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How To Mix & Match Holiday Seating Arrangements

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 19th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Coffee, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Hosting duties, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Tea Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Be creative with holiday seating arrangements. It makes all the difference in fostering a happy holiday dinner party!

A Travel Guide for Appropriate Road Trip Behavior

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31-05:00December 11th, 2017|Gracious Living, Hosting duties, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

Many of our readers have asked about ways to prepare for long-distance road trips and proper vehicle behavior for being a good roadtrip passenger. Wherever your holiday travels may take you, implement the following 6 tips to be the best travel buddy.

6 Tips for Graciously Navigating Politics at Thanksgiving

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 4th, 2017|Culture, Dining, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Politics, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Flashbacks of Aunt Sally and Grandpa Ben’s political brawl last year have haunted you all week. These 6 tips will keep the evening running as smoothly as gravy.

Be The Best Guest: 5 Secrets To Impress Any Thanksgiving Host

By |2018-10-11T14:54:36-05:00November 3rd, 2017|Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

If you find yourself on the guest list this year, follow these 5 secrets to be the ideal guest and help your host’s day run as smooth as gravy.

Say Fromage! 4 tips for Serving French Cheese

By |2018-10-11T14:54:50-05:00June 2nd, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, France, global competency, Gracious Living, Hosting duties, International Protocol, Lifestyle|

Knowing how to properly slice and serve cheese the French way is an important part of adapting to the culture, as it demonstrates your dining finesse and your appreciation for France's culinary craftsmanship. The next time you're offered an opportunity to try a Morbier or a Brie, follow these guidelines and bon appetit!