WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

Ever sat down at a dining table and didn't know what to do with your napkin? Well here are a few rules of etiquette to help you the next time you are faced with one. Let's begin! The minute you sit down at the dining table, the first thing you should do is: lay your … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR NAPKIN AT A DINING TABLE

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VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

Three course meals are very popular. You will have experienced a version of it at most mid to high-end restaurants. For example, a meal with a salad course, main course, and dessert course served separately would constitute a 3 course meal. For this reason, they are essential for most formal dinners. Every lady should know, … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW TO SET THE TABLE FOR A 3 COURSE DINNER

FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST SOCIETY DINNERS

FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading FINISHING SCHOOL COURSE: HOW TO HOST PROFESSIONAL & SOCIETY DINNERS

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

To be acquainted with every detail of the etiquette pertaining to this subject is of the highest importance to every gentlewoman. Ease, savoir faire, and good breeding are nowhere more indispensable than at the dinner-table, and the absence of them is nowhere more apparent. How to eat soup and what to do with a cherry-stone … Continue reading THE DINNER TABLE: AN ANECDOTE

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST DINNERS

ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

Hello ladies! We are excited to say, we now have a tutorial available for designing and hosting dinners. You may be asking: how is it different from the articles we have already posted on this site for dinners? Well, this course is an intensive level course created for ladies who have the desire to hostess … Continue reading ONLINE COURSE: HOW TO DESIGN & HOST PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY DINNERS

HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

Table napkins are great ways to add beauty and art to your dining tables. They can make a plain table look whimsical, luxurious, elegant, or even rustic. That's the power table napkins can have when folded properly! For these reasons, we believe every lady should know how to fold table napkins. Below, we've gathered two … Continue reading VIDEOS: HOW TO FOLD TABLE NAPKINS

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

7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

Throwing a formal dinner party is 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, … Continue reading 7 STEPS TO THROWING A FORMAL DINNER

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 13 tips that … Continue reading FORMAL DINING TABLE DECORATION: 13 DONT’S

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 like to be surrounded by beauty... traditional, rustic, eclectic, bohemian - it doesn't matter as long as it is beautiful. People like to be inspired. And the dining room should be the second most important inspiration at a … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR DINING ROOM

HOW TO SET THE TABLE

Can't remember where your soup spoon ought to go? What about your salad fork? Knowing how to set a traditional table can seem like antiquated etiquette -- but it can come in handy! Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post, shows how to set a table with a plate full of tips and tricks … Continue reading HOW TO SET THE TABLE