July 2014 Summer Newsletter

  Manners Monday
Tanning Etiquette from UVA to UVB
I grew up in Miami Beach in the seventies where tanning was a competitive sport. Each sunny day, we would put on our teeny string bikinis armed with baby oil and a metallic UV reflector to worship at the feet of the sun god. The poster girl for suntan perfection was the cute little blonde from the Coppertone ad. Her bare bottom exposing the difference between pasty pale and beautifully tanned skin. Read more
Sleep Away Camp - 5 Traits for Kids to Gain & Get Rid Of  
Manners Camp Canoe
While this blog post on sleep away camp was written a couple of summers ago, the themes are timeless and still hold true. Whether your child opted for an overnight experience or preferred to stay close to home and enjoy various day camps, there are still lessons to be explored and learned at summertime that may be cherished forever. Read more
  24 Karat Etiquette: Golden Rules from the World's Most Glamorous Zip Code
We are thrilled to announce the paperback release of the newly titled and updated Beverly Hills Manners: Golden Rules from the World's Most Glamorous Zip Code on October 7, 2014. This version will contain new chapters on such delicate topics ranging from money manners and pets to divorce and bereavement. Purchase a hard cover copy of the book now while they last!
  New Feature
Dine with Decorum

Selecting an inspired menu of whole, healthy foods raises the dining experience to a higher level. Each month we will bring you a list of seasonal ingredients, courtesy of Women's Day, to incorporate into your grocery shopping list. 


In July, include the following in your summer menus: Apricots, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Cherries, Corn, Crenshaw Melons, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelons 
Yellow Squash and Zucchini.

The 4th of July holiday marks the official middle of summer.  Hard to believe there are only approximately six more blissful weeks of fun in the sun remaining. Where does the time go?  It felt like yesterday that my oldest daughter graduated from 6th grade and only a moment ago that I put my youngest on the bus for sleep away camp. I can't even fathom what will transpire mid-August when both girls return home and we have just ten days to scramble and get them ready for school to begin.  Sigh... But for now, I am putting it all aside and relishing in leisurely blocks of time with no school schedules to adhere to, no lunches to be made, and thankfully no dealing with rush hour traffic.  
Summertime at Beverly Hills Manners, however, is heating up! We are primed and ready with a wide variety of class offerings at our two venues Fleming's Steakhouse and Bedford & Burns.  For recent grads, our "Going Off to College Manners" program arms students with all the life skills they need to step foot on the college campus with confidence. For all ages, our "Dine with Decorum: Tools for the Table & Beyond" will tame and refine the most vulgar of dining offenses. Back by popular demand, our 3-day "Summer Manners Boot Camp" is a fun and educational alternative to normal summer fare. Take advantage of our early registration for Season Six of "Let's Dance!" Cotillion at the Beverly Wilshire this fall.  And, of course, our "Modern Manners" program for kids, teens and adults laying a foundation of good manners across the board.
Finally, in addition to all our classes, we are also available for private etiquette consulting and coaching opportunities spanning the subjects. Prefer your coaching by phone? Arrange a 1-hour phone session and have all your burning etiquette questions and conundrums answered. We are here to help.
Very best wishes!

Beverly Hills Manners, Inc.
"Modern Manners" for Kids, Teens & Adults
Tired of watching your children eat with their fingers? Bothered by your teen's relentless relationship with their smartphone? Interested in a little added polish for yourself? Don't use these classes as a threat. Everyone can benefit from smoothing out a few ruffled feathers. To register, click here or for more information, contact info@beverlyhillsmanners.com. 
"Summer Manners Boot Camp" - August 6, 7 & 8
Summer Day Camp
Children participate in a comprehensive and fun-filled 3-session program that breaks down the manners mystique and shows why manners really do matter. Each day we dissect a relevant topic with an educational component, interactive exercises and practical application. The tools of the table are also dissected during a daily multi-course luncheon. To register, click here or for more information, contact info@beverlyhillsmanners.com.
"Going Off to College Manners"
College Photo
This program inspires teens to make the most of their college experience while simultaneously maintaining their respect as well as their reputation. From sealing that positive first impression, to knowing how to properly introduce themselves and conducting themselves in an appropriate manner. No stone is left unturned. To register, click here or for more information, contact info@beverlyhillsmanners.com.
"Let's Dance!" Cotillion - Season Six 
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Beverly Hills Manners is proud to present season six of its modernized cotillion at the famed Beverly Wilshire hotel. Billed as "Dancing wiht the Stars" meets cotillion! Designed to meet the needs and desires of children today, our friendly, interactive and entertaining approach provides them with the social and communication skills necessary to present themselves confidently in today's increasingly competitive society. To register, click here or for more information, contact info@beverlyhillsmanners.com.
"Dine with Decorum" Tools for the Table & Beyond 
During this 2-hour intensive tutorial, participants 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. Your new found confidence will have you feeling passionate about dining as you happily navigate your 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. Contact info@beverlyhillsmanners.com for more info and pricing.