March 2015 Spring Newsletter

The Art of the Celebrity Apology 
We contributed to a Yahoo! story on the art of the celebrity apology following the unfortunate comments made by Giuliana Rancic during an episode of Fashion Police that led to Kelly Osborne's departure and Kathy Griffin's relinquishing the spot once held by the infamous Joan Rivers. Read more
How to Handle RSVP's Like a Lady
Everyone falls victim at one point or other to the RSVP enigma. We send out the invitation with the best of intentions, the guest graciously responds, and then inevitably the date arrives and said guest is nowhere to be found. Read more
Putting An End to Men's Annoying Habits
Every smart girl knows that constant molding and maintenance is required to keep men's annoying little habits at bay. We do this only from love and for the sake of the relationship to prevent ourselves from harboring deep resentment and disgust, but also to preserve our attraction and help your charming sexier selves shine though. And man, do we have our work cut out for us! Read more
Valentine's Day Segment
Valentine's Day seems so yesterday now that we're well into Spring, but I had loads of fun chatting it up with the hilarious hosts of Good Day L.A. on Valentine's Day etiquette for all. Click here to view.  

As we embrace Springtime here in sunny CA, our hearts go out to those still braving the cold in the east. While we're busy watching flowers bloom and talking Mother's Day afternoon teas, they're diligently dodging dangling icicles and speaking of snow etiquette. 
Regardless of your geographical location, everyone can appreciate the feeling of renewal Spring brings, the end of hibernating in our dens closed off to the world and the awakening of a revived spirit ready to step out and socialize. With this in mind, we offer you a Spring cleaning of sorts, an opportunity to clear away the clutter both inside and out with a bevy of classes for all ages and private instruction designed to meet your specific needs. 

Whether you need a little brush up on dining skills before a date, are seeking a bit of polish before that dream job interview or striving to instill a few character-building tools in your little ones before they leave the nest, manners are the secret sauce to rebuild, refresh and replenish.

Live outside the Los Angeles area or prefer to peruse your manners in writing?  Feel free to pick up a copy of Beverly Hills Manners.

Wishing all a happy Passover, Easter and Spring Break!

Children, Teen & Adult Etiquette Classes
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 for complete list of classes. For more info, call 310.276.9078 or email
Speaking Engagements 
Looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker for your school, conference, convention or organization? Lisa has presented programs to a variety of institutions from the International Nanny's Association to the Young President's Organization. Etiquette talks range from parenting and education, to business, bridal and tea. Inquire about adding a book signing to your presentation. For more info, call 310.276.9078 or email
Corporate Consulting and Training Programs 
In a rapidly expanding global economy, executives on all levels need to distinguish themselves from the competition. From the negotiating table to the dining table, participants will be coached on all aspects of business etiquette and protocol. For details on specific programs, click here. For more info, call 310.276.9078 or email
REMINDER: Passover & Easter 
Friday, April 3rd & Sunday, April 5th
Attending a Passover or Easter celebration next week? Gracious guests never arrive empty handed. Pick up a seasonal plant, make a homemade dish, buy a box of candies or bring a bottle of wine. After the event, be sure to send a handwritten thank you note to your host sharing how much you appreciated their hospitality.