Welcome, cherished friends and readers. It is my pleasure to play hostess to you as we explore the world of good manners. Please do make yourselves at home.
In the busy, sometimes impersonal world that we live in, there is a true need for etiquette and manners. And before you say, “But my dear Lady, surely nothing as old-fashioned as etiquette is relevant any more,” let me say that knowing what to do in common situations is one of the greatest skills that you can develop. The charm, poise, and self-esteem that comes from having a good grasp of the social niceties are invaluable assets. More than ever (as more people look at their phones rather than looking at people) those with the polish that good manners provides will find that they have increased opportunities. People still matter even in this technology-driven world.
I extend to you a permanent engraved invitation to check back often as we cover a variety of subjects. I look forward to your acquaintance.
With Best Wishes,
The Lady Hooper-Brackett