March 2016 Winter Newsletter

  Good Morning Britain
Red Carpet Manners
I had the distinct pleasure of walking TV host, Ross King, through a day of red carpet manners in anticipation of the Academy Awards. From the proper way to sit and stand to the best poses for the paparazzi, no stone was left unturned in this fun piece for Good Morning Britain. View here for the full segment.
  Red Carpet Manners at Oscars 2016
There hasn't been a more highly anticipated monologue than the one Chris Rock had riding on his shoulders at the 88th Academy Awards. During the three and a half hour long airing, here's what stood out for us most as red carpet manners hits and misses. Read more.   
 Real Simple Podcast
Unsolicited Advice
People just love to give unsolicited advice so when Kristin van Ogtrop, Editor of Real Simple and host of "I Want to Like You"  podcast asked me to contribute I jumped at the chance to add my two cents on how to handle those well meaning friends and family with goodwill and grace. Listen to entire podcast here
 The Telegraph UK 
Gifting Suite Etiquette
Celia Walden, journalist, host, and wife of Piers Morgan reached out to seek my advice on gifting suite and goodie bag etiquette here in Hollywood for the Telegraph UK. Needless to say, there were a few thoughts I had on the unwritten protocols celebs should follow. Read article here.
Everyone has a red carpet moment, at least once, in their lifetime. You may not be a contender for a gold-plated statuette at an awards ceremony, but when opportunity knocks, you will want to act like this level of extravaganza is business as usual. Instead of succumbing to the fear of not measuring up, why not make the most of it? Whether it's an invitation to a gala out of your social league, a surprise acknowledgement for some altruistic act, or a dinner in preparation for your wedding day, don't let the attention intimidate you.

At Beverly Hills Manners, we are here to instill the support you need to feel your most confident in both 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 whether that be finding a mate or landing a job. Contact us for a customized program or join one of the group classes featured on our website.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Very best wishes,

Lunch & Learn Corporate Programs
The Lunch & Learn format allows attendees to receive short, focused training in a 60 or 90 minute slot often during their lunch-hour. Each dynamic session is highly interactive with lively Q&A and discussions. To arrange group instruction for your organization, contact or call 310.276.9078. For more details about the various programs, 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. 
"Domestiquette" - The Nanny/Family Dynamic
This special program takes a close look at the nanny/family dynamic to ensure it is built on mutual respect, trust, and accountability. Nannies will be instructed on all forms of etiquette including proper table manners, social skills and behaviorial techniques so that they may properly model them and impart them on to the children they work with. For more info on private or group instruction, contact or call 310.276.9078.
A Mother & Daughter Etiquette Tea
Tea at Montage
Prior to Mother's Day, join us for an elegant afternoon of mother and daughter bonding while learning about the various courtesies 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. For more information, contact or call 310.276.9078. To register, click here.
Reminders: Good Friday 3/25 & Easter Sunday 3/27
If attending an Easter celebration, arrive with a token of appreciation for your hosts.  A homemade treat, a bottle of bubbly, a beautiful plant or a little something for the home.  They will be most grateful.