March Newsletter                                                       2011
In This Issue
"Manners Monday"
"Art of Civility for Teens"
"The Gentlemen's Society"
"Mother's Day Etiquette Tea"
"Stand Out Interviews for Professionals"
"Manners Monday"

Our new video series, "Manners Monday" went live this March. Jennifer Brandt of Perfectly Disheveled and I joined forces to tackle etiquette subjects a la Seinfeld and beyond. From monitoring carpool lane road rage at  school to how to handle some of  life's every day embarrassing moments, we offer a fun and light-hearted take on a wide variety of subjects. 

 "Just Pick up the Phone Already!" 
Phone manners  
An article appeared in the New York Times recently that struck a major nerve with me and it is something I have been complaining about for at least a year. The problem is the decline of phone conversations in favor of IMing, texting and emailing. Read the complete article here.
 "Who Should Pay for a First Date?"


Dinner Date
A recent poll taken in Britain had surprising results as to who should pay, the man or the women? Many singles face this issue and the topic can become a point of contention for some happy couples and a definite deal breaker for others. Read the complete article here.
 "Casual Fridays Everyday?"


Casual Friday
In an already casual society, it seems that success has become synonomous with slacker casual wear.  A cultural article in the New York Times uncovers the unspoken rule of today's young entrepreneurs.  Read the complete article here.
Hammer Museum
Table Setting



Forget about the Kardashian's, manners are something we are constantly struggling to keep up with! Whether it be the challenge of remembering to use our manners when we're waiting impatiently in line at the pharmacy, trying to impress a date with our formal dining skills at a chic new restaurant or attempting to figure out the new rules of etiquette for Twitter, paying attention to our manners often feels like a full time job! 


In fact, it is these everyday quandaries that have become the impetus for our new video series, "Manners Monday."  Once a week, Jennifer Brandt of Perfectly Disheveled, and I tackle issues that affect us all and provide realistic tips and tricks to help us glide through life as gracefully as possible.


In other news, we are busy preparing for a very special breakfast event we are co-hosting for mothers and daughters (ages 12+) this Sunday, April 3rd in Beverly Hills.  Our dear readers are, of course, invited. If you would like to attend, please contact us immediately at 310.276.9078 to reserve your space.


Spring is here and we are off to a great start. We held our first "Young Ambassador's Etiquette" class at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, and we completed the second season of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion,  both of which were a tremendous success!


We have a terrific selection of classes lined up for children, teens and adults over the next couple of months.  Contact us for more information or visit our website to register now!


Looking forward to hearing from you!!


Very best,





Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. 

"Art of Civility for Teens" Art of Civility

Thursday, April 26, 2011

5:00am to 8:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills

Kindness and respect for one's fellow human being is at the basis of all civilized societies.  Treating others with courtesy, thoughtfulness and cooperation not only produces a more civilized society, but also makes our world a better place in which to live.  "The Art of Civility" program explores these sentiments and applies practical methods for practicing civility at home, at school and in various social environments. Participants also enjoy a multi-course dinner providing further exploration into civilities associated with table and fine dining.  Sign up now!

"The Gentlemen's Society"Gentlemen's Society

Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:00am to 1:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's in Beverly Hills
Teens ages 13 and up

"The Gentlemen's Society" is an important program to assist young men as they navigate the waters into adulthood. Topics such as appropriate gestures to make on a first date or selecting a suitable 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. The 3-hour course also includes a multi-course dining tutorial covering all of the essential dining skills, both formal and informal.  Sign up now!

"Mother's Day Etiquette Tea"

Tea at MontageSunday, May 1, 2011
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

This beautiful mother and daughter tea celebration takes place at the lovely Montage Hotel.  Join us for an afternoon 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 teas.  Sign up now!


"Stand Out Interviews for Professionals"

Stand Out InterviewsMonday, April 11, 2011
5:00pm to 7:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's In Beverly Hills 

In today's fiercely competitive market, acing the all important job interview is essential. The interview is an in-person introduction and an opportunity to learn more about you, your background and your interests. Its purpose is to determine if you are a good candidate and match. It is also an opportunity to ask questions about the position and the company's philosophy to determine if they are the best fit for you. An awareness of proper etiquette and good manners before the formal interview process begins will provide you with that extra edge to land your dream job.  Sign up now!


"Greeting Committee"

by Ana Prvacki at Hammer Museum - April 7, 8, 9 & 10

We will be participating in a wonderful public engagement installation at the Hammer Museum addressing the themes of hospitality and welcoming. For more information, please click here



Feeling a little rough around the edges?  Stumped by which fork and knife to use for your salad course?  Wondering if your handshake is good enough to seal the deal with a prospective boss?  These questions and more can all be solved with a little etiquette education. Arrange for private instruction and receive $50.00 off the first hour.  Call 310.276.9078 or email to book your appointment today!
Offer Expires: April 30, 2011