November Newsletter                                                 2010
In This Issue
USA Today Article on Holiday Manners
"Glamorous at Thanksgiving"
"Thanksgiving with the Family"
"Mother & Daughter Holiday Tea"
From the Source: Conversation with the Mayor of Beverly Hills

"Teach Your Children Well Before the Holidays"

USA Today

We had the pleasure of participating in an article for USA Today on children's holiday manners just in the nick of time before the Thanksgiving holiday.

"If manners are appreciated any time of year, it's now, when expectations are at an all-time high," says Lisa Gache, founder of Beverly Hills Manners in Los Angeles. "This is a perfect opportunity to break out the manners tool belt and try on a few things with family and friends."  

Read complete story here.

"Glamorous at Thanksgiving"

Why It's Important to Dress More Than Just Your Turkey"

Glamorous Thanksgiving

Motivated by an article we read recently in Bergdorf Goodman magazine entitled "Glamorous Holidays," we wanted to further explore the idea of dressing not only the turkey on Thanksgiving Day, but also the host.  Click here to read more.

"Thanksgiving with the Family - Can't We All Just Get Along?"


What is it about the holidays that sends most families running for the hills?  Rather than feeling like an uplifting experience that we look forward to, oftentimes, holidays tend to feel like a doom and gloom sentence that we have to endure, but not without a good dose of mind-numbing substances to help get us through. Click here to read more.

Table Setting

Each November at Thanksgiving time, we are encouraged to give thanks.  This year, we'd like to inspire you to not only give thanks, but to "flaunt" it!  That's right, flaunt it, because we cannot think of a better time of year to parade your thankfulness and appreciation to all those who have touched your lives.  This is the one day of the year to find the goodness in everything, to have an excuse to be grateful for all matters, both big and small, and to act kindly towards others, regardless of the circumstances.  

On Thanksgiving Day, when you are with your family and/or friends, make the extra effort to show you care by following these four simple etiquette guidelines: (1) spend quality time together by removing all electronic devices so that you may be fully present, (2) focus on the positive and take the opportunity to share a few nice words with each person, (3) whether a formal or informal affair, thank your host or hostess profusely for all of their hard work, and (4) if you are a guest, follow up your verbal thanks with a thoughtful, handwritten thank you note.
At Beverly Hills Manners, we would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude for the many incredible people we have had the privilege of working with.  A special thank you to our fabulous venues: American Girl Place, McCormick & Schmick's, The Montage Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Women's Club and The Four Seasons Westlake Village for allowing us to conduct our classes in their beautiful settings. We would also like to thank our dedicated photographer, Katie Botel, who tirelessly takes magnificent photos of our classes.  A very big thank you also goes out to our team of individuals behind the scenes, Amara Poolswasdi, Heather Burgett and Sarah Allen, for ensuring that everything at BHM runs seamlessly and that we are always presenting ourselves in the most positive light. And, of course, our biggest thank you goes out to all of our clients, both those we have had the pleasure of working with and those that are prospective, for continuing to show us your interest and support. 
Don't forget to read below our very special "From the Source" article from our celebrated Mayor of Beverly Hills, Jimmy Delshad.

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving this year and always.
Lisa Gach
Beverly Hills Manners
tea etiquette"A Mother & Daughter Holiday Tea"
Sunday, December 12, 2010
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills

Celebrate the season with a special Mother & Daughter holiday tea in the Library at the beautiful Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Join us for an afternoon of learning about the history and tradition of taking tea along with the various courtesies that are associated with any tea gathering. A formal tea service will be served including a selection of tea sandwiches, pastries and scones as well as an assortment of the finest black, green and herbal teasSign up now!

Mayor Jimmy Delshad"From The Source"
Manners & the Mayor of Beverly Hills, Jimmy Delshad
As we approach the height of the holiday season, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to speak to the Mayor of our fine city about the importance of community spirit and how manners in general affect the valuable work that he does on a daily basis, as well as his family life once he takes off his Mayor's hat. To read complete interview, click here.
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