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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 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

#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

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

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

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