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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

REFINED LADIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

Today, we are diverting from the topics of etiquette, style, and the arts to talk about relationships. We at Balissande Finishing School think it is important for refined ladies to understand the nature of relationships and the role(s) they must play in them. We have taught the importance of refined ladies controlling and directing situations … Continue reading REFINED LADIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

HOW TO GET THE LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP YOU DESERVE

Here at Balissande Finishing School we think it is important for women to invest their energy into relationships that are healthy and loving. This is why we are bringing Brian Nox to your attention. Brian is on a personal mission to change the way women look at relationships and men. He teaches women how to … Continue reading HOW TO GET THE LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP YOU DESERVE

How to Wear Perfume by Balissande Finishing School

HOW TO WEAR PERFUME: 15 TIPS

In America, perfume is often considered a luxury, left sitting in cabinets and on dressers for years on end. But in many countries around the world like France, perfume is clothing. It is style. It is an essential part of everyday life. Ladies put it on immediately after a morning shower and wear it for … Continue reading HOW TO WEAR PERFUME: 15 TIPS

Etiquette: how to bend down by Balissande Finishing School

ETIQUETTE: HOW TO BEND DOWN AND PICK ITEMS OFF THE FLOOR

If you are like most people, you have dropped something on the floor in the last month - a pen, paper, coins, your cellphone. If you are around children often, you probably have had to bend down and talk to them or pick up a bottle or pacifier. Bending down is unavoidable. So, every lady … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: HOW TO BEND DOWN AND PICK ITEMS OFF THE FLOOR