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viernes, 18 de enero de 2019

Valentine's Etiquette- Friendship and Love

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During this month let's work on using the celebration of Friendship and Love, as a source for sharing affection, good manners and social graces, to help us all become  the best that we can be. It is a great opportunity to talk about how having good manners influences in creating friendships and keeping good friends. 
It is also a great month for celebrations and parties. In schools, clubs and churches and even at work we will be invited to Valentine's Day Parties. What a great chance to learn about hosts and guests duties. How to treat your guests with love and respect.
Last but not least, let's practice some basic table manners! It is also a great opportunity to review keeping elbows off the table and chewing with your mouth closed. Table manners also covers the use of napkins and utensils and
how to handle a buffet line!

It is an excellence opportunity to celebrate by attending an etiquette class with a group of friends and  improve our social skills while letting our women family members and friends how much we appreciate them.

Our society  will be much better off if we as adults show trustworthiness, citizenship, responsibility, fairness, caring and respect. All of which can be fostered by improving our good manners and practicing civility and mostly by
showing our appreciation to those important people in our lives.

Have a Happy  Month of Friendship & Love!


jueves, 3 de mayo de 2018

The latest tips for the Kentucky Derby

Are you ready for the event? #raceetiquette #derbyetiquette This event has been going on for 144 years! That’s a lot of years for traditions to be formed.
 So let me tell you about one that I love, which is, that this race is also known as “Run of the Roses” because since 1932 the winner is given a garland of red roses sewn together. The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby #kentuckyderby will take home around $1.2 million which is not bad for two minutes of racing.

Another tradition that I totally love is the outfits that you can see during Derby weekend.  So let's get some  #derbyetiquette regarding what to wear? Hat or  Fascinator? Both are going to be seen with glamour around the grounds. Hats tend to be wide-brimmed and inspired in the Southern Belle look. Fascinators are more popular every year and are easier to wear since they are secured to your head either with a comb or headband. #fascinators #hats  The dresses that accompany the headgear should be spring dresses and either pastels or bold colors that coordinate with your hat.

If you are not going to Churchill Downs, Kentucky this weekend, it does not mean that you cannot get into the mood by having or attending a local party to watch those famous two minutes on television and finding a good excuse to wear that beautiful Fascinator made by Monica Mayer of #LadyArtWear , that you have not used for a while, all the while sipping some mint juleps or champagne!


sábado, 28 de abril de 2018

Graduation Etiquette

May is graduation month, so it is always a good time to review
some graduation etiquette.
Let's begin with the difference between a graduation announcement and an invitation to a graduation ceremony or party.
If you receive a graduation announcement, you are not required to send a gift to the graduate. You, of course, may do so if you wish, receiving a gift is always nice, but you do not have to. What is always a nice gesture is to send a card or note congratulating the graduate for his/her accomplishment.
On the other hand, if you are invited to the ceremony or the party, you must send or take with you a gift to the event.
Another aspect that is always a delicate topic is who gets invited to the actual commencement. Usually high school and college graduation ceremonies have a limited number of invitations allotted per student.
Most family members will understand that it only allows for very close members to attend, but always explain the situation to relatives so they don’t feel they have been left out of this important family event. What is a delicate way of dealing with this problem is to make sure that members from each side of the family of the graduate attend.
If you have a close knit, large family that is used to big celebrations, then hold a party after the graduation and make sure to invite everyone so they all share the festivities!

martes, 22 de noviembre de 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Decorating your Thanksgiving Table

Are you almost ready for your Thanksgiving dinner? You have bought all the ingredients for your favorite recipes. Family members are beginning to arrive. All is set, except you have not given enough thought to
setting your Thanksgiving table!

The decoration of your Thanksgiving dinner table is a very important aspect of your celebration and as such you should give it thought and time.

Here are some tips:
- First of all set up your table the day or night before. with enough time and without being rushed by having to check the bird in the oven.

- Take out all your "good" china, wine glasses, utensils. All those beautiful pieces that you don't normally use.

- Start by using a tablecloth with fall or specific Thanksgiving motif. If not use a cream or beige color one, which will serve as the first layer and upon which you can build your palate of fall colors.

- Remember to place your utensils correctly: forks to the left of the plate, knife and spoon to the right.

- If you wish place a name card in each setting, so that your guests will know where to sit when you call them to the dining room. As a hostess this is a great way to guarantee that your guests will be sitting next to people that they have things in common with or have not seen for a while and this makes it easy to reconnect.

- Use your creativity to decorate with flowers, garlands, pumpkins etc. to make sure that your table is as memorable as your food! See some images below for inspiration.

- Lastly, remember to be grateful! That is the reason for Thanksgiving, to remember to give thanks for our families, for all that we have accomplished this year and to realize that we must help those that are less fortunate than we are.


viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016

Consejos de Etiqueta para Celebraciones sin Estrés


La época navideña es siempre símbolo de paz , armonía y amor. Convivencia feliz con nuestra familia, pareja y amigos. Sin embargo, no siempre es así. Es también una época en la que sufrimos angustia, estrés y en algunos casos hasta depresión.
¿Por qué nos estresamos en estas fechas? Las causas tienen su origen en tres razones fundamentales: las económicas, las físicas y las derivadas de nuestras relaciones sociales.
Pero afortunadamente tenemos algunos consejos que pueden ayudarnos a sobrellevar esta época y disfrutarla al máximo.
Entre ellos están los siguientes para evitar el estrés:
      PLANIFICA – el que planifica sufre menos angustia, el famoso estrés.
      PRIORIDADES- elige las tuyas, no la de otros. ¿Que es lo mas importante para ti?
      ESTABLECE UN PRESUPUESTO – ajustate a el.
      REGALOS- acuerda en familia no intercambiar regalos con adultos, solo a los niños.
      COMPRA POR INTERNET- evita el “mall”
Para recuperar tu tranquilidad sugiero los siguientes:
      Regálate tiempo a ti misma:
      Utiliza la Aromaterapia
      Asiste a una clase de Yoga
      Haz ejercicio regularmente
Todas estas sugerencias deben ser adaptadas a tu realidad pero lo que no puedes olvidar es que debes cuidarte para que los niveles de angustia que puedas sufrir en esta época de celebraciones, no terminen dañando tu salud!  Por último recuerda DORMIR lo suficiente para sentirte descansada y verte radiante!

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2016

The Art of Gratitude / El Arte de Ser Agradecido

How can we develop gratitude and teach it to our children? By doing  acts of kindness. For instance if we are grateful for always having plenty to eat in our home, why don’t we take food to the pantry in our church or homeless shelter? Why don’t we make it a point, when we go shopping with our children for our meals, to buy double of the non-perishables and donate them?


If we are blessed with a close loving family, we could make it a habit to visit a nursing home and find those senior citizens that are alone without any family members to keep them company.


Developing an attitude of gratitude is really just being thankful and showing it with our actions towards others.

The best part is that we can teach it to our children as part of what it means to have good manners.


?Como podemos enseñar y desarrollar en nuestros hijos una actitud de gratitud?  Pues siendo amable con las personas a tu alrededor, teniendo actos de amabilidad cotidianamente.

Por ejemplo, si estas agradecido por siempre tener toda la comida que necesitas en tu hogar, porque no llevas, junto a tus hijos, comida para que sea donada en tu iglesia o en un comedor para desamparados? Porque no hacemos el habito de ir de compras al supermercado con nuestros hijos y compramos el doble de los alimentos no perecederos y los donamos?

Si tenemos la bendición de tener una familia unida, podríamos  también crear el habito de visitar un ancianato o personas que viven solas y hacerles compañía por un rato.

Desarrollar una actitud de gratitud es simplemente, estar agradecido y demostrarlo con nuestra actitud hacia los demás.

Lo mejor, es que se le puede enseñar a nuestros niños como parte de lo que significa tener buenos modales.



jueves, 14 de abril de 2016



Yvonne Salas

Ya los padres están planificando las actividades de verano para sus hijos.  Encontramos que existen campamentos de todo tipo, deportes, computación, ballet, gimnasia y los tradicionales con paseos y natación y una que otra manualidad.

Un aprendizaje que usualmente pasa desapercibido, es el de los buenos modales. Esos detalles de educación que hacen la diferencia entre un niño respetuoso y que sabe conducirse en diversas situaciones sociales, que sabe tratar correctamente tanto a los  adultos como a sus compañeros. Desde la obvia necesidad de saber cómo sentarse a una mesa, usar la servilleta, utilizar los cubiertos correctamente, hasta otras áreas menos mencionadas como que se debe hacer en una casa ajena. Cuáles son las reglas de etiqueta cuando me quedo a dormir en donde mi mejor amigo. Los famosos y populares “sleepovers” también tienen sus reglas de conducta.

Todo esto lo pueden aprender sus hijos durante los meses de vacaciones en los campamentos de Etiqueta y Buenos Modales.  Es una excelente oportunidad para brindarles a sus hijos conocimientos que le serán de utilidad toda la vida y los destacara en cualquier grupo.



Parents are already planning their kids’ summer activities. We find all sorts of camps from sports, computers, ballet, and gymnastics and the traditional daily field trips, swimming and crafts.

An area that usually doesn’t get too much thought is that of good manners. Those details of a good education that make a difference between a respectful child and one that knows how to behave in different social situations, that knows how to treat adults and classmates. We are aware of the obvious need to know their table manners, using the napkin and utensils, to other details such as how to behave at a sleepover. There are rules of etiquette for all of them.

All of them can be learned by your children during the summer vacation in Etiquette and Good Manners Summer Camps.  It is an excellence opportunity to provide your children the knowledge that will be useful to them their whole life and will make them stand out from the crowd