September 2015 Fall Newsletter

Summer Food Etiquette with 
Kathie Lee & Hoda
I had a blast sharing summer food etiquette tips on the 4th hour of The Today Show wtih hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda. Yes, there was wine involved and no, my lobster was not quite cooperating. View here for the full segment.
  Manners Monday 
White After Labor Day?
The old adage of 'no white after Labor Day' no longer holds water.  Fashionistas and trendsetters in the know don't fall prey to such archaic beliefs.  They beat to their own drum turning a cheek to the majority and shunning convention.  Coco Chanel, one of the greatest fashion icons of all time, balked at the notion of banning white after Labor Day and made it a permanent staple in her wardrobe.  Read more.   
 6  Back-to-School Tips Before Stepping Foot on Campus
Whether your kids are beginning the first day of kindergarten or starting senior year of high school, the basic tenets of back-to-school manners never change. Arming children with these important skills, before they step foot on campus will increase confidence and guarantee success this new school year. Read more
 Real Simple Podcast 
Chatty Cathy's
Had the pleasure of contributing a second time to Real Simple Magazine's podcast entitled, "I Want to Like You." Host and Editor-in-chief, Kristin van Ogtrop, Dr. Deborah Tannen of Georgetown University, and I explored how to handle Chatty Cathy's with goodwill and grace.  Listen here.
Dear (Contact First Name),
As we say our sad goodbyes to the lazy days of summer, we are already busy preparing for the frenzied days of fall. Time to buckle our bootstraps and bury down the hatches. Here comes the onslaught of endless schedules, never-ending carpooling, and an unlimited number of forms, meetings, and obligations for the new school year. At work, it's time to double down and crank up the heat on current business relationships, as well as acquiring prospective clients.  The world is moving at a break-neck pace and we have to try and keep up with it all the while attempting to be as graceful and as gracious as possible. This is no easy task.  It is a daily, mindful practice that comes with unwavering attention and awareness.  

At Beverly Hills Manners, we are here to support you in your endeavors by adding a bit of polish and refinement to your personal and professional lives.  Through our classes for children and adults, businesses and brands, these soft skills are the secret ingredient to obtaining exactly what you desire and propel you ahead of your competition. Contact us for a customized program or join one of the group classes featured on our website. 

Wishing a sweet New Year to our Jewish friends and a wonderful fall season ahead to all!

With warmest regards,  
"Let's Dance Cotillion" - Begins January 2016
Beverly Wilshire - A Four Seasons Hotel 
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
We are proud to announce season seven of our modern day cotillion. Each session of this 5-part series combines ballroom dance and etiquette instruction. Designed to meet the needs and desires of children today, our friendly and interactive approach provides boys and girls with the social and communication tools to present themselves confidently in any situation. Click here to register now!
Corporate Programs 4 Executives & Employees 
Outclass the Competition, Dine Like a Diplomat & How to Succeed in the International Arena
We are pleased to offer our extensive corporate training programs for business executives and employees. In a rapidly expanding global economy, professionals 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. To arrange group instruction for your organization of 10 or more, contact or call 310.276.9078. For more details about each program, click here.
Modern Manners for Children, 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 children, teens, adults or call 310.276.9078 for more info. 
Stand Out Interviews for Students  
Stand Out Interviews Children
Is your child applying to middle school or your teen embarking on the admissions process for college? An outstanding GPA and history of community service may not be enough, children must also ace the in-person interview. A review of proper etiquette and good manners provides your child with that extra boost of confidence to secure a spot at their first choice school. To register, click here or call 310.276.9078 for more info.
Reminders: Jewish New Year 9/13 & Yom Kippur 9/22 
Reach out to relatives and friends by phone or by handwritten card with wishes of good health and happiness for a sweet year.