Eating Soup from a Cup

Dining Etiquette, Tips

When eating soup from a cup, resting the spoon on the saucer instead of in the cup will help you to avoid knocking the handle and spilling the soup. Photo taken at Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden in Jacksonville, Florida.

A Special Occasion – Holiday Fun With the Family

Civility, Dining Etiquette

When I was eleven years old, the flu collided with Christmas dinner and forever dampened my enthusiasm for holiday food. So, every year I sit back with a glass of wine and watch the mayhem unfold as my multigenerational and multicultural family of cooks and foodies barter and (mostly) good-naturedly bicker over which foods will … Read More

Are Good Manners A Requirement for Business Success?

Attire, Business Etiquette, Civility, Dining Etiquette, Technology and Social Media

 “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence Sterne As I sat down to write this business etiquette blog for The Estrin Report, I wondered, are good manners a requirement for business success? Not surprisingly, the answer is an unequivocal no. Anyone who has worked in corporate America can effortlessly … Read More