January Newsletter                                                    2011

Beverly Hills Manners App for the iPhone

App for iPhone

Here it is!  Download our App for FREE for a limited time only! Just type in the words, "Beverly Hills Manners" and let the downloading begin.  Feel free to share with us your thoughts, we value your input and advice!

Trainer Certification

Children & Teens

March 25-27, 2011

Trainer Certification

Beverly Hills Manners has developed a 3-day training program for entrepreneurs interested in beginning or expanding their business in children's etiquette and protocol. Whether a school teacher wishing to incorporate manners training enrichment in the classroom, a mother investigating supplementing her income with flexible hours or a college graduate looking to make a difference and positively impact the lives of others, a career in etiquette and protocol is open to everyone and offers unlimited possibilities. By the end of the program, graduates will have acquired all of the teaching skills and professional tools necessary to start their own successful etiquette business. Upon completion, students receive a Certificate of Merit welcoming them into the world of etiquette and protocol.  Register now!

Red Carpet Manners @ Golden Globes 2011

golden globes 2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's prestigious 68th Golden Globe Awards were held earlier this evening under glorious California skies, kicking off the height of awards season. As always, this event delivered the glitz and glamour, bestowing the best and brightest with accolades for ability and talent. For complete article, click here.

Learning Manners is Mandatory for Chinese Schoolchildren

Chinese Schoolchildren

The rearing of children in China has been in the news a lot lately between Amy Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and the more recent information that China has made it mandatory for  its schoolchildren to receive manners education.  While we may not agree with Ms. Chua's parenting style, we do whole-heartedly concur with the nation of China that all American children should be exposed to this kind of education for a number reasons.  First, we are a globalized society now and as such a greater tolerance, patience and understanding of others is imperative. Second, technology has damaged our interpersonal skills and required us to restore our ability to communicate, relate and interact in person. Third, civility and common courtesy have been thrown out the window in favor of loud outbursts, rushing and rash behavior.  It's time to integrate this education into the schools, to encourage our children to be more thoughtful and mindful human beings.

Table Setting


Welcome to 2011!  One month almost complete and the New Year's resolutions are in full swing.  Gyms are filled with people sweating off the holiday weight, the diet commercials are a plenty and personal organizers' phones are ringing off the hook. A new year always brings the promise of change for the better, an opportunity to finally cross off the laundry list of personal (and professional) items we have put on the back burner once and for all. So how can we help facilitate this transformation? What can we provide that will allow you to not only feel comfortable within your own skin, but will also benefit you with the tools to put others at ease? 

The answer is the new Beverly Hills Manners App for the iPhone (and soon the Android). Dubbed "an etiquette coach in the palm of your hand", it is chock-full of information to help navigate any situation with aplomb and ease.  Valentine's Day is coming up, need a refresher on dating do's and don'ts? Baby's first play date is scheduled and wondering whether to offer to bring snacks for your host?  Recently lost a job and want to guarantee you'll ace the interview with your prospective dream employer? No problem, the Beverly Hills Manners App has all the information you will need to put your best foot forward with one touch of the finger! The only think this App can't do is help you lose weight, but we are working on that. Ha! Download it for free for a limited time only and let us know what you think!!


Now, as much as we are thrilled to announce our new App, nothing replaces the actual learning and application that is acquired through personal instruction.  Please visit the Classes section of our website to view the updated schedule of exciting programs we have to offer or call us to inquire about private tutorials.

Last, a good friend had a particularly rough year in 2010 and couldn't wait for it to end so she shared with me her mantra for the new year and I thought I would pass it along,"Here's to heaven in 2011!" May it be an inspiring and exciting year for all!!

Very best, 
Lisa Gach
Beverly Hills Manners
"The Gentlemen's Society"

Gentlemen's SocietySaturday, February 26, 2011

10:00am to 1:00pm
Teen boys ages 13 & older

"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!


"The Introductory Course" Katie B Photography
Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:00pm to 1:00pm
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 luncheon reviewing all of the essential table and dining manners is included.  Contact us for reservations at 310.276.9078.
"Netiquette" - Online Mannersnetiquette
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages 13 and older

Beverly Hills Manners is pleased to offer a specialized program on "Netiquette". Learn how to navigate online communication tools and the most appropriate ways of maintaining a positive online image. In a time when the walls between online and offline communication are coming down, protecting yourself and knowing the proper way to behave is not only sensible, but vital in today's world. Along with the program, a light dinner will be served. To register, click here.


"Breakfast at Tiffany's" for Teens Tiffany's
Sunday, April 3, 2011
9:30am to 11:00am
Teen girls ages 13 & up
We are extremely excited about our upcoming collaboration with Tiffany & Company in Beverly Hills.  This special event is geared towards teenage girls and their mothers and will cover the importance of presentation and style in today's world.  The event will be held at the prestigious and beautiful Tiffany & Co. store on Rodeo Drive. A light brunch will be included.  Space is limited.  Please call 310.276.9078 for more information.
Save 15%
Arrange a private dining etiquette party and receive an incredible 15% off instruction!  Minimum of 6 guests required. Parties may be held at McCormick & Schmick's or at another venue of your choice.  Children, teens, adults, professionals all welcome. Call to book your reservation and take advantage of this special offer while it lasts! 
Offer Expires: March 31, 2011