we sat together on her porch. “Why not? I thought they had a lovely big house.” “They have, but the last time we went there, X found so … Continue reading ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE

Labor Day Sales, 2019

OUR PICKS FOR LABOR DAY, 2019

Labor Day Weekend is here with quite a few great sales. If you haven't finished your Labor Day shopping yet, check out our top finds below. We've narrowed the list to eight items. And we've chosen items that can be taken into Autumn. Without further ado, here are our top 8 finds for this weekend.... … Continue reading OUR PICKS FOR LABOR DAY, 2019

ETIQUETTE: TOP 3 RULES FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS

Attending art events can be daunting for the newbie. There are rules to follow. Conversations to be had. And while doing all that, you are supposed to display a certain amount of savoir-vivre. For some, it can be a bit too much. So, for the newbie, we recommend you start out slow. Learn the basics. … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: TOP 3 RULES FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS

SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE WALLACE COLLECTION

The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford. It comprises an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th, including Old Master paintings, arranged into 30 galleries. It … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE WALLACE COLLECTION

THE PERSIAN CARPET

THE PERSIAN CARPET

Oriental carpets are carpets (also known as rugs) that are produced in the Orient. Geographically, oriental rugs are made in an area referred to as the “Rug Belt”, which stretches from Morocco across North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia and northern India. It includes countries like China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Maghreb … Continue reading THE PERSIAN CARPET

EXAMPLES OF LOW BREEDING

Did you ever watch a group of young people chattering to each other while some older person sat silent in their midst, almost as much ignored as if he or she were invisible? It is a sight I see every once in a while and it always fills me with a combination of sadness and … Continue reading EXAMPLES OF LOW BREEDING

The Modern Calling and Visiting Card

THE MODERN CALLING AND VISITING CARD

A calling card, also known as a visiting card, is a small card with one's name printed on it. The calling card was a social necessity in 18th-19th century American and Western European upper societies. They were as much utilitarian objects as they were status symbols. Calling cards were carried by both men and women … Continue reading THE MODERN CALLING AND VISITING CARD

MAKING FUN OF GUESTS: RIGHT OR WRONG?

Not long ago I was a guest at a little week end house party, at which one of the chief indoor diversions was discussing and making fun of the guests of the previous week. It was amusing, in a way, for our hosts were clever mimics and good satirists. They could pick people to pieces … Continue reading MAKING FUN OF GUESTS: RIGHT OR WRONG?

JEWELRY: AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

Jewelry is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways for women to invest their money. But too many women are unaware of this option. So, in this article, we will discuss the basics for investing in jewelry. Let's start with value... WHY IS VALUE IMPORTANT As we all know, some jewelry pieces are more … Continue reading JEWELRY: AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

A visiting card, also called calling card, is a small card with one's name printed on it. It was carried by both men and women in the 18th and 19th century as a way to announce themselves in an acquaintance's home or to request an invitation to visit. "The essential convention was that a first … Continue reading VISITING CARDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

COUNTRY HOUSE ETIQUETTE: 9 TIPS FOR THE SUMMER GUEST

Ever wondered if there were rules for spending the week-end at a country estate in the early 1900s? If yes, you'll be happy to read this short guide on rules and practices for such occasions. If you have been invited to a week end gathering this summer, know that many of the rules still apply, … Continue reading COUNTRY HOUSE ETIQUETTE: 9 TIPS FOR THE SUMMER GUEST

Household Management: 13 Reasons Why You Should Treat your Servants Properly

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT: 13 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR SERVANTS PROPERLY

If you are fortunate enough to have people working for you in your home or if you are marrying into a family who has servants, this post is for you. We've been seeing a lot of blunders lately that are unnecessary. Ladies, please remember consideration and kindness goes a long way. Acting vulgar or mean-spirited … Continue reading HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT: 13 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR SERVANTS PROPERLY

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

Can you name 5 female artists whose work you admire? The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) was founded to reform traditional histories of art. It is dedicated to discovering and making known women artists who have been overlooked or unacknowledged, and assuring the place of women in contemporary art. And it is … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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!

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

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

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