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8 January, 2018

Ask the Modern Etiquette Coach: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend About His LOUD Chewing?

By | 2018-03-27T11:17:30+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Ask the Etiquette Coach, Dining Etiquette|0 Comments

I love hearing your modern etiquette questions! Please send them to me here. Q: Hi Maggie, I'd like to ask your opinion on chewing loudly at meals. My boyfriend chews so loudly that it makes me not want  to be at the table with him. I just cant find words to tell him,"Hey, close your mouth [...]

25 October, 2017

Is That My Glass or Yours? How to Easily Navigate Glassware at the Table

By | 2017-11-01T20:16:56+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Dining Etiquette|1 Comment

When there is a large group of people dining shoulder-to-shoulder at a table (think business dinner, wedding reception, birthday party), someone inevitably asks, “Is that my glass or yours?” Here are two tricks plus an etiquette tip to help you quickly and easily know whose glass is whose! The BMW Trick A quick way to [...]

3 August, 2017

The Correct Etiquette for Eating Bread

By | 2017-08-04T08:33:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Dining Etiquette|6 Comments

No carb-free diets here! I love warm, freshly baked bread. It's so simple, so satisfying. Bread is a mainstay at most Western meals and is typically served prior to, or during, the first course. Knowing the correct etiquette for eating bread is a basic test of dining etiquette knowledge. In fact, I know whether or [...]

5 July, 2017

Summer Etiquette Mistakes – And How to Fix Them!

By | 2017-07-06T07:42:19+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Ask the Etiquette Coach, Social Etiquette|0 Comments

Summer is in full swing, and the modern etiquette coach is here to share some simple summer etiquette mistakes - and how to fix them! I got to speak about my favorite summer etiquette mistakes as a guest etiquette expert on FOX! Check out the video below, or keep scrolling for a recap of some [...]

8 June, 2017

Pool Party Etiquette – From LA to the Hamptons!

By | 2017-07-05T14:48:25+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Social Etiquette|0 Comments

Summer is officially here, and whether you're heading to LA, Las Vegas, or the Hamptons this year, don't be a fish a out of water with bad pool party etiquette! Here's my list of must-know modern etiquette tips for attending this summer's hottest pool parties. Tip #1: Include the essentials in a small pool bag. Depending on [...]

18 April, 2017

Guest Bedroom Etiquette Tips

By | 2017-04-18T12:26:20+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Social Etiquette|1 Comment

Does your guest bedroom pass the modern etiquette test? Spring is here and summer is just around the corner which means family vacations and visits from friends! If you're planning to host out-of-town guests, make sure your guest bedroom is on point with these guest bedroom etiquette tips. Tip #1: Clean the sheets AND duvet [...]

14 March, 2017

6 Travel Etiquette Questions You’re Afraid to Ask

By | 2017-03-14T15:51:23+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Ask the Etiquette Coach, Social Etiquette|1 Comment

When it comes to travel etiquette, people are the worst. My biggest pet peeve when traveling? Fellow passengers. There, I said it. I have a very low tolerance for bad behavior on public transportation. Travel etiquette is so fundamentally necessary for a pleasant transit experience. What are the modern etiquette rules for travel? How should we handle [...]

13 January, 2017

6 Tips for Proper Snow Etiquette

By | 2017-01-14T08:45:05+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Social Etiquette|0 Comments

We had our first real snow of the season last weekend in NYC and it got me thinking - I’ve got to post about snow etiquette! Some people love the snow, some people detest the snow, and some people (like me!) love the snow only when it happens December through February (by March, I’m beyond [...]

20 December, 2016

Cocktail Party Etiquette Tips for Food and Drinks

By | 2016-12-20T15:44:08+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Business Etiquette, Social Etiquette|2 Comments

'Tis the season for holiday parties and festive gatherings! Whether your attending you're attending fancy New Year's Eve soiree, or a fun and lively office holiday party, follow these cocktail party etiquette tips to look sophisticated at all your shindigs this holiday season! Cocktail Party Etiquette Tip #1: Don't call your event a "cocktail party" [...]