Manners Matter: Table Settings

A quick tip for your next dinner or lunch party.

Etiquette isn’t something we’re born with. We learn it at home, sometimes at a very good school, or from great books. In my opinion, every mom should give one of these to their daughters, and girls if your mother never you gave you one, you should go out and get a copy yourself. I got my first one from my parents when I was 13, and I treasure it until this day.

Books We Love

  • Apartment Therapy’s co-founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan gives us city dwellers and habitants of small spaces great tips to maximize a small space in his new book Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small Cool Spaces.
  • Domino: The Book of Decorating: This book is a must-have for anybody who loves home decorating.
  • The Sartorialist book: Having been a huge fan of The Sartorialist site, I was thrilled when Scott Schuman published this book.  His shots of random people seen on streets from Milan to NYC are great for fashion inspiration.
  • Fashion writer Derek Blasberg writes this VERY funny etiquette book, Classy. Perfect gift for any teenager girl.