January/February Newsletter                                 2012
In This Issue
Dressing for the Occasion
Play Date Etiquette
"Young Ambassador's Etiquette
"Dine With Decorum"
"Mother's Day Etiquette Tea"
Dressing Appropriately for the Occasion & Beyond
Dressing Appropriately

Fall Fashion Week in NYC just ended and we're happy to report that feminine looks and age-appropriate clothing dominated on the runway. While the fashion gurus do their best to steer us in the right direction, it is ultimately up to us to decipher what to wear and when. Whether heading out for a night on the town or headed to the office, there are certain guidelines that should be followed to enhance your overall appeal. Read more...

Play Date Etiquette in Parenting Magazine
Play date etiquette

Parenting magazine asked us to weigh in on some of the new (and old) play date etiquette rules that parents must pay attention to whether they are hosting or schlepping their child to a play date. From cell phone interruptions to special dietary needs and violent computer games, there's a lot to sort out before you drop your child off at the doorstep and kiss them goodbye. Read more...

New York Times Article
"Don't Tell Me, I Don't Want to Know"
Sloan Crosley

Do you long for the days when you had to hear it from the grapevine? When the most intimate details of others were kept private and only revealed to their innermost circle of  friends? Nowadays, virtually anyone can gain access to the minutia, as well as the in-your-face, over-the-top information and the picture isn't a pretty one. On the contrary, many find it leads to major insecurities, hurt feelings and the fear of missing out.  Read more.

Table Setting



We may be two months in to 2012, but we still feel we have yet to make a dent in the New Year and our work is certainly cut out for us! Just read the local newspaper, flip through an entertainment magazine, or turn on a cable television station and you'll be hard-pressed to find the kernels of quality material among the littered landscape of the salacious and gratuitous.  After all, narcissistic and unruly behavior is what sells.


Although it may appear we are fighting an uphill battle, it does not deter us, it only makes us stronger. As we move forward, we are determined to implement a new manners manifesto, one that truly drives home the message of why we're here and what we're trying to do. 


In a nutshell, we want to break down the barriers, destroy the preconceived notions and awaken audiences, both young and old, that there is a new meaning for manners. It is inclusive, approachable and all-encompassing. It melds the traditional with the modern day and it touches virtually every aspect of our lives. 


If you've been on the fence wondering whether to enroll in a class or inquire about a private, now is the time. We have a variety of adult and children's programs to choose from.  You can also reach out to us online. We do our best to dispense relevant tips and info through our AppblogFacebook and Twitter.  Whichever form suits your preference, we look forward to hearing from you!


As always,





Beverly Hills Manners, Inc. 

Young Ambassador's EtiquetteBeverly Wilshire Hotel


Saturday, March 10, 2012

10:00am to 1:30pm

Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel

Our special children's class at the famed Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel returns. Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol from first impressions to introductions, party etiquette and more. In addition to the instruction, a formal dining tutorial portion is taught covering all rules of table and dining etiquette. Additionally, the Executive Chef of the Beverly Wilshire will take the children on an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the kitchen where they will prepare a special sweet treat to take home at the end of their meal.  For children in 6-12 years of age.  Sign up now! 

Dine with Decorum for KidsDine with Decorum


Monday, March 12, 2012

5:00pm to 6:30pm

McCormick & Schmick's Beverly Hills

Table manners and dining skills are one of the greatest tools children can learn from a young age that will allow them endless opportunities and unlimited invitations.  During this hour and a half intensive tutorial, children will discover a passion for dining.They will relish in the details of setting a proper table and delight in the historical etiquette rules associated with some of our most popular dining conventions.  Not only will they learn to chew with their mouth closed and keep their elbows of the table, they will gain a newfound conidence in knowing how to navigate their way around a table from the most casual situation to the height of formality. A multi-course meal will be served providing plenty of practice and application.  Sign up now!

Mother's Day Etiquette Tea
Mother's Day Tea


Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Montage Beverly Hills

3:00pm to 5:00pm 

Celebrate Mother's Day early with a special Mother & Daughter 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! 



This just in!!  New dates set for Season #4 of our "Let's Dance!" Cotillion.  Take advantage of this early registration offer and receive a special 10% off the regular enrollment fee of $385.00. Call 310.276.9078 or email info@beverlyhillsmanners.com to reserve your child's space today! ACT NOW, DON'T DELAY!

OFFER: Ends 6pm on April 18, 2012