10 Blunders to Avoid While Hosting a House Guest.   We all know the things to do to be a gracious house guest. But, when the roles are reversed,  do we know how to make our house guests feel welcomed and comfortable? I was honored to be interviewed, along with two other etiquette experts from… Read More


In the world of tipping…from the dog groomer to the pizza delivery person to the massage therapist…what’s the appropriate compensation? Diversity Woman Magazine tackled this topic in their summer 2015 issue, and I was honored to be the etiquette consultant they contacted for advice. Here are nine tipping dos and don’ts to help you navigate… Read More


We’ve all received gifts at the holidays or birthdays that weren’t quite our taste or style. We give an obligatory smile to the giver and share words of appreciation for the “unique” gift. But, what might be the fate of such a gift? Wear/use/display it when the giver comes to visit? Donate it to a… Read More