November Newsletter                                             2011
In This Issue
The Thanksgiving Toast
Gift Giving & Receiving Tips for Kids
Mother/Daughter Holiday Tea
Art of Civility for Teens
"Toast Your Host on Thanksgiving Day"

Whether hosting your own Thanksgiving feast or guesting a Thanksgiving with relatives or friends, everyone can agree it takes a tremendous amount of effort to pull it all together.  As Thanksgiving has become quite the coveted holiday, hosts begin formulating their invitations weeks, months and, in some cases, years in advance to get a jump start on their competitors.  Other more casual feasts may be thrown together on a last minute whim, but that does not make their affair any less significant.  Such skillfulness and dexterity is more than deserving of a proper toast on this special day of thanks.  So how do we honor our illustrious hosts with the most? Click here!   

Chicago Tribune Article
"Giving By the Ages"
Chicago Tribune

What are children most excited about come holiday time? The GIFTS!  So how can we take the focus off of their innocent greed and turn it into graciousness? By instilling a few age appropriate manners. Read our latest contribution for The Chicago Tribune on the subject of gift giving and receiving at various ages and stages. Read here!   

Manners Monday  

"Minimizing a Cold & Flu with Manners"


Cold & Flu Manners

Each year at the same time, I make the ceremonious phone call to my physician, as well as my girls' pediatrician to schedule our annual appointments for the flu shot. When cold and flu season rolls around (usually around the beginning of October), I try to do my share as a responsible parent and respectful citizen to make sure that a few rules are in place to help minimize the spread of germs while maintaining my good manners.  Here are my top tips for properly handling oneself and preventing the proliferation of infection during flu season. Click here!

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As we approach the final hours leading up to Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, we are reminded of how incredibly lucky we are to have such a supportive community of clients and partners to work with. We feel  privileged to be able to host our programs in such prestigious venues as McCormick & Schmick's, The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, The Beverly Hills Women's Club and the Montage in Beverly Hills and we would be honored to continue our relationships with these establishments in the years ahead.  


In this fragile economy, we are frequently asked whether we have noticed a decline in the number of attendees in our classes and I am pleased to say the answer is no.  Thankfully, people still see the significance of manners and they are still committed to learning how to incorporate this invaluable information into their everyday lives.  


At Thanksgiving time, we are extremely grateful and wish to thank everyone we have had the pleasure of interacting with both on a personal level, as well as a professional one.  We hope we have helped to shed light on some of the burning questions you have had with regard to etiquette and manners and we look forward to remaining your number one resource for information on the subject matter.   


Before the year ends, we are pleased to offer two wonderful programs. Our Mother & Daughter Holiday Etiquette Tea is a unique way to spend an afternoon of quality time with loved ones and our Art of Civility Class for Teens makes a terrific gift for a young adult transitioning into the next phase of their lives. We hope you will join us!


Happy Thanksgiving!!


As always,




Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. 

Holiday Etiquette Tea
Tea at Montage


Sunday, November 27, 2011

2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Montage Hotel Beverly Hills

Celebrate the season with a special Mother and daughter holiday etiquette 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 teas.   Sign up now!  

The Art of Civility for TeensArt of Civility



Sunday, December 4, 2011

4:00pm to 7:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's 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 makes our world a better place in which to live. "The Art of Civility" program for teens 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 luncheon providing further explanation into civilities associated with the table and fine dining.   Sign up now!

Emily Post's Etiquette 18th Edition
Emily Post Etiquette 18th Edition

I may refer to Vogue as my bible of choice for all things fashion and culture, but as an etiquette expert still newish to the field, my professional bible is Emily Post's Etiquette. First published back in 1922, the tome has become synonymous with good taste and graciousness to readers all over the world. Over the years, this encyclopedia of proper behavior has been re-edited to meet the needs and challenges of modern day society and this year it's 18th Edition brings with it what the Emily Post family is calling "Manners for a New World."  We were thrilled to attend the recent book signing of Anna Post to hear her recount stories of her great-great grandmother first hand. The copy sits neatly on my bookshelf and it will be a must read for me over the holiday vacation.  You may pick up a copy of your own here.  Enjoy!



Calling all parents of teens!!  Bring a friend to join you in our "Art of Civility" program on Sunday, December 4th and receive $25.00 off your registration fee!  Enrollments must be made by December 1st. Call 310.276.9078 or email to reserve your spaces today! ACT NOW, DON'T DELAY! 

OFFER: Ends 6pm on December 1, 2011