September Newsletter                                            2010
In This Issue
Back to School Manners - The College Years
"Introductory Course with Holiday Manners"
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion
"The Gentlemen's Society"
From the Source - Tiffany & Co.
Back to School Manners - The College Years
The beginning of a new school year is sometimes met with bittersweet sentiment, especially for those parents with older children who are leaving the nest and going away to college for the first time. After years of preparation, test taking, filling out applications and going on tours, the final weeks are spent shopping for dorm room essentials, new wardrobes and such. To make the transition as smooth as possible, we have compiled a list of 8 surefire ways for your student to make the most of their college experience. Read more here.
Living To Be A Parent: Is Child-Rearing the New Self-Actualization?
There was a wonderful article written by Lisa Belkin, featured in the New York Times Magazine recently, that raised some interesting questions about the new all-consuming role of parenting and how  overparenting has resulted in dependent children well into their 20's. She states that while the overparenting "has better prepared these children for college, it has less prepared them for life" and that parents today have "lost sight of the true goal of parenting which is to make themselves unnecessary."  Read complete article here.
Logan & Blue Holiday Decorations

Get ready for Halloween and the upcoming holiday season with Logan & Blue. Decorate your whole home with complete printable party packs, custom totes, tee and accessories. Enter the code BHMHoliday and receive free shipping.  Find them online at

Enrichment Programs for Kids Now Offered in LA!
Super Soccer Stars
The East Coast's most popular children's soccer development program has come to LA!  Dynamic international coaches work with every student to develop skills, confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment. Classes for children ages 2 and up.  Email for info,
phone 310-604-0005 or visit  
yogi beans 

Yogi Beans, Manhattan's most renowned children's yoga program, has stretched to Los Angeles!  Yogi Beans' unique, age-specific curriculum translates the practice of yoga into a language kids can understand and enjoy.  For ages 2 to 10 years old, as well as Mommy & Me for infants and toddlers.  For more info, contact, phone 310-604-3399 or visit

Table Setting

Fall conjures up images of a new school year, fabulous Fall clothing, and a sometimes reluctant return to responsibility. You can make the most of this opportunity by embracing the change and beginning anew with a focus on something that never seems to go out fashion no matter what the season, and that is your good manners.  
Our September issue is chock full of resources for both young and old to make the transition back to school and back to work that much easier.  Our "Back to School Manners -The College Years" provides older children with a list of guidelines for putting their best foot forward on the college campus. The recent press we received on KTLA demonstrates how fun it can be to learn good manners and that one is never too young to begin. This month's "From the Source" article is graciously provided by Jonathan Bruckner of  Tiffany & Co. who shares his invaluable insights on how good manners are directly linked with style and taste.  
This September also marked the second season of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion and we feel so fortunate to have many more schools participating this year. The program is off to a terrific start and our students, thanks to the instruction of our new teacher, Danny Ponickly, will be dancing like the stars in no time!
We are making excellent progress on our new Beverly Hills Manners App and should have everything finalized for it's release next month.  For a sneak peak, click here!  While you're patiently awaiting your etiquette coach in the palm of your hand, we are pleased to offer a wealth of programs for all ages as well as private instruction for those wishing to refine their skills in a more discreet manner.  Please feel free to contact us to register or make an appointment.
Warmest regards,
Lisa Gach
Beverly Hills Manners
"Introductory Course+HolidayGift Manners"
Sunday, October 17, 2010
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Children Ages 6 to 12
This special introductory class provides an overview into the world of manners with tips on how to survive the holiday season with style and grace. Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol while developing fundamental character-building traits such as respect, compassion and common courtesies. Through acquiring and practicing these indispensable life skills, children gain more confidence and increase self-esteem. A 5-course dinner reviewing all of the essential table and dining manners is included. Sign up now!
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion 2010/2011

Lets Dance Cotillion 2010Wednesday Evenings
9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 1/12, 2/23, 3/23
Grades 3rd & 4th-5pm to 6:30pm
Grades 5th, 6th & 7th-6:45pm to 8:15pm
Beverly Hills Manners  is proud to present Season Two of our modernized cotillion. Designed to meet the needs and desires of children today, our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach provides them with the social and communication skills necessary to present themselves confidently in an increasingly competitive society.  Our 3rd and 4th grade classes are practically sold out.  Only a few spaces left for girls in our 5th, 6th & 7th grades! Contact us to receive a prorated registration fee for the 5 remaining sessions. Sign up now!

"The Gentlemen's Society"

Gentlemen's SocietySaturday, November 13, 2010
10:00am to 1:00pm
Teen Boys ages 13 and up

"The Gentlemen's Society" is a 3-hour course that will encourage the teenage boy to have greater awareness and confidence as he grows into maturity. Topics such as appropriate gestures to make on a first date or selecting an appropriate outfit for a college interview and knowing how to make polite conversation at a party are just some of the useful and valuable skills that are covered during the program. By learning and applying these essential and practical skills, he is guaranteed to achieve overall success in each of his endeavors.  Multi-course dining tutorial is included.  Sign up now!
Tiffany & Co.From The Source: Manners & Style
by Jonathan Bruckner, Tiffany & Co.
When it comes to the world of manners, Tiffany & Co. knows a thing or two about its importance. A Company steeped in tradition and heritage, manners and etiquette are a vital part of day to day business. Whether it be assisting a client with the purchase of the perfect engagement ring, styling a customer for her first big interview, helping design the appropriate china for a dinner party, navigating a client relationship...manners and etiquette guide client interactions every day. They are the foundation for enduring relationships and are a major part of Tiffany's values and identity. Jonathan Bruckner, Vice President of the Southwest Region, speaks about how Tiffany and manners are so intimately tied...Read more here.
The Corner Stall Office -
bathroom etiquetteBathroom Etiquette 
Ever wonder where your business conversation is being conducted?  Have you thought you heard the faint sound of water flushing?   In today's harried world of too much to do and too little time to do it, many executives have resorted to multi-tasking even if that means conducting business while going to the lavatory.   A fascinating New York Times article investigates how the restroom, once known as a  place to "powder your nose", has quickly transformed into the new  place to "put your nose to the grindstone."  Read complete article here.
Save 15%
Sign up for two of our programs and receive an incredible 15% off of each class!  Enter the coupon code TWOFORFALL or attach this coupon to your enrollment form.  Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: October 31, 2010